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No we do not have classes that are on waiting list
Scholars International Academy provides a rich learning environment to unlock your child’s full potential. SIA follows an interdisciplinary British Curriculum that educates students from 60 different nationalities. It has an excellent childhood development programme that helps create a strong foundation for the students which leads to higher education. Majority of our teachers are UK nationals that are highly qualified and have immense teaching experience. SIA is one of only 2 schools in Sharjah that is accredited by British Schools Overseas (BSO). SIA is a full member of British Schools Middle East (BSME).
“SIA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people as it recognizes that the safety of the children in its care is of paramount importance and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The effectiveness and safety of our recruitment policy and procedures make a major contribution to child protection by helping to deter, reject or identify people who might be unsuitable for working with children.”
We have over 60 different nationalities at Scholars International Academy
Yes, our top nationality is Indian
Y1 - Y13 1:25
As a British Curriculum school, we have our IGCSE and A Level external examinations which are provided by the Edexcel and Cambridge International Examination Bodies
100% of our students move on to university after Year 13 (6th Form). They are dispersed between the UK, Canada, Australia and Central Europe
Our approach to teaching is based on creating dynamic and engaging learning environments. Unlocking each child’s potential is our goal. Our education pedagogy is directed toward finding and nurturing the learner within each child by asking the question “How does it contribute to the growth of your child?”.
Students are challenged to achieve their full potential through a rigorous academic program guided by dedicated professional educators. We are a community school of international learners and teachers from over 60 countries. Our English National Curriculum, enriched with the Cambridge programme and teaching methodology, is the international standard for British education. Sports, languages, technology, performing arts, multi-cultural interactions, and community service are among the many programmes that balance our strong academic core to promote well-rounded student leaders.
We do not give our Foundation Stage students any homework. From Year 1 and above, students have homework on a daily basis which lasts for around 30 min.
Q7. Physical education and sport is an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle. How does your school ensure children engage in physical activity? We have 1 PE session every week, plus we do extra curriculum activities, and BSME competitions in swimming and dancing as well as football tournaments, rugby competitions and cricket games
We do healthy eating week and it's built into our lessons
We have a canteen that serves only healthy food, we sent out letters to parents about the importance of healthy eating and we have a section in our weekly newsletter
Yes, it does
AED 10 - 15 (dirhams)
For our Foundation Stages it is: 8.00am till 12.20pm
For our Primary and Secondary classes they are: 7:40am till 2.20pm
Yes, we have a school uniform and PE Kit for all year groups
At SIA, we actually have a positive policy, we only speak of the good things and try to frame negative things in a positive way.
We have a very fluid communication platform between our school and parent community. Students use the seesaw platform whereby their work is showcased to the respective parents. In addition, teachers do email parents and vice versa for any queries or clarification needed.
3 to 4 times a year
French is taught as an additional language from Year 5 and above
Yes, EAL is offered to all our students that need assistance
Yes we do
We give them extra work that is on a higher level than the others
Yes we do
We can offer moderate support to those students
Yes we do have
Yes we do have
Yes, we have a wonderful PTA group that support SIA and are advocates of the school.
Yes of course, and all new parents also receive a parent handbook at the start of the Academic Year
Scholars International Academy, Sharjah is a Best of school, a ranking determined by parent surveys on the site. It can be found in the following Best of rankings:
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