Dubai
British, Montessori curriculum
Ages 3 to 16

Raffles International School

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CurriculumBritish, Montessori
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 16
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
First year fees: Dirham 64,701

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Number of students

1900

Number of nationalities represented in the school

90

Most common nationality

European

Ratio of local students to international students

7% local : 93% international

Max. number of students per class

25

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

Raffles International School aims to provide a focused and effective ELS programme, set by Cambridge ESOL Standards. ELS plays a key role in improving the English language proficiency levels of non-native English speakers, with limited to no knowledge of the English language. Together with the Cambridge Primary Curriculum, the ELS programme’s key objective is to teach the targeted language in order to ensure that students become
familiar with the language used in the classroom, quickly and smoothly. These targets are based on the Cambridge Primary English as a Second Language Curriculum Framework.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French, Mandarin

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Grades 1-3 15-30 minutes per day
Grades 4-5 30-45 minutes per day
Grades 6-8 60-90 minutes per day
Grades 9-10 105-120 minutes per day

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

KG 1 & KG 2: Each child will have a pre-admission assessment at RIS to assess the suitability of the school for the child.
Grades 1-10: Eligibility for admission to RIS is by assessment tests in English and Mathematics.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, A Levels

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Learning Support Department

Learning support offered

Learning Support at RIS is for those students who have a particular learning need,
difficulty or disability. Students are supported through different and individual targets in literacy and numeracy, as well as in fine motors skills. The Learning Support department provides support to parents as well as teachers.

School start time

7:45 am

School finish time

KG 1 to KG2: 2:00 pm
KG3 - G5: 2:15 pm
G6 - G10: Sunday to Wednesday: 3:25 pm, Thursday: 2:30 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Tennis, swimming, basketball, football, art, music, drama, painting, technology

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Soccer field, swimming pools, gymnasium, indoor sports hall, dance studio, basketball court, tennis court.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Raffles International School delivers a world-class curriculum based on best
standards and practices of school systems around the globe. RIS works towards securing the foundations of a child’s education while helping them develop capabilities to succeed.

At RIS, students are offered the full continuum of the UK-based, globally
recognised, Cambridge curriculum leading up to IGCSE and A-levels. RIS is the first school in the UAE to offer a unique combination of Montessori Pre-school and an enriched Cambridge International Curriculum enhanced by a well-developed language studies programme, which includes Arabic, French, Mandarin and English Language Support.

Teaching approach of the school

RIS is the first school in the UAE to offer a unique combination of Montessori Pre-school and an enriched Cambridge International Curriculum enhanced by a well-developed language studies programme, which includes Arabic, French, Mandarin and English Language Support.

Summary of prices and fees

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in AED

Yearly fees: Dirham 63,701
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: Dirham 1,000
Total first year fees: Dirham 64,701
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Where exactly is this school?

This school has more than one campus in Dubai:
Raffles International School: Ages 4 to 16
Nursery - Hattan Garden Campus: Ages 3 to 4
Nursery - Umm Suqeim South Campus: Ages 3 to 4
Nursery - Springs Campus: Ages 3 to 4
Nursery - Town Centre Campus: Ages 3 to 4
Nursery - Lakes Campus: Ages 3 to 4
Nursery - Emirates Hills Campus: Ages 3 to 4
Nursery - Dubai Marina Campus: Ages 3 to 4
Nursery - Arabian Ranches Campus: Ages 3 to 4

Get in touch with this school

Contact email: admissions@rafflesis.com
School's webpage: www.rafflesis.com/home
Address: Al Baghla Street Umm Suqeim 3 Dubai U.A.E.

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