At a glance
The student body of Asian International School consists of about 700 students, which the school claims is friendly and highly disciplined. The latest Irtiqaa report (2014 - 2015) ranks the school as a C6 school which is equivalent to an unsatisfactory rating. This, however, is an improvement on the previous report which found the school to be extremely unsatisfactory.
The school has adequate facilities such as laboratories, library, audio vision room, and computers.
The report notes the strengths of the school are students’ fluency in English in grades 10 and 12, (which the report notes is especially true of the girls), students’ behaviour and positive attitudes, parents’ support for the school, and the improved attendance rates of students from the previous report.
The school does have many areas for improvement. Most urgent is that "there are several health and safety concerns related to the building and student safety" which is concerning. Specifically, the report finds that "the quality of the school's buildings and premises is unsatisfactory. There are several health and safety concerns. The exterior ground surface is uneven; there are no toilets of suitable size for KG children; no specialist PE facilities; no ramped access to classrooms or the yard; no lift to upper floors and no special facilities for students with physical disabilities."
The report also finds that student attainment is below international standards and the students' progress is unsatisfactory. This was found in English, mathematics, science and information and communication technology (ICT).
One of the main issues related to students' weak attainment and progress is that the quality of teaching and learning is unsatisfactory. The report finds that "not all teachers apply the skills and knowledge delivered during the professional development (PD) programme into their classroom practice. Teachers do not use assessment information sufficiently to meet the learning needs of all students."
One area where teachers can improve is through their use of questioning to develop students' reasoning skills. As for now, the report finds that "more often teachers merely require students to repeat the teacher's answer and do not require students to extend their responses. The impact is that students respond to a set of closed questions or offer group responses."
Fees at Asian International Private School start at 3100 AED for KG1 and go to 11,000 AED for Grade 12. Bus fees are 345 AED to 1,150 AED.
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