Two schools will open for 2018-19
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