Dubai
American curriculum
Ages 4 to 18

Dubai International School

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CurriculumAmerican
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): Dirham 16,903
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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
Maximum
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: Dirham 16,903
This school has more than one campus in Dubai:
Garhoud Campus: Ages 4 to 18
Al Qouz Campus: Ages 4 to 18

Address: Al Quoz Dubai United Arab Emirates

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

Al Quoz Campus: 2100
Garhoud Campus: 2550

Most common nationality

Al Quoz Campus: Emirati

Ratio of local students to international students

Al Quoz Campus: 67% local : 33% international

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Entrance exam

External examinations or assessments available

Grade 12 : High School Diploma
Grade 11 : SAT1; TOEFL Grade
8 & 9 : IC3 – DELF Certificate

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Learning Support

Learning support offered

DIS uses a range of strategies to support students’ different learning needs. These include:
- Providing differentiated activities, resources, and assessments
- Providing adapted resources and assessments where necessary
- Providing additional targeted revision /re-teaching material
- Creating an Individual Education Plan (IEP) to support students with long-term needs
- Creating an Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) to support the gifted and/or talented students
- Arranging targeted one-to-one support

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Gifted and Talented students receive support to ensure that they are able to use their gifts and talents to the fullest extent.

School start time

7:45 am

School finish time

KG2 - G5: Sunday - Wednesday: 1:20 pm, Thursday: 12:40 pm
G6 - G12: Sunday - Wednesday: 2:45 pm, Thursday: 2:00 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Garhoud Campus: Islamic club, computer club, sport club, music club, art club
Al-Qouz Campus: Arabic club, English club, French club, science club, robotics, art, karate

School provided lunches

The school is committed to providing healthy food choices through the cafeteria that maintains high standards of food safety and hygiene.
There are separate cafeterias for boys and girls in Grades 5-12. The KG and Lower Elementary sections have their own cafeterias.

Sports activities included

Physical education, swimming

Sports facilities at the school

Indoor swimming pool

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

DIS strives for developing a students' lifelong passion for Learning.

DIS is a school of national identity set in an international frame. It breeds students who adhere to Islamic and Arabic values and traditions as well as provides students with an education that prepares them to cope up with the challenges of a rapid changing future.

Teaching approach of the school

DIS offers a curriculum that is student-centered and inquiry based following the guidelines of the US Common Core Standards in the core subjects.

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