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


Our Secondary Grade 11 students are leading a “Donate Your Old Device” campaign, to support Dubai Cares and Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, as part of their IB CAS service project. They are keen to collect old laptops, iPads, printers, headphones and relevant tech equipment to support the campaign - boxes are situated in the Primary and Secondary atriums. All donations are appreciated. #IBSchool #SustainableSchool #IBCASProject #BoardingSchool ...

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Secondary Information Evening: Wednesday 8th November, 6pm

For families (existing and new) who are interested in finding out more about our Secondary School, we invite you to attend our forthcoming Open Evening event.

This event presents a valuable opportunity to find out more about our Secondary School, and our unique bilingual and English curriculum options.

During the Information Evening, you will have the chance to:
1. Meet the Secondary leadership team.
2. Explore and learn more about our International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP), and Career-related Programme (CP).
3. Take an optional guided tour of our Secondary campus and facilities.

We look forward to welcoming you and addressing any questions you may have.

Please do register in advance on the link in our bio.

#SecondaryOpenEvening #SecondarySchool #IBSchool #BilingualSchool #BoardingSchool #BoardingSchoolDubai

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Sports fixtures and inter-school competitions commence again next week, and we can`t wait to get the season started!
Just a reminder that all fixtures, team information and results are available to view and download on the SISD sports calendar here - or scan the QR code.

#SISDSports #TeamIBEX #SportSeason #IBSchool #BilingualSchool #BoardingSchool #BoardingSchoolDubai

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Spread the word! Our first alumni reunion breakfast will take place on January 3rd 2024 on the rooftop garden, and we are hoping to see as many former SISD students as possible. A great opportunity to reminisce about school days at SISD, catch up with old friends, and share post-graduation experiences.
To book, please click the link in our bio.

#SISDAlumni #AlumniReunion #Alumni #SavetheDate #IBSchool #BilingualSchool #BoardingSchool #BoardingSchoolDubai

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On Wednesday 4th October, we will be celebrating World Animal Day at SISD; a day that unites the animal welfare movement, mobilising it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals. Each one of us can make a difference, and together we make change!

Dress Up as your favourite animal, or an endangered species - a full costume, a mask, hat, badge or just bring a stuffed toy - you decide.

Donations are welcome for Dubai Cares.

#WorldAnimalDay #AnimalWelfare #GetInvolved #TogetherWeCan #IBSchool #BilingualSchool #BoardingSchool

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On the occasion of Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birthday, we would like to wish our community peace, compassion and joy.
Please do note that Friday 29th September is a public holiday to celebrate the birthday, and school will be closed on that day.

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Every language and person makes our world beautiful!

Today we recognise the European Day of Languages, a day focused on raising awareness of the varieties of languages in Europe, promoting cultural heritage & encouraging linguistic diversity.


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Here they are - our cast of the forthcoming production of "The Wizard of Oz"! Rehearsals are already underway, and we are excited to be heading off down the "yellow brick road” in early 2024. Watch this space for ticket information!

#WizardOfOz #Drama #DramaProduction #IBDrama

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Sailing Open Day: Our sailing partner, Sea You, will be hosting an Open Day event on Friday 6th October, 1pm - 4pm. This is an opportunity for students (aged 9 years +) to try their hand at sailing, and to meet the Sea You team at their sailing base in Dubai Creek Harbour.

An After-School sailing club option is available for students every Friday.

#Sailing #AfterSchoolActivities #IBSchool #BilingualSchool #BoardingSchool

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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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