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|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
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|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Most common nationality||
|Ratio of local students to international students||
1% local : 99% international
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
French, Urdu, Arabic
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
Special Educational Needs Program
|Learning support offered||
The Apple International School follows inclusion program as directed by KHDA. AIS identifies and assesses children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) at early stages. Children with additional needs are catered for within the classroom and are supported by the school’s Special Educator and Counsellor. Their progress is monitored regularly to ensure that their needs are met with the help of a suitable program as guided by KHDA.AIS recognizes and celebrates the talents ofits students and ensures that every child’s talent and ability is nurtured and developed as they progress through their education. Equal opportunities are provided to cater to their needs through differentiation of the curriculum and through the provision of a wide variety of activities. The school has a specific policy for special needs children.
|Entry evaluation for students||
Interactive session (KG1 and KG2) or entrance test (KG3 and above).
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
KG1 and KG2: The child’s mathematical development, communication language, literacy and knowledge will be assessed. The child should be able to write numbers (1-10), lower case (a-z), to read 2 letters phonic words, to colour and do basic craft work. The child’s spoken ability will also be observed.
KG3 to G7: English and Mathematics test.
|School start time||
|School finish time||
KG1 and KG2: 11:45 am
|School bus service available||
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Basketball, badminton, art and craft, karate, kinder ballet, public speaking, abacus classes, mad science, melody club, footloose club, cooking, environmental club, cricket, ICT, Islamic and Arabic club.
|Sports facilities at the school||
Jungle gym area
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
The Apple International School, established in 1994, places a high value on creating an ideal atmosphere for nurturing the talents and catering to the educational needs and developing the overall personality of the children coming under the shade of the Apple campus. It is the school's aspiration that during their time with the school, every individual student makes a positive difference – a difference to their lives and a difference to the lives of the others.
AIS teaches not for school, but for life. AIS will work towards a school where:
|Teaching approach of the school||
The school’s curriculum is designed keeping in mind the multicultural mix of the student community and their individual learning needs. Based on the National curriculum pattern it aims to ensure that excellence is pursued, that lessons are challenging and have pace and direction to promote the skills essential for all round development of each child.
As the students move to the upper classes, the day becomes more structured. The full range of National Curriculum subjects is taught and greater specialization is introduced. Progress is carefully monitored through assessments and examinations. Individual strengths of students are identified to motivate optimal use of their potential. They are encouraged to discover new horizons of excellence and also enjoy the experience.
Apple- ites are encouraged to discover new areas of excellence and to enjoy the experience! In addition to their academic achievements, it is the school's aim that they should leave AIS equipped with the skills that will enable them to succeed in an ever- changing world.