Dubai, UAE: The Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai (SISD) officially opened its first boy’s boarding house. Girl’s boarding will also be available from September 2018 onwards.
Students from Grades 6-11 have access to all campus facilities and the option between full-time, weekly and flexi boarding. The newly furnished boarding facilities have four floors with 14 rooms and en-suite bathrooms in each double room for a total capacity of 100 students per house. Each floor has a fully equipped pantry room and there is a spacious community room full of things to do for when the students have time to relax. The dormitory building also features dedicated apartments for housemasters and tutors.
Head of School, Beat Sommer commented on the new facilities: “As one of the leading boarding schools in the UAE and thewider region, we have worked hard to expand our facilities to provide our boarders with the best accommodationin a cosmopolitanand nurturing environment thatstimulates academic development and personal growth.”
He continues: “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.”
A You Gov survey carried out last year confirmed that Dubai was viewed as an ideal location for many living in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Russia, Kazakhstan and even here in the UAE with 79 per cent acknowledging Dubai was a good place to send children to boarding school.Jan 2018