Dubai Investment Park - 1, Near Dubai LagoonUnited Arab Emirates
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Greenfield Community School

Dubai Investment Park - 1, Near Dubai LagoonUnited Arab Emirates

Key Facts

Welcome

Greenfield Community School (GCS) is a school with a warm heart, a place where each child and family is made to feel welcome and at home. A Taaleem school, GCS seeks to inspire young minds and to challenge each child to identify and develop their unique talents. Academically, GCS is one of just a few schools in the world to offer all four International Baccalaureate programmes. With an inquiry-based approach to learning, IB students learn to be critical thinkers, to be able to undertake research and think deeply about the essential questions that underpin their academic coursework. The Diploma and Career-related Programme are academically challenging and are recognized as the gold standard when it comes to admission to top universities.

Student Body

Number of students in school

1305

Number Of Boys

688

Number Of Girls

617

Boys / Girls ratio

688/617

Nationalities represented

80.0

Most common nationality

British

Local / international student ratio

1% local : 99% international

Classroom

Teaching assistants

Yes

Additional language Classes Offered

Yes

arabic, french, german

Native speaking teachers

Yes

Homework assigned

Yes

Language support

Yes

English as an Additional Language (EAL). The English language support programme is offered to early, primary and middle year students.

Average number of students per class

25

Maximum number of students per class

0

Academics

External examinations/ assessments available

ib diploma

Percentage of students who pursue higher education

0.85

University destinations

Bonn Germany, University of San Francisco, University of Chester, University of Arizona, University of Greenwich, Bocconi Italy, School of the Art Institute Chicago, University of Brighton,University of British Columbia

School profile

Greenfield Community School (GCS) is a school with a warm heart, a place where each child and family is made to feel welcome and at home. A Taaleem school, GCS seeks to inspire young minds and to challenge each child to identify and develop their unique talents. Academically, GCS is one of just a few schools in the world to offer all four International Baccalaureate programmes. With an inquiry-based approach to learning, IB students learn to be critical thinkers, to be able to undertake research and think deeply about the essential questions that underpin their academic coursework. The Diploma and Career-related Programme are academically challenging and are recognized as the gold standard when it comes to admission to top universities.

Learning principles

GCS approach is to provide students with the tools to enable them to take responsibility for their own learning. Central to this is ‘learning how to learn’ and developing in individuals an awareness of how they learn best, of thought processes and of learning strategies. GCS is an International Baccalaureate Continuum World School and one of only a handful of IB schools worldwide authorized to offer all four programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) and the Career-related Programme (IBCP).

Student Support

Support for special learning needs

Yes

Limited support is available within the school. A Special Needs team comprised of professionals including specially trained and experienced teachers and assistants, and a school nurse, is available.

Support for gifted and talented students

No

Extra-Curricular Activities

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

Not in the traditional sense, however, GCS offers a range of teacher-led Extra-Curricular Activities every term at no additional cost.

Sports activities available

    Yes

Tennis, football, karate, swimming, gymnastics, basketball

Facilities, Services & Policies

Lunch provided

Yes

Primary and secondary cafeterias with healthy food and beverage options.

Food alternatives

No

Is religion practised at school

Yes

School time
School Start Time School Finish Time

7:50 am

KG1-KG2: 2:20PM; G1-G10: 2:30PM; G11-G12: 3:30PM (Thur: 2:30PM)

Admissions

Can students join after academic year begins

No

Admission process

Placement assessment. Applying to Greenfield Community School is a simple three-step process. Step One: Please complete our Online Application Form. All applications are digital. We have no paper applications. Once we are in receipt of your online application, you will receive an email sent to the email address you have entered on the application. This email will direct you to Step Two. Step Two: The email from Greenfield Community School will provide a list of required documents and how to contact our Admissions Team to make an appointment for assessment and payment of a one-time non-refundable and non-transferable Application Fee. All students applying to Greenfield Community School are required to be assessed, regardless of age, grade, school or country they are from. Please be prepared to submit the following documents when attending your assessment appointment: Six recent passport sized photos of the child/children Two copies of child’s/children's birth certificate in English or Arabic (if not, this should be translated and authenticated from your embassy or consulate) Two copies of child’s/children's passport and residence visa (residence visa to be submitted as soon as available) One copy of each parents’/guardians’ passports and residence visas (residence visa to be submitted as soon as available) One copy of each side of child’s/children's and parents'/guardians' Emirates ID (to be submitted as soon as available) Recent medical record and copy of child's/children's vaccination card. Please download and complete the Medical Form Copy of most recent school report (eg most recent report card), on school’s letterhead, signed and stamped Copy of any diagnostic testing or educational assessment (if applicable) Any psychological assessments (if applicable) AED500 Application Fee – A placement assessment will not be undertaken until the application fee is received. Please either scan the required documents and email them to admissions@gcschool.ae, or drop them off at the school’s Admissions Office (including the one-time non-refundable non-transferable Application Fee). Step Three: We will contact you with a date for your child’s placement assessment, which will be administered by the Admissions Office and Greenfield Community School faculty. After assessment and upon receiving an acceptance letter, a deposit fee is required to reserve your seat. A seat cannot be held until the deposit payment is received. We will advise of the amount in the acceptance letter.

Academically Selective

No

Priority of alumini for admissions

0.0

Priority of alumini for admissions

1.0

Deadline for registration

No

Waiting list

Yes

Due to demand, certain age groups might be closed for admissions during an academic year in which case a student will automatically be placed in the waiting pool.

Leadership & Staff

Number of staff

0

Fees & Financials

Annual fees

usd 62,440

Debentures

Taaleem schools offer Corporate Debentures to companies interested in securing school places for their employees’ children.

Contact

+971 4 885 6600

admissions@gcschool.ae

Dubai Investment Park - 1, Near Dubai LagoonUnited Arab Emirates

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