About Us

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

One of the oldest schools in the country, GEMS Our Own English School - Dubai, has been providing outstanding education and support to students from across the globe for almost four decades.

Affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, India, we currently have over 10,000 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, representing over twenty-two nationalities – making us a truly international community that epitomises multi-cultural Dubai at its finest. Classes are mixed through for boys and girls from Kindergarten to Grade 4 and then only for girls 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.

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

We aim to be one of the finest private schools within the UAE, recognising and celebrating the creativity, knowledge, and academic achievements of each and every student that passes through our doors, whilst instilling a culture of kindness that will allow them to flourish both now and in the future.

We believe that exceptional education should be accessible to all and we strive to offer our pupils the opportunity to excel in their chosen field, respect their culture, celebrate diversity, and become leaders for a better world, a better future.

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