Meet Our Executive Principal

Mr. Thomas Mathew

Welcome to GEMS Our Own English High School, Dubai – the flagship of the GEMS schools, which provides opportunities for students to excel in their chosen field.

When it was established in 1968, GEMS Our Own English High School - Dubai had just 3 teachers and 27 students. Since then, the school has grown, developed and evolved, and is now proud to be the first choice for all discerning parents.

Today, GEMS 'Our Own' is one of the largest girls' schools in the world with more than 10,000 students and nearly 500 highly trained teachers. Over the years, the school has achieved distinction in scholastic and co-scholastic areas and set new benchmarks for education in Dubai.

GEMS Our Own English High School - Dubai, is more than just a school – we are a family. Working closely and collaboratively with our parents, we provide holistic education to our students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need to go out into the practical world with enthusiasm and confidence.

Guided by the GEMS core values and our inspirational motto 'Lead Kindly Light', we endeavour to achieve our vision.


Best Wishes,


Thomas Mathew
Executive Principal