Megan La Caze
Head of Secondary
Welcome to Secondary at Swiss International Scientific School. SISD embraces the learning philosophy of the International Baccalaureate through implementation of our BEST (Bilingual, Excellence, Sustainability, Togetherness) values to offer our students a diverse range of educational pathways to thrive and excel on their learning journey. SISD provides a holistic nurturing environment during these significant learning years for each child to flourish and strive for excellence in all areas of school life.
Students engage in one of our rigorous IB learning pathways designed specifically for our SISD community, benchmarked against international learning standards to provide a unique learning experience in each subject area as students explore and discover knowledge through global concepts, build and develop their learning skills, and extend their understanding through critical thinking and applying their learning to real world contexts.
SISD provides a supportive pastoral and student leadership program that creates opportunities for students to develop and practice essential thinking and learning skills building the foundation for each child’s success as a global citizen and lifelong learner.
Our students are offered an opportunity to extend their learning through our bilingual pathways to achieve an IB Bilingual Certificate in MYP or a Bilingual or Advanced Bilingual Diploma in IBDP.
The secondary team continues to support student centered learning outside the classroom in a wide range of extra curricula programs and sporting pathways including MUN, Duke of Edinburgh (International Certificates), Academic Olympiads, Speedo Swim Academy.
Secondary Curriculum at SISD
The secondary curriculum at Swiss International Scientific School – Dubai, caters to an internationally diverse, vibrant, language rich student-centered community. We follow the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students in Grades 6-10, International Baccalaureate Careers-Related Programme (IBCP) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) for students in Grades 11 and 12.
Our program has been designed to meet the unique needs of our learning community as they develop their knowledge, attitudes, skills and understandings that will inform how they lead themselves in a changing global society.
This is a crucial time of growth and development for students as they are building, reflecting and strengthening their perspectives, attitudes, opinions and forming their identities as they move through adolescence to become independent thoughtful and successful young adults. We are dedicated in guiding and supporting each child, by providing a learning environment that embodies the IB philosophy through the SISD “BEST” values.
Our MYP curriculum is designed to build on the knowledge, skills and principals students developed in their Primary Years Programme and prepare students for the academic challenges of grade 11 and 12 as they move into either IBCP or IBDP pathways.
Our Senior School curriculum is designed to extend the learning of the MYP and provide students with guidance and support to be successful in gaining their top preferences for career and university options.
Overview of Bilingualism
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