Brighton College UK and Dwight School New York, announced their plans today to open in Dubai, with a combined enrollment capacity of up to 4,000 students, commencing from the academic year 2018/19. The three primary components of this 89,000 sqm campus include Brighton College Dubai, Dwight School Dubai, and the Centre of Excellence for Arabic Language, Culture and the Arts.
The three primary components of this 89,000 sqm campus include Brighton College Dubai, Dwight School Dubai, and the Centre of Excellence for Arabic Language, Culture and the Arts. Richard Cairns, who has led Brighton College UK for the past ten years, said: “Brighton College is the UK’s top coeducational school, renowned for combining academic excellence with a wealth of extra-curricular opportunities, all underpinned by a deep commitment to the individual needs and enthusiasms
of each boy or girl.”
Brighton College was recently named UK School of the Year by The Times and Richard Cairns was named Headmaster of the Year by Tatler. His headship has been marked by a number of innovations, including the introduction of Mandarin Chinese and Entrepreneurship as core elements of the curriculum.
“Dwight School New York is delighted to extend Dwight’s 150-year commitment to ‘igniting the spark of genius in every child’ to Dubai, where students will bepart of one global D wight family. Dwight has long pioneered opportunities for students to become innovative global leaders and our new school in Dubai will join those in New York, London, Seoul, and Shanghai that share this mission,” said Stephen Spahn, Chancellor of The Dwight Schools, who is celebrating 50 years in education.
The longest-serving head of an independent school in the U.S., Chancellor Spahn continued, “Dwight School Dubai will be a model of how to integrate local strengths to enhance learning and create mentoring opportunities beyond the classroom for students, while also equipping them with the skills needed to communicate and collaborate across national borders to solve challenges on a global scale.” Henning Fries, CEO of Bloom Education “is proud to collaborate with partners of such high pedigree, which we are very confident will deliver outstanding academic results and an unsurpassed quality of education.
Together with the schools’ leadership and through their joint efforts, we will also launch the Arabic Centre of Excellence, promoting the Arabic language, culture and the arts to the schools and parent community.” Bloom Education, (a division of Bloom Holding), is among the leading education providers in the UAE, in partnership with best-in-class educational institutions.
Source: DUBAI, UAE, November 23, 2016 PRNewswire.