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Principal’s Message

Welcome to EIS-Jumeirah

I am delighted to welcome you to our school website which I hope you will find both interesting and informative.

EIS-Jumeirah was the first IB World School in Dubai, having been authorized to offer the IB Diploma Programme in 1992. We are now an IB Continuum School, authorized to offer all four IB programmes: IB Primary Years Programme, IB Middle Years Programme, IB Diploma Programme and the IB Career-related Programme.

For over 25 years, EIS-J has prepared students for world renowned universities such as MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Cambridge and the London School of Economics, amongst others. We are very proud of our legacy of graduating IB students well prepared to take on the challenges of the world.

We now have a flourishing Alumni Association through which former graduates have the opportunity to network and give back to their alma mater, some have even enrolled their children at the school.

Our student body comprises over 2000 students aged 3 – 19 from more than 70 different nationalities. Our academic staff are recruited from around the world. This wealth of experience and international mindedness is a source of engagement for our students. While students are encouraged to be good representatives of their own culture and heritage they are also made aware of the role and values of the host country and are knowledgeable and respectful of local heritage and norms. Festivals and traditions of all cultures are appreciated thus laying the foundation for global citizenship.

The rigorous academic curriculum explores topics through a variety of global contexts. A deeper understanding is developed through making links with real life situations with no geographical boundaries. This enables students to look beyond their own environment and empathise with the problems of people outside their own community.

Our inclusive classrooms ensure that each and every student is able to progress from their own starting point. There is a strong commitment to personalized learning through differentiation to cater for the learning needs of all students, including those with special educational needs and the gifted and talented.

While we celebrate our students’ academic achievements, we also encourage students to undertake challenging and interesting activities outside the classroom. Our extensive after-school activities programme includes the Duke of Edinburgh International Award, Model United Nations, competitive sporting teams, musical and theatrical performances as well as numerous and varied excursions. This year we launched the Mother Tongue Programme.

Students’ safety, security and happiness are high on our agenda. The pastoral system promotes excellent relationships based on mutual respect supported by effective behavior management protocols that are transparent and fair. New students are quickly integrated into the community and there are numerous platforms for student leadership. The IB Learner Profile underpins the ethos of the school and reinforces the importance of being Caring, Open-minded, Principled and Reflective.

We strongly believe that education is a partnership between home and school and through effective communication endeavour to keep parents fully informed and engaged in their child’s progress. We welcome parental feedback through the various avenues that we provide.

Our mission is to enable children to acquire skills and competencies so that they can pursue their passions and achieve their goals. Thus empowered, they will become happy and productive citizens of the world.

I look forward to welcoming you to the EIS-Jumeirah family!

Pratibha Rao

School Principal