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Core Attributes

Leadership – Fifth Dimension children will have good communication skills that will enable them to lead people to find resolutions, set a good example, are resilient, have courage, have a positive attitude and are dependable and reliable.

Cultural literacy – Fifth Dimension children learn to understand the subtle nuances that come along with living or working in a particular society. They consists of understanding the language, methods, assumptions, and unstated ideas that make up a way to behave and communicate. Knowing your own cultural literacy makes you more empathetic and aware of others.

STEM Mind-set – Fifth Dimension children learn to approach problems with an open mind, consider a range of solutions, seek innovation, and express their ideas in a variety of modes.

Our children’s accomplishments are recognised through our passport, and the passport provides our community with a focus that reflects our values.


Core Competencies

Creativity– Fifth Dimension children think creatively by generating and exploring ideas, making original connections. They try different ways to tackle a problem, working with others to find imaginative solutions and outcomes that are of value.

Critical thinking– Fifth Dimension children evaluate their strengths and limitations, setting themselves realistic goals with criteria for success. They monitor their own performance and progress, inviting feedback from others and making changes to further their learning. Twenty 71 children use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.

Digital literacy – Fifth Dimension children are able to critically use technology, to navigate through various online forums and devices, understanding how technology works, and being able to creatively and inventively manipulate technology to solve problems.

Collaboration – Fifth Dimension children demonstrate ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams and exercise flexibility and willingness to be helpful in making necessary compromises to accomplish a common goal and assume shared responsibility for collaborative work, and value the individual contributions made by each team member

Problem Solving— Fifth Dimension children will work through a problem to reach a solution without giving up. They will search for multiple ways of solving a problem, using logic and critical thinking in order to find the best solution.


The Fifth Dimension Passport

At Fifth Dimension, every learner has a passport that contains our core competencies. We recognise that in today’s world, children need a variety of skills, competencies, and supporting attributes to succeed in future employment, higher education, and to be positive, active members of society. Our foundational fluencies drive our planning and assessment practices.


American International Accreditation Association of Schools and Colleges

As part of our commitment to improvement, we are seeking accreditation with the American International Accreditation Association of Schools and Colleges. Although we know this is not compulsory for US curriculum schools in Dubai, we appreciate the formal review process, and we recognize the standards outlined by this body.

This drive towards accreditation will align our practices within school and enable our educators and staff to gain external validation for their efforts. We will also be part of a wider team of US accredited schools which we can partner with, and share resources and ideas.

More information about the accreditation can be found here:


Nad Al Sheba Villas Residents’ Discount

With Nad Al Sheba Villas located within 5 minutes drive of Fifth Dimension Elementary School, the Nakheel community is a natural catchment area for our school. With more residents moving into the community, either by renting or buying, we’re delighted to be on the doorstep of the community.

As a natural partner to Nad Al Sheba Villas, we are delighted to offer residents of Al Sheba Villas, 30% discount on our fees up until September 1st, 2021.

If you are located in Nad Al Sheba Villas, and you are interested in joining the school, please contact or call us on +971 56 943 9545.

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