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Best Swiss Boarding School in Dubai for high-end education

At SISD in Dubai, students can explore their talents in a bilingual, eco-friendly and healthy environment. The educational program prepares them for international opportunities at the best universities.



SISD is located next to the Dubai Creek, on a spacious plot in Healthcare City. The school campus is the Middle East’s first low-energy building in the education sector, designed by prestigious architects to create the ultimate learning environment in the high-tech capital of the United Arab Emirates. For SISD, sustainability is not just about minimizing the environmental footprint, but about fostering a healthy, comfortable learning environment for students.

School Info

SISD stands for Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai and will be home to 2000 students, including 350 international boarders. The state-of-the-art campus boasts 90-100 sqm classrooms, which is 30% larger than a standard size. The bilingual teaching streams also demand a high teacher to student ratio, with one teacher supplied for every seven students, and a strict maximum class size of 22 students.

Student’s ages vary from 3 to 18 years old. From ages 11 – 18, students have the option of full boarding, weekly boarding or flexi-boarding. Weekly boarders return home during weekends, while full boarders remain on campus for the full term and are provided with the opportunity to participate in various activities on campus and around Dubai.

SISD is a candidate school for the full-continuum International Baccalaureate curriculum (PYP; MYP, DP) and offers 3 streams: bilingual English-French, bilingual English-German, or English+ with one daily lesson of French or German. Arabic is also taught as per Dubai government regulation.


SISD is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme in Primary Years, Middle Years and the Diploma Year. As a candidate school, SISD commits to a challenging, high-quality international education.

In Grade 8, children will be able to opt for the Swiss Baccalaureate section with the diploma being recognized in Switzerland and Internationally. This programme lasts 4 years, is bilingual and gives the opportunity to gain entry into Swiss Universities without having to take any admission exams, with the exception of medical school.

Extra Curricular Activities


SISD offers many options for children to explore all kinds of activities. Including an Olympic-sized outdoor swimming pool that is 50 meters long, 2 tennis courts, 2 basketball courts, another 16-meters swimming pool, a football/rugby field, an indoor and outdoor running track, a climbing wall, a gymnasium, dance studios and a sports hall. As the school is located next to the Dubai Creek, there are also options to go kayaking, sailing or paddle boarding.


Students who practice any form of performance art can show off their skills at the beautiful auditorium that seats an audience of up to 110 people. The multilingual drama and music departments perform an exciting and varied cultural programme for the local and international communities of Dubai. Latest technologies like a food lab, textile lab, recording studio and media centre are available for students to find their passion.


The United Arab Emirates has lots to offer when it comes to exciting outdoor excursions. Students can engage in activities such as horse riding, go-karting, golfing, paintballing, camping or go to a water park or desert safari. There are also extensive After-School Activities available on campus.

Core Values

The Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai is a leading international school providing exceptional education focused on academic excellence and personal growth. The unique curriculum offers two bilingual programmes: English/French or English/German as well as a strong English+ programme with additional languages (French, German and Arabic).

Diversity is celebrated at the school and all languages and cultures are treated with the same respect. There are currently 57 different nationalities studying at SISD. Active participation in the community is encouraged on a local and global level.




  • Scholarships


  • Full Boarding


  • Weekly Boarding


  • Teaching Environment

    • Total enrollment


    • Setting


    • Teacher - student ratio


    • Average class size


    • Programmes of Study

      • Academic programmes

        IB Middle Years / Swiss Matura / IB Diploma

      • Extracurricular programmes

        Golf / Choirs / Badminton / Weekend social and activities programme / Film Club / Chess / Table tennis / Basketball / Tennis / Swimming / Music / Art / Theatre / Football / Hockey / sailing, kayaking, and paddle boarding

      • Languages

        • Main language

          English / Bilingual English and French / Bilingual German and English

        • Language courses offered

          German / Italian / French

        • Pupils

          • Girls


          • Boys


          • Age of entry

            3 +

          • Age of entry to boarding houses


          • University Preparation

            • Preparation course

              Careers guidance

            • University counselling


            • Boarding

              • Full boarding


              • Flexi-boarding


              • Weekly boarding


              • School Facilities

                • Sport

                  multi-purpose sports hall / dance studios / gymnasium / climbing wall / indoor and an outdoor running track / football/rugby pitch / 2 tennis courts / 2 basketball courts / half-indoor, half-outdoor 16m swimming pool / 1 Olympic-size 50m outdoor swimming pool

                • Art

                  auditorium for 110 people


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