Discover the leading international day and boarding school located in Dubai.
21 May 2018| Last updated on 16 July 2018
The Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai is a leading international school where future generations are inspired to become confident and enthusiastic life-long learners, ready to embrace the opportunities and challenges in a global world. We provide an inspiring and challenging learning environment while rewarding excellence in and outside the classroom.
Our students strive to become academically successful, global-minded citizens and lifelong learners, who confidently meet their future responsibilities and help create a better world. We support children on the path to fully developing their potential in an invigorating and motivating multilingual learning environment and international culture. As excellence is attained through hard work, consistency and a high level of commitment, we reward student excellence through Scholarships for Academic Excellence and Scholarships for Equal Opportunity.
SISD offers the full continuum International Baccalaureate (IB) programme (PYP, MYP, Diploma Programme) from Pre-KG to Grade 11 in English+ additional languages (Arabic and French or German) or in two bilingual English-French and English-German streams. In Grade 6, students will have the option to go into the Swiss Baccalaureate section and graduate with a bilingual diploma.
Our boarding houses accept students from Grade 6 – 11 (with grade 12 opening in the next years). The boarding school caters to students from the UAE as well as international students, with weekly and full boarding options at their disposal. The weekly boarding option enables students from Dubai to avoid lengthy commutes. At the same time, the school will provide student visas, allowing parents to ensure a stable school progression despite relocations. After school hours is another benefit of being a boarder, where the students can participate in numerous After School Activities (ASA’s) which are designed to simulate and challenge. These include sporting, arts and academic pursuits. Boarders will be encouraged to follow their personal interests and try new things. For example horse riding, go-karting, golf, camping trips and wadi adventures.
The bilingual programme at SISD is generally suited for learners whose mother tongue is French, German or English, however, we will admit children who do not speak any of these languages up to Grade 1. During the Kindergarten phase, all students will be taught almost entirely in English. Through songs, games and sports they will begin to acquire some oral competency in French or German plus Arabic. This focus on a single common language is grounded in an understanding of how to prepare a child for long term success.
From Grade 1 onwards, students in the bilingual sections will be immersed in a progressive environment where they will eventually study 50% of their time in English and 50% in either French or German. Students in these sections will be able to qualify for the IB Bilingual Diploma during their final years at the school. Arabic and Islamic Studies will be taught according to KHDA requirements.
Our large Minergie campus ensures that we can offer a wide range of sporting facilities, including water sports that make the most of our location adjacent to Dubai Creek. The eco-friendly campus has been designed by leading architects, to maximize the potential of our generous plot in Healthcare City, adjacent to Dubai Creek. Once at full capacity, the school will welcome 2000 students, including 200 international boarders.