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CurriculumsIB and Swiss
Languages of instructionEnglish, French, and German
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English, French, and German
Native English, French, and German teachers
Extra languages (other than English, French, and German)
Class sizes Average 22 students / class
Maximum 26 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: Dirham 62,484
to: Dirham 99,000
Address: Dubai Healthcare City, Phase 2, Al Jaddaf, Dubai

The school offers 3 streams:
- The English stream with foreign languages (French, German or Italian)
- The English/French stream
- The English/German stream
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Number of students

1200

Number of nationalities represented in the school

70

Most common nationality

Swiss, French, German

Ratio of local students to international students

1/40

Max. number of students per class

26

Average number of students per class

22

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English, French, and German speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English, French, and German

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

English, French, German, Italian, Arabic, Russian, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

IPAD, Whiteboard, Innovation Lab, Lego, Robotics, Coding

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)

Yes, the school uses MS Teams

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

1 hour depending on grade levels

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes for certain grades

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment exam

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Assessment for the language level and academic level.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Before the new academic year starts.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

We do not have graduating students yet

External examinations or assessments available

MYP E Assessments

Results in these examinations

No results yet

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Islamic studies for Muslim students

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

Islamic studies taught to all Muslim students as per Government regulations

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes. SISD has an Inclusion department.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

With a specially developed programme taken care of our qualified inclusion staff.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

8.15 am

School finish time

2.20 pm (Early Years) and 3.35 pm (Primary and Secondary School)

Supervised care before/after school

Yes. Drop-off is made from 7.55 am and students can stay until 4.45 pm in supervised care, including after-school activities

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Football, Karate, Dance, Swimming classes, Robotics, French club, Italian club etc...

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes

Sports activities included

Standard physical education activities, including swimming.

Sports facilities at the school

Our vast sports grounds house an Olympic sized 50m swimming pool, 2 basketball courts, 2 tennis courts (one of which being shaded), a full sized football/rugby pitch, an indoor and an outdoor running track, a climbing wall, a gymnasium, dance studios and two multi-purpose sports halls. We will also develop a range of water sports activities, such as sailing, kayaking, and paddle boarding to take full advantage of our unique access to Dubai Creek.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The four Rings of Values are at the heart of our school philosophy: Bilingual; Excellence; Sustainability; Together. This B.E.S.T. approach to education emphasizes the development of lasting academic and human values.

Teaching approach of the school

At SISD we follow the framework of the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme from Pre-Kindergarten (PreKG) to Grade12 and the Swiss Baccalaureate programme from Grade 6 onwards. The Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai is an IB Continuum World School authorised to offer and teach the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and IB Diploma Programme (DP) and the IB Career-related Programme (CP). Our unique international programme offers students the opportunity to choose between one of our bilingual English-French or English-German streams or follow the English+ STEAM stream (Pre KG – Grade 5) and English+ stream (Grade 6 – Grade 12).

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