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Greenwood School Dubai GIS

Postby shawarma » 15 Mar 2009, 21:41

Greenwood International School Dubai is a US curriculum school in the Muhaisnah 1 area (across Al Khawanej Road from Mirdiff), in the same cluster as the Dubai Modern Skills School and the Arab American Private School in Dubai. Website at It looks like Greenwood (or Green Wood as stated in some sources) school is a private English education school that is popular with Emirati and Arab families wanting an American style education.

Some confusion about establishment date. The KHDA profile says GIS was first licenced in 1994, but other information says the school was founded in 2006? The buildings look relatively new but might have been refurbished.
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Greenwood International School

Postby yulla » 18 Sep 2009, 07:26

School Name: Greenwood International School
Emirate: Muhaisnah, Dubai
Description of school location: International, American Curriculum
Principal / Headteacher name: Rashida Badri
Executive Body/Owner: Nasser Badri
School is private, embassy/consulate run, or government (UAE): Private
School is profit making or non-profit: Profit
Date school was founded: September 2006, inaugurated Jan 07 by HRH Princess Haya
Dates and details of expansion: Started K-6, then K-9, K-10 and this year, K-11.
School is single or split shift: Single
School day start and finish times for students: 7:50 - 2:10
Number of students (approx): 700 - 800
Girls school, boys school, or mixed: Mixed to Grade 4, single from Grade 5
Nationality of most students, or nationality breakdown: Emirati, GCC, Russian, British, Canadian, American, Japanese, South African
Number of teaching staff (approx): 20-KG, 10-Gr 1, 3-Gr 2, 3-Gr 3, 2-Gr4, specialist teachers 5 - 11 by suject.
Nationality of most teaching staff, or nationality breakdown: European, Canadian, American, GCC, Indian, Pakastani, Emirati.
Range of students: KG1 - Gr 11 (Open to Grade 12 by Sept 2010 - offical SATS centre status)
PO Box: 79595, Dubai
Telephone: 04 2888000
Curriculum: US
Qualifications offered: SATS (possible IB additional in future)
Annual fees: 15K - 23K
Breakdown of fees by grade if possible:
Teacher salary range per month: 4K - 15K
Any other comments which would be helpful for students, teachers, and/or parents:

Fantastic local reputation as a school of excellence and dedicated leader. The Badri name has been long associated with Education in the UAE and the first school opened in Dubai in the Early 20th Century (Ahmadiya School) had a Badri as one of the 12 founders. For the inauguration in 2007, HRH Princess Haya (who cut the ribbon) had the opportunity to view part of the Ahmadiya School museum on the school premises as part of the museum was temporarily relocated to the school for the auspicious occasion.
Colourful and happy with extremely dedicated staff - definitely worth a look.
Easy directions - from the Al Kawaneej Road exit off Emirates Road (Mirdiff exit), take the first exit flyover to Muhaisnah (1 exit before the Mirdiff exit). The new Ittihad Co-op Mall will be on your right after the flyover. At the traffic lights go straight. The school is on your left, just before the roundabout. If you get the the Medical College For Girls, you have gone too far.
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Greenwood International School information

Postby shawarma » 19 Sep 2009, 19:24

Hello yulla, welcome to the Dubai school forum and thanks for the information. The GIS Dubai details have been updated.

School website appears to be unavailable at present. Will add posts with archived information as an FYI to a separate topic here - Greenwood school website.
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