Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for considering joining the AISD family. We understand that parents will have a lot of questions when picking the right school for their child. Please see below the answers to our most frequently asked questions here at the Australian International School Dubai.

29 August 2021

The Australian Curriculum. Australia prides itself on delivery of a futures-oriented education. Twenty First Century skills are critical if our students are to be successful socially, emotionally and academically for a world they are still to create. Research shows in the Western world that students at school now don’t even know what types of roles they may have once they leave school, so it is imperative that we develop adaptable young people who can succeed in their life choices.

The Australian Curriculum challenges students to excel and be creative, active and respected citizens in our evolving global society. We ensure our children have the skills to develop meaningful relationships within a positive and warm learning environment and enable them to learn in a culture promoting mutual respect and personal accountability. We find our curriculum delivery develops motivated and high achieving independent lifelong learners when they are engaged in a rigorous and relevant curriculum. Flexible delivery of curriculum delivered by experienced teachers ensures our students excel because they love learning in our classrooms and sharing their community responsibility.

Our style of education focuses on

  • Engaged Learning: relevant activities and curriculum where active learning is negotiated through an Inquiry Approach
  • Connected Learning: ensuring pathways for personal need – every child matters!
  • Rigorous Learning: intellectual rigour, literacy, numeracy, ICT skills are developed in our children. Put simply, learning is what students do, not what is done to them
  • ‘How to’ Learning: our curriculum is based on Core curriculum elements (CCEs), all of which develop skills for twenty-first-century futures and the need for children to understand the world they live in, so they can be active participants, not passive.

Most importantly, our students will love learning in the environment our school will foster.

Our UAE schools have an agreement with Education Queensland International to deliver the Australian Curriculum and are recognized as a result as providers of the New QCE. International Baccalaureate in our Senior School will also be an option.

ELC/Pre-KG to Year 6

We are proud to say that our teaching staff are Australian.

Foundation families will receive 25% discount in our first 3 years.

GradeSchool Fees (AED)
Year 156,000
Year 256,000
Year 360,000
Year 463,000
Year 563,000
Year 671,000

For more information on the AIS Dubai fees structure please visit our Fees, Bursaries & Scholarships page.

300 Dirham for insurance and testing.

August is when we will test students, to ensure we have the most current information available for your student.

When students come in for testing, we will size them for uniforms.

In this world, graduates have many options for University study, if they have clear goals, work hard toward them and ensure they have kept options for University study open, graduates have the world at their feet.

We are proud that AIS graduates have gained admission and attended universities in the UK, Canada, Australia, USA, Europe, Asia, and the UAE.

Previous graduates have studied

  • medicine
  • engineering
  • computer science
  • law
  • international relations
  • architecture
  • history
  • business
  • sociology
  • economics
  • finance
  • biology
  • maths

University destinations include

  • University of Cambridge
  • Kings College London
  • University College London
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Amsterdam
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Melbourne
  • New York University
  • Abu Dhabi, University of Maryland
  • Penn State University
  • McGill University
  • Bond University
  • Griffith and the University of Toronto

Our new ATAR senior curriculum will enable students to gain admission to many of the top universities worldwide.

There will be sport, cultural and academic extracurricular opportunities for our students. Sports such as soccer, netball, touch football and swimming will be available.

Extra curricular cultural activities will include art and drama, and music lessons can be arranged for students if parents wish to encourage music early. Academic programs will include robotics and chess.

We hope, based on early indications that learning will take place in our school.

Bus transport will be offered for our students.

YES! We encourage our families to be active participants in their children’s learning and we pride ourselves on creating opportunities for our parents to support our staff across all aspects of our delivery of learning experiences.

Our school is fully completed so our students will be in heaven here from day 1!

Our primary children have access to the most amazing facilities as soon as they walk in the door!

Our 600 seat auditorium, two swimming pools, soccer field and volleyball courts are already complete, along with our

  • various playgrounds
  • music rooms
  • theatre
  • library
  • café
  • state of the art science labs
  • technology suites
  • and indoor sports courts

are available for use when our first students arrive!