Dubai
German, International curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

German International School Sharjah

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CurriculumGerman, International
Languages of instructionEnglish, German
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): Dirham 34,500
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and German
Native English and German teachers
Extra languages (other than English and German)
Class sizes Average 18 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Contact email: office@dssharjah.org
School's webpage: www.dssharjah.org
Yearly fees: Dirham 34,500

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

195

Number of nationalities represented in the school

20

Most common nationality

German

Ratio of local students to international students

0:100

Max. number of students per class

22

Average number of students per class

Kindergarden: 18
Primary: 13

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

No, our teachers are special trained for internal differentiation.

Native English and German speaking teachers

Yes, Native Speakers are: German, English, Arabic, French.

Language support for students not fluent in English and German

Yes, if the student needs extra assistance.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Children have English and Arabic starting from Grade 1, French from Grade 6 and Spanish from Grade 11.

Use of technology in the classroom

We have as a classroom solution beamer and iPads as well as school laptops.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

30-60 Minutes every day. In higher Grades also more possible.

Uniform required

We have just a school shirt.

Waiting list

Yes, in Kindergarten and Primary.

Entry evaluation for students

Not if the child comes from a German speaking school. If not, the Child needs to sit a language exam, they check the proficiency in the German language.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

N/A

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We have no deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

We have the first students sitting the IB Diploma this year.
But all of our students want to study afterwards.

External examinations or assessments available

After Grade 10: Sekundarprüfung or Berechtigung zum Übergang in die Gymnasiale Oberstufe
After Grade 12: IB Diploma
Different assessment depending on the Grade to check the students knowledge in comparison to other schools take place during the school year.

Results in these examinations

All our students pass the Examination at the end of Grade 10, Grade 12 examinations will be held at the end of the year.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Islamic lessons are provided. As a German school all religions are accepted as Germany has a strict distinction between school and religion.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Children with other religions will have Ethik instead.

School bus service available

Yes, from Dubai (Stating Marina/Gardens) and from RAK (UAQ, Ajman).

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

We have a support for small limitation, but no dedicated staff.

Learning support offered

Support for dyslexia etc.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Our school system itself is challenging. But gifted students receive support through extra lessons or special material during the lessons (internal differentiation).

Student access to education psychologist

If required we have contacts to educational psychologist, who will visit the school.

School start time

8 am

School finish time

1.15 pm or 3.30 pm

Supervised care before/after school

We have extra care between 1.15 and 3.30 pm with free homework supervision.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Every year different clubs e.g. Karate, Gymnastics, Cooking

School provided lunches

Yes, students can buy sandwiches and juices. For lunch a warm meal is provided.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Everything is halal. There are vegan choices.

Sports activities included

Part of the curriculum are 2 hours of sport lessons.

Sports facilities at the school

Outside sport field with running track, small swimming pool. For bad weather we are using the indoor facilities from our neighbor school.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

The school has a Running and football Team. There a competitions through out the year.
Main sports completion takes place in February (Bundesjugendspiele).

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Our school is situated in a green compound. We are a family like school and look after each other. The German system leads to an international recognized degree with the possibility to study without fee in Germany.

Teaching approach of the school

We follow the German school system, which means that we practice an internal differentiation . So that every students get the education they need.

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