Jumeira Baccalaureate School

Jumeira Baccalaureate School

Overview

Jumeira Baccalaureate School (JBS) is a project by Taleem — one of the largest education provider in the UAE. Taleem owns numerous schools in the UAE offering different curricula meeting the needs of local and expatriate communities. This organisation is partially owned by the government of Dubai.

Established in 2010, the school teaches International Baccalaureate curriculum. It is one of the top IB schools in Dubai offering top-notch education from Foundation Stage 1 to Grade 12. Ensuring excellent delivery of the academic program, the educational institution also provides a wide range of extra-curricular activities which focus on the all-round development of students.

Currently, it has over 800 students, 89 full-time teachers and 25 teaching assistants. Most students at JBS are Emirati however, students from 60 nationalities coexist. Most teachers are from the United Kingdom. Jumeira Baccalaureate School KHDA rating is very good.

Read this guide by Bayut to learn more about the educational programme, campus facilities, admission and fee information and extracurricular activities offered at Jumeira Baccalaureate.

Residential Communities near Jumeira Baccalaureate School

Jumeira 1 is one of the popular residential communities in Dubai with amenities like schools, colleges, hospitals, supermarkets, restaurants and much more. Some of the nearby residential communities are:

Al Satwa is the nearest residential area to Jumeirah Baccalaureate School (JBS). It consists of a mixture of apartments and villas – fulfilling the needs of everyone. 

Campus of Jumeira Baccalaureate School

Sprawling over an area of almost 33,000 sq. m in Jumeirah 1, Jumeira Baccalaureate School includes sporting, performing and learning facilities. State-of-the-art amenities at the campus include a spacious reception area, swimming pool, a primary playground, two large gymnasiums, a grass football field, a cricket field, an outdoor terrace, tennis court, designated music/drama and visual arts rooms, a library and shared play areas for young students and a multi-purpose auditorium.

The spacious reception area of Jumeira Baccalaureate school with seating arrangements for visitors
Reception area at Jumeira Baccalaureate School (Image Credit: JBS Facebook Page)

JBS has also established a farm of hydroponic containers on their school campus. By being able to collaborate with school food experts (Slices and Madar farms), the farm has been created from recycled shipping containers by the staff and students at the school. An environment-friendly project, the green leafy vegetables produced at the farm, which are free of pesticides, are also used in healthy school meals. 

The J Building

The North entrance or main entrance is located within the J-building. From Pre-KG to Grade 1, students attend their classes in this building. It also includes a music centre, a Primary PE Hall and a health centre. There is also a 25-metre shaded swimming pool located behind the J-building.

The BACC Building

The first and ground floor of BACC or Baccalaureate building is reserved for Grades 2 to 5. This includes a new extension situated behind the BACC-building. There is also a science prep room along with two science labs that are located on the ground floor of the BACC-building.

The S Building

The S-Building consists of three additional science labs for Grades 6 to 12. There is also a PE hall, a Product Design studio, a dance studio, a cafeteria and classrooms for English, Maths and Digital Design. The tennis courts are located on the top floor along with an expansive sound-proof music room along with two small rooms for practice.

The Library Building

The ground floor encompasses the library of the primary school. Secondary students use the top floor. It has classrooms for humanities. It also includes playgrounds for primary and KG students along with an abundance of landscaped and open areas where children can interact actively with their teachers and peers.

Location of Jumeira Baccalaureate School

Sitting just off Al Wasl Road, Jumeira Baccalaureate School is located in Jumeirah near Nad Al Sheba Horse Course at a 5-minute drive of City Walk. Jumeirah is a beachside community that is home to many lavish apartments and villas. It hosts many popular dine-in venues as well as renowned hotels. The Sheikh Zayed Road is also situated near the educational institution which makes it easier to access the school from different parts of the Emirate.

Why Jumeira Baccalaureate School?

JBS prides itself on the high standards of academic excellence it maintains. Quality education focuses on the development of a passion for life-long learning as well as creating the capability to become an innovative and independent thinker. Students are often encouraged to discover their interests that will extend beyond the conventional classroom. The school community consists of more than 70 different nationalities. This helps students develop their cultural awareness and treat others with respect, courage, and integrity.

Providing an outstanding and mature learning environment, the JBS campus is directly connected with the community and celebrates the tradition, heritage, and culture of UAE. The school is also known to encourage extracurricular pursuits and provides support for children with SEN needs

School Details

COVID-19 Protocols

KHDA has issued a revised set of protocols after reviewing the current health and safety condition of Dubai for the academic year 2021-2022. The protocols are implemented from the start of the academic year to offer a safe learning environment to students. Most protocols remain unchanged. However, a few of them has changed, which are as follows:

  • It is not mandatory for students and staff to get COVID-19 vaccine to attend or teach at schools in Dubai. Staff members eligible for the second dose but haven’t got it yet can join the school by sharing a negative COVID-19 PCR test result every week.
  • School buses can now run at 100% capacity. They have to comply with the health and safety protocols regarding ventilation and sanitisation.
  • Extracurricular activities are now allowed by KHDA. Furthermore, swimming, sports, school trips, holiday camps and excursions are also allowed. However, they have to comply by the health and safety protocols.
  • The minimum preferable social distance is now reduced to 1 metre. Previously, the minimum recommended distance was 1.5 metres. This allow the schools to conduct most activities within the classrooms.
  • From October 3, KHDA ordered schools to offer only in-person learning. Those wishing to continue their studies via distance learning must provide a medical certificate issued by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

For more information, contact the school.

Years Offered at Jumeira Baccalaureate School

The educational stages at JBS are:

Stage
Grade
Stage
Kindergarten
Grade
Pre-KG to KG2
Stage
Primary Years Programme (PYP)
Grade
Grade 1 to Grade 5
Stage
Middle Year Programme
Grade
Grade 6 to Grade 10
Stage
IB Diploma Programme (DP)
Grade
Grade 11 and Grade 12

The school also offers Career-related Programme (IBCP) and BTEC National Diploma after the IB Diploma Programme

Jumeira Baccalaureate School Curriculum

Jumeira Baccalaureate School, Dubai, teaches the International Baccalaureate Curriculum starting from Foundation Stage 1 all through to Grade 12.

Primary Years Programme (PYP)

The Primary Years Program (PYP) is carefully devised to cater to children aged 3 to 12 years old. It encourages them to learn and discover by inspiring their curiosity. Annually, students participate in nearly four to six inquiry units. PYP is the first of four programs in the IB curriculum.

The school teaches 6 major areas in PYP including:

Subject
Personal, Physical and Social Education
Subject
Arts
Subject
Language
Subject
Mathematics
Subject
Social Studies
Subject
Science and Technology

As the Primary Year Programme is the first stage of four IB programmes, it provides students with the foundation that is required to succeed in other programmes.

Middle years programme (MYP)

After completion of the PYP, students at JBS are then sent to the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP). The MYP prepares them for the IB Diploma Program. The MYP involves Grade 6 to Grade 10 for students aged between 11 and 16.

Students in the middle school stage of Jumeira Baccalaureate School studying
Students of Middle Year Programme using resources available at the school library for learning (Image Credit: JBS Facebook Page)

IB Diploma Programme (DP)

A two year academically rigorous program, the IB Diploma Programme (DP) prepares students that are in Grade 11 and 12 for the attainment of success at university. The program has been designed to address the social, emotional, physical and intellectual well-being of young adults. Leading universities across the world respect and appreciate the traits of IB based Diploma students.

The curriculum for the IB Diploma program is made up of DP core as well as six subject groups.

The Diploma Programme Core

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is an academic programme that prepares students for college/university education and work life. The core values of the IBDP programme are:

  • Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
  • Extended Essay (EE)
  • Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) 

The Theory of knowledge for learning used in the IB curriculum creates cohesion in different academic disciplines. It encourages critical thinking enabling students to find commonalities between the different subjects they have chosen.

The Extended Essay (EE) allows students to write a detailed 4000 words essay. This prepares students for research work.

Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) focuses on the involvement of students in a wide range of activities alongside the academic studies across the Diploma Programme. These activities focus on the development of a healthy lifestyle with the means of physical activity, artistic thinking and more. Within the community, the service provides a chance to encourage new learning of academic value. The three pillars of CAS improve a student’s personal development by means of experiential learning.

There are six subject groups for students to choose from during the IB Diploma program:

Subject
Language Acquisition
Subject
Language and Literature
Subject
Sciences
Subject
Individuals and Societies
Subject
Mathematics
Subject
Arts

To be eligible for the diploma, the students have to study one subject from the first 5 subjects group or Arts and one subject from any of the 5 groups.

IB Career-related Program (IBCP)

The IB career-related program (IBCP) inculcates IB values for the creation of a unique program. It caters to the requirements of students for career-related education. 

BTEC

The school offers the national diploma of BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council), which provides specialist qualifications that are work-related. It provides the knowledge, skills, and understanding that is needed by students to prepare them for employment with a curriculum focused on practical projects as opposed to written assessments. 

KHDA Rating

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is a government organization responsible for the growth and quality of private education in Dubai. KHDA evaluates private schools in Dubai with judgments made on a six-point scale that ranges from outstanding to very weak.

KHDA's 6-point rating scale
KHDA’s rating scale explained

According to the KHDA report for 2018-19, JBS has been rated as very good for the second year in a row. Formerly, the educational institution received a ‘good’ rating from 2011 to 2017.

Years
KHDA Rating
Years
2011-2017
KHDA Rating
Good
Years
2017-2019
KHDA Rating
Very Good

The main positives of the school are as follows:

  • The school delivers excellent education at diploma level in English, Arabic and biology
  • Offers a secure and healthy environment for its students which helps them excel in social development and well-being
  • Senior students get to choose from an array of courses that opens several career opportunities
  • The school effectively communicates with parents on the progress and development of their child
  • The vision of the school’s leadership aligns with the mission of the institute

There were also a few recommendations by KHDA:

  • Produce better results in major courses by showing improvement in students’ progress
  • Further improve the curriculum in Foundation Stage, Primary Years and Middle Years

Academic Calendar for Jumeira Baccalaureate School, Dubai

The academic year at Jumeira Baccalaureate School (JBS) starts in August and ends in July.

  • Classes for the first term begin in the last week of August and ends in the second week of December. Mid term break is expected in the third week of October. The end of the first term is followed by the three-wee winter break from the third week of December to the last week of December.
  • The second term starts in the first week of January and ends in the fourth week of March. The mid term break is expected in the mid of December. After the end of the second term, students go on a three-week spring break that ends in the second week of April.
  • The last term starts in the third week of April and ends in the first week of July. There is no mid term break as the school observes Eid Al Fitr holidays at the end of April and start of May.

Besides, the school observes holidays on various national, international and religious events. The exact dates of these events are subjected to moon sighting and government’s announcement. For more information, visit the Jumeira Baccalaureate school calendar.

Admission and Fees

How to Apply to Jumeira Baccalaureate School?

A simple three-step process is used for applying to JBS.

Step One

Parents are required to fill an online application form. Before applying, the school recommends parents to check the admission availability at JBS. All registration applications are processed in digital format. After you have filled the application form, you will receive an email that will direct you to the next step of the process.

Step Two

Once the application form is submitted, the school will send you a confirmation email with details for the second step. In this step, parents have to submit the following documents:

  • Candidate’s passport, valid UAE visa and Emirates ID card
  • Parents’ passports, valid UAE visas and Emirates ID cards
  • Recent copy of candidate’s vaccination record
  • Recent school report
  • Diagnostic testing or educational assessment (if required)
  • Any psychological assessment (if required)

All the documents must be scanned and sent to admissions@jbschool.ae. Please note that parents will have to pay AED 525 as application fee to get an appointment for admission process.

The age-grade guideline followed by JBS are:

Grade
Minimum Entry Age
Maximum Entry Age
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
Grade
Pre-KG
Minimum Entry Age
3
Maximum Entry Age
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
Grade
Kindergarten 1
Minimum Entry Age
4
Maximum Entry Age
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
Grade
Kindergarten 2
Minimum Entry Age
5
Maximum Entry Age
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
9
Grade
Grade 1
Minimum Entry Age
6
Maximum Entry Age
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
Grade
Grade 2
Minimum Entry Age
7
Maximum Entry Age
9
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
6
Grade
Grade 3
Minimum Entry Age
8
Maximum Entry Age
10
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
7
Grade
Grade 4
Minimum Entry Age
9
Maximum Entry Age
11
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
8
Grade
Grade 5
Minimum Entry Age
10
Maximum Entry Age
12
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
9
Grade
Grade 6
Minimum Entry Age
11
Maximum Entry Age
13
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
10
Grade
Grade 7
Minimum Entry Age
12
Maximum Entry Age
14
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
11
Grade
Grade 8
Minimum Entry Age
13
Maximum Entry Age
15
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
12
Grade
Grade 9
Minimum Entry Age
14
Maximum Entry Age
17
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
13
Grade
Grade 10
Minimum Entry Age
15
Maximum Entry Age
18
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
14
Grade
Grade 11
Minimum Entry Age
16
Maximum Entry Age
19
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
15
Grade
Grade 12
Minimum Entry Age
17
Maximum Entry Age
20
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
16

This is based on the age of the students on 31st August (for schools beginning in September). Source: KHDA

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

You can drop by at the school with the required documents or share scanned documents through email at admissions@jbschool.ae.

Step Three

After you have completed step 2, the school will contact you for the placement assessment of the students. Jumeira Baccalaureate School faculty and admission office are responsible for administering the assessment. If your child has been offered a place at the school, you will be required to pay a deposit fee to reserve the seat. The amount will be advised in the acceptance letter.

The decision of granting admission depends on clearance of assessment test, interview (if conducted) and previous school reports.

For more information, read the admission process at JBS.

Fee Structure at Jumeira Baccalaureate School

At JBS, new students are required to pay a non-refundable tuition deposit/registration fee of AED 4,000. The school charges AED 2,000 as re-registration charges. An application fee of AED 525 is needed to process the application of the child. This is applied only to new students and is inclusive of the 5% VAT added as per the regulations of the government.

Grade
Annual Tuition Fee (AED)
Grade
Pre-KG
Annual Tuition Fee (AED)
39,750
Grade
KG1
Annual Tuition Fee (AED)
43,750
Grade
KG2
Annual Tuition Fee (AED)
48,500
Grade
Grade 1 and 2
Annual Tuition Fee (AED)
52,500
Grade
Grade 3
Annual Tuition Fee (AED)
58,500
Grade
Grade 4 and 5
Annual Tuition Fee (AED)
62,500
Grade
Grade 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
Annual Tuition Fee (AED)
72,970
Grade
Grade 11 and Grade 12
Annual Tuition Fee (AED)
84,197

Fees can be paid in cash, cheque, debentures or by bank transfer. You can avail a discount of 10% on the total tuition fee after admitting your third child in any of Taleem’s school in Dubai.

Students get books on loan basis which should be returned after the end of the academic year.

For more information, visit the fee structure of Jumeira Baccalaureate School.

Scholarships at Jumeira Baccalaureate School

Scholarships are available at JBS. These are given to pupils who consistently achieve amazing results in academics and have an ideal track record. Alongside academics, scholarships are also offered to students who have performed well in the following areas:

  • Innovation
  • Community Service
  • Arabic and Islamic Studies 
  • Sport
  • Arts

Candidates from every grade, from Grade 1 to Grade 12, are accepted for scholarships. Every student can apply for a scholarship, including those who are currently enrolled in any other academy.

School Facilities

Lunch Options at Jumeira Baccalaureate School

The large-sized cafeteria in the campus is managed by Slices — a popular food and beverage organization. It has the vision to modify unhealthy eating patterns by offering hearty and notorious meals.

There are various options to pay for a meal at Slices. Students can pay through cash or use a Slices Card — a card that uses a top-up balance. The card is convenient and easy to use. The amount of meal is deducted from the card after the child purchases food. Parents can always pop-up the card online without any hassle. 

Not just the meals are healthy and substantial but delicious and appetizing. Consisting of wide options, from vegetarian to non-vegetarian dishes, the menu is extensive and is changed timely.

School Transportation at Jumeira Baccalaureate School

The school transport at JBS is operated by a third party, Arab Falcon Bus Rental LLC, a well-known school transport company in UAE. All buses are equipped with great safety features and adhere to the rules and regulations set by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). All bus drivers are trained by RTA. A nanny or helper is always present on the bus to look after children. Students from Grade 1 can be registered for bus service.

If you want to sign up for school transportation, send an email to fatma@arabfalcondubai.ae or fax to +971 (0)4 397 6491. You can also apply online by signing the form. For more information, view the JBS School transport facility.

Boarding Facility at Jumeira Baccalaureate School

Currently, the school does not offer any boarding facility to its students.

Holiday Camps at Jumeira Baccalaureate School

In addition to the in-house extra-curricular activities in JBS, the school also organizes training camps in association with other leading providers. Located in Dubai, East Sports Management (ESM) is one such leading sports management and coaching companies in the GCC region. providing sports training by professional coaches. The holiday camps conducted by ESM for JBS students are quite popular with parents in the emirate.

Sports Facilities

Motivating students to take part in different sports, JBS gives every opportunity to unlock potential through a wide range of sporting activities. Studies have shown that when students are in the phase of development, they are affected by sports activities.

Participating in sports can prevent students from getting ill and avoid chronic illnesses like obesity, diabetes, asthma, obesity, heart disease and sleep disorders.

Some noteworthy sports facilities at the campus are:

Sports Facilities
Elementary Gym
Sports Facilities
Senior Indoor Sports Hall
Sports Facilities
Athletics Track
Sports Facilities
Indoor Playroom
Sports Facilities
Two Rooftop Tennis Courts
Sports Facilities
25m Swimming Pool
Sports Facilities
Sports Field
Sports Facilities
Grass Sports Pitches
Sports Facilities
Changing Facilities
Sports Facilities
Indoor and Outdoor Playground
Running track at Jumeira Baccalaureate School
Sports facility of JBS include athletic running track (Image Credit: JBS Facebook Page)

Extra-curricular Activities at JBS Dubai

The Extra-Curricular Activities programme (ECA) at JBS enables students to engage in an array of ventures including the following:

Extracurricular Activity
Yoga
Extracurricular Activity
Basket ball
Extracurricular Activity
Desert Dance
Extracurricular Activity
Swim Squad
Extracurricular Activity
Choir
Extracurricular Activity
Drama Club
Extracurricular Activity
Chess
Extracurricular Activity
World Scholars
Extracurricular Activity
Francophone French
Extracurricular Activity
Robotics
Extracurricular Activity
Orchestra
Extracurricular Activity
Arabic Reading
Extracurricular Activity
Quran Club
Extracurricular Activity
Maths Club
Extracurricular Activity
Kung Fu
Extracurricular Activity
Karate

Primary and secondary pupils can participate in annual camps which are held within the United Arab Emirates, while students of High School can take part in overseas trips.

Extracurricular activity at JBS Dubai
National Day Celebrations at Jumeira Baccalaureate School, Dubai (Image Credit: JBS Facebook Page)

Field Trips from Jumeira Baccalaureate School

Various field trips are organised throughout the year to provide unique learning experiences for students. From local attractions like museums and institutions to foreign trips where students learn about new cultures, JBS considers field trips an important part of modern learning.

A few student excursions from last year are:

Primary school trips

  • A trip to Meydan Racecourse
  • A meeting with Biff & Chip book series author
  • Meydan Race Course
  • Organic Oasis Farm

Secondary school trips

  • An excursion to Etihad Museum
  • Ecology field trip organized by Ecoventure
  • Nobel Museum at City Walk
  • European Youth Orchestra perform at the Dubai Opera
  • Adventure Mountain Camp
  • Orchestra performance at the Dubai Opera
  • International Trip to Cambodia

The field trips are planned carefully keeping the budget of parents in mind. Guardians are informed beforehand about the expenses of the trip so they can make a decision.

Students of Jumeira Baccalaureate School Dubai visited Cambodia
JBS took its students to a trip to Cambodia (Image Credit: JBS Facebook Page)

After-school Care at JBS

The extracurricular activities are available by third party providers after school hours. The after-school care activities are usually conducted from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Medical Care at Jumeira Baccalaureate School

JBS also includes a health centre that has been well-equipped and also houses the school nurses. Health practitioners visit JBS every week. High-quality medical service is provided by the Health Center for their students and staff members. A spacious waiting area is also provided along with observation and medical equipment that are of the best possible standards. This includes a glucometer, nebulizer, oxygen cylinder, and sphygmomanometer.

Health services directly aligned with KHDA, JBS policies and Dubai Health Authority School guidelines have been beneficial for students. Students also have access to a healthy lunch box and health tips and suggestions for snacks, treating injuries, boosting immunity and staying fit.

Contact

Mode of Communication between Teachers and Parents

Like other Taaleem schools, JBS has developed a 6-Delta Communicator app to keep the parents up to date during the school’s academic year.

The communicator app, along with diaries, is one of the most important sources of information with regards to general news, school-wide events, and other information. To be up to date with school news, school resources, letters, parent association messages and letters, the communicator can be effectively used. The school also has an iSAMs – a school’s management information system that is easily accessible by parents. It provides attendance records, academic performance, notifications and news and other valuable information to parents.

Additionally, the school also uses WhatsApp groups as a mode of communication. These groups have teachers and parents of students in the same age group. Both can access the WhatsApp group to ask urgent enquiries.

Jumeira Baccalaureate School (JBS) Contact Information

  • Jumeira Baccalaureate School Location: 53 B Street, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, UAE.

Telephone Numbers

  • Main reception: +971 (0)4 344 6931
  • Admission: +971 (0)4 344 6931, ext 205/2090
  • Accounts: +971 (0)4 344 6931, ext 220 

Email Addresses

Official Website and Social Medias

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