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We encourage questions and welcome you to visit Scholars International Academy. Please contact the Admissions Manager at to schedule school tours and appointments. 

How old must my child be to start school?

Students in Foundation 1 must be 3 years by 31st August.

The school offers learning from Foundation up to Year 13 (A and AS levels).

We follow the English National Curriculum for England and Wales enriched with the Cambridge Curriculum programme of study, the standard for International British education. We are one of the only two schools in Sharjah approved by BSME (British Schools Of Middle East) and accredited by BSO (British Schools of Overseas), which further aligns us with the UK school models, levels and systems. The academic foundation of our school is the Cambridge model for teaching and learning. 

We offer students a rigorous programme for learners to progress from one stage to the next supported by teaching and learning that challenges students to think deeply.

The majority of our teachers are from the UK. We hire teachers internationally and locally to find the best practitioners from around the globe.

All of our teachers hold full university teaching degrees. Our staff is hired based on their ability to create engaging learning environments for SIA students.

Our School Timings are:

7:30am to 1:00pm – Foundation 1 & 2 (Monday to Thursday)

7:30am to 3:00pm – Years 1 to 13 (Monday to Thursday)

The class size is capped at 24 for EYFS 1 & 2, and the class size is capped at 28 for Year 1 to 13.

Yes, we have teaching assistants from Foundation Stage 1 up to Year 2, 

Yes, we provide bus transport to most areas in Sharjah, Ajman and some areas in Dubai.

Please contact Mr Ari at or call 050 568 3130 for route information.

We do not perform a test, but we require each prospective student to take an assessment to ascertain whether the child will be able to effectively engage with the school programme offered at SIA.

Arabic is introduced in Foundation 2. French is introduced in Year 4.

Yes, we offer complimentary teacher led activities and paid external activities by our service providers.

The ECAs run post school dismissal time from 3:00 to 4:00 pm

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