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Scholars International Academy in Sharjah

School name Scholars International Academy
Type of institute private profit-making primary school
Curriculum or Student Nationality UK
Qualifications or Courses
Head of school Mike Welland (Principal)
Executive body or owner Scholars International Group SIG
Date founded September 2007
Number of students (approx)
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Near Sharjah University City - location map
Postal address PO Box 47425, Sharjah, UAE
Telephone +971-6-5355033
Fax
Email admin@scholarsinternational.com
Website www.scholarsinternational.com (new window)
School fees structure 18,810-26,160 dhs per year (2009-2010)
Teacher salary range 9,000 dhs per month (2007-2008)
Student satisfaction rating
3 stars from 119 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3 stars from 49 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
2.5 stars from 61 votes.    

Scholars International Academy admissions, reviews, notes

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Scholars International Academy tuition fee structure
Grade/Year FS1 FS1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2009-2010 18,810 19,140 20,866 22,847 23,856 24,864 25,873 26,160                                                                             
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2008-2009 16,500 16,500 19,500 20,400 21,300 22,200 23,100 24,000              
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2007-2008 16,500 16,500 19,500 20,400 21,300 22,200 23,100                
  • Registration fee AED 700.
  • Bus transportation fees AED 1200-2800 depending on which term (term 1 is more expensive) and location. Transport available from Ajman, Dubai, Sharjah.
  • Not clear what happened to Grades 7 & 8 for September 2009 - no fees information supplied.
02 May 2010
  • Scholars International Academy (SIA) fees information updated for 2009-2010.
  • PO Box unconfirmed, also seen as PO Box 47423, Sharjah in some sources (but the Sharjah Yellow Pages say that belongs to Inder Mohan Vig Engineering Turning Workshop in Sharjah). No postal address found on SIA website.
  • Fax number not found or supplied but some SIA teaching job advertisements have fax number +971-4-3445921 (which is a Dubai number).
26 January 2009 - new principal
  • Mike Welland is listed on the SIA website as the principal. The previous principal, Michael Henry, might have moved to the new Star International School Umm Suqeim. Date of change unknown.
  • Grades 7 and 8 offered from September 2009
  • Tel number updated from website (previously was tel 800-7447 toll-free)
  • Fees information updated (was AED 16,500-23,100 for 2007-2008 up to Grade 5). Registration fee AED 700, bus transport charges AED 900-2400 depending on location and which term.
28 June 2007 radio interview with Scholars representative
  • Someone from the Scholars International Academy was interviewed on Dubai Eye's Business Breakfast (103.8 FM) - it might have been a replay from an earlier date.
  • She said salaries were about 9,000 dhs but it wasn't clear if the school would provide accommodation or an allowance, or if teachers had to find and pay for their own accommodation. Which, in June 2007, can cost up to 9,000 dhs per month for a good 1 bdrm apartment in Dubai.
  • Number of students registered for September 2007 was about 80 with intention of starting with up to 600 children.
10 June 2007
  • For 2007/2008, school is K-5. Grades 6/7 introduced 2008/2009, up to A levels in following years.
  • Transportation fees add 1000-1500 dhs.
  • Languages offered include Farsi and Afrikaans from Sep 2007, and Russian, Hindi, Korean from 2008/2009.
  • SIA say (see discussion topic for press releases) that maximum class size will be 23 students.
  • Facilities, activities and study programs will include rugby, football, swimming, canoeing, rock climbing, basketball, juggling, dance, public speaking, organic farming, jungle gym, rock-climbing wall and an amphitheatre. There is also a Wellness Centre so students can bunk off and learn about healthy eating, fitness, yoga, and pilates instead of studying.
  • Favorable comments seen so far for SIA, based on visits and discussions with school administration, not on actual delivery of education yet.
  • Same management group (SIG) also run Dubai Scholars School.
  • SIA not found on MOE (Ministry of Education) website but that may not mean much.
  • SIA makes a point of saying their location is the Dubai / Sharjah border. Website contact page does not give fax number, PO Box, or emirate it is located in.
Schools in the same area as Scholars International Academy
School Name Founded   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School Fees Comments
Delta English School   1992   +971-6-5359244   primary  Indian CBSE   
GEMS Millennium School Sharjah   2010   +971-6-5358176   primary  Indian CBSE 8,800-11,550   
India International School Sharjah   October 2011   +971-6-5356000     Indian iCBSE, Montessori   
Iqra School Sharjah      +971-6-5351166   K-10  UAE/US 9,920-16,770   
OOEHS Sharjah Boys   September 2007   +971-6-5355227   K-12  Indian CBSE 6,050-9,680  OSB comments 

 

Last update 02 May 2010
General comments - might not apply to Scholars International Academy
  • Many popular schools are full for 2014-2015. New schools in Sharjah might have places.
  • Allow extra for books, extra-curricular activities, uniforms, trips, etc if not included in school fees.
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