Greenfield Community School, a Taaleem school (www.taaleem.ae), provides high quality challenging, international education, creates an enduring passion for learning and empowers each student to make a positive contribution to their local and global communities.
At GCS students are encouraged to be intellectually curious and to ask questions, knowing that this will develop their capacity to think creatively. We teach students awareness of different ways of thinking, helping them to understand the benefits of, for example: logical, divergent and creative thought; to understand that there is never only one answer to a question; and that there are several versions of a ‘right’ answer.
As a Community School, we encourage our students to become involved in a myriad of activities that involve our community. We also celebrate the diversity of our students and our curriculum engenders a sense of global mindedness with language forming an important and integral part of the GCS world. Students have the opportunity to learn Arabic, French or German from Kindergarten onwards.
What is the school’s greatest quality?
The International Baccalaureate Curriculum is the school’s greatest strength. The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), intended for ages 4-11, is designed to build upon the natural curiosity of the child. The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), intended for ages 11-16, is designed to help adolescents to develop a knowledge of, and interest in, local and global issues. The IB Diploma Programme (DP), intended for ages 16-18, is a comprehensive and challenging pre-university course that demands the best from motivated students. The IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC), intended for ages 16-18, incorporates the educational principles and vision of the IB Programme into a unique offering that specifically addresses the needs of students who wish to engage in career-related education.
By providing all four International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes, we encourage our students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. The curriculum promotes the education of the whole person, emphasizing intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth through all domains of knowledge. By focusing on the dynamic combination of knowledge, skills, independent critical and creative thought and international-mindedness, the IB espouses the principle of educating the whole person for a life of active, responsible citizenship.
School Director: Angela Hollington
Acceptance Age: 4 – 18 years