Swiss International Scientific School Dubai to open boarding facilities in SeptemberFebruary 22, 2017, 2:35 pm GMT
Swiss International Scientific School Dubai (SISD) has launched registrations for its boarding facilities that will open at the beginning of the new academic year in September 2017.
The school will only accept male students in the first year, and a female boarding campus is expected to follow in 2018.
The boarding houses have been designed to create a calm environment that helps boarders study, rest and play.
SISD will have a house system in place to ensure integration between the day and boarding students. This will encourage students to develop friendships across the school.
SISD will also implement a set routine, along with initiatives such as a leadership team for boarders. Students who opt for the boarding programme will have easier access to support from the academic staff and full access to the facilities on campus.
SISD will cater for boarders who live in the UAE but also to international students, having weekly and full boarders. The weekly boarding option enables students from Dubai to avoid lengthy commutes. The school will also provide student visas for international boarders.
According to a recent study, 87% of graduates who attended boarding schools say they were well-prepared for university, by mid-career, 44% of graduates who attended boarding schools have already achieved top management positions and 90% of boarding school students said in a recent survey that they felt challenged academically.
Head of School, Beat Sommer commented: "Boarding allows children to develop a range of key life skills and prepares them for the future, whether it is for University or later in their careers. They learn skills such as organisation, leadership, self-confidence, self-sufficiency, empathy, responsibility and cultural agility. When our boarders graduate from SISD they will leave with an international network of friends, the highest qualifications to join the best universities around the world and the skills necessary to thrive in an ever changing world."
He added: "SISD is the ideal choice for parents who may be busy with work and don't feel that they have the time to support their child with academic studies but are looking for the high standard of Swiss education. SISD has the convenience of being geographically very accessible, providing parents with the option of allowing children to experience world-class boarding without sending them to the more conventional boarding destinations.
"Dubai also has great weather, great outdoor activities for children and is considered a safe city, especially for young people, which plays a massive part in parents' decision making. Here at SISD we aim to be recognised as the premier boarding school in the region and we will equip young people with the skills for an independent life, leadership and the credentials to join the top universities worldwide."
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