School Name

Swiss International Scientific School, Dubai


Middle East Schools


Pre-Prep to Senior School

Pupil type






Swiss Matura




Pupil age range


Swiss International Scientific School, Dubai


Academic excellence with intercultural understanding

Day fees


Boarding fees 




Accessibility: Dubai International; 30 mins

Spear’s Review

Unusual for its offer to let pupils board, SISD places a strong emphasis on languages, offering German, French and English. The head, Ruth Burke, has a strong record of leadership in the UAE, having been in charge of three other prominent schools.

A full IB curriculum together with international travel and events result in what the school calls ‘globally minded’ alumni, going on to university courses in Europe and the US.

School Profile 

SISD is an IB, bilingual, day and boarding school based in the heart of Dubai. With over 2,200 students and 100 nationalities, we offer a unique and ambitious educational experience in one of the most exciting and safe cities in the world.

Our relentless focus on languages and the acquisition of language makes us one of the most sophisticated language schools in the world, and our bilingual options in either French or German, for all IB programmes, is offered to students from age 3 to 18. 

We have a sincere commitment to Swiss excellence, and our world-class facilities enable our students to embrace the wealth of opportunities available across the school. Our facilities include an Olympic-sized pool, indoor and outdoor running tracks, tennis, basketball, volleyball and padel courts, a full-sized Techno Gym and a cardio suite. We also have a 600-seat auditorium, and host a variety of music, drama and dance performances across the school year.

Our students graduate to some of the leading universities across the world, including Columbia, UPenn, UCLA and McGill. All students who applied to Russell Group universities received an offer from the leading UK group, and 92% of students received an offer from their first-choice destination.

Our boarding – weekly, full or flexi – offers fantastic flexibility for families, and our purpose-built boarding houses on campus provide a true home-from-home experience. Our pastoral and academic support in the boarding houses is deemed exceptional by both students and parents.

Our multilingual and very cosmopolitan staff team share a common goal of providing the highest quality of educational experience, and ensuring support to all students in a caring, nurturing and supportive environment.

Rank: Top Recommended

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