Sais, Dubai

Sais, Dubai

About Sais, Dubai

The Sharjah American International School (SAIS) is in Al Warqaa, Dubai. It was founded in 2005 and owned by Dr Aysha Sayyar and Dr Nawaf Fawaz. In 1997, the first branch was introduced in Sharjah. The group opened its second branch in Dubai, and afterwards, they opened one in Umm Al Quwain. However, Sais is planning to open additional branches in other emirates. The school follows the American Curriculum based on the educational standards of the United States of America.

The school provides education for students from kindergarten to high school. SAIS-D is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and AdvancED, following the American curriculum. With over 1,800 students, 143 teachers, and 30 teaching assistants, the school maintains a teacher-to-student ratio of 1:13. This lower ratio ensures that each student receives considerable individual attention.

Sais Dubai aims to empower its students to encourage individuals to be global citizens. The school's goal is to help students grow intellectually and socially. People worldwide, including teachers and students, come to Sais Dubai. The school supports various activities such as academics, sports, technology, performing arts, diverse discussions, languages, and community connections. Scholars International Academy is regarded as one of Sharjah's best educational facilities, providing a top curriculum to its students.

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In Brief

School Details

Grading System at Sais Dubai

Sais Dubai has classes from Kindergarten Stages to High School, i.e., KG 1 to Grade 12. 

PHASES

GRADES COVERED

Kindergarten

KG 1 and KG 2

Elementary School

Grade 1 to Grade 5

Middle School

Grade 6 to Grade 8

High School

Grade 9 to Grade 12

Sais Dubai Syllabus

Sais Dubai follows an Amercian curriculum. The syllabus details at Sais Dubai are given below - 

Pre-Primary (KG 1 and KG 2)

Pre-primary in Sais is called Foundation Stages 1 and 2. 

The foundation stage concentrates on your child's character development, confidence, and self-confidence. The curriculum teaches them to think for themselves while also fostering healthy connections. The child is exposed to situations that teach them how to form relationships at school and home. 

Personal, Emotional, Social Growth, Physical Development, and Communication and Language are the topics under consideration. Literacy, mathematics, hands-on art and design, and comprehending the environment are also areas of emphasis. 

Elementary School (Grades 1 – 5)

The US curriculum for primary school includes Literacy, Science and Mathematics. These subjects aim to develop basic arithmetic skills, reading, writing and language cognitive skills and scientific temper with a basic understanding of the physical and social environment.

The subjects in focus are given below - 

                          Grade

                    Subjects 

                          1 to 5 

Personal Development

Communication and Language

Social Studies

Science 

Mathematics 

Information technology

Literacy

Art and Design 

Emotional and Social Development

Middle School (Grades 6 - 8)

The Middle school begins from Year 6 to Year 8. Middle school promotes independent studies and lays the groundwork for students' senior years. The subjects taught in Years 6, 7, and 8  promote holistic comprehension, inspire creativity, and support innovation in education. 

High School(Grade 9 -12)

The High school enhances the knowledge base created at the primary level. The High school is between Grades 9 to Grade 12.

Subjects in Grade 9 to Grade 12 are:- 

  • English, Mathematics and Science based on the American Curriculum
  • Humanities, French, Performing arts, Art and Design and Physical Education, based on the UK curriculum. 
  • Arabic, Islamiyat and Ishtimayat as prescribed by the Ministry of Education of UAE.

Admission and Fees

How to Apply for Sais Dubai?- Step-by-Step Process

If you want to enrol in Sais Dubai, follow the following procedure:

Step 1: Begin by filling out the school's online enrollment form. To avoid problems later on, make sure that all information is correct.

Step 2: Parents must submit the listed documents to complete the registration process:

  • Original Emirates ID cards (Parents and Children)
  • Previous Report Card
  • Passport and Visa copy of Parent’s/ Children
  • Copy of childbirth certificate and vaccination
  • Six recent passport-size photos(Children and Parents)

Step 3: After submitting your application, the admissions team will contact you for student assessment. 

Step 4: The final selection of the admission will be based on assessment and interview.

Sais Dubai School Fees Structure

The table shows the fee structure at Sais Dubai:  

GRADES

ANNUAL TUITION FEES

KG 1

AED 16,619

KG 2

AED 18,993

Grade 1

AED 20,180

Grade 2

AED 21,367

Grade 3

AED 22,555

Grade 4

AED 23,740

Grade 5

AED 24,928

Grade 6

AED 26,115

Grade 7

AED 27,301

Grade 8

AED 28,489

Grade 9

AED 29,677

Grade 10

AED 33,237

Grade 11

AED 37,986

Grade 12

AED 41,547

Additional charges include:

ITEMS

FEES

Books

AED 949 to AED 2,552

1 set of uniform

AED 457 to AED 568

2 sets of uniform

AED 685 to AED 852

Stationery

AED 184.50 to AED 236.25

Medical

AED 262.5

Computer charges

AED 262.5 (KG2 to Grade 9)

Lab fees

AED 525 (Grade 10 to Grade 12)

Yearbook fees

AED 105

Portal fees

AED 1,050

Standardised test fees

AED 78.75 to AED 425.25 (Grade 3 to Grade 10)

STEM laboratory fees

AED 1,050 (Grade 3 to Grade 8)

Tablet fees

AED 1,050 (Grade 3 to Grade 9)

KG2 graduation fees

AED 525

Grade 12 graduation fees

AED 787.5

School Facilities

Transportation Facility at Sais Dubai

Sias Dubai has good transportation services provided by Emirates Transport. All vehicles are in good condition with enhanced security measures.

Sports Facilities at Sais Dubai

Sais Dubai has had a keen focus on sports activities from its inception. The school holds inter-emirate and inter-school competitions. The sports amenities are given below -

  • Swimming pool
  • Training pool
  • Playing field 
  • Football pitches
  • Basketball court
  • Netball court

Contact Details

    • Phone no.:+971-4-280-1111 and  +971-4-280-0666
    • E-mail ID: [email protected]
    • Website: https://www.saisdubai.com
    • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SAISDubai

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

From Monday to Wednesday, the official working hours of the SAIS school are 7:45 am to 2:45 pm. But, on Friday, the school is open until 2 pm.

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

Yes, the school organises extracurricular activities. For example, Basketball competitions, Business Fair, UAE sporting competitions, etc.

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

The school has classes from KG 1 to Year 12.

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

The school houses students from various countries. The curriculum is created to suit the diverse nationalities of the students. With a student population exceeding 1,800, most students are Arabic.

5. What is the format of the academic calendar of Sias Dubai?

The academic year starts in August and ends in the first week of July.

6. What is the range of tuition fees charged by Sias Dubai?

One year’s tuition fees range from AED AED 16,619 to AED 41,547.

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

Yes, the school has a campus cafeteria facility that provides students with nutritious food. Moreover, The cafeteria menu is revised regularly based on student’s and teacher’s feedback.

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

No, Sias Dubai doesn’t host holiday camps.

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

There are 143 teachers employed at the school to guide the students properly.

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