The Dubai Modern High School, run by Gems, bagged an outstanding rating in this year's school inspections conducted by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).
The announcement was made by Dr Abdullah Al Karam, Director-General of the KHDA, at the silver jubilee celebration of the school yesterday evening, in the presence of former US president Bill Clinton.
The complete results of this year's school inspections will only be revealed by the authorities at a later stage. Since the school inspections were introduced four years ago, no Indian curriculum school had won the outstanding rating. But with yesterday's announcement it is official that at least one school has bagged the top rating. Officials are yet to disclose if any other school won the same ranking.
"UAE has just celebrated its 40th anniversary. The 25-year-old Modern High has been with us for a bigger part of our history and we are here today to thank them for their significant contribution to Dubai," Dr Al Karam said.
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"In 25 years, the school has grown from small beginnings and over 2,000 students have graduated [from the institution]. Many [students] travelled overseas and trained in all walks of life from engineers to doctors, teachers to technicians. And many came back to make Dubai — to contribute and build the wonderful and modern city it is today." As part of the celebrations, students of the school treated former president Clinton and other guests to speeches and musical performances, including songs from Phantom of The Opera.
Sunny Varkey, Chairman of Gems, said: "Our students and the school have not only made an impact here in the region but have also represented us and made us proud through various activities across the globe."
The school has a 100 per cent record in college admissions with students being accepted to the top schools in the world such as Yale, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Rice, National Universities of Singapore and many others across the globe, the school management said.