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Address: Dubai Healthcare City (Phase 2), Al Jaddaf, Dubai, UAE
Telephone: +971 4 375 0600
Teaching languages: English, French, German
Curriculum: Swiss and International Baccalaureate
Ages: 3 to 18
The Swiss International Scientific School Dubai (SISD) uses the latest technology to create a stimulating and exciting learning experience for its 1,200 learners. Most students are from Europe but the student body remains diverse with 70 nationalities being represented throughout the school.
Thanks to its healthy eating, holistic living and positive environments, the school was awarded the Happy and Healthy School award by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). SISD has boarding facilities with full, weekly and flexi accommodation available to students from ages 11 to 18.
What the school says
"The Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai is a leading international school where future generations are inspired to become confident and enthusiastic lifelong learners, ready to embrace the opportunities and challenges in a global world.
"The eco-friendly campus has been designed by leading architects to maximise the potential of our generous plot in Healthcare City, adjacent to Dubai Creek."
SISD offers the International Baccalaureate programme from Pre-KG through to Grade 12. Three streams are available: English, bilingual English/French and bilingual English/German. The Swiss Baccalaureate is available as an option from Grade 6 upwards.
In Early Years and Primary Years, all students study the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme.
- Early Years: Pre-KG to KG 2
- Primary Years: Grades 1 to 5
After Primary, students have the choice between two diverging pathways.
- Swiss Baccalaureate: Grades 6 to 12
- International Baccalaureate: Middle Years Programme (Grades 6 to 10) followed by either the IB Diploma Programme (Grades 11 and 12) or the IB Career-related Programme (Grades 11 and 12)
Fees for the 2022/2023 school year differ according to the stream chosen. For the standard IB (English), fees range from 53,000 AED for Pre-KG to 99,000 AED for Grades and 11 and 12. Fees for the bilingual IB range from 62,484 AED for Pre-KG to 99,000 AED for Grades 11 and 12. Fees are payable annually or per term.
From the principal
"Welcome, Bienvenue, Willkommen, Ahlan Wa sahlan, to the Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai; a school where your child will thrive and excel.
"Offering a dynamic education, focused on both academic excellence and personal growth, SISD students are nurtured to become compassionate lifelong learners and responsible citizens, contributing to society through genuine intercultural understanding and respect. At SISD, a distinctive feature of school life is our diverse student body made up of more than 90 different nationalities. Our relentless focus on the acquisition of language makes us truly unique; bilingual programmes are offered in either French or German or alternatively, as additional languages in our PYP, MYP, IBDP and IBCP programmes.
"Our sincere commitment to a Swiss vision of excellence, in all we do, enables our students to fully embrace the wealth of opportunities available in our world-class facilities. We have enhanced the Early Years and Primary Years Programme to offer STEAM opportunities, a future-focused and integrated approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Our sports, swimming, student leadership, creative and performing arts programmes are of a very high quality. Holistic approaches, where students’ talents and interests are developed, contribute greatly to the personal wellbeing of all our students and to successful school community cohesion.
"Our team of international teaching and student support staff is made up of highly qualified professionals who all share the common goal of providing the highest quality of educational experience and care to all our children in an inclusive, nurturing and supportive environment.
"I look forward to meeting you personally. Please feel free to contact me, should you have any queries about our wonderful and highly unique school."
– Ruth Burke, Principal
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