American Elementary through High School
Bradenton Prep Academy (BPA), A GEMS Global Network School provides an outstanding American college preparatory educational program in the English language to students from around the world. Our staff teaches and inspires excellence in academics and life-long learning skills by continually reviewing and enhancing an enriched American curriculum, promoting student achievement, encouraging integrity and nurturing a desire to learn. Although our standards-based curriculum focuses on academic achievement, extra and co-curricular activities play an important role in the development of well-rounded students and world citizens. We believe that interactions outside the classroom are just as important as the ones inside, giving students an opportunity to develop their emotional and social intelligence.
Our programs run from KG 1 to Grade 12, culminating in an American High School Diploma with Advanced Placement (AP) credit options.
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The school is located in Dubai Sports City, just off the Al Khail roundabout, and near the Arabian Ranches, Victory Heights and Motor City.
Who runs the school?
The school is privately owned, and is administered by a board that comprises prominent business members with a keen interest and expertise in developing sport. The head of the school is Dr. Michael Gemma, and Jeanette Hutchinson is the elementary coordinator.
Is this a non-profit school?
Curriculum: United States (US) Curriculum
Language of Instruction: English
Bradenton Preparatory Academy offers an enriched American curriculum with an international perspective for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12. The curriculum is based on US national standards, the Common Core State Standards and best practice research. Our curriculum is inspired by the GEMS Education core values and the wealth of Arabic education is integrated into the program. Academically, Bradenton Preparatory Academy offers an advanced curriculum that we enable students to excel in. It is our goal to prepare them for college or a future career, and an advanced level of academics will support their admissions into college or their prospects when following their career paths.
What facilities does the school offer?
The Bradenton Preparatory Academy is a place students want to be. Our park-like, open, green campus creates an environment that motivates students to be actively involved in their school lives. We continuously encourage students to reach their full potential and discover as many skills as they can.
Our facilities include:
Full-court indoor gymnasium
25 meter swimming pool
Second pool for younger learners
Multi-purpose covered courts for basketball/tennis/badminton
Full Physics Laboratory
Extra-large classrooms with large windows, allowing students to work in natural light
What is the school’s philosophy?
As an international school following an American educational philosophy, Bradenton Prep develops students to be fully prepared for their future life choices. Students are encouraged to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, and creative individuals. The school says that their students have a sense of social responsibility, fair play, and integrity.
According to the school, Bradenton Preparatory Academy provides students with challenging academics, develops their critical thinking, and allows for their personal artistic and athletic development. This is accomplished within a framework of shared rights and responsibilities.
To be eligible for enrollment, students must have turned the following ages by 1 September for the respective grade level.
Additionally, students entering Kindergarten must be fully toilet-trained.
To Apply For Admission
To apply for admission to Bradenton Preparatory Academy, Dubai Sports City, you must fill out an Enquiry. An Enquiry is an online application form.
Click here to begin an Enquiry.
Step 1: Click here to be taken to the Enquiry page.
Before accessing this site, you may wish to read the following guidelines providing simple instructions for completing the online application process.
Step 2: The first part of the application will require:
- Parent/Guardian’s name
- Relationship to the applicant
- Valid email address (your Enquiry reference number will be sent here)
- Contact number
- Applicant’s name
- Applicant’s date of birth
- Year level being applied for
Step 3: Submit the above information.
An Enquiry has been created at this point. You may complete it immediately or continue it when you chose.
Step 4: Check the inbox of the email address provided to find your Enquiry reference number. Do not lose this number.
Step 5: Return to the Enquiry page and complete your admission application.
You may include siblings in this application.
You have the option to ’Save and Continue Later’ at all times during the process.
Step 6: Once you have completed the entire Enquiry, you will receive another email informing you of the documents you must take to the school registrar to complete the admission application.
Generally, these documents are:
- Photocopies of the following:
- Applicant’s passport (4 copies)
- Applicant’s and parent’s Emirates ID Cards (front and back)
- Parent’s passports
- Applicant’s UAE Residence Visa
- Birth Certificate
- Vaccination record/s
In addition to:
- 1 recent passport sized photographs of the applicant
- Report cards from the previous 3 years’ (for admission to Year 2 upwards)
- Reports relating to a student’s additional support requirements, where applicable
Step 7: Take these documents, making a note of your Enquiry number, to the registrar at the school, and make the registration fee (Dhs500) payment.
Step 8: The registrar will call you for an interview and/or assessment.
Step 9: Come to the school at the arranged time for the interview/assessment.
Step 10: If a place has been offered, you will receive a call from the school on the number provided in the Enquiry.
Step 11: To confirm and secure your child’s place, the admission fee must be paid (Dhs5,500).
The original school transfer certificate must contain the following information:
- Date of enrollment at your child’s previous school
- Year group placement at previous school
- Date the child left the previous school
- School stamp and signature
In the case of overseas transfer, the school transfer certificate should also be duly attested by:
- Ministry of Education in the country the school is located in
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the country the school is located in
- UAE Embassy in the country the school is located in
Attestation is not required for transfers from schools in UK, US, Canada, Australia and Europe.
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Tuition Fee Payment Structure
Tuition fee payments must be made in advance, either:
- Per year
- Per term
For payments being made per term, the payment should be paid one month before the start of the term and no later than the first day of the term.
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