Why choose an American Curriculum

GEMS United School offers a stimulating and challenging learning environment

Curriculum: United States (US) AERO Common Core Plus Standards and AP Curriculum

Language of Instruction: English

Our American curriculum is based on the AERO Common Core Plus Standards, plus Advanced Placement courses at the upper levels of high school. Pedagogy follows best practice research, and focuses on teaching independent, critical thinking, close reading, and writing. Academically, we prepare students for rigorous university study.

The Pre-KG and KG1 programs are designed to prepare children for the expectations of the Common Core curriculum while fostering each child’s unique developmental needs.


The common core program KG2-12 focuses on math, science, reading, writing, social studies, Arabic language for both native and non-native speakers, and Islamic Studies for Muslim students. In addition, to contribute to the education of the whole child, students take courses in computer science, library science, music, art, world languages, health, and physical education.


Technology is integrated throughout our curriculum from KG1-12. Internet access is available throughout the campus and we have a “Bring Your Own Device” program for students in grades 6-12.

Beyond academics, our wide range of after school activity offerings (ASA) give students the opportunity to explore known interests and find new passions. For example, ASAs have included LEGO robotics, stage makeup, Math enrichment, engineering, dance, scuba diving, chess club, and yearbook, to name a few.

At GEMS US, our students learn to be kind, to lead, and to embrace new learning opportunities at every turn. Surrounded by peers and teachers from around the world, they embrace, and celebrate diversity, a diversity of approaches, ideas, languages, and attitudes, that fosters critical and expansive thinking and problem solving, preparing them to be lifelong learners and contributing global citizens.