What makes SISD a Scientific School? | SISD
Oct 28, 2018

What makes SISD a Scientific School?

Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai. That’s the official name of our proud school, SISD. It’s what’s displayed on our website, our brand-new Wikipedia entry, and our social media posts.

It’s simple enough to understand, of course.

Swiss – because we are a Swiss school, adopting the Swiss educational system, and having been founded by Mr. Omar Danial, a citizen of Switzerland.

International, indeed, because we use the International Baccalaureate curriculum for all of our students, preparing them to become global citizens.

But what about Scientific? What makes SISD a scientific school?

Well, for starters, we’re located in Healthcare City, a zone within Dubai that is devoted to providing world-class medical facilities, medical research institutions, equipment, and more, all in service of the science of healthcare.

Indeed, one of the members of our Academic Advisory Board is Dr. Amer Ahmad Sharif, CEO of the Dubai Healthcare City Authority.

On the education side, we provide our students with top-quality facilities for instruction in the STEM field, including four science labs and a prep room in our secondary building. Next year, we’ll be introducing a Technology and Innovation lab, a food technology lab, and two workshop labs, all in service of our students’ education.

We also implement Common Sense Media’s Digital Citizenship Curriculum, which aims to instill values in students that will be essential in navigating a world that’s becoming more and more interconnected, through the digital age.

Alongside this, we promote technology awareness and fluency, and innovation among our students, with topics such as programming, app development, 3D printing and 3D modeling taught in the classroom. Our Innovation Labs are also available for Secondary students and boarders alike to use in their free time, enabling personal projects and scientific learning outside of the curriculum.

And to top it all off, our wide variety of After-School Activities includes clubs for robotics, coding, and others that foster further learning in the scientific fields.

As an institution of learning, we want to expose our children to the scientific world in ways that aren’t just about encyclopedic learning or skill building, but also to keep them up-to-date with various fields of inquiry. The various talks we hold that inform our students are a testament to that.

Just this month, we featured former UNICEF and WHO member Dr. Ahmed Tayeh, who discussed the historically devastating disease known as polio – and how modern medicine was able to eradicate it through vaccination. It’s a crucial talk to have in a time when so much misinformation about vaccines is spreading.

On top of that, we were delighted to welcome Dr. Homero Rivas, a Professor of Surgery, and Associate Dean of Innovation and the Future, at the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences in Dubai, as he headlined the SISD Talks with a discussion on how innovative digital technology has transformed the healthcare landscape.

These are truly what make SISD a Scientific School, and we aim to lead the charge in innovation in scientific education in Dubai.