About us

Welcome to GEMS Modern Academy - Dubai

Founded on the 18th of October, 1986, GEMS Modern Academy projects an educational outlook few schools can rival.

Affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi, the school opens admissions to pupils from the Kindergarten level.

Students at Modern learn about the world and the people in it from an early age, developing an awareness of different cultures and countries. By exploring the world, they become academically, intellectually as well as socially, culturally, economically and environmentally aware. They develop a sense of positive personal identity and adopt a universal perspective to better understand how they can make a difference in the global community.

Vision Statement

To educate students to become outstanding contributors to society and to foster global learning through its academic curriculum and diverse school activities in a technologically progressive environment.

Mission Statement

To develop GEMS Modern Academy into vibrant and exemplary educational institution where students are nurtured and encouraged to achieve their ultimate potential. GEMS Modern Academy will create an all-inclusive, student-focused learning environment by providing opportunities for enrichment in the fields of academics, sports and fine arts.

Pastoral Care

With a view to foster a competitive spirit among its students, all students are divided into various 'houses'. A number of inter-house events that fill the calendar year cover the gamut of all sporting and literary activities. These activities become the ground work for competition at a higher level. The House System at Dubai Modern High School helps to inculcate a spirit of cooperation, healthy competition and develop loyalty both to the House and to the School. Each House is headed by a Captain, who works under the guidance of House Teachers.

The students are divided into four houses named after constellations. They are-

Aquila House, which is represented by the Eagle. The House Colour is Yellow. The motto of the House is “Do All Things Well.” Soaring on the wings of persistence and self-confidence, the students learn to build foundations that strengthen the bonds of friendship and improve individual effort and team spirit.

Cygnus House, which is represented by the Swan. The House Colour is Red. The motto is “To Labour is to Pray.” Just as a swan faces difficulties of life with serenity and dignity, the students learn to face everyday challenges with grace and poise.

Orion House, which is represented by the Hunter. The House Colour is Green. Students learn that in idea to make an ideal a reality, the qualities of a Hunter should be an integral part of their lives. Their obstacles can be overcome and dreams realized if they follow the House motto, “Labour through Faith.”

Pegasus House, which is represented by the Winged Horse. The House Colour is Blue. The motto of the House is “Reach for the Stars.” With this as the guiding force, the students are committed to constantly strive for excellence. For them, the sky is the limit.

Traditional Values

Modern believes in upholding traditional values, and the school is proud to celebrate our rich cultural heritage.

The school observes Independence Day, Republic Day, as well as occasions such as Gandhi Jayanti, Diwali, Eid and Christmas, promoting patriotism and universal brotherhood.

The School continues to send its pupils for Umrah.

In an effort to strengthen family bonds, Modern initiated Grandparents Day. On this special occasion, grandparents from across the world converge at Modern to be a part of their grandchildren’s school life.

The School has a strong ethos of discipline and mutual respect.

If you would like to speak with a member of our team to find out more, please contact us on 04 326 3339.