Ignite School is a new US curriculum school set to open in August 2018 in Dubai*. The school will offer Kindergarten to Grade 12 education using a curriculum designed to align to the New York State Learning Standards and the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards as well as KHDA (Dubai) guidelines. The school will initially start with Elementary levels and grow the Middle and High schools in 2019 and beyond.
Would you like to be a part of the founding team?
*Pending KHDA final approval
All applications must be made through Edvectus, who has been exclusively selected to complete the initial assessment of all expatriate teaching staff hired in 2018
Note: Because the benefits package includes a studio apartment and does not include free tuition for dependent children, we do not recommend these jobs for teachers with accompanying dependent children. If you have children, take a look at these jobs in Abu Dhabi or these jobs in China and Hong Kong.
The school will be located in the Al Warqa section of Dubai, which is near Mushraf Park (known for its mini-zoo, walking and cycling trails), Mirdiff City Centre Mall and Dubai Festival City which both boast a wide variety of shops, international restaurants,and entertainment venues.
The school will have both an Elementary and Middle/High section and will be comprised of over 23,00 square meters. It will open with a target of 500+
students in Pre-K to Grade 5 in September 2018. Classes in Grades 6 will commence the year after (2019/20). Enrollment at capacity will be approximately 2,150 Pre-K to Grade 12 mixed gender students.
The school facilities include:
Middle and High Schools:
Dubai is arguably the most famous, moderate and progressive Emirate in the UAE. Physically it is roughly the size of Rhode Island but It is a place of superlatives – the tallest, fastest, biggest and largest. It is home to Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest structure, the world’s fastest police cars (Dubai police drive Bugattis, Lamborghinis and Ferraris), some of the world’s largest shopping malls and the world’s first indoor ski slope (in the
Mall of the Emirates) to name a few. It is a tourism magnet with millions of people coming annually to enjoy the many amusement parks, water parks, beaches, shopping and unique hotels.
Dubai is a very expatriate-friendly, with almost 80% of residents being expatriate, and it’s a very easy city in which to live. Housing is expatriate style with air conditioning, elevators and fully fitted kitchens. Transportation is a snap with car rental/leasing companies, taxis, a metro system and trams (all air conditioned of course). Finding things to do on the weekend is never a problem with a huge array of choice from champagne brunches to sports clubs and beach clubs, to concerts, cinemas, bars and pubs. For longer breaks, you can reach an amazing number of places in under 5 hours such as Oman, Nepal, India, Cyprus, Maldives, Seychelles, Cairo and Kenya, with a number of airlines including low cost airline Fly Dubai making travel affordable. Dubai is not restrictive to women who are free to drive and dress as they choose. As with all international teaching assignments, however, all candidates are expected to be aware and respectful of the laws and culture of the host country and more information is provided on the Edvectus Learning Portal.
About Emirati culture: