Choosing Your Child’s School: Top Tips for Research

In a vibrant city like Dubai, where education is a top priority, the choice of schools can be overwhelming. At Swiss International Scientific School, we understand the importance of finding the perfect fit for your child’s educational needs. In this guide, we’ll explore the key factors to consider when choosing a school for your child, so you can be sure of a well-rounded and enriching experience for them.

Our Top Tips for Researching Your Child’s Next Steps In Their Education

Research is fundamental for a successful school search. Knowing how to start however might be a little tricky, or even daunting. Don’t worry that’s why we’ve put together our top tips on what to look out for and how to start your school search.

  1. Define Educational Goals: Clearly outline your child’s educational goals and priorities. Consider factors such as academic strengths, extracurricular interests, and preferred learning environment. Start by engaging in open and honest conversations with your child about their aspirations, interests, and preferred learning styles. Not all children learn the same, and it’s incredibly important that they are happy where they study.
  2. Research Curriculum: Look for schools with a curriculum that aligns with your child’s needs and future aspirations. Ensure it offers a balance between core subjects and diverse learning opportunities. Our IB curriculum helps to develop students’ lifelong skills, such as critical thinking, creativity and resilience.
  3. Visit Schools: Book a tour at each potential school to get a feel for the campus, observe the teaching methods, and meet with educators. This firsthand experience can greatly influence your decision. Our highly skilled admissions teams are there every step of the way to answer any questions you may have about our school.
  4. Check Accreditation: Verify that the school is internationally accredited, ensuring that your child receives a globally recognised education that opens doors to future opportunities.
  5. Consider Student Support: Investigate the availability of student support services, as these can be crucial in addressing any academic or social challenges your child may face. Our incredible team are there to support your child, whether that’s our dedicated boarding team or individual subject tutors.
  6. Engage with the Community: Connect with current parents, attend school events, and explore the school community to gain insights into the overall atmosphere and the level of parental involvement. Our Parents’ Association is the perfect place to connect with other parents and help develop a further sense of community at SISD.
  7. Explore Extracurricular Opportunities: A well-rounded education includes extracurricular activities. Research schools that offer various options, allowing your child to explore and develop their interests outside of the classroom. From AIS Athletics classes to Speedo Swim, we have a vast selection of extracurricular activities for your child to choose from.

By incorporating these tips into your research process, you’ll be well-equipped to make an informed decision about your child’s educational journey.

Why Choose SISD?

If you are wondering why you should choose SISD over any other Dubai school, don’t just take our word for it, here’s what our primary and secondary year students’ parents had to say:

“The Primary leadership team is very responsive, and the front desk staff are exceptionally warm and helpful with information and also crisis handling. A wonderful parent community too” – Parents Of Primary Students.

“After living 10 years in Hong Kong and 4 years in London, we wanted to make sure that our children continue to be exposed to a bilingual education and most importantly diversity in the classroom. In that regard, the Swiss International School in Dubai is the school of more than 75 nationalities and our children study alongside Emiratis, Chinese, French, English, and German students. They are not only following a bilingual English/French curriculum but also have the opportunity to continue studying Chinese at the school. This is quite unique in Dubai” – Parents of Edouard, Eleonore and Victor.

Why Choose SISD For Primary School

When seeking the perfect primary school for your child in Dubai, it’s crucial to focus on an environment that nurtures young minds and lays a strong foundation for their educational journey. At SISD we understand the increased importance in the early years, which is why we offer a dynamic and engaging primary school curriculum that combines academic rigor with play-based learning. Our primary school focuses on instilling a love for learning, curiosity, and developing essential social skills. Small class sizes ensure personalised attention, allowing our dedicated teachers to tailor their approach to each child’s unique learning style. Additionally, our primary school emphasises the importance of after-school activities, encouraging students to explore their interests and talents beyond the classroom.

Why Choose SISD For Secondary School

As children transition to secondary school, the focus shifts towards preparing them for the challenges of higher education and beyond. As one of the only bilingual IB schools in Dubai, we stand out in the world of secondary schools. Our secondary school curriculum is designed to challenge students intellectually, encouraging critical thinking, problem-solving, and a love for continuous learning. With a strong emphasis on BEST (Bilingual, Excellence, Sustainability and Togetherness) students are equipped with the skills necessary for success in an increasingly technology-driven world. Our experienced faculty guides students through the exploration of their interests, helping them make informed decisions about their future academic and career paths.

We Are Award-Winning

We understand that there are a lot of schools in Dubai to choose from, but for us, there really is only one choice. The fact that we are labelled as one of the top 100 schools in the world by Carfax Education and Spears speaks for itself. Not only are we the first school in Dubai to offer a bilingual IB education but we are incredibly good at it too. We have over 100 different nationalities in our student body, which means your children will learn how to communicate and bond with children from across the globe, ultimately setting them up for success in our diverse world.

If you have any questions about our school, please don’t hesitate to contact us, we look forward to hearing from you!

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