SISD becomes Nord Anglia’s second school in Dubai
We are delighted to announce that the leading international school organisation Nord Anglia Education has welcomed us into their global family of schools. This now makes us one of only two Nord Anglia schools in Dubai, and the first boarding school in Dubai to be a part of this fantastic education group.
Nord Anglia Education’s global network has 84 premium schools in 33 countries across the world, and 4 of these schools are in the UAE.
About Nord Anglia Education
Founded in 1972, the Nord Anglia Education group was set up to teach English as a foreign language. With a newly appointed CEO in 2003, the Nord Anglia Family soon grew into what we know today as the world’s leading premium school organisation.
Nord Anglia Education’s approach to learning centres on innovation, academic excellence, and fosters a strong sense of community among its diverse student body. By providing a dynamic and inclusive learning environment, they ensure students receive personalised attention and are encouraged to pursue their passions. With a team of dedicated educators, state-of-the-art facilities, and a rich array of extracurricular activities, Nord Anglia Education continues to set new standards in international education, preparing the leaders of tomorrow to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world.
Why Nord Anglia Chose Us
At SISD, we pride ourselves in being a premium private K-12 day and boarding school. One of the largest Swiss schools outside of Switzerland. We have over 2,150 students, including 100 boarding students, we pride ourselves in being a multi-national bilingual school with over 100 nationalities in our student body.
Based in Dubai’s Al Jaddaf district, we have a strong focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) we are considered as one of the top International Baccalaureate schools in Dubai.
Our graduates go on to attend the world’s top 100 universities, including King’s College London, University of Edinburgh, University of Bristol, University of California San Diego, Georgia Tech, McGill University, and University of British Columbia. Other prestigious destinations our students have attended include Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, the Glion Institute of Higher Education, University of St Gallen, the Paris Institute of Political Studies, EDHEC Business School, and ESSEC Business School.
What Do The Professionals Say About SISD?
Andrew Fitzmaurice, the Chief Executive Officer of Nord Anglia Education, said: “As the world’s largest provider of the International Baccalaureate, our focus on bilingualism is a cornerstone of our educational offer. The cultural and educational fit between SISD and Nord Anglia is a very strong one, and we’re delighted to welcome our new students, their families, and colleagues to our global family.”
What Do We Think Of Joining The Nord Anglia Family?
Ruth Burke, our principal, said: “Our shared educational philosophy was a key factor in us choosing to become part of Nord Anglia Education and today’s announcement is another major milestone in our school’s history. We’re looking forward to our students and colleagues benefiting from all the incredible opportunities being part of Nord Anglia creates for our day and boarding school provision.”
Omar Danial, our founder, said: “As the school’s Founder I am very proud of what we have all achieved as a community. Joining the Nord Anglia family, as part of their global network with access to multi-lingual and boarding expertise, will enhance the next era of development for SISD as well as ensure the school’s legacy for the generations to come. Becoming part of Nord Anglia will build on SISD’s many successes while upholding our school’s values.”
What Makes SISD Stand Out From Other Schools
We are proud to provide our students with an exceptional world-class campus, featuring state-of-the-art boarding houses, computer labs, science labs, and numerous sports and music facilities.
Our sports facilities include an Olympic sized pool, a full gym/cardio suite, tennis courts, beach volleyball courts, basketball courts, padel tennis courts, a multi-use sports hall, dance studios, and a full-sized football pitch surrounded by a 400m athletics track. We also have a first-class auditorium that seats 600.
We also have the region’s first ever purpose-built infrastructure in a desert climate that meets Minergie standards — Switzerland’s highest standard for ecological buildings, that recognises school facilities that are extremely energy efficient.
In addition to these high standards of energy efficiency, we also received the DEWA Conservation Award (2018) and the Public Health & Safety Standards Award (2018). For October 2023 we have partnered with Yellow Door Energy to equip our car park with solar panels that will produce 30,680 megawatts of clean energy and cater to 25% of the energy consumption of our school buildings.
What Does Joining Nord Anglia Education Mean For Us?
Being a part of the Nord Anglia family of schools, our students and teachers will have access to exclusive opportunities and experiences.
Our students will benefit from collaborations with world-leading institutions such as UNICEF, The Juilliard School, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and IMG Academy, while connecting with thousands of classmates globally through technology-enabled learning via the Global Campus platform.
Our 300+ teachers and staff will also benefit from world-class professional development through Nord Anglia University, training programmes through Nord Anglia’s collaborations, and access to an Executive Master’s in International Education from King’s College London.
If you would like to know more about our partnership with the Nord Anglia Education Group, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to the future opportunities this partnership will offer to our students and staff.