Welcome to Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS)
At Jumeirah English Speaking School we believe that the capacity for critical and creative thinking is a uniquely human attribute. We are preparing students with the skills for a future where they will be required to think first, use information second and always remember that information is no substitute for imagination, intuition and pure thought.
With the support and encouragement of the Board, my staff and I are committed to fostering a community of caring learners, and to providing an academic curriculum that develops a broad knowledge base, while promoting the skills of critical and creative thinking. We seek to do this within a challenging and supportive environment which develops individuals as both independent and collaborative learners.
At JESS we take pride in the tradition and reputation of the School for pursuing the highest standards dedicated to:
"Achieving Excellence Together"
Our academic programme is complemented and supported by a wide range of sporting, recreational and performance activities. The School's pastoral care programme pays close attention to the well-being and personal development of each individual student.
In these ways, the School promotes physical, emotional, personal and social development as well as intellectual growth. It is expected that each student will strive zealously to fulfill his or her unique potential, while also acting as a worthy member of the School community. We promote a supportive environment where students feel determined to do their best at all times, and where both effort and achievement are warmly acknowledged.
All of us who work at JESS see ourselves as partners in our learning community. We look to the future of the School and our students with great excitement. I hope that we may be able to welcome your child to this community - so that we can continue to share in that excitement of learning, and play an active role in shaping their futures, that of Dubai and of this world.
Mr R D Stokoe