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India International School, Sharjah is an Indian curriculum school located in the Muweilah School District. The school has grown very quickly since it was founded in 2011, and now educates over 6,200 students.
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Opening year
2011
School year
Apr to Mar
Principal
Dr. Haleema Sadia
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Pace Group
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Indian
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India International School Sharjah
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2019/20
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Availability 2020/21
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Annual fee average
AED 7,500
Price band help
Value
Status
Open
Opening year
2011
School year
Apr to Mar
Principal
Dr. Haleema Sadia
Owner
Pace Group
Community
Main teacher nationality
Indian
Main student nationality
Indian
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First Published:
Saturday 28 July, 2012

Updated:
Monday 26 February, 2018

India International School, Sharjah is an Indian curriculum school located in the Muweilah School District. The school has grown very quickly since it was founded in 2011, and now educates over 6,200 students.

India International School was established in 2011 by the PACE Group and now caters to students from KG to Grade 12. The PACE group was set up by Dr. P.A. Ibrahim Haji in 1999 with the P.A.College of Engineering in Mangalore, which opened with 4 branches of Engineering educating 240 students.  Today, the total campus strength in Mangalore is about 3500 students.

In 2001, the group opened India International School in Kuwait with the CBSE Indian Curriculum (KG to 12th) and now has a strength of 2500 students. Currently the PACE group operates one other school in the UAE, Gulf Asian English School. The total size of the group, with the colleges and schools in India in addition to the Gulf schools, includes a total number of 1,200 teaching staff, over 500 non-teaching staff and over 20,000 students from 25 nationalities. 

India International School Sharjah serves students from KG to Grade 12. Kindergarten students follow the Montessori curriculum and all other grades follow the Indian Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) curriculum.

The school's vision for its students is to be "An exclusive school that nurtures the leaders of tomorrow, to empower them excel in this challenging environment by ensuring their holistic development" whilst its mission is "To mould a creative and enthusiastic generation of mental dynamism, inventiveness, personal integrity, social sense and discipline which will keep them [the students] on the path of development. The many faceted activities organized in the school will make the students of India International physically strong, mentally alert, emotionally stable, culturally sound and socially effective".

IIS Sharjah stands on a total site of approximately 27,000 sq. mtrs with a built up area of 19,800 sq. mtrs and a playground area of 4,280 sq.mtrs. Details of the facilities are limited but are said to include a library with over 8,000 resources, Smart classrooms with projectors and interactive multimedia boards, 3 outdoor Shaded Areas and 3 Indoor Play Rooms.  Outdoor sports facilities include a football pitch, and running track. 

The Primary Curriculum from Grades 1-5 offers a more structured form of subjects along with optional languages. Arabic is taught from Grade 1 onwards as a compulsory subject as per MOE rules.  Value Education [sic] is emphasised through Islamic studies and Moral Science. Apart from English, Maths, Environmental Systems, General Knowledge, Computer Studies and Art and Craft, UAE Social Studies is also included as a subject to be taught at this level.

The curriculum for Middle years students from Grades 6 to 8 includes all of the core subjects from the primary curriculum together with Social Studies which is divided into History, Geography and Civics. Science is taught as three separate subjects - Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

The  Secondary curriculum for Grades 9 to 10 follows the requirements of the All India Secondary School Examination or CBSE Board Examination.  The same applies to students of Grades 11 and 12 who choose between the Commerce and Science streams for their final CBSE exams.

In addition to academics, IIS Sharjah also offers a comprehensive co-curricular programme and sporting activities through which students "learn to enjoy the thrill of competition, spirit of team work and sense of accomplishment". Various clubs have been formed to encourage and motivate students to participate including English club, Science club, Maths club, Art club, Sports club and Literary club among others. A wide variety of athletic and sporting activities are also offered on the school campus. Coaching camps are conducted for all games.

The school does have a Web site, but information is limited.  The school has an examination for entry - details of which may be found here. KG applicants are involved in an interview process.

Feedback to WhichSchoolAdvisor.com has for the most part been positive, but teacher turnover has been noted as an issue - mostly noted when parents of students are not as happy with the change in actual teacher.  

Fees range between AED 7,000 in KG to AED 10,000 in Grade 12 and are modestly priced for an Indian curriculum school. The PACE Group claims to offer a high standard of education with nominal fee structures, which benefit the medium and lower income groups. Unfortunately, neither of the Sharjah-based schools publish any exam results, so it is not possible to determine whether the claims of a high standard are justified.

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Comments
13 Archived Comments
Distressed Mom
Archived 20th Apr 2015, 21:30

My child is studying in KG2. I repeat. KG2.

I want her to join me as I'm going to India as my mom is not well.

Guess what the fantastic management asked to submit along with the leave application.

"My mother's medical certificate from India"

Goodness gracious is all I can say. I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

I repeat, my child is in Kindergarten. Ringing bells IIS?

Distressed thinking about my little ones future here.

Distressed Mom
Archived 20th Apr 2015, 21:31

Oh forgot to mention in case someone's curious to know the duration of leave.

10 days.

Good grief!

Abdullah
Archived 9th Sep 2014, 20:15

My children are studying in this school in class 6. The teachers are not up to the mark, sanitation facilities are very bad, but the studies are very good. I would advise you to choose another school.

Razda Aftab
Archived 31st Jan 2014, 22:42

My three daughter study at the school. The school is good. Teachers are good. But I have had a bad experience with the bus driver that picks up my child...

Sajjad Ali
Archived 16th Aug 2015, 20:06

Please sister don't objections on poor drivers. All drivers have struggled to take care of all children. You ri8 too but not done blame on all drivers please. Thanks

Maha
Archived 9th Sep 2014, 11:58

May I ask what kind of experience you had...because right now I am searching school for my child, and I am very much concern about school reputation and bus driver behaviour as well... Kindly tell me your opinion about this school, and about fees too... Thank you.

RAJARAJAN
Archived 15th Jan 2014, 20:36

One of the good school in sharjah and my son is doing well in class 3.Teachers are good and all the activities are taking place as per schedule.

Zaara
Archived 4th Jan 2014, 12:31

In my opinion teachers actually don't know how to teach and they have a lot of funny rules in the school . My personal advice is not to enrol your ward at the school.

hashmi
Archived 11th Dec 2013, 19:34

My kid is studying here from two yrs ,this is his 3rd year in this school...everything is going in a proper way....it is a good school...teachers are good.

Prathibha
Archived 9th Dec 2013, 16:20

My child is studying in this school for past 2 years. Last years teacher was so good so my child improved a lot. But this year there is no permanent class teacher, no computer teacher.
No point in the open house, as the new teachers don't know anything about the child, what new teacher can tell the parents. So please appoint a permanent teacher for a academic year. Most of the parents are telling the teachers are not permanent in other classes also.

rubeena
Archived 2nd Oct 2013, 07:37

I am very happy about the progress of the school.Their teaching, concern for children etc is very good. One thing is very upsetting is regarding bus management: It is so bad that children are overcrowded. Some go standing every day, children vomit and cry because of this. All the parents are complaining about the same problem. The bus management is simply ignoring our problem. Kindly add one more bus to our route. {120 b}.

Jayan
Archived 22nd Jul 2013, 22:27

Good management...

Noushad
Archived 14th May 2013, 20:13

My two children started studying from this academic year. Our first 2 months experience has not been good. Teachers not focused. School management seem to concentrate on taking new admissions. Every week there have been changing class teachers and divisions. Teachers seem helpless.

My advice don't choose this school.

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