Welcome Message

Meet our Head of School

Dear Parents,

It is with great pride and pleasure that we introduce The World Academy to you and your families. King Abdullah Economic City sets the benchmark in the development of modern lifestyle communities, and The World Academy is destined to be the model for 21st century education, thanks to the commitment of Emaar Economic City and GEMS Education to The World Academy as a flagship, state of the art Smart School on the cutting edge of student centred learning.
The signature of our school is Education for Life. We believe all students can achieve and be leaders in their unique areas of talent.  The World Academy celebrates the holistic vision for King Abdullah Economic City to be the single greatest enabler of social and economic growth for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  The World Academy is at the hub of the KAEC community, providing families with a friendly, safe and secure environment. We pride ourselves on our ability to develop and facilitate in our students, the skills, knowledge, values and core competencies, which will guide them to excel in the 21st century and into today’s digital age.

To ensure access to our award winning international curriculum, we will have specialized services for students including:

  • The English Language Learner Program for students with minimal English proficiency,
  • The Achievement Center to support students with learning differences, and
  • The Talented and Gifted Program in association with Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth.

The World Academy facilities are designed as a flagship Smart School with technology integrated across the curriculum and blended into school life.  Students have online learning opportunities to enhance classroom instruction.  State of the art facilities connect The World Academy students to the wider world of education with activities designed to enhance the learning experience.

 The World Academy is also unique in its curriculum design.  We have developed a program of best practice in international education enhanced by advantages traditional to the Saudi education system; segregated learning option from grades 6-12, Arabic Language, Islamic Studies and Civics.

We aspire to provide a quality education for all students, hence it is essential to develop, maintain and value an effective home - school partnership. This means actively involving, engaging and informing parents, students and wider community. By working in partnership we can build the foundations for a strong and bright future for each and every student.

The World Academy is a place of learning, laughter and fun. We strive to nurture independent life- long learners who are creative, confident and happy in an inclusive environment where the GEMS core values are paramount.

If you have not had the opportunity to visit our benchmark school, we strongly encourage you to do so.