GEMS International school is a Cognia accredited school. GISC is also a candidate for the International Baccalaureate, the PYP, MYP and DP programmes.


GISC is a Candidate School for the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP). This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that GISC believes is important for our students.

Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.or

We are also honored to have received formal Cognia accreditation as an outstanding school in record time! Cognia is the largest, well-reputed education accreditation agency in the world that internationally recognizes schools that meet rigorous standards focused on productive learning environments, equitable resource allocation that meets the needs of learners and effective leadership.

Earning accreditation from the Cognia Global Accreditation Commission means that GISC is recognized across the globe as a school that meets Cognia Standards of Quality and maintains a commitment to continuous improvement.

GISC is also proud of its membership in the United Nations Global Schools Program, and our affiliate membership in NESA (Near East South Asia Council of Schools). The Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools is a non-profit association of private, independent American/international schools serving students and their families in North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. 


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