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Raha International School

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): Dirham 61,900
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 25 students / class
Maximum 26 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: Dirham 61,900
Address: Khalifa City 'A', Al Raha Gardens Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

Emirati, US

Ratio of local students to international students

15% local : 85% international

Max. number of students per class

KG1 and KG2: 22 per class
Grades 1 - 12: 26 per class

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers

Teachers are coming from the United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, South Africa, Ireland, Australia and UAE as well as many more.

Language support for students not fluent in English

RIS offers an “English as an Additional Language” (EAL) programme. This programme is offered to students who emigrate from different countries, have English as their second or third language or have varying levels of English. Once a student reaches a ‘high-intermediate’ level they can exit the programme. Their progress is continually monitored thereafter.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

Each room is equipped with computers, a computer projector and, in most cases, an interactive white board.

Uniform required


Waiting list

Yes, depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Interview and assessment.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The students are interviewed and assessed on their English and Math skills.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Special Educational Needs Support

School start time

7:45 am

School finish time

KG1: 1:00 pm
KG2: 2:00 pm
Grades 1 - 5: 2:50 pm
Grades 6 - 12: 2:55 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school offers many clubs and activities.

School provided lunches

There is a special dining hall that offers a range of healthy hot foods, salads, drinks and fruit for students.

Sports facilities at the school

There are two well equipped gymnasiums, four tennis courts, a beginner’s pool and a 25 meter pool used for competitions by the school’s swim squad. There is a regulation football pitch under lighting with a smaller pitch for younger children. The senior gymnasium contains a dance studio for use by PE classes and after school dance classes.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Raha International School is a private profit-making school managed by Taaleem group located in Al Raha Gardens, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Raha International School is an International Baccalaureate World School, RIS offers facilities that are designed to meet the latest global education needs and include ICT suites, multi-material workshops, a graphics room, language rooms, science labs, art rooms, music rooms and libraries.

Teaching approach of the school

Raha International School utilizes the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum at all levels.
The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.

IB learners strive to be:
- Inquirers
- Knowledgeable
- Thinkers
- Communicators
- Principled
- Open-minded
- Caring
- Risk-takers
- Balanced
- Reflective

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