If you’re planning an international move with children, schooling is a big question to consider. Dubai is a city rich in culture, with a large expat community making it well equipped for the education of all different backgrounds and nationalities.
The UAE Ministry of Education is tasked with the accreditation of schools in Dubai while the Knowledge and Human Development Authority focus on the growth and quality of private education within the city and inspects schools yearly, offering reports on both their strengths and how to improve. This had led to the private and international schooling in Dubai being rated as exceptional in the quality of education.
If you’re looking at the best international schooling options for your child or children, then Dubai should definitely be one of the tops in your considerations. And here’s why:
Due to the diverse number of nationalities in Dubai, exposure to other cultures is part of everyday life making the market well equipped for intentional schools and their pupils. Multiculturalism and diversity are two of the core elements of SISD. With over 75 nationalities, our school strives to provide an environment that is inspiring and inclusive. Our diverse study body plays a large part in the international experience SISD offer. Alongside our challenging (but rewarding) academics, we offer plenty of time for teamwork, fun and human connection. The skills from this exposure during schooling years can set apart students when entering the professional work environment.
The school curriculums in Dubai vary by school but take from the best schooling curriculums in the world. There is a mix of English national, International Baccalaureate and American as the main ones, however, there are also Swiss, German, French and Indian giving plenty of options to parents when considering schools. SISD are a top-tier IB (International Baccalaureate) school with options for both day school and boarding school.
With Dubai being such a diverse city, the opportunities for learning new languages are excellent. Students at SISD can choose the bilingual program for their studies with excellent teaching in English, French and German language as well as the additional option to learn Arabic, Mandarin, and Spanish.
Activities and out of school
Dubai is a city filled with fun activities for all ages. From indoor ski slopes and theme parks to stunning beaches and water sports, there is something for everyone. At SISD we’re big advocates of extracurricular activities. Our Dubai campus features an Olympic-sized swimming pool, aerobics studios, a running track, an impressive size library and more. Our extracurricular activities include gymnastics, robotics, sports and many more. The city also offers many options for off-campus activities that we highly encourage to all students.
Dubai is one of the most well-connected cities in the world. In the last 20 years, the city has drastically developed and taken advantage of its strategically important location between East and West. As a result, the number of flights in and out of the city daily is huge making it extremely easy to visit home for many international students or to travel to other areas of the world. Even if you don’t fancy taking a flight, 6 other emirates are easy to explore from Dubai.
These are just some components that make Dubai a perfect city to choose for an international school. SISD offer many opportunities to students making it one of the best schools in Dubai. If you’re interested in Dubai as an option for your child’s schooling, then get in touch with our admissions team today.