Arada has announced partnership with Innoventures Education to bring new K-12 international school at the Aljada megaproject in Sharjah. The school will have the capacity of 2,000 students and will provide studies in American and IB curricula.
The school will be the first in Sharjah operated by Innoventures Education. Situated on a 480,000 square foot area to the northwest of the megaproject, it is near residential neighborhoods, the Arada CBD business park, and the Zaha Hadid Associates-designed Madar family entertainment zone. Beginning in 2024, construction is expected to be completed by the time the school’s first students arrive for the 2026–2027 school year.
Ahmed Alkhoshaibi, Group CEO, Arada said, “We are determined to bring services and facilities representing an exceptional level of quality to the community at Aljada, and this partnership is ample proof of this approach. We look forward to working closely with Innoventures Education to deliver a high-class school that adds to Sharjah’s impressive list of academic institutions.”
Poonam Bhojani, CEO, Innoventures Education also expressed her views and said, “We’re delighted to take our first step into Sharjah at Aljada, where we will establish a new centre of educational excellence. Our mission is to empower students with a holistic, rigorous, and international education for success in an ever-changing world. Our partnership with Arada will allow us to offer that winning proposition to a new generation of learners in Sharjah.”
Raffles World Academy, Raffles International School, Collegiate International School, and nine Raffles Early Childhood Centers (ECC) are among the five schools that Innoventures Education oversees. The organization was founded in 2004. The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has recognized DIA Emirates Hills as the first and only IB continuum school that is rated Outstanding. The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Order of Merit for Sports Education School was recently given to DIA Emirates Hills, a royal recognition of the sports-oriented culture of Innovative Education schools. These schools educate more than 9,000 students from more than 120 countries under the direction of a committed team of 1,500 international instructors and support staff.
The Innoventures Education school will be the second of Aljada’s three schools. Growing income levels, a sizable expat community, and an increase in Emirati demand are the main factors driving the need for private schools in Sharjah, according to top global strategy consulting firm L.E.K Consulting.
The school will have two swimming pools, an athletic track and pit, basketball and tennis courts, climate-controlled gymnasiums, and a full-sized football field, among other top-notch amenities. In addition, students will have access to dynamic outdoor learning areas, a library, science, design, and technology labs, visual and performing arts studios, a media and recording lab, Arabic and Islamic study rooms, and an auditorium.