Bilingual Day & Boarding
IB School in the heart of Dubai

What sets us apart?

Join our international community of learners in the heart of Dubai
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and bilingual

With 100 nationalities of families and 40 mother-tongue languages spoken, we are one of the most cosmopolitan and diverse schools in the Middle East.

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Educating for a
Better Future

One of the only IB continuum schools globally, offering a bilingual and exciting curriculum, our students are inspired to become confident, lifelong learners, ready to embrace the challenges and opportunities of a global world – and make a difference. 

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Inclusive, innovative and academically rigorous

We encourage and support all our students to become successful, global minded, enthusiastic lifelong learners who will confidently take advantage of future opportunities and help make a difference.

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A boarding environment
like no other

Luxury and purpose-built boarding houses on campus offer our students the opportunity to enjoy a boarding school experience in one of the safest and most dynamic cities in the world. 

Welcome message from our Principal

Ruth Burke



We offer three
unique educational

Learning Streams

We offer three unique educational programme
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Bilingual Programme
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Bilingual Programme
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IB STEAM Programme
(French/German as an additional language)

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What’s On


Second-Hand Uniform Sale: The Parents` Association will be organising a sale of second-hand uniform on Wednesday 27th September in the parent cafe.
All items are AED30, and cash only please.

#SecondHandUniform #UniformSale #ParentsAssociation #IBSchool #BilingualSchool #BoardingSchool #SustainableSchool

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Introducing our Parents` Association for this year! Our team of committed and supportive parents organise events, initiatives and activities for the school community. More information about forthcoming events will be coming soon. If you wish to contact the team, please email

#ParentsAssociation #ParentsAsPartners #Togetherness #IBSchool #BilingualSchool #BoardingSchool

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Our Admissions are now open for the academic year 2024/25.

Please note that preference will be given to siblings of SISD families, space permitting, for applications received before 15 October 2023.

Individual tours are available every weekday, and we would be delighted to show interested families around our school campus and facilities.

Please contact the admissions team at for more information.

#AdmissionsAreOpen #NewAcademicYear #IBSchool #BilingualSchool #BoardingSchool #BoardingSchoolDubai

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Parent Information Session: The Admissions team from Les Roches and Glion Universities will be hosting parent and student information sessions on Tuesday 19th September. Les Roches and Glion are two of the leading hospitality universities in the world, and are based in Switzerland. The parent session will take place at 8.30am in the MPR room - all parents are welcome to attend.

#LesRoches #Glion #HospitalityCourses #HospitalityUniversity #IBSchool #BilingualSchool #BoardingSchool

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Sporting Scholarships to US universities: We have the pleasure of hosting the Director of Sport, Stuart McCaffrey, from First Point USA to the school next week, to offer advice and support for parents interested in finding out more about sport scholarships to leading US universities. First Point USA is the biggest international sports agency in developing scholarship opportunities for students.

All parents are welcome
Thursday 21st September
2pm, MPR Room

#SportsScholarships #SISDSports #USUniversities #IBSchool #BilingualSchool #BoardingSchoolDubai #BoardingSchool

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Bonne Chance, Vielen Glück! Wishing the very best of luck to our graduating class of 2023, who will be heading off to pastures new to commence their university studies this month.
Destinations include Columbia, McGill, University of Toronto, NorthEastern University, Cardiff, EDHEC, Warwick, Manchester and NYU Abu Dhabi, to name just a few!

#Goodluck #UniversityDestinations #OfftoUni #IBSchool #BilingualSchool #BoardingSchoolDubai

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We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Matthias Dörrzapf, Director of International Programmes at St John’s College, Cambridge University, to speak to our students and parents about the course options available at Cambridge, the university application process and interview techniques.

The event will take place on Monday 25th September at 2.15pm in the auditorium - all parents are welcome.

Cambridge has been ranked as the 3rd best university in the world in the Times Higher Education World Rankings 2023.

#Topuniversities #CambridgeUniversity #UniversityDestinations

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A big shout-out for our traffic and security team, who play a crucial role in ensuring a safe and smooth drop-off and pick-up for our students and families - we are very grateful for their constant commitment and diligence.

Just a few reminders to ensure we support them and ensure a positive experience for all:
🚕 Please drive slowly and carefully within the school premises and around the school entrances.
🚶‍♀️ Please use the crosswalks and follow the marshals` instructions, especially for crossing at busy times
🅿️ Please park in the designated drop-off and pick-up zones.
😀 Please be mindful of the job our marshals are doing, and your patience is appreciated, particularly at peak times.

Thank you for your support and co-operation - always working Together to keep our school community safe.

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