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Indian High School Dubai

School name Indian High School Dubai
Type of institute private non-profit secondary school
Curriculum or Student Nationality Indian
Qualifications or Courses CBSE
Head of school Mr Ashok Kumar (Principal and CEO)
Executive body or owner Board of Trustees
Date founded 1961
Number of students (approx) 16,000
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Oud Metha - location map
Postal address PO Box 106, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-3377475
Fax +971-4-3344055
Email indiansc@emirates.net.ae
Website www.ihsdxb.com
School fees structure 4,274-8,094 dhs per year (2014-2015)
Teacher salary range 1,300 - 2,800 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 529 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3 stars from 171 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
2.5 stars from 219 votes.    
KHDA school inspection report ratings
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
  good good outstanding

Indian High School Dubai admissions, reviews, notes

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Indian High School Dubai (IHSD, IHS-DXB), IHS senior or secondary school tuition fee structure and information
  • See also Indian High School Silicon Oasis and Indian High School Garhood campus information. IHS main campus in Oud Metha is the senior school, also referred to as the Zabeel East campus.
  • The Indian High School in Dubai is not a high school, IHS is a K-12 level kindergarten, primary and secondary school.
Grade/Class LKG UKG 1/I 2/II 3/III 4/IV 5/V 6/VI 7/VII 8/VIII 9/IX 10/X 11/XI 12/XII
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2014-2015 4,081 4,081 4,274 4,274 4,274 4,274 4,274 5,180 5,180 5,180 6,476 6,476 8,094 8,094
Monthly fees (AED) 2014-2015 408 408 428 428 428 428 428 518 518 518 648 648 810 810
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2013-2014c 3,744 3,744 3,921 3,921 3,921 3,921 3,921 4,752 4,752 4,752 5,941 5,941 7,426 7,426
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2012-2013 3,434 3,434 3,597 3,597 3,597 3,597 3,597 4,360 4,360 4,360 5,450 5,450 6,813 6,813
Monthly fees (AED) 2012-2013 344 344 360 360 360 360 360 436 436 436 545 545 681 681
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2011-2012 3,150 3,150 3,300 3,300 3,300 3,300 3,300 4,000 4,000 4,000 5,000 5,000 6,250 6,250
Monthly fees (AED) 2011-2012 315 315 330 330 330 330 330 400 400 400 500 500 625 625
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2010-2011                            
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2009-2010                            
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2008-2009 3,150 3,150 3,300 3,300 3,300 3,300 3,300 4,000 4,000 4,000 5,000 5,000 6,250 6,250
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2007-2008 2,600 2,600 2,750 2,750 2,750 2,750 2,750 3,340 3,340 3,340 4,170 4,170 5,200 5,200
  • IHS is split into two campuses. IHS Dubai senior school for grades 5-12, and IHS Garhood junior school for grades KG-4 (fees information included here for reference).
  • 2015-2016 fee schedule not provided.
  • 2014-2015, 2013-2014 fee schedule not provided. Figures not confirmed.
  • 2012-2013 fees information not supplied. Fees reportedly increased by 9% due to "outstanding" rating from the KHDA and construction of new facilities, backdated to April 2012. Calculated amounts shown, not confirmed.
  • 2011-2012 (assumed but actual year not supplied) annual tuition fees calculated as 10x monthly fees (supplied). Registration fee AED 2,000, activities fee (annual) AED 150, school leaving certificate AED 200, bus transportation AED 235-370 (per month?).
  • 2009-2010 fees information not supplied.
  • Monthly fees are calculated as 1/10th of annual fee, payable monthly except for July and August.
  • Figures in italics are estimates or from secondary sources, and not confirmed.
  • Additional email address ashok.kumar@ihsdubai.org.
  • Location: Oud Metha Road, Oud Metha. Opposite St Mary's Church and the Pakistan Education Academy.
IHS Dubai website domains (checked 16 Dec 2014)
  • www.ihsdxb.com and www.ihsdxb.net for main secondary school campus in Oud Metha. Both domains show the same website.
  • www.ihsregistration.com - IHS Dubai registration website (login needed), email ihsadmissions201516@gmail.com for help.
  • www.ihsdxb.info - IHS website for students, parents, faculty, admin (login needed).
  • www.ihsdubai.org - forwards to website at www.ihsdxb.net (previously showed the same website). Also used for internal webmail (login needed) at webmail.ihsdubai.org.
  • www.ihsdxb.com/junior/ - website for junior primary school campus at Al Garhoud. Website moved to www.ihsdxb.com/bak/junior/.
  • www.ihsdxb.com/dso/ - website for International Indian School campus in Silicon Oasis. Website moved to www.ihsdxb.com/bak/dso/.
  • www.ihsdxb.net/ihs/dso/ - another website for IIHS Silicon Oasis? Not available. Given as www.ihsxb.net/ihs/dso/ but is presumably a typo (xb should be dxb), also not available.
  • www.indianhighschooldubai.org - not available but given in some sources as for the IHS Garhoud campus.
  • twitter.com/indianhigh_dxb - Twitter page for IHS Dubai.
  • www.twitter.com/iis_dso - Twitter page for International Indian School DSO campus.

Old information

  • www.ihsdubai.org and www.ihsdxb.com forward to website at www.ihsdxb.net.
  • www.ihsdxb.net, www.ihsdxb.info, and www.ihsdubai.org all show the same as the main IHS website.
  • www.ihsdubai.com is for an unrelated company (Innovative Human Resource Solutions, IHS), not for IHS Dubai.
IHS history and timeline
  • 2011 April - expected opening date of new campus in Dubai Silicon Oasis. Capacity 3,000 students, project cost AED 80 million.
  • 1994 January - Sheikh Rashid Auditorium opened.
  • 1988 August - Al Garhoud Campus (near Welcare Hospital in Garhood) for KG1 to grade 4 (morning and afternoon shifts) opened.
  • 1975 - school moves to current site in Oud Metha, on land donated by the Ruler of Dubai at the time, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Board of Trustees established with Mohan Valrani as the founding chairman [check date].
  • 1968 August - school moves to new location near Dubai Museum.
  • 1961 - Maghanmal Pancholia, chairman of the Dubai Indian Association, rents a villa for Hemkala Behn to use for giving lessons to Indian children. School established as the Indian Primary School (Bharat Vidyalaya) with ten students, one classroom, and one teacher. Tuition fees were Rs5 per month. Reference: Khaleej Times 15 Dec 2010. Occasionally information given indicating school was established in 1960, but IHS says 1961.
  • 1957 - Hemkala Behn starts giving private tuition to Indian students in her home. No Indian schools in Dubai at the time.
24 October 2014 - admission applications for 2015-2016
  • For online registration and applications, visit www.ihsregistration.com, not www.ihsdubai.org as stated in IHS information (although it does forward you to ihsdxb.net where there is a link to the registration website).
  • Applications can be made from 30 Oct to 10 Nov 2014. KG1 admissions for Garhood campus draw by lots on Fri 14 Nov 2014, restricted to residents of Dubai only, not Ajman or Sharjah. Only 200 seats available for new applications. IHS campus in Silicon Oasis (International IHS) unrestricted for KG1 entry [check]?
  • [Not available - 16 Dec 2014] Links to PDF admission documents available at ihsdxb.net/admission/admission.html.
10 June 2012 review
  • The National reported (on 08 June 2012) that IHS fees would increase by 9%, quoting Ashok Kumar, CEO, as saying "We are improving IT facilities and built a new campus last year which justifies our increase," presumably referring to the greater than 6% increase permitted due to it receiving an "outstanding" rating from the KHDA.
  • Gulf News report 10 June 2012 quoted the CEO as saying "Ours was an exceptional case, we had not raised our school fees for the past four years and we are also rated outstanding by KHDA. We have been approved to hike the fees by 9 per cent, however we still remain one of the most economical schools in the country."
01 May 2012 - IHS Dubai student discipline
  • 20 April 2012 - news reports said a teacher at IHS had disciplined students by making them wear labels that read "Useless Boy of 7W" and making them hold their hands in the air for 45 minutes. One or more parents regarded this as humiliating, insulting, or heavy handed; and complained. The school was reportedly investigating the incidents.
  • 01 May 2012 - Gulf News reported that the IHS denied suspending the teacher referred to in previous reports about humiliating some students, after someone apparently tweeted that the teacher had been suspended, but the teacher was on leave for a few days. The school's CEO, Ashok Kumar, was quoted saying "The tweet is false. ... Following the incident, several parents wrote to us positively about the incident too"
19 June 2010
  • Indian High School in Dubai has over 8,000 students according to a Gulf News report. That figure might include numbers from the IHS Garhood campus?
  • Founding chairman is Mohan Valrani (also chairman of Al Sharavi Group), who said in the report "The school was started 50 years ago from the one-bedroom apartment of a lady called Hemkala Benbhatia [Hemkala Behn]. Then a group of 35 businessmen who formed the board of trustees contributed Dh10,000 each to develop the school with the sheer objective of offering quality education to the Indian community in Dubai,"
23 May 2010
  • The Dubai Indian High School (IHS) entered into a partnership (the "Let Us Rise Together" program) with the Zabeel Secondary School for Girls to help them with IT in return for assistance with Arabic teaching and learning from grades 1-8, after the 2010 KHDA inspection reports were issued (press release 23 May 2010).
17 March 2010 review
  • Foundation stone of the new Dubai Indian High School laid. New school expected to open in early 2011.
  • Honorary chairman of the IHS board of trustees is Mohan Valrani, he is also senior vice-chairman and managing director of the Al Shirawi Group of Companies.
  • IHS Dubai website seems to have moved again - www.ihsdubai.org forwards to www.ihsdxb.com.
  • Fees information not supplied. Both websites say "This page will be updated soon" on the fees information page. Some fee figures from other sources:
    • Up to AED 8000 per year for 2009-2010 (GN 25 Feb 2010)
    • AED 3,200-6,000 per year for 2009-2010 (KHDA February 2010)
    • AED 4,000-10,000 for Indian schools in Dubai (KT 03 Nov 2009)
  • IHS Dubai had applied for permission from the KHDA to increase school fees for 2010-2011 to go towards improving IT facilities, but the request was denied according to a 17 March 2010 report in the Khaleej Times - Ashok Kumar, the CEO of the IHS said "We did not increase the fees last year and will request KHDA to re-consider," but the KHDA was apparently not interested in a re-submission of the request.
  • IHS Dubai are planning to open a new Indian High School in Abu Dhabi.
13 August 2009 review
  • Construction started on new campus for the Indian High School in Dubai Silicon Oasis? Plot number 27-002, contractor is Roshan Construction LLC Dubai, consultants are Chawla Dubai.
26 September 2008 review
  • IHS is split into two campuses. Grades 5-12 at Oud Metha location, KG1-Grade 4 are at the Indian School Garhoud campus.
  • Tuition fees of AED 3,300-6,240 estimated based on KHDA information (AED 2,750-5,200 for 2007-2008) plus 20% fees increase approved for 2008-2009 (IHS requested 25%). Fees information not found on IHS website - fees info page says "This page will be updated soon"
  • Junior campus fees are estimated at AED 3,120-3,300 per annum.
  • Principal and CEO Ashok Kumar appointed as a member of the CBSE governing body in India (reportedly the first GCC teacher to be appointed to the CBSE board).
  • IHS Dubai websites at www.indianhighschooldubai.org and www.ihsdubai.org, the second one seems to be more up to date. Domain www.ihsdubai.com is for an unrelated company (Innovative Human Resource Solutions), www.ihsdubai.ae is not available, and www.indianhighschooldubai.com is a spammy domain with nasty popups.
09 November 2006 review
  • Large, well-established school for the Indian community, accepts students from KG to grade XII despite the name.
  • Grades 5-12 girls attend in the morning, boys in the afternoon.
  • Oud Metha campus is also known as the Zabeel East campus.
  • Also called "The Indian High School Dubai".
  • IHS Dubai website says non-profit. Fees not found on website.

Schools in or near Oud Metha close to Indian High School Dubai

School name Founded   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School fees Reviews
Abacus Quest Point UCMAS      +971-4-3373875   primary  UCMAS  AQPU reviews 
Al Rashid Al Saleh School   1971   +971-4-3376126   K-12  Arabic, UAE UAE 6,850-14,690   
Dubai English Speaking School   1963   +971-4-3371457   primary  UK NC 34,360  DESS reviews 
Dubai Gem School   1973   +971-4-3376661   K-12  Indian, UK A-level, IGCSE, O-level 12,615-22,835  DGS reviews 
English Language School Dubai   April 1978   +971-4-3377503   K-12  Arabic, UK A-level, O-level 3,301-8,774   
IFA Rugby Academy Dubai   January 2011   +971-4-3371698     Sports   
International Concept for Education Dubai   September 2013   +971-4-3377818   primary  French, English French, IB 45,000-73,000   
International Football Academy Dubai   2007   +971-4-3371698     Sports   
Lycee Georges Pompidou Ecole primaire Dubai      +971-4-3374161   primary  French 24,360-40,300  LGPEPD reviews 
Pakistan Education Academy   1968   +971-4-3370126   K-12  Pakistan FBISE SSC, HSSC 3,740-6,280  PEA reviews 
St Marys School Dubai   1968   +971-4-3370252   K-12  Indian, UK A-level, IGCSE, GCSE 4,580-9,840  SMSD reviews 
Winchester School Dubai Oud Metha   September 2012   +971-4-3374112     Indian / UK EYFS, NC, AS, A-level 9,377-12,502   


Last update 17 December 2014
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