About Us

A warm welcome to GEMS Our Own English High School - Dubai

One of the oldest schools in the country and the flagship school of GEMS, Our Own Dubai has been providing outstanding education and support to students from across the globe for over five decades. We celebrated our Golden Jubilee on April 09, 2018, marking a major milestone - from a single classroom with 27 students and three teachers, the school has grown to become the largest single campus girls’ school in the Middle East, with over 10,000 students and 500 staff.

The School is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, India, with an enrolment over 10,000 students from 17 nationalities.  Co-education is followed from Kindergarten to Grade 4, with boys admitted only in these grades. It is a “girls only” school from Grades 5 to 12.

We pride ourselves in offering an all-encompassing learning experience that moulds our students into young adults who are achievers of the highest order in almost every field. In addition to unrivalled academic standards, we also encourage a healthy combination of sports and extra-curricular activities – providing a holistic education that prepares our students for life, as well as examinations. The School has been rated ‘Very Good’ by the KHDA’ for 5th consecutive year now.

Our Ethos

We believe that every student has the right to a high standard of academic, social, and personal development, and we are committed to creating a supportive environment in which, this is possible.

Our students come to us with lively, inquisitive minds, and we aim to instil in them a passion for life-long learning.

We firmly believe that parents should play a key role in their children’s education and our ethos is testament to this – ensuring that parents remain involved in their children’s education and work closely with them to ensure that their children receive the support and encouragement they need.

Our Vision

To be a learning community that provides opportunities for all to excel in their chosen field, respect their own culture, celebrate diversity and become leaders for a better world.

Our Mission

Creating a vibrant learning environment to empower students with skills to become:

  • Successful lifelong learners who value their own and each other's culture.
  • Confident and focused individuals taking responsibility for their own learning.
  • Responsible global leaders making effective contributions and a positive difference to society.