Course Options

Helping our students find the right path

At GEMS New Millennium School we ensure that our students are equipped for the 21st century by providing them ample scope for creativity and critical thinking. Students are challenged to give their best both academically and through extended activities.


Kindergarten (KG1 and KG2)

Age: 4 and 5 years old

Students at GEMS New Millennium School develop self-confidence in an exciting, intriguing and fascinating environment. Each student’s individual needs and identities are nurtured and supported for individual growth. The Kindergarten curriculum is designed to develop independence while encouraging students to pursue knowledge and become lifelong learners. The school provides a safe and nurturing environment so that the necessary transition from home to school is easy and comfortable. The faculty comprises of qualified, experienced and talented teachers who stimulate the curiosity, creativity and critical thinking skills of the students.

As an integral part of the New Millennium curriculum, emphasis in these early years is placed on the child’s development, guided by the expectations of the seven areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communications and Language
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • EVS (Science and Coding)
  • Creative Development (Music, Art and Dance)
  • Physical Development (Physical Education, Swimming and Aerobics)

Students engage in hands-on, experiential learning, including field visits, morning assemblies, theme-based learning weeks and community outreach activities. Extended learning takes place through subject centres in the classroom, learning zones and free flow areas, which stimulate learners through a range of resources and child initiated activities.

Primary and Middle Years (Grade 1 to Grade 10)

Age: 6 to 14 years old

Throughout both the Primary and Middle Years of school, we empower students to take responsibility for their learning and develop outstanding learning skills. The curriculum ensures alignment within subject areas. Contextual learning opportunities allow students to develop practical skills and allow students to explore possibilities.

Learning Zones

Learning Zones in the school’s corridors provide learning spaces for students to work independently and develop their research and critical thinking skills. These zones are effectively used by high-attaining students, who work on extended tasks, which are cross curricular in nature.


The following subjects are taught in Grade 1 to Grade 10:

  • English Language and Literature
  • Mathematics
  • EVS (Primary Years) and Science (Middle Years)
  • Islamic Education (for Muslim students) or Moral Science (for non-Muslim students)
  • Arabic
  • Social Studies
  • Modern Foreign Languages (French, Hindi or Malayalam)
  • Music, Dance and Drama
  • Physical Education
  • Swimming and other sports
  • Art and Design
  • Computing, programming and ICT

Student Social Responsibility

Community Service, Innovation and Environment Endeavours are at the heart of our engagement activities with the wider community. Students are active members of the Green Hope NGO and EEG, participating enthusiastically in a broad range of environmental events. Innovation is continuously promoted through the GENIUS HOUR, once every week. In understanding the plight of underprivileged people across the world, students engage in various outreach programmes, including raising funds and collection campaigns.

If you would like to find out more about the GEMS New Millennium School, Al Khail, curriculum, please call 04 445 2900.