Sharjah British International School, Sharjah

Sharjah British International School, Sharjah

About Sharjah British International School, Sharjah

The Sharjah British International School has offered exceptional British and American curriculum-based education in the UAE for the past two decades. The school operates in tandem with the student community to provide academic enhancement, pave the way for admissions to the best universities for higher education and ably channel students’ passion. The school lays equal emphasis on academics and co-curricular activities to produce well-rounded individuals ready to face the challenges of the future.

The Sharjah British International School has been recognised for its academic excellence and has set a benchmark in international education in the Emirates since the year 2001. The school has set high academic standards and encourages a culturally diverse environment that facilitates the intellectual and personal growth of the students. The USP of the school is an engaging curriculum delivered by passionate teachers in a dynamic learning environment. The small class sizes help in giving individualised attention to the students.

The Sharjah British International School operates on the values of SHAPE- Support, Honour, Appreciate, Protect, and Encourage. The school firmly believes that each child is capable of great things as an individual and ensures that their strengths are identified and encouraged. The school places the students at the centre of the whole learning experience.

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In Brief

School Details

Grading System at Sharjah British International School

The Sharjah British International School follows the British Curriculum and incorporates the values of the Cambridge Curriculum within it. The school also offers the American Curriculum from Grade 9. The school aims to offer the best of both curriculums in this blended approach to the large and diverse expatriate community in the UAE. This approach helps in imparting a comprehensive world-class education to a broader set of students.



Kindergarten (KG)

Foundation Stage 1 and Foundation Stage 2

Primary School

Year 1 to Year 6

Middle School

Year 7 to Year 9

High School

Year 10 to Year 12

Sharjah British International School Syllabus

The Sharjah British International School aims to create holistic individuals with well-developed creative skills, enhanced confidence, and increased awareness about the changing world. Core subjects such as English, Maths, and Science, in addition to general subjects such as History, Geography, Languages, Art, Physical Education, and Music, are taught in the school. Below is the grade-specific list of subjects:  

Kindergarten (KG)- Foundation Stage 1 and Stage 2

The students of the kindergarten are taught subjects based on the British Curriculum. Focus is placed on increasing language and literacy skills and initiating numerical skills. Basic sciences are also part of the curriculum. Physical activities, creative arts, and personal social and emotional development are also part of the curriculum.  

Primary School (Years 1-6)

The Primary Years curriculum is designed in such a way that the difficulty increases as the years progress.

  • Benchmark Exam: The students take up the Checkpoint exams at the end of Year 6.
  • Core Subjects: English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Art, Music and PE.
  • Wellness: Focus on the development of life skills, social understanding, and maintaining health.

 Middle School (Years 7-9)

The Middle School curriculum of the Sharjah British International School includes the following:

  • Core Subjects: English, Maths, Science, History, Geography.
  • Modern Foreign Languages: In-demand global languages like French, Spanish, and Arabic are taught.
  • Design and Technology: Subjects are designed to give hands-on experience in design and are taught about modern advancements in technology.
  • Personal Development: Emphasis on health, social awareness and personal well-being is given.
  • Physical Education: Training for advanced physical sports and skill development is a key focus as well.

High School (Years 10-12/ Grade 9 to Grade 12):

The Sharjah British International School offers both the British and American curriculum in the High School grades from Year 10/Grade 9 to the students.

British Curriculum:

  • Comprehensive Stream Selection: The students get to choose subjects from either one of the three streams. They are also required to select elective subjects according to the stream chosen.
  • Continuous Language Development: Foreign language education is continued. 
  • Holistic Development: Equal importance to co-curricular activities and specialised training in performing arts. 
  • Physical Education: Significant focus is given to the physical well-being of the students along with their academics. 

American Curriculum (Grade 9 to Grade 12):

The school offers an American curriculum from Grade 9. The curriculum is based on the Common Core State Standards Initiative (for English Language Arts and Maths) and Next Generation Science Standards (Science).

  • Comprehensive Core Subjects: The curriculum is designed in a way to adequately train and provide knowledge in core subjects such as English, Maths, Science and Social Sciences.  
  • Foreign Language: Students are offered the choice of foreign languages such as French, Mandarin, German, or Spanish.
  • Physical Education: Equal emphasis on physical well-being with sports activities, fitness, and physical exercises.
  • Wide Range of Electives: Students can choose from a huge number of elective courses, both academic – psychology, computer science, and many more, or creative ones such as art or music.
  • AP Courses:  Students have the opportunity to do college-level courses and get respective credits in the universities if they perform well.

Admission and Fees

How to Apply for Sharjah British International School

The admission procedure is a simple 3 step process.

Step 1-Entrance Exam Appointment

Parents should contact the school’s reception and schedule an appointment to write the exam that would assess the student for admission to the school. 

Step 2- Attempt the Entrance Exam

Students should attempt the entrance exam on the stipulated time and date.

Step 3- Application Form

You can get the application form from the main office of the school, or it can be downloaded online. The form should be completed and submitted to the school’s registrar with a nonrefundable amount of AED 500. You can also fill in the form online through the school’s website. You will get a reference number for future use as an SMS to your registered mobile number.

These are the stipulated set of documents that need to be submitted for admission:

  • Passport, Emirates ID of the student
  • Father’s passport copy
  • Birth certificate of the student -Copy  
  • Applicant's passport-size photo -7 copies
  • Original and copy of the recent school reports of the child

The school follows strict age criteria as a part of its admission process:


AGE by 31st AUGUST


3 -4 Years


4 -5 Years

Year 1

5 - 6 Years

Year 2

6-7 Years

Year 3

7-8 Years

Year 4

8-9 Years

Year 5

9-10 Years

Year 6

10-11 Years

Year 7

11-12 Years

Year 8

12-13 Years

Year 9

13 - 14 Years

Year 10

14 - 15 Years

Year 11

15 - 16 Years

Year 12

16 - 17 Years

Sharjah British International School Fee Structure

The total annual fee includes the tuition fees and book fees:







Year 1 and Year 2


Year 3


Year 4


Year 5


Year 6


Year 7


Year 8


Year 9


Year 10/ Grade 9


Year 11/ Grade 10


Years 12 and 13/ Grade 11 and 12


Term 1 fees should be paid as cash at the time of registration and the Term 2 and Term 3 fees as post-dated cheques.  The school levies a fine of AED 200 for late payment of fees. A fine of AED 1000 is applicable on cheques that are returned by the bank.

The Sharjah British International School offers these types of fee discounts:

Special Discount

5% discount if 100% of the total annual fees is paid in cash for a single student.

2% discount if 100% of the total annual fees is paid in cash for siblings.

Sibling Discount

5% of the total tuition fees for all younger siblings when more than one child is studying. The discount is applied to the third-term fees. 

Sibling Discount on Transport fees

5% discount on two-way bus fees for 3 or more siblings

The types of fees other than the above-mentioned fees are:



Nonrefundable Application Fee

AED 500

IGCSE/GCE -Cambridge Exam

AED 650 per subject for IGCSE (O Level)

Dhs.1000 per subject for GCE (AS/A Levels)


Grade 6 -AED 1050 for 3 subjects

Grade 9 – AED 1200 for 3 subjects

School Facilities

Transportation Facility at The Sharjah British International School

The school has outsourced its transportation services to a private entity, Knightrider Buses Rental, which offers reliable transportation services to students in the emirate of Dubai, Sharjah, Umm Al Quwain, and Ajman. The parents can choose either two-way or one-way transportation.












Dubai (Mirdif and Ghusais)



Umm Al Quwain



Sports Facilities at The Sharjah British International School

Students of The Sharjah British International School have numerous well-maintained and modern facilities that help in developing their physical well-being. The facilities include a sports field, gym, basketball, and tennis court in addition to a swimming pool.

Contact Details

  • Phone Number: +971 6 5347722 
  • WhatsApp: +971521760284
  • E-mail ID: admin@sharjahbritishinternationalschool
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What are the school's working hours?

The Sharjah British International School operates between 6.45 am and 4 pm from Monday to Thursday. The school is open between 8 am and 2.30 pm on Sundays. The school does not function on Fridays and Saturdays.

2. Does the school have extracurricular activities after school hours?

Yes, the school offers extracurricular activities such as sports, arts, music, clubs, and community service to its students.

3. What is the total number of grades in the school?

The Sharjah British International School offers classes from Foundation Stage 1 to Year 13 (British Curriculum). It also offers Grade 9 to Grade 12 of the American Curriculum.

4. What is the current enrolment count of students in the school? What is the number of nationalities represented among the students?

The Sharjah British International School has students from over 30 nationalities.

5. What is the format of the academic calendar of Sharjah British International School?

The academic year of the Sharjah British International School begins in late August and ends in June and consists of three terms.

6. What is the range of tuition fees charged by Sharjah British International School?

The tuition fee charged by Sharjah British International School ranges between AED 14000 and AED 32832, depending on the grade.

7. Does the school include a cafeteria within its premises?

Yes, the school does have a cafeteria that supplies nutritious food.

8. Does the school have activity camps during holidays?

The school offers hikes, adventure camps, environmental conservation projects, camping, historical expeditions, cultural trips and sports as part of their outdoor activities.

9. How many teachers are currently employed by the school?

The school boasts of around 300 staff in over 25 departments.

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