Message from the Principal
On behalf of Virginia International Private School family, I wish to extend a warm welcome to the Virginia International Private School (VIPS) community (Parents & Students) and wish everyone a brilliant educational future
I am Karla Moore the school principal, and I am excited to join the Virginia team this year and I am looking forward to continuing to help grow and expand the school’s quality of education for all our students.
I have over 15 years of experience in education, five of which have been here in the UAE. My background includes experience in curriculum and coaching teachers to improve academic outcomes for students.
We are continuing to build a strong learning community as the foundation of our school and launching many new initiatives which will be part of the VIPS traditions for years to come.
We have over 1,000 students this year, as we continue to grow, with our aim to become a full K-12 school. We have highly qualified staff, who I know are focused on raising students who enjoy learning, are curious, think critically, and persevere through difficult problems to achieve great results.
At VIPS, we aim to produce life-long learners who are innovative and creative, highly competitive in the modern economy and who are champions of UAE culture and heritage.
We do this by offering a well-rounded American curriculum, with a strong emphasis on STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. We believe these are key ingredients for the future and our educators look for ways to continually integrate STEAM concepts into the lessons and lives of our students. Additionally, we believe in supporting and developing the whole child, which includes emotional and social support, in addition to the academic support. We will continue to encourage and expand the opportunities our students have to participate in various extracurricular activities and events and take on leadership roles that fit their skills and interests.
We welcome all members of the VIPS community to increase their involvement in the school – contact us if you have an idea to share and/or want to know how you can be more involved. We look forward to a collaborative, successful 2017-18 school year!
Karla Moore, Principal
Masters of Education in Curriculum & Instruction