The Most Character-Building & Innovative Schools in the Middle East
Each of our schools is characterised by a range of leading-edge Signature Programmes that deeply enrich our education.
Positive Education (PosEd)
A truly outstanding education can truly only be developed when it develops skills for academic and personal achievement, as well as character, values and wellbeing.
Quite simply, young boys and girls who have a strong foundation in values, character strengths and wellbeing go on to make for successful, happy learners and individuals who flourish in life.
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.
An outstanding Careers department provides students guidance to the world’s top universities; inspiration through our ‘Think & Thrive’ entrepreneurial speaker series which brings in industry professionals and entrepreneurs; mentorship to secure summer workplace internships; and extensive career counselling.
By the time our students graduate from school, they stand out as model students with the confidence, skills and preparedness for university and the workplace.
Enterprise & Leadership Programme
This programme encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, and become creative resourceful problem-solvers, who can spot opportunities for enterprise.
With a formal tie with the Peter Jones Academy for Entrepreneurship, students work on case real studies, learning the mechanics of how to approach business and opportunity tackling constraints and limited resources.
The Performing Arts, Media & Communication Programme
This programme provides students opportunities to pursue a deeply arts infused programme in the performing arts, drama, music, dance, media and communications. In one activity in this programme, students participate as roving ‘Student Reporters’ on campus producing a weekly online newspaper, recording podcasts, and maintaining the school’s social media channels.
Students further develop their literacy skills, presentation skills, self-confidence, teamwork skills, and emotional intelligence.
Environment & Sustainability (Forest School) Programme
We encourage students to become environmental changemakers by learning about our environment, how to sustain it, and how to conserve our resources.
Students develop a deep-seated appreciation and understanding of Nature via our in-school, vertical hydroponic farms and learning of biodiversity and conservation in our Forest School.
Enrichment & Extracurricular Activities
Our schools offer over 80 exciting extracurricular activities catering to every child’s interests.
Activities include sports and athletics, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, the performing arts, World Scholars Club, Model UN, student newspaper, robotics, rock band, school orchestra; and lots more.
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.
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.