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Rajagiri International School in Dubai

School name Rajagiri International School
Type of institute private profit-making primary school
Curriculum or Student Nationality Indian
Qualifications or Courses CBSE
Head of school Mrs Arundhati Rawat (Headmistress)
Executive body or owner Rajagiri and Sudhir Gopi Holdings
Date founded April 2008
Number of students (approx) 500
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Al Warqa / Warqaa - location map
Postal address PO Box 62012, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-2800691
Fax +971-4-2800692
Email info@risdubai.org
Website www.risdubai.org
School fees structure 9,750-14,400 dhs per year (2011-2012)
Teacher salary range 2,200 - 3,800 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
4 stars from 131 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 57 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
3.5 stars from 27 votes.    
KHDA school inspection report ratings
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
  good good good

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Rajagiri International School fee structure
Grade/Year KG1 KG2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2011-2012 9,750 9,750 11,500 11,500 12,000 12,000 14,400 14,400                                                                  
Monthly tuition fees (AED) 2011-2012 975 975 1,150 1,150 1,200 1,200 1,440 1,440            
  • 2012-2013 fees information not supplied. Please send fee structure to education@dubaifaqs.com.
  • 2011-2012 fees (year of validity not confirmed) - registration fee AED 450, admission fee AED 250, activity fee AED 300-400 (annual), bus transport fee AED 270-500 (monthly) depending on location.
  • 2009-2010 fees AED 9,750-12,000.
  • Website available at www.risdubai.ae and www.risdubai.org. Not clear which one should be used but www.risdubai.org seems to be more up-to-date.
03 June 2012
  • A Gulf News report said that all Sudhir Gopi Holdings organisations in the UAE had closed (and the owner had disappeared). Rajagiri School was not named as one of them, and appears to be still operating (registrations are being accepted for 2012-2013 school year ... for now at least). It might be that RIS was no longer part of the SG Holdings Group, information seems to be unclear about that (which appears to be SOP for RIS anyway).
  • Presumably the SG Group plans for phase II of the RIS development are no longer valid, or on hold, or altered, or something.
21 November 2011
  • There were newspaper reports of parents concerned about an apparent change in school management and/or ownership, with the possibility that the school might have to vacate the premises.
  • Khaleej Times reported on 19 November 2011 that the landlord allegedly ordered the school to vacate in the middle of the academic year without any prior notice, referring to a letter dated 10 November, but also reported that Ahmed Al Jafla, the owner of the school property, said "We have not asked any student or staff to vacate the school and we will never remove any student from the school. We are working in the best interest of the students to protect their rights."
  • Gulf News also reported the story on 20 November 2011, adding that the police had been called in when a meeting between the school and the parents "turned chaotic," with the report saying Parents were called in yesterday for an interactive session with the new group, a parent said, adding that police were called after one parent shouted but he was let go later.
  • Following this story, Khaleej Times reported on 21 November 2011 that the principal, Fr Varghese Puthusserry, had resigned, saying "In this scenario I have been compelled to resign. My decision is in the best interest of the students and the school's future." And a statement from the KHDA had reassured parents and students, saying "KHDA will closely monitor all the happenings at the school and will not allow any course of action that will compromise the education delivered at the school. Any changes proposed will have to be in line with the current regulations and guidelines."
  • RIS was originally established in 2008 as a joint venture between the Rajagiri Province of the Catholic Religious Carmelites of Mary Immaculate Congregation, India as academic managers, and Sudhir Gopi Holdings. The school premises were leased from Ahmad Jaffla / Ahmed Al Jafla.
20 February 2011
  • Rajagiri School owner is Development Real Estate (DRE) in Dubai, according to the Specialist Group website (the part owner of the DRE company). DRE also own Deans International School (now the German School in Dubai).
  • Sudhir Gop Holdings expansion plans for RIS are (or were) extending RIS from KG I to Grade XII with capacity of 2,250 students. Facilities to include 75 classrooms, 3 swimming pools, auditorium, activity rooms, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, computer and science laboratories, library, medical clinic, prayer halls, cafeteria, music room, art room.
10 August 2009
  • Rajagiri IS fees information not found.
  • Previous PO Box 500438 (updated from website information).
  • Rajagiri School website at www.risdubai.org has a malware warning when trying to view it in the Google Chrome browser.
  • Head's name updated.
  • RIS not in KHDA website list of licensed schools in Dubai (probably because list hasn't been updated assuming that RIS does actually have a licence).
02 February 2008
  • Rajagiri School opening in April 2008 for KG to Grade 3 students. Further grades to be added in future years.
  • Application forms available from school office.
  • Principal is Fr. Varghese Puthuserry CMI (CMI is Carmelites of Mary Immaculate).
  • Academic Director is Fr Mathew Vattathara CMI.

Schools in the same area as Rajagiri International School

School name Founded   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School fees Reviews
GEMS Our Own School Al Warqa   April 2011   +971-4-2800075     Indian CBSE, iCBSE 5,518-11,676   
International Academic School Dubai   September 2006   +971-4-2800993   K-12  Arabic, US HS Diploma 12,930-24,250  IASD reviews 
International School of Arts and Sciences Dubai   September 2007   +971-4-2800459   K-12  US 28,200-51,465  ISASD reviews 
Our Own High School   2005   +971-4-2800077   K-12  Indian CBSE 7,358-12,484  OOHS reviews 
Sharjah American School Dubai   September 2005   +971-4-2801111   K-12  Arabic, US AP, SAT 14,671-36,677  SASD reviews 


Last update 29 April 2012
General comments - might not apply to Rajagiri International 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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