Dunes International School, Abu Dhabi

Dunes International School, Abu Dhabi

About Dunes International School, Abu Dhabi

Dunes International School is a leading CBSE school located in Mussaffah, Abu Dhabi that strives to provide a child-friendly and child-centered environment to its students. The school is committed to offering the best resources and facilities to its students to enhance learning and empower them with a global perspective. Dunes International School encourages its students to take up new challenges and become the best versions of themselves in all aspects of life. The school promotes positive attitudes towards others, regardless of background, race, gender, or religion, and fosters a safe, caring, and supportive environment for its students to excel. The vision of the school is to develop a community of learners who innovate and excel as communicators, collaborators, and creative and critical thinkers while glorifying themselves as resilient global citizens. Dunes International School is committed to nurturing each learner to be a beacon to others in an ever-changing and complex society.

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In Brief

School Details

Grading System at Dunes International School

The Dunes Internation School follows a similar grade system as all CBSE schools, divided into 3 phases, excluding Kindergarten.

Phases

Grades Covered

Kindergarten

Pre-KG, KG1 & KG2

Primary School

Grades 1-5

Middle School

Grades 6-9

Secondary School

Grades 10-12

Dunes International School Syllabus

Dunes International School offers a comprehensive and holistic curriculum that focuses on the overall development of students. The syllabus is designed to cater to the needs of students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, with a balance of child-led and teacher-led activities. The school offers a range of subjects, including English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Computer Science, Arabic, French, and Islamic Studies/Moral Science. Art, Music, Physical Education, and Sports are also an integral part of the curriculum. The school emphasizes problem-solving, inquiry-based learning, and skill-based education to prepare students for the CBSE board examination in Grades 10 and 12.

Primary School (Grades 1-5): The school teaches various theoretical and practical subjects and skills from Grades 1 to 5 to help students develop literacy and 21st-century skills.

Grades

Subjects/Skills Taught

Grades 1-5

English

 

Mathematics

 

E.V.S (For Grades 1 and 2)

 

Science (From Grade 3 upwards )

 

Social Science (From grade 3 upwards)

 

UAE Social Studies

 

Hindi

 

Arabic

 

Islamic Education / Moral Science

 

Computer Science

 

General knowledge

 

Swimming

 

Music and Movement

 

Physical Education

 

Art and craft

 

Middle School (Grades 6-9): The school teaches various theoretical and practical subjects and skills from Grades 6 to 9 to help students diversify their knowledge base and learn new skills.

Grades

Subjects/Skills Taught

Grades 6-9

English

 

Mathematics

 

Science

 

Computer Science

 

Social Studies & UAE Social Studies

 

Islamic Studies / Moral Science

 

French / Hindi

 

Arabic

 

Secondary School (Grades 10-12): The school teaches advanced topics and subjects to help them excel in the upcoming All India Secondary Examination held in Grades 10 and 12.

Grades

Subjects/Skills Taught

Grades 6-9

English

 

Mathematics

 

Physics

 

Chemistry

 

Biology

 

Economics

 

Computer Science

 

Optional languages include Hindi and French

 

Arabic

 

Islamic Studies examination is conducted for Muslim students in both the years.

 

Work Experience, Art Education and Physical Education classes as per CBSE requirements

Admission and Fees

How to Apply for Dunes International School- Step-by-Step Process

Applying to Dunes International School is a straightforward process, but it's important to know the steps involved to ensure that your child's application is complete and ready for consideration. The school has strict age criteria set for new admissions. Furthermore, the school evaluates and decides on the admittance of new students based on a written assessment followed by an interactive session to understand the student's cognitive capabilities. 

  • Parents of students must fill out an online registration form.
  • Following the submission of the registration form, parents must await confirmation.
  •  After confirmation, parents will receive an appointed date for a written assessment of the student's skills and knowledge.
  • After successfully clearing the written assessment, students have to sit for an interactive session with teachers for further evaluation.
  • After receiving approval from teachers and the principal, students need to submit all required documents to complete the admission procedure.

Grade

Age & Criteria for admission

KG1

4 years by 31st March

KG2

5 years by 31st March / Passed in KG 1 within Abu Dhabi

Grade 1

6 years by 31st March / Passed in KG 2 within Abu Dhabi

Grade 2 Upwards

Admissions are based on the previous year's Transfer Certificate and Final Report Card duly attested and stamped.

Dunes International School School Fees Structure

Grades

Tuition

Books

PRE KG

12,000

400

KG 1

12,000

400

KG 2

12,500

400

G 1

14,000

430

G 2

14,000

430

G 3

15,580

430

G 4

15,580

430

G 5

15,580

480

G 6

17,580

480

G 7

18,080

480

G 8

19,580

700

G 9

21,080

700

G 10

22,000

700

G 11

23,500

1000

G 12

23,500

1000

School Facilities

Transportation Facility at Dunes International School

Dunes International School offers bus transport facilities to students in the Abu Dhabi and Mussafah regions.

Area Covered

Transport fees

Abu Dhabi Region

Dhs 450

Mussafah Region

Dhs 450

Sports Facilities at Dunes International School

Dunes International School offers a wide range of sports activities, including swimming, basketball, cricket, karate, and more. 

Contact Details

  • Phone no. : +971-2-5527 527
  • E-mail ID: [email protected] 
  • Website: http://www.dunesinternationalschool.com/ 
  • Fax No. : Not available
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DunesInternationalSchoolAbuDhabi/ 
  • Twitter: Not available

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What are the specific hours or time slots during which the school operates?

The school’s operational hours are from 7 am to 2 pm. The school remains open from Monday to Friday.

2. Does the school organize extracurricular activities after regular school hours?

The school has several extracurricular activities, such as robotics, dance, singing, arts and crafts, and sports. While most of the activities are conducted within school hours, some may be conducted after regular school hours.

3. What is the total number of grade levels or academic years present within the school?

The total number of grade levels offered by DIS is 15, including 1 year of pre-KG and 2 years of Kindergarten.

4. What is the current enrollment count of students in the school? Furthermore, how many different nationalities are currently represented among the student body?

Currently, around 1000 students are enrolled in Dunes International School, with over 90% of students belonging to Indian nationality.

5. What is the format of the academic calendar of Dunes International School school?

Dunes International School follows a similar academic calendar as other CBSE schools. Each grade’s academic year begins in mid-April, ending on the last week of March.

6. What is the range of tuition fees charged by Dunes International School school?

The range of tuition fees charged by Dunes International School is AED 12,000 to 23,500. 

7. Does the school have a cafeteria or canteen facility available within the campus?

Yes. Dunes International School offers a canteen facility within the campus for students.

8. Does the school host holiday camps during winter, spring, or summer breaks?

Dunes International School regularly organises educational holiday camps and international trips to India and other countries. 

9. What is the current number of teachers employed at the school?

Dunes International School has over 50 teaching staff and around 25 non-teaching staff employed at the school.

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