Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Swiss International School Dubai, the first bilingual International Baccalaureate school in the emirate and one of only two boarding schools in the region, joins the ranks of the best schools in the world, with admission to the top 100 worshiped by Spear. Index.
Spear’s, based in the UK, is a media and wealth management advisory firm for ultra-high net worth individuals. Each year it produces indexes listing the best providers of a range of services, from legal and tax advice to travel and education.
And now the bustling Al Jaddaf School joins just 14 other MENA schools in the latest Spears list.
Adding the school of 1,800 students to its highly prized index with Top Flight status, spears said, “Unique in Dubai, SISD is the only school to offer three language streams (German, French and English). It is also one of the few schools in the UAE that offers boarding. Located on the creek, there are touches of its Swiss heritage, with climbing walls, sailing, a ski club and a strong focus on STEM subjects. Academically selective yet inclusive, the school is a hub of internationalism.”
Ruth Burke, Principal and CEOsaid, “Recognition of this caliber is a powerful testament to the hard work that all of our staff and the wider school stakeholder community have put in to make our very special school stand out – thank you all. Ambitious in our curriculum, our holistic and pedagogical approaches, we have an unrivaled position in the local landscape and beyond. For our students and staff, and for the wider school community, we can be proud of all that has been achieved in our seven years of operation and excited about the prospect of the next steps in our school’s development..”
About Swiss International School in Dubai
A global vision, a bilingual approach, a Swiss culture and yet firmly rooted in the local Dubai community – this is the Swiss International School Dubai, or SISD.
The Swiss International Scientific School of Dubai (SISD), the first bilingual International Baccalaureate school in Dubai, opened in 2015 and is the largest Swiss school outside of Switzerland.
The school is a leading international day school and boarding school where future generations are inspired to become confident and enthusiastic lifelong learners, properly prepared to embrace all of life’s opportunities and challenges.
With a diverse student body of 1,800 students comprising over 100 different nationalities, the school believes that the next generation of international citizens will need to be dynamic, flexible and linguistically ambitious. With this in mind, SISD offers immersive bilingual programs in either of the Swiss languages of French and German, but also a solid English program with foreign languages. For students who do not wish to follow a fully bilingual program, there is a unique STEAM program for all children from 4 to 11 years old. SISD stands out as one of the few educational institutions in the world classified as an IB continuum school, which means that it offers International Baccalaureate education for students aged 3 to 18.
Offering day school, weekly or term boarding options, this premier educational institution offers cutting-edge STEAM education and also boasts world-class sports facilities.
The school has defined its BEST values as follows:
A unique international and multilingual environment provides students with authentic exposure to English, French, German and Arabic. Students in immersive bilingual programs learn to communicate, think and reflect in two different languages. As citizens of the world, SISD celebrates diversity, promoting all languages and cultures with equal respect.
SISD staff believe in maintaining high standards and aspire to be the best they can be. A spirit of inquiry, encouraging both creative and critical thinking is fostered.
Students and staff believe that social, cultural, economic and environmental awareness prepares us to play our part in building a better future, both for ourselves and for those around us. The school campus is eco-friendly, winning international praise and awards for its low energy consumption to create a comfortable and healthy environment.
In the international school community, we know that we are at our best when we all work together. We consider active participation in the community, from the most local to the most global, as the foundation of a precious life.