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School of Modern Skills in Dubai

School name School of Modern Skills
Type of institute private profit-making K-10 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality Arabic , Islamic, US
Qualifications or Courses UAE
Head of school Dr Yassir Turki (Principal)
Executive body or owner
Date founded August 2006
Number of students (approx) 600
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Al Muhaisnah 1 - location map
Postal address PO Box 57475, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-2887765
Fax +971-4-2887745
Email info@dubaisms.net
Website www.dubaisms.net
School fees structure 14,313-24,205 dhs per year (2012-2013)
Teacher salary range 3,200 - 6,400 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
3 stars from 60 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 6 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
2 stars from 43 votes.    
KHDA school inspection report ratings
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
acceptable acceptable acceptable acceptable

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Dubai School of Modern Skills (SMS) tuition fee structure and general information
Grade/Year KG1 KG2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2012-20132 14,313 14,935 15,450 16,068 16,686 17,304 17,922 18,540 19,158 19,776 20,394 21,012 24,205 24,205
Total fees (AED) 2010-2011¹ 15,250 15,850 16,850 17,600 18,200 18,800 19,400 20,300 21,350 22,000 22,600 24,200 27,300 n/a
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2010-2011¹ 13,900 14,500 15,000 15,600 16,200 16,800 17,400 18,000 18,600 19,200 19,800 20,400 23,500  
Book fees (AED) 2010-2011¹ 1,000 1,000 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,800 2,200 2,200 2,200 3,200 3,200  
Uniform fees (AED) 2010-2011¹ 350 350 350 500 500 500 500 500 550 600 600 600 600  
2009-2010² 13,900 14,500 15,000 15,600 16,200 16,800 17,400 18,000 18,600     20,400    
2008-2009² 13,900 14,500 15,000 15,600 16,200 16,800 17,400 18,000 18,600     20,400    
2007-2008 13,900 14,500 15,000 15,600 16,200 16,800 17,400 18,000 18,600 19,200 19,800      
2006-2007                            
  1. Fees information for 2010-2011 unconfirmed. Actual year of validity not supplied. Might be for 2009-2010?
  2. Fees information from KHDA, year of validity not stated, fees not confirmed.
  • 2013-2014 fees information not supplied. Please send fee structure to education@dubaifaqs.com.
  • 2010-2011 - total fees range AED 15,250-27,300?
  • 2009-2010 - application fee AED 500?
  • 2008-2009 - registration fee AED 500? Fees information from supplied information, assumed to be for 2008-2009 academic year but not confirmed.
  • Other possible school email addresses skills.school@yahoo.com (KHDA info), smsdubaiuae@yahoo.com?
  • Location Muhaisnah 1 (Muhaisna), 27th Street. Next to Green Wood International School. GPS co-ordinates 25°14'38.95"N, 55°24'56.29"E (25.244153, 55.415637).
15 May 2013
  • New head of school is Dr Yassir Turki (principal) (started September 2012?). Previous head, Ms Jessica Griffin is principal at Al Resalah School of Science in Sharjah.
  • Email address updated to info@dubaisms.net. Previous email was smsdubaiuae@yahoo.com, unknown if still valid. English website no longer available at www.dubaisms.net/english/.
04 January 2011
  • Principal of school, Wasfeia Al Shaikh (or Wasfia Yousef / Wasfeih / Wasfiah Sheikh?) moved to the Arab American School in Dubai for September 2010? According to the April 2009 KHDA inspection report, principal was Wasfieh Sh. M. Al Yousef.
  • New head is Mrs Jessica Griffin? Date of change not supplied.
  • English version of website at www.dubaisms.net/english/ but no obvious link on homepage.
16 March 2009
  • School of Modern Skills (or Modern Skills School) is an Arabic curriculum school with an English section.
  • Fees information for 2007-2008 according to Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) information. Add AED 1000-2200 for books and AED 350-600 for uniform fees.
  • Facilities include separate cafeterias for boys and girls, theatre, two heated pools, libray and technology center, sports hall, playground areas, free medical care at the Al Sultan medical centre.
  • Principal is Wasfeia Al Shaikh according to SMS website but KHDA information is Lisa Al Saedi.
  • Khaleej Times report 26 August 2006 said the Foreign Schools Department, UAE Ministry of Education, and the Dubai Educational Zone (predecessor to the KHDA) refused to approve a school brochure that had a large number of grammatical and spelling mistakes. The authorities also did not approve the attempted appointment of two different candidates for the position of principal.

Schools in or near Al Muhaisnah 1 close to School of Modern Skills

School name Founded   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School fees Reviews
American Academy for Girls Dubai   September 2005   +971-4-2887250   K-12  US AP 34,000-53,000  AAGD reviews 
Arab Unity School      +971-4-2886226   K-12  Arabic, UK A-level, IGCSE 5,380-8,075   
Buds Public School   December 1986   +971-4-2888143   K-12  Indian CBSE 7,120-12,720   
Dar Al Marefa School   September 2008   +971-4-2885782   K-10  Arabic/English IBPYP, IBMYP 25,750-50,000   
Dubai Arab American School      +971-4-2882222   K-12  UAE/US 12,013-26,780  DAAS reviews 
Dubai Modern Education School   1996   +971-4-2885115   K-12  UAE, US 10,000-14,000   
Greenwood International School   September 2006   +971-4-2888000   K-12  Arabic/US SAT 14,675-23,035  GIS reviews 
Mirdiff Private School   September 1995   +971-4-2883303   K-10  Arabic/US 21,000-32,000   
New Arab Unity School   September 2007   +971-4-2884844   K-12  Arabic, US 17,500-30,000   
North American International School Dubai      +971-4-2884844   K-12  Arabic, US 25,750-41,200   
Royal Dubai School   September 2005   +971-4-2886499   K-10  UK NC, GCSE, A-level 30,084-37,932  RDS reviews 
Star International School Mirdiff   September 2008   +971-4-2884644   primary  UK NC 29,760-44,800  SISM reviews 

 

Last update 15 May 2013
General comments - might not apply to School of Modern Skills
  • Many popular schools are full for 2017-2018. 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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