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IB and German curriculums
Ages 3 to 18

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CurriculumsIB and German
Languages of instructionEnglish and German
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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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 15 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2021/2022.

Address: Al Abar,Sharjah Dubai United Arab Emirates
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Number of students

140

Number of nationalities represented in the school

6

Most common nationality

German

Ratio of local students to international students

We have no local students at the moment.

Max. number of students per class

22

Average number of students per class

Kindergarten: 10 to 15
Primary: 15 to 20
Secondary: 10

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

All our classes are taught exclusively by highly qualified teachers with degrees in their repective subjects.

Native English and German speaking teachers

German and Arabic native speakers

Language support for students not fluent in English and German

We provide German as a foreign language classes for all students, specifically designed for their level of proficiency. In kindergarten, we have a group for non-German speakers with extra language support.

Additional language classes offered by the school

At our school we start teaching English and Arabic in grade 1, French classes start in grade 6. Students in our IB Diploma Program can choose Spanish ab initio.

Use of technology in the classroom

We have projectors and Apple TVs in every classroom. In addition we have tablets and laptops that students can use.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

We use Google classroom that allows to create classes, to share files between teachers and students and to communicate with ease.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes.

Approximate hours of homework given

Depending on the age of the students, the average time spent on homework is 30-60 minutes and in the IB DP Program up to 90 minutes.

Uniform required

We have a school uniform.

Waiting list

At the moment we only have a waiting list for Kindergarten.

Entry evaluation for students

There are no entry evaluations for children joining us from German speaking schools. All other students have to take a German language test.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We have no deadlines.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, according to the regulations of the Sharjah Private Education Authority.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

The IB diploma with certain qualifing conditions is recognized as a qualification (HZB) for entry to higher education in Germany. Most of our students study at a university.

External examinations or assessments available

After Grade 10: Sekundarprüfung or Berechtigung zum Übergang in die Gymnasiale Oberstufe
After Grade 12: IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

All our students pass their exams successfully.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Our students take classes in Islam. We provide Muslim students with a prayer room. We are inclusive of all religions.

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

We offer ethics classes that students can opt for instead of Islam classes.

School bus service available

We provide transportation on our school busses to Dubai, Sharjah, RAK, UAQ and Ajman

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

We have a teacher who is specialized in supporting students with special needs.

Learning support offered

Our specialist coaches all other teachers and supports students with a variety of needs, such as dyslexia, ADHS and more.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We provide a number of support and extra challenges for gifted students that support their talents, challenge their creativity and lets them join competitions.

Student access to education psychologist

We work closely with an external child psychologist.

School start time

8am.

School finish time

1.15pm or 3.30pm

Supervised care before/after school

Our students are supervised between 7.45am and 3.30pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We offer a variety of extracurricular activities, such as football, art classes, book clubs and homework support.

School provided lunches

We have a cafeteria where students can order lunch in advance.

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

There are vegetarian options and everything is halal.

Sports activities included

Every student has two hours of physical education every week. In addition some of our extracurricular activities are all about sports.

Sports facilities at the school

We have an outdoor football field, running track, long jump pit and a swimming pool.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

The school has a football teams that competes in a number of competitions. Every year there is a sports competition day for the entire school.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The school is situated in a lush green compound. As it is a small school the atmosphere is very friendly and people care for each other. The teachers support all students so they can reach their best results.

Teaching approach of the school

We teach according to the German curriculum. We focus on individualised and differentiated teaching and embrace the IB philosophy.

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