All you want to know

What is the admissions process?

Registrations for LGI – Al Barsha are now open.

The Admissions process includes:

  • completing the student online registration in our website;
  • completion of all required documents;
  • submission of documents along with the Application Fee (AED 1,000)
  • Scheduling of play assessment.

Play assessments for our Sapphires (2-3 year olds) and our Emeralds (Foundation Stage 1) are arranged in small ‘batches’ of children and intend to judge Preschool readiness. This includes social and emotional skills, communication and language skills and physical skills, as well as readiness for separation. Play assessments are conducted in a free flow nature and parents and care givers are welcome to settle children into the session.

Once the assessment is complete, you may be offered placement at the school.  Once you have received your offer letter, you will have 7 days to sign and return the letter along with submitting the Registration Deposit of AED 5,000 (deductible from annual fees).

Who is the Principal?

There will be opportunities to meet the Principal, Jade Peter-Swain through meet the principal evenings. Invitations will be sent via email to all parents who have enquired and/or registered their child. We also host weekly Meet the Principal Sessions. The website will provide regular updates and announcements about these types of events.

Who is the staff?

To match the rich cultural and linguistic diversity among our student population and in keeping with our Little GEMS global citizenship values, our staff have been recruited from around the globe.  Some will transfer from existing LGI settings and will be among the best that LGI has to offer. All staff are fully trained and   approved by the Ministry of Social Affairs.  Most are native English speakers and many hold Early Years Degrees and qualifications or have a relevant Degree or qualification for working with young children in the Early Years.

Who will be my child’s classmates?

There will be cultural and linguistic diversity among our LGI student population, with students hailing from 60+ countries around the globe. The countries of the GCC, North America, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Oceania and Asia will be well-represented among our student population.

Can I get the School Calendar?

Our academic calendar runs in line with other GEMS schools. In general the school year runs from September through June and includes 180 instructional days with a three week holiday in December, a two week holiday in Spring (March-April) and a 8-9 week holiday during the Summer period (end of June/beginning of July – early September).

Are holiday programmes available?

We also offer Holiday Programme for 6 weeks each year for children aged 3-4 years old. There will be a range of parenting programmes and extra-curricular activities for children of all ages, after 3pm each day.

Are meal plans available?

Meal plans are available for all students at LGI - Al Barsha. This is provided through the catering provider and offers an international cuisine that is a well-balanced diet for your child. The menu has been specifically planned by the Executive Principal of LGI and the Head Chef for Accuro, to meet the nutritional needs of very young children across the day.

Where can I get the school Uniform?

Threads Uniform is our school provider and the full uniform will be available to purchase from the Threads store in Al Quoz. The uniform is mandatory for all students.

Is school transport available?

Details of locations, fee structure, and forms can be requested by contacting the STS office and speaking to a customer relations executive. On the following number: 04 397 555.


Our facility is purpose-built for early year’s education.  It has been designed by early year’s educators to ensure that the space is used to its full potential. The facilities include free flowing classrooms designed to meet the emerging developmental needs of each Gemstone. Large indoor play areas to ensure that children have ample space to move around even in very hot temperatures. A junior kitchen specifically designed to meet the height requirements of our children. A sensory and digital learning area in which children can use all of their senses to explore the latest in ICT. An Early Years Library designed to welcome parents as well as children to share in the importance of storytelling. A splash zone in which children can explore water and gain a greater understanding of the world around us. Ample outdoor play space featuring early years climbing apparatus to challenge and support your child’s physical development needs. A comfortable parents’ lounge to relax in and enjoy while your child settles into our programmes.

Daily Routine

We offer an 8am- 3pm schedule along with extended care until 6pm for an additional fee.  

Fee Structure (Annually)

  • Amethysts:  AED 52,000
  • Sapphires: AED 52,000
  • Emeralds: AED 52,000