Raha International School
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Raha International School in Abu Dhabi
|School name||Raha International School|
|Type of institute||private profit-making K-12 school|
|Curriculum or Student Nationality|
|Qualifications or Courses||IB DP, MYP, PYP|
|Head of school||Mr Wayne Maclnnis (Principal)|
|Executive body or owner||Beacon Education >> Madaares >> Taaleem|
|Date founded||September 2006|
|Number of students (approx)||1,600|
|Number of staff (approx)|
|School area, location map||Al Raha Gardens, Khalifa City A - location map|
|Postal address||PO Box 34150, Abu Dhabi, UAE|
|School fees structure||36,100-56,900 dhs per year (2014-2015)|
|Teacher salary range||8,100 - 14,900 dhs per month (estimate only)|
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Al Raha International School Abu Dhabi (RIS, ARIS) tuition fees, information
|Annual tuition fees (AED) 2014-2015||36,100||37,900||49,700||49,700||49,700||49,700||49,700||49,700||56,900||56,900||56,900||56,900||56,900||56,900|
|Annual tuition fees (AED) 2010-2011c||35,000||35,000||48,300||48,300||48,300||48,300||48,300||48,300||55,200||55,200||55,200||55,200||55,200||55,200|
|Annual tuition fees (AED) 2009-2010||35,000||35,000||48,300||48,300||48,300||48,300||48,300||48,300||55,200||55,200||55,200||50,400||52,920|
|Annual tuition fees (AED) 2008-2009||32,000||32,000||48,000|
|Annual tuition fees (AED) 2007-2008||28,000||28,000||36,000||36,000||36,000||36,000||36,000||36,000||42,000||42,000||42,000|
|Annual tuition fees (AED) 2006-2007||28,000||28,000||36,000||36,000||36,000||36,000||36,000||36,000||42,000||42,000|
Email contact for student enrolment enquiries is firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2014-2015 admission, registration fees not given. Bus transport AED 5,000 (annual), Grade 12 IB exam fees approx AED 3,700.
- 2010-2011 fee schedule not provided by RIS, figures in italics not confirmed.
- 2009-2010 fee range AED 35,000-55,200.
- Application fee AED 500 (non-refundable), registration fee or deposit AED 2,000 (deducted from first term fees). Bus transport fees AED 5,000 (approx, not confirmed, buses provided by Seven Stars Transport Company). Allow additional costs for uniforms, activities, food.
- Odd that tuition fees for grades 10-11 are cheaper than grades 7-9, but that's what fee schedule supplied by RIS says (20 March 2010).
- 2008-2009 fees for grade 10 were reported as AED 50,500 in The National 06 April 2009. Unclear what the correct figure is.
- 2007-2008 fee range AED 28,000-42,000. Transport fees add AED 4275 per year.
- Location: Al Raha Gardens, Khalifa City A.
- Wayne Maclnnis (Principal) from 2007. Email email@example.com.
- Deryn Lavell and Dr Stephen Johnson from 2006.
- Send application letter, CV, contact information of 3 references, to the principal.
- See website Home > About RIS > Careers for more information and possibly current vacancies.
21 February 2010
- Raha International School has been awarded IB accreditation for their MYP Program (for students aged 11-16 years) according to a Taaleem press release: "Raha International School, a Taaleem school, has become the first and only school in Abu Dhabi to be accredited with the Middle Years Program (MYP) International Baccalaureate Authorisation."
- Other schools offering the IBMYP in Abu Dhabi include the Abu Dhabi Australian School, Emirates National School, GEMS World School Abu Dhabi.
07 April 2009 review
- Raha International School has been awarded IB World accreditation for the IB Diploma program according to news on the Taaleem website: "Taaleem is proud to announce that Raha International School in Abu Dhabi and Uptown High School in Dubai have both received IB World accreditation for their Diploma Programmes."
06 April 2009 - Raha school fees increase
- Raha International School (RIS) expanding to grade 11 for September 2009. Fees information updated. Website www.ris.ae forwards to www.taaleem.ae.
- Fees expected to increase from AED 50,500 for grade 10 students in academic year 2008-2009 to AED 62,000, an increase of 23%. Fees for the new grade 11 could be AED 72,000 for academic year 2009-2010.
- A report in The National 06 April 2009 claimed that fees were increasing up to 43% by comparing different grades, somewhat misrepresenting what Taleem were proposing - Parents are threatening to take their children out of one of the capital's schools after being faced with fee increases of up to 43 per cent in the next academic year.
- The threat of parents removing children appeared to be based on a comment from one mother who apparently had time to survey all the parents of children at RIS ... "Everybody is going to consider taking their children out,"
- In the same report, Taaleem was quoted as saying "A total of Dh125m has been invested in the school to date and at least for the next two years it will be subject to operating losses,"
05 November 2007 review
- Information received from Raha International School (RIS) said: "We do not have the British or American Curriculum. We are an International Baccalaureate candidate school using the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP) leading to the Diploma Programme (DP) in September 2010."
14 September 2007 review
- Classes KG to Grade 9 for 2007 academic year. Expanding to grade 10 in September 2008. School capacity about 1300 students from KG to Grade 12 when complete.
- Facilities include outdoor full size swimming pool, gym, library, play areas, playing field, and specialist classrooms for music, art, science, design.
- Phase II of school expected to open in September 2008 with more facilities including gym, theatre, art, dance and fitness studios, student centre, and full size playing field.
- RIS is not the same as or related to Al Raha Gardens School (opening 2008).
12 October 2006 review
- Location of office is Al Raha Beach Hotel, No 566, Villa A-08, according to information provided. No contact email on website, firstname.lastname@example.org is for BE head office.
- Grades K-8 September 2006, grades 9-10 September 2007 and progessing to grades 11-12 in 2008 and 2009. September 2006 expected about 100 students, eventually about 1300 by 2009.
- Curriculum based on Canadian and Australian systems. Multinational students and teachers. Also be referred to as Al Raha International School.
Schools in the same area as Raha International School
|School name||Level||Curriculum||School fees||Reviews|
|Al Bahiya Private School||1997||primary||Arabic, UAE||14,000-21,000|
|Al Etihad Center for Disabilities||2012||Arabic|
|Al Ittihad National School||2006||K-10||Arabic, UAE, US||18,100-37,100|
|British Institute for Learning Development Abu Dhabi||2010||UK|
|Canadian International School Abu Dhabi||September 2007||K-12||Arabic, Canadian||35,075-46,494||CISAD reviews|
|Choueifat Khalifa City||September 2006||K-12||Choueifat||20,000-35,300||CKC reviews|
|Horizon Private School Abu Dhabi||September 2008||K-12||UAE, US||20,800-39,000|
Last update 08 February 2015
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