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German International School Dubai

School name German International School Dubai
Type of institute embassy non-profit K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality German
Qualifications or Courses German International Abitur
Head of school Thomas Dietrich (Schulleiter)
Executive body or owner German Consulate in Dubai
Date founded September 2008
Number of students (approx) 540
Number of staff (approx) 65
School area, location map Al Quoz 4 - location map
Postal address PO Box 391162, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-3386006
Fax +971-4-3386004
Email info@germanschool.ae
Website www.germanschool.ae (new window)
School fees structure 19,600-57,000 dhs per year (2012-2013)
Teacher salary range 5,900 - 20,000 dhs per month (estimate only, not confirmed)
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 22 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 3 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3 stars from 4 votes.    

German International School Dubai admissions, reviews, notes

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German International School in Dubai (Deutsche Internationale Schule Dubai) fee structure (Gebühren)
  Kindergarten Vorschule Grundschule Orientierungsstufe Sekundarstufe I & II
Grade/Year/Klasse     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2012-2013 19,600 21,600 33,900 33,900 33,900 33,900 39,450 46,450 46,450 46,450 46,450 46,450 57,000 57,000
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2011-2012                            
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2010-2011 18,800 20,700 32,500 32,500 32,500 32,500 38,000 45,000                                                        55,500
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2009-2010 18,800             45,000            
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2008-2009 16,800           35,000              
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2007-2008 12,500           24,000              
  • 2012-2013 - Application fee (Anmeldegebühr einmalig) AED 2,000 (non-refundable - nicht erstattungsfähig), re-enrolment fee (Wiedereinschreibegebühr) AED 1,800
  • 2010-2011 - Application fee (Anmeldegebühr einmalig) AED 2,000 (non-refundable - nicht erstattungsfähig), re-enrolment fee (Wiedereinschreibegebühr) AED 500
22 November 2012 - corrections and updates to information (email supplied)
  • Previous information page was German School in Dubai.
  • Updated fax number is +971-4-3386004 (previously +971-4-3386006), postal address is PO Box 391162 Dubai (some sources still list postal address as PO Box 47072 Dubai).
  • School owner is not Al Jafla, Mr Al Jafla is the landlord of the school building. Mr Ahmed Mohammed. Khamis K. Al Jafla is the owner of Development Real Estate (DRE), a partner of Specialist Group in Dubai, which has the German School listed on their website as one of their properties.
  • School is private, non-profit, founded in September 2008. There was a German school in Academic City, which was then part of the German International School Sharjah. In September 2008 the German International School Dubai was founded as a separate and new school, operated by the German Consulate in Dubai.
20 February 2011
  • Dubai German School information updated (email received 20 February 2011).
  • Full name is Deutsche Internationale Schule Dubai / German International School Dubai.
  • Head of School / Principal is Mr Thomas Dietrich (was Hubert Brinks).
  • School owner is Al Jafla (previously BLASchA)? Presumably Mr Ahmed Mohammed Khamis Khalfan Al Jafla, owner of Development Real Estate (DRE)? DRE is a subsidiary of Specialist Group in Dubai, in partnership with NCC Urban Limited? DRE is the owner of Deans International School (DIS) according to the Specialist Group website, which is now the location of the Dubai German School. DRE also own the Rajagiri School in Al Warqaa according to the same website.
  • School is private (previously run or overseen by German Embassy in Abu Dhabi, or German Consulate in Dubai?), non-profit? Founded in September 2008? But there was a German school in Academic City from September 2004?
  • Contact details updated - tel +971-4-3386006 (previously +971-4-4209790), fax +971-4-3386006 (previously +971-4-4209789), email info@germanschool.ae (previously gabriele@bergunde.net).
24 August 2009
  • German School in Dubai (DISD) moving to new location in Al Quoz for 06 September 2009 start? Previously the site of Deans International School. DISD was at the Dubai English Speaking College site in Dubai Academic City (DAC) until end of 2008-2009 academic year.
  • Contact numbers for DAC German school campus probably no longer valid (tel +971-4-4209790 and fax +971-4-4209789).
  • German School Dubai website has mobile tel +971-50-8347414 as contact number during the summer vacation. Another temporary mobile number might be +971-50-8972201?
  • School uniform to be worn by DISD students from start of 2009-2010 academic year?
  • DISD fees information updated. Was AED 16,800-35,000 for 2008-2009. Big jump at top end because now includes Secondary I / Sekundarstufe I classes starting September 2009 with annual tuition fees AED 45,000
  • Secondary II / Sekundarstufe II classes start in September 2010 with annual tuition fees AED 55,500 (unless they go up next year).
  • Additional application fee of AED 2000 (first time), and AED 500 for renewal.
  • German School website content hosted at www.dis-dubai.com but the domain www.dis-dubai.com forwards to www.germanschool.ae?
12 September 2008
  • Dubai German School has new website available but with limited information, see the Deutschen Schule Sharjah for more information.
  • New name is Deutsche Internationale Schule Dubai (DISD).
  • Old email was dssdubai@dssharjah.org (might still be valid).
  • New head / principal appointed (previous head was Dieter Stanik)?
  • School hopes to have new building available for 2009-2010 academic year. In the meantime, please be Geduld.
24 August 2008
  • New website at www.germanschool.ae but no content when checked.
  • Fees information updated for 2008-2009 academic year (was 12,500-24,000 dhs per year).
  • Kindergarten and primary section moved to Dubai English Speaking College location in Academic City for September 2007, still there for 2008-09 as construction of new building not complete.
  • Contact details updated. Previously was tel +971-4-3478455 & fax +971-4-3471015 - phone number is also, or was, for the S Al Aqadi Wooden Furniture Factory in Al Quoz.
  • School renamed from Deutschen Schule Dubai to Deutsche Internationale Schule Dubai (DISD)?
  • Accredited by the Conference of the Ministers of Education of the Federal Republic of Germany (KHDA information).
18 February 2007
  • DSS Dubai is part of the Sharjah German School so postal address is Deutsche Schule Sharjah, PO Box 1465, Sharjah, UAE.
  • DSS Dubai rents classrooms at Al Mawakeb School Al Barsha but has plans to move to its own premises in Dubai Academic City. Original plans were to move by September 2007.
  • In September 2006, the kindergarten section moved into a villa in Jumeirah, Dubai (near Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Umm Suqeim / Al Sofouh).
Schools in or near Al Quoz 4 close to German International School Dubai
School Name Founded   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School Fees Comments
Allama Iqbal School   1988   +971-4-3384284     Pakistan FBISE 1,500  AIS comments 
Dubai International School Nad Al Sheba   November 1999   +971-4-3385530   K-12  Arabic, US SAT, UAE 12,319-19,339   
Iranian Boys School Dubai   1957   +971-4-3389953   K-12  Iranian IB 12,650-10,350  IBSD comments 
Springdales School Dubai   April 2013   +971-4-3381311   K-12  Indian CBSE 18,000-30,000   

 

Last update 16 December 2012
General comments - might not apply to German 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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