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Ontario International Canadian School

Tuesday 23 January 2018 (UAE)   

Ontario International Canadian School in Dubai

School name Ontario International Canadian School
Type of institute private K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality Canadian, Ontario
Qualifications or Courses
Head of school
Executive body or owner
Date founded September 2014
Number of students (approx) 900
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Mirdif, Mirdiff - location map
Postal address Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-2559880
Fax +971-4-2559884
Email genadmin@oics.ae
Website www.oics.ae (new window)
School fees structure 43,750-66,750 dhs per year (2014-2015)
Teacher salary range 9,800 - 17,500 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
3 stars from 2 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3 stars from 6 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3.5 stars from 5 votes.    

Ontario International Canadian School admissions, reviews, notes

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Ontario International Canadian School in Mirdif, Dubai (OICS) tuition fee structure, general information
Grade/Year KG12 KG22 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2014-2015 43,750 47,000 57,500 57,500 57,500 62,740 64,750 66,750                                                                  
Discounted fees (AED) 2014-20151 37,200 40,000 48,900 48,900 48,900 56,465 58,275 60,075            
  1. Discounted fees apply for 3 years for students enrolling for 2014-2015. Not clear if they still apply to families registering for the first time for 2015-2016 academic year or later.
  2. KG1 = Junior Kindergarten, KG2 = Senior Kindergarten.
  • 2014-2015 admission application processing fee AED 300, textbook security deposit AED 1,000 (50% refund), bus transport charges not available yet, additional fees for activities. Canadian students get an additional discount (amount not given). OICS is opening for classes KG to Grade 6 in Sep 2014, with a waitlist for Grade 7.
  • Owner's name, head's name, postal address, not supplied. Please send updates to education@dubaifaqs.com.
  • Additional (or main) phone number is +971-4-2559899. Admissions email is admissions@oics.ae, principal's email is principal@oics.ae. Additional general email might be info@oics.ae.
  • Location is in Mirdif, behind Uptown Mirdiff shopping area, in the building previously used by Uptown Primary School. On 15th Street near junction with Algeria Road.
Ontario Canadian School teaching jobs
  • See Careers section on OICS website (Home > Careers). Current vacancies not listed but interested persons are requested to send a resume (CV).
  • Teachers send applications or enquiries to teaching@oics.ae. Admin and other non-teaching positions, send to employment@oics.ae.
  • Application letter not specifically asked for but generally for any job, if you don't send a good application letter, don't expect to get invited for an interview, or even a response.
  • Salary scale or pay range, and benefits package information, not provided.
25 March 2014

Open Day at OICS Saturday 29 March 2014 from 1300-1430 and 1530-1700. Also Tuesdays 01 Apr to 27 May 2014 timings 1700-1830.

  • KHDA information says school name is Ontario International School (different from the Canadian International School opening in Sep 2015), and that OIS or OICS is a K-12 school. Presumably that means school is expanding to higher levels in future years since it is only accepting enrolments up to Grade 6 for Sep 2014 (maybe Grade 7).
  • KHDA tuition fee range given as AED 43,000-70,000, and school capacity 900 students.
  • Facebook page at facebook.com/pages/Ontario-International-Canadian-School-UP-Town-Mirddif/519335214849774 seems to be the most up to date. The others are either FB spam, or not updated.
18 February 2014 review
  • OICS is a new overseas Canadian Ontario curriculum school in Dubai, UAE, but Emirati children and expat families with children of any other nationality can apply for entry.
  • Admissions start date is 23 February 2014.


Last update 14 June 2014
General comments - might not apply to Ontario International Canadian School
  • Many popular schools are full for 2018-2019. 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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