GEMS American Academy is a diverse international K-12 American/IB School offering both the Primary Years Programme and Diploma Programme with 2,000 students, comprised of 82 nationalities speaking 40 languages and a faculty of 180. Established in 2007 and accredited by CIS and NEASC, GAA is the flagship American curriculum school for GEMS in Abu Dhabi and sister school to Dubai American Academy.
GAA offers an academically rigorous and relevant program of studies specifically designed as a student-centered, inclusive and adaptive approach to learning. At GAA, learning is a journey of exploration and growth, where exceptional teachers and world-class facilities support the fullest development of every child’s potential. Our American style approach to learning includes a wide range of academic subjects and a holistic approach, which includes the arts, music, drama, physical education, extra-curricular activities, clubs, and sports.
More than simply a larger selection of course offerings and activities, our approach to curriculum and instruction cultivates critical thinking skills and celebrates each child’s creativity and imagination. Our rich program allows young people to pursue individual interests and gain the confidence and conviction to make their unique contributions to the community.