Dubai
International, Swiss curriculum
Bilingual
Ages 3 to 17

Swiss International Scientific School Dubai

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CurriculumInternational, Swiss
Languages of instructionEnglish, French, German
Age RangeAges 3 to 17
Yearly fees (G7): Dirham 95,008
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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 15 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: Dirham 95,008

Important notes about this school

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

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

290

Number of nationalities represented in the school

50

Most common nationality

French

Ratio of local students to international students

1/20

Max. number of students per class

22

Average number of students per class

15

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

Use of technology in the classroom

IPAD

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

1 hour

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

No

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment

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

None

External examinations or assessments available

None

Results in these examinations

None

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Islamic studies

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

Yes

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

8.20 am

School finish time

2.00 pm (early years students) or 3.35 pm (primary and middle school students)

Supervised care before/after school

Yes. Drop-off is made from 8.00 am and students can stay until 5.00 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 as a candidate school for all three academic programmes. The programme is being implemented from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. We will also offer the Swiss Baccalaureate to create, develop and sustain a community of lifelong learners and provide a coherent learning experience for students.

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