Two schools will open for 2018-19

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Two new schools – Brighton Col­lege UK and Dwight School New York – will open in Dubai for the 2018-19 aca­demic year, adding a com­bined 4,000 places for stu­dents.

The three pri­mary com­po­nents of a 89,000sqm cam­pus in­clude Brighton Col­lege Dubai, Dwight School Dubai, and the Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence for Ara­bic Lan­guage, Cul­ture and the Arts.

Brighton Col­lege Dubai will of­fer a K-12 Bri­tish cur­ricu­lum, seek­ing to repli­cate the aca­demic suc­cess of Brighton Col­lege in the UK.

It will be es­tab­lished under Bloom Ed­u­ca­tion’s part­ner­ship with Brighton Col­lege.

Richard Cairns, who has led Brighton Col­lege UK for the past 10 years, said: “Brighton Col­lege is the UK’s top co-ed­u­ca­tional school, renowned for com­bin­ing aca­demic ex­cel­lence with a wealth of ex­tra-cur­ric­u­lar op­por­tu­ni­ties, all un­der­pinned by a deep com­mit­ment to the in­di­vid­ual needs and en­thu­si­asms of each boy or girl.”

Dwight School, a pri­vate New York-based Amer­i­can In­ter­na­tional Bac­calau­re­ate (IB) cur­ricu­lum school founded in 1872, will of­fer a K-12 IB cur­ricu­lum.

It will be the first Mid­dle East cam­pus of Dwight School, which cur­rently op­er­ates a net­work of in­ter­na­tional cam­puses in London, Seoul, and Shang­hai.

Stephen Spahn, Chan­cel­lor of The Dwight Schools, said: “Dwight New York is de­lighted to ex­tend Dwight’s 150-year com­mit­ment to ‘ig­nit­ing the spark of ge­nius in ev­ery child’ to Dubai, where stu­dents will be part of one global Dwight fam­ily.”

The Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence for Ara­bic Lan­guage, Cul­ture and the Arts will be ded­i­cated to the de­vel­op­ment of in­tra-cul­tural ex­change, fa­cil­i­tate both teacher and stu­dent de­vel­op­ment, as well as pro­mote a deeper un­der­stand­ing of the rich Ara­bic his­tory and tra­di­tions.

The con­struc­tion of the project is sched­uled to com­mence later this year. The schools will also of­fer ex­ten­sive sports fa­cil­i­ties, in­clud­ing ten­nis and squash courts, and a full foot­ball pitch with a 400m run­ning track.

HIGH-TECH: The 89,000sqm cam­pus will in­clude the two schools and (left, in­set) the Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence for Ara­bic Lan­guage, Cul­ture and the Arts

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