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Sharjah American International School

School name Sharjah American International School
Type of institute private profit-making K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality Arabic, Islamic, US
Qualifications or Courses AP, SAT
Head of school Mr Saleh Jadayel (Principal)
Executive body or owner
Date founded 1997
Number of students (approx) 1200
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Al Ramaqia - location map
Postal address PO Box 5201, Sharjah, UAE
Telephone +971-6-5380000
Fax +971-6-5380099
Email sais@saissharjah.com
Website www.saisuae.com
School fees structure 13,000-33,000 dhs per year (2007-2008)
Teacher salary range 2,900 - 8,700 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
3 stars from 261 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3 stars from 56 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
2.5 stars from 80 votes.    

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Sharjah American International School (SAIS Sharjah) tuition fee structure and general information

See also new branches, SAIS Abu Dhabi (Sep 2015), SAIS Umm Al Quwain (Sep 2014).

  • Fees information not supplied. See Sharjah American International School Dubai tuition fee structure (but unknown if fee structure also applies to Sharjah AIS).
  • School founders Dr Aisha Sayyar and Dr Nawaf Fawaz. First Sharjah campus opened in 1997, Dubai campus opened in 2005.
  • SAIS websites and FB pages
    • www.saisuae.com - SAIS Sharjah. Redirects to
    • www.saisuaq.com - SAIS UAQ. Redirects to
    • www.saisdubai.net - SAIS Dubai.
    • www.saissharjah.com, www.saisuae.com and www.saisdubai.com - redirect to SAIS Sharjah page at
    • facebook.com/saisuaq - FB page for SAIS UAQ campus.
    • www.sais.ae - no website. Might be used for emails only.
    • www.sais.net - no website, is spam.
  • Location Al Ramaqia, near Sharjah Traffic Department.
Teaching jobs and careers at SAIS
  • www.saisteacherrecruitment.com - recruitment page for SAIS all branches, contact information given for Dubai campus. Online applications (insecure form), or email saisteacherrecruitment@outlook.com. Postal address given as PO Box 47755 Dubai. Not clear if typo or a separate PO Box for job applications. Information regarding applicant requirements, salaries and benefits, not provided.
  • facebook.com/SAIS-Teacher-Recruitment-Seeking-Qualified-Teachers-for-our-UAE-Schools-1532278940380247/ - FB page for teacher recruitment information.
  • Online recruitment page at (spelling error is correct URL) but appears to be insecure form submission.
20 September 2015
  • New branches opening in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah (second branch), Umm Al Quwain, planned for Sep 2014. Actual opening dates September 2015 for AUH, September 2014 for UAQ, unknown for SHJ 2nd (under construction)?
  • Email address updated to sais@saissharjah.com, previously info@sais.ae. Additional tel number +971-6-5380001. Email saisg@saissharjah.com.
  • Head's name updated to Mr Saleh Jadayel. Previously Ms Nadine Tyro.
08 September 2011
  • Website at www.sais.ae appears to be unavailable. Try www.saisuae.com or www.saissharjah.com.
05 September 2008
  • Sharjah American School website also available at www.saisuae.com
  • Website says SAIS has over 40 different student nationalities.
  • Facilities include gymnasium, playground, swimming pool, separate boys and girls cafeterias, elementary and secondary libraries, laboratories for IT, Biology, Chemistry and Physics, adventure playground for young students
  • SAIS is not related to the new Sharjah American school under construction by Evolvence Capital, or the Sharjah International School.
  • Fees information for Dubai campus from KHDA website. Sharjah campus fees information not found. Possibly 16% fees increase for 2008-2009?
15 December 2006 review
  • Alternative tel +971-6-5380001. Alternative email sais@emirates.net.ae.
  • SAIS has US Commission on International Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA) accreditation.
  • Dubai campus newly opened (2005?), principal Nadine Tarazi, no contact details on website.
  • Caters more to Arab community wanting a US education than to western expatriate community.

Schools in or near Al Ramaqia close to Sharjah American International School

School name Founded   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School fees Reviews
Ajyal Al Ghad Private School      +971-6-5389662   primary  Arabic   
Al Kamal Private School      +971-6-5383136   K-10  Arabic, US SAT   
Andalusia Primary School Sharjah      +971-6-5381361   primary  Arabic, UAE MOE, Cycle 1, Girls G1-G5   
Awladouna Center   July 2002   +971-6-5387538     Support Services Special Needs   
British Institute for Learning Development Sharjah   March 2010   +971-6-5383262     UK Special Needs   
Far Eastern Private School   September 2001   +971-6-5389556   K-12  Philippines, US  FEPS reviews 
Montessori Private School Sharjah      +971-6-5385246   primary  Arabic, English Montessori  MPSS reviews 
Our Own English High School Sharjah   1982   +971-6-5386486   K-12  Indian CBSE 5,324-10,648  OOEHSS reviews 


Last update 20 September 2015
General comments - might not apply to Sharjah American International School
  • Many popular schools are full for 2015-2016. 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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