Sunmarke School delivers a rigorous and enriched education with academic excellence and character development at its very heart.
Through our Positive Education ethos and diverse extra-curricular activities, our highly-experienced teachers and leaders create an environment where young students flourish and achieve their fullest potential.
OUR UNIQUE SIGNATURE PROGRAMMES
Virtual Reality Programme
Sunmarke ignites curiosity and creativity with a globally leading programme in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) from EYFS to Year 13, which uses next generation, immersive technologies to provide an incredible range of learning opportunities to become future ready. Students can travel in space and time, back to prehistoric history or future colonies on Mars; visit planets, foreign countries or museums learning of other people, cultures and environments; visualise the science of how things really work at a molecular level; practise public speaking; and so much more. We are making the impossible, possible.
Our signature Positive Education programme is interwoven throughout our school. Our outstanding education is underpinned by the development of not only academics and achievement but also the development of character, values and wellbeing.
Our signature programme of a STEAM & Robotics concentration combines technology, design and product development. Interested students will design and fabricate steel, wood, acrylic prototypes plus mechanical, electrical, and control systems while creating autonomous programming. Students will work collaboratively to compete in the FIRST® Robotics Competition, a premier international robotics competition. Team-building, project management, and reflection are integrated throughout the programme.
Our signature programme of the mini-MBA concentration allows students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset of creative problem-solving, resourcefulness and resilience, and ability to seek opportunity, as well as study strategic management, operations, marketing, organisational design and entrepreneurship.
The Arts Concentration
Our signature programme in the Arts concentration gives students the opportunity to further develop their talents through a deeply arts-infused programme in Music, Theatre, the Visual Arts and/or Dance. Students accepted into the programme will devote a significant portion of each week to practice, rehearsal, or studio work.
Environment & Sustainability Concentration
Our signature programme of an Environment & Sustainability concentration is for Secondary students who have a passion for understanding and preserving our natural environment. Students will explore courses in Geography, Landscape, Environmental Ethics, Economics, and Policy, Photography, Biology, Ecology, and complete their own Independent Research Project.
Term Abroad Concentration
Our signature programme of a Term Abroad concentration enables interested Secondary students to attend a partner boarding school broadening their geographical, historical, linguistic, and cultural knowledge while maintaining Sunmarke’s high academic standards and emphasis on character and skills development. This is a rare invitation for students to immerse themselves in language, daily routines, and cultural habits of another country for an extended period of time and further develop their independence and character.
Fortes VIP Music Programme
The Fortes’ VIP Music Programme enables Sunmarke students to master a variety of musical instruments including the Violin, Cello, Guitar, Ukulele, Drums, Piano/ Keyboard, Vocals and Accordion. These music peripatetic lessons are run by our specialist team of highly experienced music tutors.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award
Sunmarke students participate in the Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards – the world’s leading youth achievement award. By choosing a Service, Physical Recreation, Skills activity; an Expedition; or taking part in a residential project, we ensure our young students develop into responsible, active citizens who will positively contribute towards society.
Fortes Intensive English Language Programme
The Fortes Intensive English Language School Programme (FIELP) is an interactive and effective English Language programme enabling children to build strong English language skills and boost their academic performance. FIELP Camps are held at our campus during the Spring, Summer and Winter breaks.
Sports Heroes Academy
Our unified peer-coaching sports programme Sports Heroes Academy welcomes more than 60 Children of Determination into Sunmarke School each week to train with student volunteers from Sunmarke and the local community.
"Sunmarke School is an Outstanding school and provides an outstanding quality of education for all its pupils"
"Student's learning skills are very strong. Outstanding personal development of all students is a significant key strength of the school"
"Sunmarke School is genuinely a ground-breaking school - and offers the broadest curriculum options of ANY other school in the Emirates"
"We would encourage interested parents to visit this school. We are impressed by the commitment of the school to an open policy towards students of all abilities and the development of the curriculum to provide a far wider range of Sixth Form options than has been seen to date in Dubai."
"Sunmarke meets the criteria of a "School of Character" five or ten times over. It is an "Outstanding School of Character that makes a huge difference to the lives of the children in this school. Character and the idea of flourishing is embedded within everything this school does so I am hugely impressed. "
GCSEs A*- C
Outstanding results in GSCE for the Academic Year 2018-19, especially in core subjects.
GCSEs A*- B
Exceptional grades achieved for GCSE for Academic Year 2018-19.
A-Levels A*- C
Through small class sizes and excellent academic support, our students achieve outstanding A-Level results.
A-levels A* - B
Year on year, we receive top grades at A-Level enabling our students to attend the world’s top 100 universities.