In this century, character, values and wellbeing are highly sought-after attributes in young adults.
Our Positive Education ethos develops each child's character strengths and values, which naturally reinforces academic achievement. Fortes Schools are recognised as a global leaders in PosEd.
STEAM & Design Thinking
Our STEAM programme is based on the Stanford University Design Thinking approach.
Students ‘learn by doing’, working on solutions to real-world problems.
Think & Thrive
Secondary students host a Speaker Series and interact with innovators and business leaders from the region. This student-moderated event allows students to ask guests about their pathways to success in a unique, studio setting.
AI Learning Platform
Our AI platform is a student-directed learning platform, that allows students to develop their independent learning pathways by identifying gaps in their knowledge & skills.
It provides tailored assessment rubrics for each learner and more than 1000s of support resources.
This programme encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, and become creative resourceful problem-solvers, who can spot opportunities for enterprise.At Secondary, our Mini-MBA programme is delivered in partnership with a leading UK university in the UAE.
Environment & Sustainability
We encourage our students to become environmental changemakers by learning about our environment & how to sustain it and conserve our resources. Students develop a deep-seated reverence & understanding of nature via hydroponic farming and learning in our Forest School and Zen Gardens.
Performing Arts, Media & Communication
This programme provides equal opportunities for students to develop their artistic, performing and communication capabilities. Student reporters produce an online newspaper and record podcasts. Through this programme our students develop literacy knowledge and skills, self-confidence and emotional intelligence through working in large groups.
Secondary students are presented the opportunity to attend a partner school for a Term or a summer abroad. This programme broadens their linguistic and cultural skills and knowledge while developing independence, character and life skills.
Enrichment & Extracurricular Activities
Over 60 extracurriculars are offered to cater to and develop students’ interests.
Activities include sports and athletics, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, the performing arts, World Scholars Club, student newspaper, robotics, rock band, school orchestra; and many more.
Passionate & Inspiring Teachers
We invest in our staff via Continuous Professional Development in-school & online via our Fortes Institute.
Regular opportunities for training, learning, growth and leadership are core to our staff retention.
Multiple Academic Pathways Results
We offer multiple academic pathways at Secondary School to ensure that every student gets into a university programme of their choice.
Depending on their interests & abilities, a student can choose: IGCSE, IBDP, IBCP, A Levels, AS Levels, BTECs and ASDAN (for students of determination).
Top Global University Placements
Students are accepted into Top universities all over the world like Imperial College, Carnegie Mellon, London School of Economics, Waterloo University, the National University of Singapore, etc.
Outstanding Design, Infrastructure & Facilities
Our schools are characterised by outstanding design, infrastructure and facilities, and incorporate the latest thinking in educational architecture, school design, IT technology and infrastructure.
An Inclusive Education
We deliver an Inclusive Education with extended learning programmes to accommodate gifted as well as challenged students.
Strong Parent Engagement
We employ strong parent engagement programmes to collaborate with parents to enable them to support their child’s education.
High Performing Teams
We employ Performance Development rubrics on online systems, to empower our Senior Leaders to ensure that the staff at our schools exceed the standards set in the Inspection Frameworks that we subscribe to (IBO, DSIB & BSO), & that everyone works in a culture of accountability for outcomes, and for customer happiness.
Innovative Use of EdTech
Our schools are technology-enabled ensuring seamless online learning. Leaders and teachers check on Progress and Attainment for classes and individual students on the fly by using PowerBi to inform self-evaluation and improvement planning.
Fortes Corporate Office
Our schools are supported by an agile Fortes Corporate Office (FCO), which employs efficient and robust systems to engage and serve its business partners in the group. FCO’s aim is to ensure the rapid response times of its services, that satisfy its business partners, and to create seamless positive experiences when the community of parents, students, staff and shareholders engage with one another.