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Cambridge International School Dubai

School name Cambridge International School Dubai
Type of institute private profit-making K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality UK
Qualifications or Courses A-level, IGCSE
Head of school Mr David McLaughlin (Principal)
Executive body or owner GEMS Education, Varkey Group
Date founded
Number of students (approx) 2000
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Al Garhoud, Al Garhood
Postal address PO Box 60835, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-2824646
Fax +971-4-2824109
Email cambridge@cis-dxb.ae
Website www.gemscis-dubai.com
School fees structure 15,327-20,810 dhs per year (2013-2014)
Teacher salary range 3,400 - 5,500 dhs per month (estimate only, not confirmed)
Student satisfaction rating
3 stars from 291 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 69 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3.5 stars from 70 votes.    
KHDA school inspection report ratings
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
acceptable good good good

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Cambridge International School Dubai (CIS-Dubai) tuition fee structure and general information
Grade/Year KG1 KG2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2013-2014 15,327 15,327 17,481 17,481 17,481 17,481 17,481 17,481 20,810 20,810 20,810 20,810 20,810 20,810 20,810
Annual fee (AED) 2013-2014 350 350 500 500 500 500 500 500 825 825 825 825 825 950 950
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2012-2013 15,327 15,327 17,481 17,481 17,481 17,481 17,481 17,481 20,810 20,810 20,810 20,810 20,810 20,810 20,810
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2011-2012 14,667 14,667 16,728 16,728 16,728 16,728 16,728 16,728 19,914 19,914 19,914 19,914 19,914 19,914 19,914
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2010-2011 14,667 14,667 16,728 16,728 16,728 16,728 16,728 16,728 19,914 19,914 19,914 19,914 19,914 19,914 19,914
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2009-2010 14,667 14,667 16,728 16,728 16,728 16,728 16,728 16,728 19,914 19,914 19,914 19,914 19,914 19,914 19,914
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2008-2009 13,456 13,456 15,347 15,347 15,347 15,347 15,347 15,347 18,270 18,270 18,270 18,270 18,270 18,270 18,270
  • Annual fee (listed separately) includes games, library, laboratory, medical, sports fees and charges.
  • 2013-2014 fees unchanged from 2012-2013? Registration fee AED 500, re-enrolment fee (returning students) AED 1,000, admission fee (new students) AED 4,000, annual fees AED 350-950, computer fee AED 300-600 (annual but payable per term).
  • 2012-2013 fees increased 4.5% from 2011-2012.
  • 2011-2012 tuition fees AED 14,667-19,914. Additional costs for other items, see 2009-2010 fees.
  • 2010-2011 fees information not supplied. Please send fee structure to education@dubaifaqs.com.
  • 2009-2010 registration fee AED 200, admission fee AED 500, annual fee AED 350-950. Computer fee an additional AED 90-240 per term for Years 1-11.
  • 2007-2008 annual fees AED 13,456-18,270. Additional costs include registration fee 700 dhs, activity fee 350-950 dhs (per year), computer fee 300-600 dhs (annual), bus transportation charges approx 200 dhs per month.
  • 2006-2007 annual fees AED 12,650-17,875 per year.
  • Email address is also, or was, cambridg@emirates.net.ae.
Teaching jobs at Cambridge International School Dubai
  • 2010-2011 teacher salaries at CIS estimated at AED 3,000-6,000 per month (not confirmed).
21 December 2011
  • Sharjah Institute of Technology (SIT), Cambridge International School Dubai (CIS), and Edexcel announced a partnership in which Year 9 students at CIS would be offered Edexcel BTEC Engineering Programs at SIT (press release).
  • Website domain URL updated from www.gemscis-garhoud.com to www.gemscis-dubai.com (which forwards to www.gemseducation.com).
01 April 2010
  • Cambridge International School Dubai might be relocating and/or increasing fees?
  • The Gulf News reported on 30 March 2010 that He [Sunny Varkey] added that two more of their schools Our Own English High School (Oud Mehta) and Cambridge International School (Al Garhoud) are facing similar issues with its landlord, and will be forced to relocate with higher fees. The report was prompted by the KHDA not allowing schools in Dubai to increase fees.
18 September 2007 review
  • Mixed reports seen, some very complimentary, others very negative. You could probably say you get fair value for the money spent compared to other much more expensive schools in Dubai.
  • Awarded Cambridge International Fellowship Centre (CIFC) status by the University of Cambridge International Examinations for good results in exams. A prestigious looking certificate to hang in the entrance foyer. It actually has some use, entitling a student to win a £3,000 (22,500 dhs) scholarship spread over 3 years - a bit more than what it costs to send your child to CIS for a year.
  • Several URLs all take you to the same website: www.gemscis-dubai.com, www.gemscis-garhoud.com, www.tchs-dxb.sch.ae, www.cambridgeinternationalschooldubai.com.
11 January 2007 review
  • Previous name was The Cambridge High School Dubai (date of change not given).
  • Previous head was Mr Robert G Malone.
  • CIS website needs updating - still advertising teacher vacancies for September 2005 (07 July 2006). Same site also at www.cambridgeinternationalschooldubai.com.
Schools in the same area as Cambridge International School Dubai
School Name Founded   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School Fees Comments
Al Khaleej National School   July 1992   +971-4-2822707   K-12  Arabic, UAE, US MOE, HS Diploma 12,290-23,518   
Al Thuraya School   1989   +971-4-2824964   K-12  Arabic, UAE MOE, US 6,500-14,000  ATS comments 
Dubai International School   1985   +971-4-2823513   K-12  Arabic, US SAT, UAE 12,319-19,339   
Grammar School Dubai   1970   +971-4-2824822   K-12  Indian/UK A-level, IGCSE 4,111-5,653   
Gulf Indian High School   1979   +971-4-2824455   K-12  Indian CBSE 3,000-5,700  GIHS comments 
Indian High School Garhoud   August 1988   +971-4-2823555   primary  Indian CBSE 3,150-3,300   
National Charity School Dubai   1983   +971-4-2824499   K-12  Arabic, UAE UAE MOE 3,900-7,200   
New Indian Model School Dubai   01 May 1980   +971-4-2824313   K-12  Indian CBSEi, CBSE, SSLC 2,500-4,350   
The Kindergarten Starters   1990   +971-4-2824090   primary  Indian CBSE 6,075-8,106  TKS comments 

 

Last update 13 November 2013
General comments - might not apply to Cambridge International School Dubai
  • Many popular schools are full for 2014-2015. New schools in Dubai might have places.
  • Allow extra for books, extra-curricular activities, uniforms, trips, etc if not included in school fees.
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