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 90 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


We are excited to announce that we will be launching our new Athletics Academy in September, in conjunction with AIS Athletics. Following on from the success of our recent Speedo Swim Academy, the new Athletics Academy will offer talented athletes dedicated training sessions before and after school with the coaching team from AIS. Students will also have the opportunity to compete in national and international meets.
#AISAthletics #AthleticsAcademy #Launching #TrackandFields @aisathleticsuae

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Congratulations to our Operations and Facilities team, who were recently awarded the highest A grade in their Dubai Municipality inspection for Health and Safety.
#DubaiMunicipality #HealthAndSafety #GradeA

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The SISD Arts Department cordially invites you to our second Live Lounge Event on Monday 6th February at 4pm, on the Secondary Rooftop Garden. An opportunity for the SISD community to come together to listen to some live music by Secondary students - we hope you can join us for this musical evening!
#LiveLounge #RoofTop #Event #Secondary #ArtsDepartment

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The community of SISD shares its heartfelt condolences to the Abdulsalam family, on the recent passing of Mr Jamal Abdulsalam, Board Governor for SISD. We are very appreciative for the work, support and commitment that Mr Abdulsalam gave to the school during his tenure as CEO of DHCC and Board Director for the school. ...

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We are very excited about our forthcoming Grade 5 Musical Performance, which will take place in the Auditorium on Thursday, February 2nd at 8.30 a.m. Parents are welcome.
#MusicalPerformance #Music #Performance #Togetherness

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Swiss Learning – the benefits of Swiss education and Swiss Summer camps

We are delighted to be welcoming the group of Swiss Learning schools to SISD on Tuesday 7th February, to enjoy an evening of Swiss excellence and education. The schools present will include Institut Le Rosey, College Beau Soleil, Aiglon College, TASIS, Collège du Léman, Leysin American School, Les Roches Hospitality, Glion Institute of Higher Education.

Massimo Baggi, Ambassador of Switzerland to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, will be present at the evening, to celebrate the 50th anniversary year of diplomatic relations between the UAE and Switzerland.

All parents and students of SISD are welcome to join us for the evening.

@swisslearning @swissembassyuae #SwissLearning #SwissEducation #SummerCamps #WinterCamps

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As part of our ongoing commitment to mental health and well-being, SISD offers daily practices that our community can participate in, keeping our commitment to mental health and wellbeing at the centre of our priorities.

Effective learning is based on student well-being. As a result, parents and staff have been able to attend a number of recent pastoral workshops:
- Dr Sarah Bougary who talked about Balanced Parenting and Wellbeing.
- Experts from Monarch Health Centre to talk about parenting styles with teenagers.
- Current parent, Mrs Hanan Ezzeldin, who talked about invisible signs that your child needs support.

📢 Save the date! We will be welcoming Barry Cummings, one of the founders of "Beat the Cyberbully" initiative which provides education, awareness and training on online and mobile topics and promotes safe, responsible, and inspiring online communication.

The event will take place on Tuesday, January 31st at 8 am. All parents are welcome to attend.

#wellbeing #mentalhealth #childrensmentalhealth #studentwellbeing

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Our new SISD Honours Programme has now officially launched, and the first session was held this week to outline the programme to the selected Grade 10 and 11 participants. The programme will provide enrichment opportunities, enhanced learning options and a selection of guest speakers, all of which will provide academic stretch for our more talented students.
Student, Phillip Karschies: “The Honours Programme will provide a great way for students to practice our leadership and debating skills, which we can apply in our future".
Student, Faye Curran: “I am very excited to join the Honours programme! I can't wait to be even more challenged in my academics by learning about new topics like Ethics, and I am looking forward to the leadership strand of the programme"

The Honours programme will be extended to other Secondary grades as the academic year progresses.
#SISDHonoursProgramme #AcademicEnrichment #SISDExcellence

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