Emirates International Schools (EIS) has two schools - the first, Jumeirah, opened in 1991 and the second, Meadows, in 2005. EIS was the first to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) in Dubai and International Primary Curriculum tuition in the UAE.
The EIS mission is to enhance the educational, social and physical development of its students and to encourage them to think analytically and creatively in preparation for the next stage of their education. Both schools offer a broad international education, in English, designed for local and expatriate students, that promotes excellence in all academic activities.
EIS provides a safe yet challenging environment that develops inter-cultural sensitivity and responsibility towards the people and environment of our local and global communities.
EIS Jumeirah has 1,800 students from over 70 countries, while EIS Meadows, having grown rapidly, has a student body that comprises 1,400 children of more than 75 different nationalities.
EIS Jumeirah has accreditation from the Middle States Association in the USA and Edexcel, a UK-based international examination body. In 1992, the school received significant recognition as an ‘IB World School' by the International Baccalaureate Organisation. It is an active member of BSME (British Schools in the Middle East); NESA (The Near East and South Asia Council of Overseas Schools) and MEIBA (The Middle East International Baccalaureate Association).
EIS Meadows is a member of the Council of International Schools, has received approvals from the UAE Ministry of Education and the International Baccalaureate Organisation in Geneva and is currently pursuing accreditation from the Council of International Schools and the International Primary Curriculum in the UK.
The combined academic staff of both schools comprises an international faculty of more than 350 full-time teachers, carefully and selectively recruited from both overseas and the local community. It is mandatory for all teachers to have a recognised teaching qualification as well as a degree in their subject area. Many faculty members have Master's degrees. Visitors to the schools comment on their vibrancy, on the upbeat attitude of students and staff and the pervading sense of ‘can do'.
Staff and students quickly embrace the EIS value system and develop an enthusiasm and sense of commitment that are hard to equal elsewhere.