Emirates International School, Meadows
Emirates International School follows the International Baccalaureate program offering IBDP, MYP, and PYP from FS1 to Year 13 and is located in The Meadows, Dubai. The school opened its doors from September 2005 and is part of the Al Habtoor Group.
The diverse community at Emirates International School has students from over 81 nationalities. The school has a highly qualified, dedicated and international academic team who works closely with each student and promotes excellence for all students across the institute.
The school enhances students’ educational and holistic development and prepares them to be future-ready global citizens. By examining global issues in a multi-linguistic environment, the Emirates School aims to promote inter-cultural sensitivity and personal responsibility to promote internationally minded young adults.
Emirates International School provides modern purpose-built two Astroturf sports fields, IT suites, indoor 25-meter swimming pool, canteen, high school and Primary school libraries, and wireless connectivity throughout the school, indoor basketball stadium and gymnasium, weights room, senior student lounge, well-equipped classrooms, and prayer rooms.
The IB Curriculum is delivered in such a way where learning engaging, relevant, challenging and significant. The school develops Social, Communication, Thinking, Research and Self-Management in students. Emirates International School ensures academic success for each and every student at all stages of learning. The school encourages students to participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities including games, arts, sports, and clubs.
Students from Early Year 1 to Year 6 follow the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and enhance academic, physical, social and creative growth. The school provides a safe, secure learning environment where children are encouraged to respect others. The After School Activity program for primary students include academic, cultural, practical, artistic, linguistic and creative activities. Students from Year 7 to Year 11 follow the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) where students develop appropriate skills to being a true global citizen. The High School Additional School Activities include performing arts, creative subjects, language acquisition, and sporting activities with both recreational and competitive objectives. MUN, World Scholars Cup, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme as well as enrichment activities are offered at the EIS as well. Students aged 16 to 18 years follow a well-rounded, rigorous IB diploma program (DP) and develop skills for the 21st century. It helps students to develop their skills, knowledge, and attitudes in a changing and increasingly interrelated world, which they need to participate actively and responsibly.
Parents must complete the school online application to start the application process. A list of supporting documents should be included upon submitting the application. A non-refundable, AED 500/- is required as an advance administration fee in order for the application to be submitted and considered.
Within 72 hours of submitting the online application(s), you will receive a reference number. Thereafter contact the Admissions office to confirm the completion of the application process. If you are applying for a place in a year group that is already full, you will be contacted by the school as soon as they receive notice of withdrawal.
Interviews or assessments are scheduled once the school receives the completed application. Completion of assessment does not guarantee a place at EIS-M. Priority will be given to siblings, then general applicants. Places will be offered only if the assessment is successful and as seats become available.
For entry into Early Years, the student will be assessed by a member of the Early Years Team. For entry into Years 1 – 6, all students, upon application, will be required to complete an entrance assessment in Mathematics and English. For Years 1 – 3, this is teacher led. For Years 4 – 6, the student is alone but supervised.
High School Students upon application will be required to complete an entrance assessment in Mathematics and English. Both Primary and High School assessments are evaluated internally by the Academic staff and are measured against IB criteria. The Principal of the School reviews the student’s complete application pack, inclusive of entrance assessment, previous reports, compatibility to IB program of study, previous school’s curriculum, and if necessary parental/student interview to ascertain acceptability and appropriate year level. The school will review your child’s Academic history in terms of adaptability to IB and make recommendations on the compatibility of courses. Upon approval, the student’s completed application pack is forwarded to the KHDA for final approval.
The entry to the IBDP is based on two components: The school reports and the attainment of the applicant in the student’s previous school with the curriculum benchmarked against the MYP outcomes and an interview with the DP Coordinator and/or the Head of Year 12 & 13. This is to determine the educational pathway of the applicant and capability to access the Diploma or Courses program as provided at EIS Meadows.
Following successful completion of the assessment and confirmation of seat availability, the admissions office will formally offer a place at the school. Parents will be given 7 working days to make the payment. Failing to do so, the offer will be withdrawn.
Extra Curricular Activities
- Arabic Stories
- French Club
- Instrumental Music
- Jewellery making
- Science Club
- Throw Ball
Kathryn Dyche Nichols