Why GEMS

There’s much more to a GEMS education than just great schools that set a benchmark for quality education. Every one of our schools is built on the same core values that encourage every GEMS student, regardless of their age, to develop a social conscience and become an active member of the global community.

In this section, we’d like to invite you to learn a little more about us and the GEMS network of schools, our core values and the part you can play in making your child’s education the very best it can be.

Global Classroom

Your child will become an important part of the global network of award-winning GEMS schools, comprised of more than 250,000 students from over 150 nations, studying in 14 countries around the world. This cross-cultural experience is further enhanced by special initiatives which link our students to other non-GEMS schools around the world.

This diversity is mirrored by over 20,000 teaching staff, specialists and advisors who are on hand to ensure all students at the GEMS CIK, have access to the specialist resources and assistance they need.

The school is also supported by an influential and highly experienced team of advisors, and esteemed international education experts.

The GEMS Cambridge International School – Kampala, is just one of a wider network of GEMS international schools that educates students in Europe, Africa, North America, Asia and the Middle East. This provides you with the opportunity to transfer your child between GEMS schools if your circumstances were to change.

For more information about the GEMS network of schools, please click here to search our complete list of our schools.

Great Teachers

At GEMS Education, we pay close attention to how we train and support both our new and experienced educators. We know just how rewarding a teaching career can be, when educators have the right support and opportunities to develop.

From its roots as a small family of teachers, GEMS Education has evolved into an international company with a mission to provide quality education to all. Today, our family is over 11,000 inspired and qualified teachers, teaching support staff and school administrators from all nationalities, who help us to deliver seven different curricula in 16 countries – from the Middle East, North America and Europe to Asia and Africa.

So, what makes a great GEMS teacher?

GEMS Quality Standards – High quality teachers all creating educational excellence

The Right Tools – A world of resources and tools at their fingertips

Career Pathways – Rewarding opportunities that can take our teachers anywhere

Global Outlook – A vibrant community of professionals connected in 16 countries

Pioneering People – Engaged teaching professionals with new ideas and knowledge