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GEMS Millennium School Sharjah



GEMS Millennium School (GMS) Sharjah is a CBSE-curriculum school in Muwailih commercial. Founded in 2010, this co-educational school is considered to be one of the best Indian schools in Sharjah.

Being a part of the globally acclaimed GEMS Education group, students of Millennium School Sharjah enjoy benefits, such as the GEMS Rewards Programme, the GEMS Ambassador Programme and more.

Read this guide by Bayut to learn more about the campus, fees structure, admission procedure and other facilities at GEMS Millennium School Sharjah.

Residential Communities near GEMS Millennium School Sharjah

GEMS Millennium School Sharjah is in Muwailih Commercial, Sharjah. Muwailih Commercial is a popular school community in Sharjah that is home to various reputed educational institutions of the emirate. Multiple residential communities surround this area, such as:

Muhaisnah 4 is part of the larger Muhaisnah community. Closeness to Dubai-Sharjah border makes it an ideal location. Al Mizhar is a large community that has two sub-communities. Residential options in this family-friendly community includes villas. Oud Al Muteena in on Dubai outskirts and has both, villas and apartments.

Muwailih Commercial’s proximity to Dubai makes it an ideal location for both parents and students. Those looking to relocate closer to the school can consider these options:

Campus of GEMS Millennium School Sharjah

Millennium School Sharjah’s state-of-the-art campus is equipped with the latest technology, tools and resources to facilitate quality learning. These facilities include:

Prayer Rooms: The school has separate prayer halls for boys and girls.

Library: There are two spacious, well-stocked libraries for Junior and Senior students.

Rumpus Room/Free-Flow Area: For Kindergarten students, the rumpus room offers a rich and multi-sensory stimulating environment. The children also participate in story-telling, reading, puppetry, make-believe and free play in the free-flow area.

Learning Resource Centres: Art and crafts, performing arts and more are practised in any of the three learning resource centres available at the school.

Indoor/Outdoor Play Areas: The school has three separate shaded play areas.

Science Laboratories: The school has separate labs to practice general science, physics, chemistry and biology.

Information and Communication Technology Labs: The school has three ICT labs with complete internet access. All classrooms and labs are equipped with interactive whiteboards, LCD projectors and wifi connectivity.

Innovation Lab: There is a STEM and robotics lab on campus.

Makerspace Lab: This is a space for learning through creativity, play and exploration.

Auditorium at GMS Sharjah
GMS Sharjah’s multipurpose hall (Image Credits: GMS Sharjah Facebook Page)

Sports and Outdoor Facilities: The school also provides excellent sports provisions to promote physical activity and health on campus.

Location of GEMS Millennium School Sharjah

GEMS Millennium School Sharjah is in the Sharjah school zone of Muwailih commercial, opposite Nesto Supermarket. This area is home to various reputable schools of Sharjah such as Wesgreen International School and Delhi Private School Sharjah.

Why GEMS Millennium School Sharjah?

GEMS Millennium School Sharjah is a co-educational private school that offers the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) curriculum from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

The school’s purpose-built campus is spread across a vast plot in Muwailih Commercial. It has top-notch facilities that compliment the quality of learning offered by the school. Science, technology, arts and mathematics are seamlessly integrated into the CBSE curriculum to bring about wholesome development. The school also offers a rich extracurricular program to students.

The school’s state-of-the-art campus is equipped with high-end facilities that provide the necessary resources for an all-rounded education. Science, technology, arts and mathematics are all integrated into the syllabus of the school. Additionally, the pastoral care provided at Millennium School Sharjah ensures that no talent or concern goes unnoticed or unsolved. Highly qualified teachers and staff work to cultivate the natural curiosity and creativity of students in addition to improving their academic performance.

The rigorous CBSE curriculum is backed up by the school’s rich afterschool program that includes activities, such as performing arts, robotics, LEGO modelling, 3-D printing and more. GMS was certified as a Common Sense Certified School in 2016 – an award that recognises the school’s efforts in creating a culture of digital learning and citizenship.

GEMS Millennium School is also part of the global Microsoft Showcase School community, proving its dedication in improving the standard of teaching and learning through Microsoft’s K-12 Education Transformation Framework. GEMS is also an all-inclusive school that welcomes students of determination. Determined students get full support at the school through Learning Support Assistants and the Student Support Centre. This, including many other factors make GEMS Millennium School Sharjah one of the top Indian schools in Sharjah and a viable choice for parents seeking the best for their children.

As a part of the GEMS Education group, teachers and students enjoy a nexus of international school located all over the world. All the GEMS Education schools share best teaching practices and strategies to elevate students’ learning. Furthermore, initiatives such as GEMS Ambassador Programme and GEMS Rewards are offered to parents.


School Details

COVID-19 Protocols

The government of UAE decided to reopen the schools for on-site learning for the academic year 2021-2022. It has issued a set of safety guidelines to help schools to offer a safe learning environment for students and staff. The following SOPs are implemented by schools in the emirate, including Delhi Private School Sharjah:

  • All students above 12 years old and staff members, including teachers, have to submit negative COVID-19 PCR test results before returning to schools. The test must be performed 72 hours before physically appearing at school.
  • Employees need to get two doses of COVID-19 vaccines before physically entering schools. Those exempted from vaccination have to provide a relevant medical certificate issued by the health department and a negative COVID-19 PCR test 72 hours before appearing for school. The test results must be submitted every week.
  • From October 31 onwards, all the schools in Sharjah will provide complete on-site learning to students.
  • The security team must check the temperature of students, staff and third-party contractors each morning. Those with temperatures above 37.5 degrees centigrade are not allowed to enter schools.
  • A safe distance of 1.5 metres must be maintained within classrooms and on campus. Schools can use physical markings to maintain the distance.
  • A stable group of 10 or fewer students is recommended for students from Pre-KG to KG2.
  • Lockers are permitted as long as each child has a designated locker and social distancing protocols are not compromised.
  • Some school facilities, such as dress up sections, indoor and outdoor play areas, swimming pools and reading corners, etc. will remain closed until further notice.
  • Students above six years old and staff members have to wear a face mask at all times. They are advised to bring two facemasks daily. Students below six years old are exempted from wearing a mask.
  • Bus capacity is reduced to 50% to ensure social distancing on buses.
  • Seating arrangements will be clearly marked out in canteen areas; no students will be permitted to sit directly adjacent or next to one another. A physical distance of 2 meters should be kept in canteen areas.
  • Schools can operate a pre-selected and pre-packed lunch service, with no live cooking taking place at school. 
  • School events, field trips, extracurricular activities, after-school clubs and activities, sports events, holiday camps and celebrations are suspended until further notice.
  • Extra-curricular activities are encouraged to be offered digitally. 
  • Physical education will continue; however, access to swimming pools is not allowed.

Years Offered at GEMS Millennium School Sharjah

GMS is an all-through school from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The classes are co-educational from Kindergarten to Grade 3. For Grade 4 and up, students are divided into different wings for boys and girls where they have separate classes. The stages of education at this school are:

Kindergarten KG1 and KG2
Primary Grade 1 to Grade 5
Middle Grade 6 to Grade 8
Secondary Grade 9 and Grade 10
Higher Secondary Grade 11 and Grade 12

GEMS Millennium School Sharjah Curriculum

GMS Sharjah is affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), India and delivers the syllabus prescribed by the same. The curriculum offers the latest educational methods and techniques while implementing hands-on learning.

Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) is an educational technique adopted by all CBSE schools. Students partake in an evaluation system that is evenly paced and motivates them to learn frequently and consistently. The CCE technique does not upstage traditional examination methods but simply ‘de-emphasises’ them. Other than CBSE formative and summative assessments, the school also runs diagnostics and prognostics tests in order to determine students’ aptitude and attitude. Criterion Reference Tests (CRT) are used as well.

Subjects and special offerings for each phase of education are as follows:

Kindergarten Curriculum

In the kindergarten stage, the school follows a an amalgamation of international practices that are proven to be helpful to young learners. The school ensures that children learn and enjoy at the same time. For this purpose, teachers have incorporated several indoor and outdoor fun and play activities within the kindergarten syllabus.

The kindergarten programme specifically focuses on language ad communication, numeracy, gross and fine motor skills and emotional, social and creative skills.

Subjects taught in KS1 and KS2 are:

Literacy Numeracy
Environmental Studies Art and Craft
Music Physical Education (PE)

Primary Curriculum

In the primary stage, the school adopts the formal CBSE curriculum. They are introduced to a wide range of subjects and concepts. The level of difficulty increases each year, resulting in the development of concepts that comes in handy in the later stage of education.

GEMS Millennium School Sharjah specifically focuses on language, cognitive, personal, emotional, social, inquiry, physical creative, spiritual and imaginative skills of students.

Subjects taught to students in the primary stage are:

English Mathematics
Environmental Studies Moral Education
Arabic Islamic Education or Moral Instructions
Second Language ICT
Performing and Visual Arts PE and Swimming

Please note that the second language options are Hindi, Malayalam and French. PE and swimming is for students in Grade 3 and Grade 4.

Middle School Curriculum

In the middle school stage, the school moulds students into reflective learners who are able to think creatively. It emphasises to be enterprising and visually creative as these skills are important in subsequent phases of education. The curriculum is specifically designed in a way to ensure team work and communication through group tasks. Moreover, extracurricular activities such as creative writing, quizzes, elocution, workshops and paintings are arranged for students in middle school.

Subjects at this stage are:

English Mathematics
Science Social Sudies
Moral Education Arabic
Islamic Education or Moral Instructions Second Language
ICT Performing and Visual Arts
PE and swimming

Secondary Curriculum

In the secondary stage, GEMS Millennium School Muwaileh focuses on developing students skills in specific areas of learning. This strategy ensures student can choose the best career path in the senior secondary stage. Students in the secondary stage are independent learners they are encouraged to take active interest and develop academic goals.

Subjects in Grade 9 and Grade 10 are:

English Mathematics
Science Social Sudies
Moral Education Arabic
Islamic Education or Moral Instructions Second Language
ICT Performing and Visual Arts
PE and swimming Work Experience

Senior Secondary Curriculum

Senior Secondary is the last stage of education at GEMS Millennium School. In this stage, students can either opt for science or commerce stream.

The subjects taught in the science stream are:

English Core Physics
Chemistry Biology
Computer Science Mathematics
Physical Education Psychology

Whereas, students in commerce stream study the following subjects:

English Core Business Studies
Marketing Informatics Practices
Accountacy Economics
Mathematics Physical Education
Psychology Arabic
Moral Education Physical Education

Distance Learning

The Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management team in Sharjah, in coordination with Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA), has allowed all private schools in the emirate to resume 100% in-class learning. However, students who are sick can get an exemption; they must submit a relevant health certificate to continue with remote learning.

Academic Calendar for GEMS Millennium School Sharjah

The academic year at Millennium School Sharjah starts in April and ends in March.

  • First term starts in the second week of April and ends in the last week of October. Students go on a summer break in July and August.
  • The second term starts in the first week of November and ends in the mid of March. Students get spring break in the last week of March that ends in the first week of April.

For a detailed look at the events and activities that take place at GEMS Millennium School Sharjah, view the academic calendar.


Admission and Fees

How to Apply to GEMS Millennium School Sharjah

GMS is an all-inclusive school that welcomes children of any learning preferences. The school’s Learning Support Assistants and Student Support Centre cater to the needs of all students.

GEMS Millennium School Sharjah’s admission procedure is as follows:

  • The first step in the admission process is to enrol online
  • School’s internal system provide the current status of admissions. The process will be halted if there is no seat available or the admissions are closed for that grade.
  • Parents should confirm student’s background, passport and visa details. They should also enter the primary contact details i.e. details of the father/mother/guardian.
  • Parents receive a preview of the form which they can verify before proceeding to submit the enquiry.

Following are the documents required during enrolment:

  • Online registration number
  • Admission form duly completed
  • Two photocopies of the child’s passport with a valid U.A.E. visa (first page, last page and visa page)
  • Two Emirates ID card copies of child (front and back of the card)
  • Two copies of the birth certificate of the child in English or Arabic
  • Five passport size (4cm x 6cm) photographs of child with white background
  • Two copies of father’s passport, valid residence visa and Emirates ID
  • Immunization card copy
  • Original Emirates ID of the child and parents will be scanned and returned immediately. This is required when MOE opens their online system for approval (an appointment will be given)
  • Transfer Certificate (TC)
  • Latest report card

For Grade 1 and up, the TC of the last school and latest report card must be attested as follows:

  • Students transferring from within the UAE:
    • Original TC of the previous school attested by the Ministry of Education of that Emirate.
  • Students transferring from outside the UAE: 
    • From India: TC and report card must be attested by the Education Offer of the zone/district/area. ICSE/CBSE students must have their TC attested by the respective board. The seal and signature of the Education Officer has to attested by the Indian Consulate in Dubai and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dubai/Sharjah/U.A.E
  • Students transferring from other GCC countries (excluding UAE and Oman):
    • TC must be attested by the Indian Consulate/Embassy, Education Ministry, External Affairs Ministry and UAE consulate of that country.
  • Students transferring from Oman:
    • TC must be attested by the Indian Consulate/Embassy, Education Ministry, External Affairs Ministry and UAE consulate of Oman. Verification by the local Education Ministry of that country must also be complete.

Important guidelines to keep in mind during the admission process:

  • Students must meet the age requirements set by the Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA) and the Ministry of Education (MoE)
  • Parents must inform the school regarding any special education needs, individual education plans (IEPs), educational psychologist, pediatric reports, Speech and Language reports, Occupational therapy reports, etc. This is to give the staff ample time to develop an educational plan after assessing the need and availability of resources.

The age-grade guidelines followed by GEMS Millennium School Sharjah is given below:

GradeMinimum Entry AgeMaximum Entry AgeMinimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
Kindergarten 1
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Kindergarten 2
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Grade 1
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Grade 2
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Grade 3
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Grade 4
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Grade 5
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Grade 6
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Grade 7
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Grade 8
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Grade 9
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Grade 10
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Grade 11
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Grade 12
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This is based on the age of the students on 31st July (for schools beginning in April). Source: GMS

* This is to cater to students transferring from systems that admit students of a younger age)

Fee Structure

GEMS Millennium School Sharjah fee structure for the academic year 2021-2022 is as follows:

GradeAnnual Tuition Fee (AED)
Pre KG and KG1 10,800
KG2 14,400
Grade 1 and Grade 2 16,200
Grade 3 and Grade 4 18,000
Grade 5 to Grade 8 18,900
Grade 9 and Grade 10 19,800
Grade 11 and Grade 12 20,700

For new admissions, a registration fee of AED 500 is due upon acceptance. This fee is non-refundable/non-transferable but adjusted against the first term tuition fee upon enrolment.

Fee payment specifications:

  • School fee is due on the 5th of every month. If the fees are not cleared by the 25th, the defaulter will be referred to the MoE for future action and re-admission will only be granted on payment of the re-admission fee. 
  • Fees will be collected in ten instalments over the course of the academic year. Fees will not be collected for the months of July and August. 
  • Mode of payment: Cash, cheques (post-dated cheques will not be accepted), GEMS-FAB credit card and other bank credit cards. Cheques should be made in favour of “Gems Millennium School – Sharjah”. Student’s name, ID number, grade and section should be written clearly on the reverse of the cheques leaf.

Alternatively, parents can choose to pay the fees online.

Scholarships at GEMS Millennium School Sharjah

The GEMS Education Group offers GEMS scholarships based on merit in academics, creative and performing arts, innovation and digital technology, sports and Arabic Studies. A 25%-100% concession fee depending on the level of merit will be awarded to the candidate. Candidates must renew their scholarship every year. This renewal is subject to approval based on student’s academic progress.



Lunch Options at GMS Sharjah

Like most GEMS schools, the Millennium School Sharjah has outsourced its catering to Slices, a food catering company that provides healthy, nutritious snacks and meals at affordable prices. GMS has a ‘cashless catering facility’ in place, which means parents can recharge their child’s Student ID card with money to use at the school canteen. Parents can also adjust their child’s daily spending limit, restrict certain foods and view the transaction details.

School Transportation at GEMS Millennium School Sharjah

GMS Sharjah is using the Bright Bus Transport to provide a safe and efficient transportation service to students. This service has a modern fleet of buses with highly trained drivers and conductors. This service is available across Sharjah and nearby areas.

For any queries regarding the transportation service, parents can contact Bright Bus Transport on +971-6-535-8176.

Holiday Camps at GEMS Millennium School Sharjah

GMS has organised an overnight campus on-campus for higher secondary boys and girls on separate occasions. Students of grade 8 and higher attended these camps.

The school also organises international trips during the holidays. Students visited the United States on one such occasion in 2018. A trip to London, U.K is also in the pipeline for GEMS Millennium School Sharjah.

Sports Facilities

The school firmly believes that physical education is of utmost importance for an all-round development of students. To encourage physical fitness and well-being, GMS offers an expansive range of sports facilities including:

Multi-purpose hall Three basketball courts
Volleyball court Football field
Badminton courts Long jump pit
Shot-put arena Swimming pool
Table Tennis Coaching Roller Skating Space
GMS Sharjah swimming pool
Students participating in an inter-house swimming gala (Image Credits: GMS Sharjah Facebook Page)

Training for athletics and other sports are included in the extracurricular enrichment activities offered at the school that take place after school hours.

Football field at GMS Sharjah
A football match held at GEMS Millennium School Sharjah (Image Credits: GMS Sharjah Facebook Page)

Extra-curricular Activities at GEMS Millennium School Sharjah

GEMS Millennium School Sharjah offers a plethora of extracurricular activities for students to choose from. These come under the enrichment programme initiated by the school from grades 3 to 10 and include activities such as:

Table Tennis
3D Printing

The highly skilled staff of the school oversee most of the aforementioned activities. However, in some cases, the school employs the use of external providers to conduct the activities.

Field Trips from GMS

GEMS Millennium School Sharjah recognises the importance of learning outside the four walls of the classroom. This is why school organises a minimum of three field trips per academic year for each grade. Student in the past visited Sharjah Classic Cars Museum, Zabeel Park, Butterfly Garden, Dubai Dolphinarium, Wasit Wetland, Ajman Museum, Children’s City, Sharjah Aquarium and many more. Students also enjoy the occasional Desert Safari organised by the school.

GMS Sharjah students on a desert safari
Students enjoying a desert safari organised by the school (Image Credits: GMS Sharjah Facebook Page)

After-school Care at GEMS Millennium School Sharjah

All the extracurricular activities that take place at GMS Sharjah transpire after school hours. For students of Grade 3 and above, GEMS Millennium School Sharjah timings are 07:30 am to 01:30 pm. Students can choose to stay back for the after school activities until 04:00 pm.

For students of Kindergarten to Grade 2, classes normally take place from 07:30 am to 11:30 am. They can, however, stay back till 01:30 pm. This is convenient for parents who wants their kid to stay back a little longer at school. The students can stay occupied with a number of activities such as Fun with coding, storytelling, skating and gymnastics, to name a few.

Medical Care at GEMS Millennium School Sharjah

There are two well-equipped clinics in the campus. GMS has two doctors and three nurses to take care of the health of students and staff.

The clinics also conduct regular health check-ups and maintain an updated medical record of every student attending the school. In the unlikely event that a student requires immediate intensive care, they are quickly transported to the nearest government hospital or clinic.



Mode of Communication between Teachers and Parents

Active parental involvement is crucial to the success of any student. GMS Sharjah maintains close communication with the parents and keeps them updated on the progress of the child as well as the school. The school has adopted the 3-a-day parental engagement approach to attain this goal.

The 3-a-day mobile app delivers 3 key ideas:

  • Something to talk about
  • Activities to share
  • Guidance to encourage children

This app is available on the App Store as well as Google Play. GMS parents can also make use of the GEMS Parent Portal, the My Learning Portal and the school website’s newsletter section to keep themselves updated regarding all the on-going matters of the school.

GEMS Millennium School Sharjah Contact Information

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