School Description

As a member of the International Schools Partnership (ISP), NIS is dedicated to igniting the torch of learning in every child. Our curriculum ignites curiosity and leadership on a global stage. By promoting students’ interests, we develop curious, knowledgeable, self-aware citizens who have the integrity and drive to build a better world.
NIS was founded to serve the educational needs of the Green Community and Dubai Investment Park communities in Dubai, although we also see children from areas across Dubai attending our school.

Catering to children from ages 4 to 18 (KG through to Grade 12), we offer an affordable American education with modern approaches to learning, through the American Education Reaches Out (AERO) Common Core Plus program. AERO provides a framework for curriculum consistency across grades KG-12 in alignment with research-based trends and ongoing developments within this curriculum worldwide and in the USA.

We are also one of the few mid-market American curriculum high schools in Dubai offering Advanced Placement courses for high school students, and we have some of the best indoor and outdoor sports facilities of any school in Dubai.

Our aim is to place our students at the heart of all that we do, nurturing their potential to ensure that they learn, lead, and influence. We are committed to three guiding principles:
1. Amazing Learning
NIS Dubai embraces the individuality of every learner. We support student learning through a robust, student-focused American curriculum, enriching extra-curricular activities, and focus relentlessly on each child’s ability to amaze.

Learning is about getting better academically, socially and emotionally. Amazing Learning happens when students surprise themselves by getting better to a level beyond which they thought possible. Whether through mentoring, enrichment or personalised study, NIS Dubai recognizes and nurtures each student’s gifts and talents so that they amaze themselves and inspire others.
2. A True Sense of Community
At NIS Dubai, students develop a sense of themselves, as well as the world around them, making connections within and between cultures. NIS Dubai opens students’ hearts and minds so that they embrace challenges and opportunities, inspiring them to find their own unique paths to making a difference.
3. Global Vision
Truly international, the NIS Dubai community hails from more than 80 different countries, and is a family of highly diverse individuals whose collective aim is to build a better world through amazing learning. The power of the NIS learning community is achieved by recognizing, valuing, and connecting the different contributions and talents of all its members.

“Our students benefit from a strong focus on academic standards and high behavioral expectations as well as high enjoyment levels in learning.”

Growing Learning, Growing School
NIS Dubai was acquired by the International Schools Partnership (ISP), a global network of 62 schools across seventeen countries, in February 2017. Being part of ISP ensures outstanding international learning connections, quality assurance, and excellent governance.

In this time, we have achieved some dramatic improvements across the areas of leadership and management, student achievement, teaching and assessment, and student support. The NIS teacher turnover rate is now well below the average for schools in Dubai.

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Dubai Investment Park

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    Jay Balad Jay Teston
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Extra Curricular Activities

There are many benefits for students who engage in a broad range of extracurricular activities. This exposure allows them to experience new opportunities, develop new talents, enhance their social skills and support their academic progress. The activities offered at NIS are always growing and developing. Field trips within Dubai and the surrounding area provide wonderful opportunities for our students to enrich their learning through hands-on, real-world experiences that bring classroom learning materials to life.

There is also a wide range of extra-curricular activities available at NIS. These include:

Following recent KHDA rules, our ECAs are organized by the third-party provider. NIS has partnered with ‘Just Play’, one of the leading sports management companies in the UAE working with a large network of public and private schools. They are our partner in delivering Extra-Curricular Activities, Holiday Camps to our students, and they also manage our sports facilities. Just Play is an approved establishment under the Dubai Sports Council and it works with over 30 different sports/non-sports providers, who all have specialist teachers and qualified coaches delivering a wide range of activities.

International enrichment opportunities for high school students offer your child the opportunity to explore a diversity of cultures and develop cultural sensitivity and awareness.

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