About GEMS Education
GEMS Education – a long term commitment to quality education
Little GEMS International pre-schools are part of GEMS Education, the world’s largest provider of private education. With over 50 years of experience, GEMS Education has a global network of award winning schools providing a high quality, holistic education to 110,000 students from 151 countries.
We believe that a quality education is preparation for life: ‘Ad vitam paramus’. The GEMS approach to learning is one which focuses both on academic excellence and on helping students to develop character, creativity, personal leadership and the spirit of enterprise necessary for them to achieve their full potential as global citizens and leaders of the future.
All of our schools significantly exceed national and international benchmarks in student outcomes. In the last ten years, GEMS students have won over 300 international and regional awards for academics, sports and the arts. During the last three years, GEMS students have been accepted into 567 universities in 36 countries.
These include 12 out of the top 15 universities in the world and 36 of the top universities in the U.S.A. GEMS values-driven education is expressed through our core values of World Citizenship, Universal Values, Leadership and Forward Thinking. They are woven into every curricula offered by GEMS schools and are at the core of our DNA. Through our values and corporate social responsibility initiatives our students become confident, tolerant, resilient people of integrity, capable of both leadership and compassion.
GEMS employs over 10,000 education professionals, specialists and staff from over 80 countries.
We have selected school leaders from around the world who have excelled in educational reform, school leadership, curriculum development and effective teaching and learning practices.
GEMS Education is supported by a network of eminent, international advisers which include world leaders and experts. GEMS Education is proud of its strategic partnerships which include the Clinton Global Initiative, the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, the World Economic Forum and Microsoft.
GEMS is also leading the world by becoming the first educational organisation of its type to introduce a parent engagement strategy into all of its schools. When parents are engaged, children achieve better grades, have fewer discipline problems and are more likely to be successful in their lives. Research indicates that a parent who is actively and consistently engaged with his or her child at home can add the equivalent of two years of extra additional education over a school career.
Why the “GEMS” name?
The GEMS name and logo reflect our belief that every child is precious and unique, eager to learn and develop to his or her potential.
We value and nurture our children by providing individual care and attention.
We value parents’ trust in allowing us to provide the education and care that will enable their children to grow, learn and be ready for a bright future.