[Healthcare City, 06/01/2017] – Scientific International Scientific School of Dubai, an international school in Dubai, follows the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme as a candidate school. SISD offers the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme, covering ages from 3-19. The institution is currently pursuing authorisation as an IB World School.
The IB Programme
The IB was founded in 1968 with a mission to ‘create a better world through education’. The non-profit educational foundation offers four programmes (Primary, Middle Years, Diploma, Career-related) designed to develop skills necessary to live fully in an increasingly globalised world.
The Primary Years Programme (ages 3-12) serves as the foundation, while the Middle Years Programme (ages 11-16) introduces the study of more discrete disciplines. The Diploma Programme (ages 16-19) prepares students for tertiary education. Finally, the Career-related Programme (ages 16-19) leads to higher education, employment or apprenticeships.
Schools must be granted authorisation by the IB organisation to offer any of the programmes and become an IB World School.
SISD as a Candidate School
SISD follows the framework of the IB program as a candidate school from Pre-KG to Grade 9. Grades 10-12 will open in the years to come, subject to the approval of Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KDHA).
Three streams are offered: the English/French stream (with Arabic); the English/German stream (with Arabic); and the English+ stream with additional languages (Arabic and French or German).
The programmes are designed to provide a coherent learning experience and create a community of compassionate, life-long learners, while inspiring young people to be inquisitive, knowledgeable and caring.
‘Our international programmes reflect a sincere commitment to a Swiss vision of excellence in education to enable our students to fully embrace future opportunities,’ Head of School, Beat Sommers shares in a statement published on their website.
About Swiss International Scientific School of Dubai
Swiss International Scientific School of Dubai is an international school that is home to 2,000 students, including 350 international mixed-gender boarders. The international staff is composed of professionals who share a goal of providing quality education in a caring, nurturing and supportive environment.
For more information about SISD, visit their website at http://sisd.ae/our-school.