Indian Excellent Private School, Sharjah

Indian Excellent Private School, Sharjah

Overview

Founded in 1991, Indian Excellent Private School (IES) in Sharjah offers the Indian curriculum to the expat Indian community living in the city.

Indian Excellent Private School Sharjah is situated in Al Azra –  a family-friendly community that boasts a range of luxurious villas and several urban amenities. The community lies near the Ajman-Sharjah border and is positioned away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Indian Excellent Private School Al Azra Sharjah is an all-through facility following the Indian curriculum from Kindergarten until Grade 12. The syllabus is based on the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) New Delhi, India framework.

Residential Communities near Indian Excellent Private School

Located in Al Azra, the school is within reach for families living in:

Located close to the Ajman-Sharjah border, Al Ghafia is the nearest family-friendly neighbourhood. The community is approximately a 6-minute drive away from the school. 

Families wanting to stay near the school can consider:

Campus of Indian Excellent Private School

Facilities available at the Indian Excellent Private School campus include:

  • Science labs for Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  • Maths lab
  • Computer rooms
  • A well-stocked library
  • A resource room to stimulate interest in young children
  • Arts room
  • A multi-purpose hall
  • Medical facility
  • School cafe
Indian Excellent Private School campus facilities
Event in progress at the multi-purpose hall (Image Credit: Indian Excellent Private School)

Location of Indian Excellent Private School

Indian Excellent School is situated in the community of Al Azra. Various other educational institutes surround the school, including: 

Why Indian Excellent Private School?

Indian Excellent Private School Al Azra is a private K-12 school that offers quality education based on the CBSE Indian system at affordable prices. The Indian community in Sharjah understand that their child will learn to appreciate the Indian culture and heritage while learning 21st-century skills at IEPS.

The school also has more than 100 certified teachers who bring their knowledge and experience to classrooms daily making it one of the best Indian schools in Sharjah. The curriculum, along with extracurricular activities offered, ensure the well-rounded development of your child. 

Another perk of choosing IES School is its ideal location. IEPS shares the neighbourhood with other schools making the surrounding safe for children. Similarly, you can easily access the school if you are residing in nearby communities. 

School Details

COVID-19 Protocols

To minimise coronavirus spread, the UAE government decided to reopen schools with safety guidelines in place. Similarly, keeping in mind the health and safety of students and staff members, the Ministry of Education has outlined strict SOPs for schools to follow while they are open.

  • All students and teachers must get their body temperature checked in the morning before entering the school premises.
  • Social distancing is to be ensured at all times – students must maintain a 2m distance.
  • School buses will operate at reduced capacity (A school bus can only accommodate a maximum of 30 students).
  • The school premises will be sterilised periodically.
  • School catering service will be managed according to specific guidelines issued by the MOE. Parents are encouraged to provide homemade meals; however, sharing food isn’t allowed.
  • Children with special health conditions will be monitored closely by the ministry.
  • School events, field trips, extracurricular activities, after-school clubs and activities, sports events, holiday camps and celebrations are suspended until further notice.
  • Physical education will continue; however, access to swimming pools is not allowed. 
  • The maintenance and services crew are not allowed to enter educational institutions during working hours.
  • For now, the school fee remains unchanged for the next academic year. However, the school has the authority to offer discounts as they deem fit.

Grades Offered at Indian Excellent Private School

Indian Excellent Private School in Al Azra offers grades from kindergarten until Grade 12.

Phases
Grades Covered
Phases
Kindergarten
Grades Covered
KG 1 and KG 2
Phases
Junior School
Grades Covered
Grade 1 to Grade 5
Phases
Middle School
Grades Covered
Grade 6 to Grade 8
Phases
High School
Grades Covered
Grade 9 and Grade 10
Phases
Senior School
Grades Covered
Grade 11 and Grade 12

Indian Excellent Private School Curriculum

Indian Excellent Private School Al Azra is affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi. The curriculum is designed to keep pace with the latest educational trends along with a wide variety of hands-on application avenues to make it both challenging and rewarding.

Little ones in kindergarten and junior school are taught via child-initiated and teacher-led activities. Students are exposed to the basics of writing, reading and numerical skills, and different subjects at the introductory level. Arabic is a compulsory subject as per the MOE guidelines. Hindi and French are introduced as secondary languages from Grade 7 onwards.

As students are promoted to advanced classes, they study teacher-specific subjects and improve skills like problem-solving, critical thinking, independent research work and group studies.

Curriculum followed at Indian Excellent Private School Al Azra
Outdoor activities such as organic gardening are part of the curriculum (Image Credit: Indian Excellent Private School)

As soon as your child enters high school, they are offered three different streams to choose from.

  1. Science Stream:
    • Group 1
      • Compulsory Subjects: English Core, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
      • Optional Subjects: Computer Science and Home Science 
    • Group 2
      • Compulsory Subjects: English Core, Physics, Chemistry and Biology
      • Optional Subjects: Home Science and Psychology
  2. Commerce Stream:
    • Compulsory Subjects: English Core, Accountancy, Business Studies and Economics
    • Optional Subjects: Marketing, Psychology and Home Science
  3. Humanities Stream:
    • Compulsory Subjects: English Core, Economics, Marketing and Psychology
    • Optional Subjects: Home Science and Computer Science

Distance Learning at Indian Excellent Private School

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has asked schools tooffer distance learning provisions in addition to in-class learning, at least until the end of the academic year. Distance learning formats might differ from school to school and term to term but students opting for this model will be kept updated on the curriculum followed.

Academic Calendar for Indian Excellent Private School

The Indian Excellent Private School’s academic calendar is divided into two terms.

  • The first term runs from April to October.
  • The second term runs from November through March.

Admission and Fees

How to Apply to Indian Excellent Private School?

Being a non-selective school, Indian Excellent Private School’s admission process makes it easier for children belonging to various backgrounds to apply for a seat. You can start the process by registering your child online and providing following documents to the school:

  • Six passport size colour photographs with white background.
  • Passport copy with valid visa page of the child and parents along with a valid Emirates ID copy.
  • Birth certificate copy of your ward
  • Copy of the Medical Card of your ward
  • Copy of mark list (last Examination from previous School) as applicable.
  • Copy of immunisation records
  • Copies of the 1st term and the 2nd term report cards (from the present School)

Transfer from UAE based School

  • From Sharjah: Transfer Certificate (TC) from the previous School
  • From other Emirates: Transfer Certificate (TC) attested by the respective Education zone office.

Transfer from outside UAE

TC from schools based in India should be:

  • Countersigned by the Educational Authorities in India (AEO / DEO or CBSE Regional Office)
  • The Consulate General of India / the Indian Embassy in the UAE 
  • Attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UAE
Indian Excellent Private School's admission process
Highly-qualified teachers know how to engage young children during lessons (Image Credit: Indian Excellent Private School)

Please note that students have to sit for an entrance exam and interview after providing mandatory documents. Other terms and conditions for securing IES School Sharjah admissions are:

  • The fee for the academic year can be paid term-wise (two terms) and month-wise (10 months).
  • Registration/Admission fee, payments for educational materials and uniforms are not refundable.
  • Admission is open for limited seats. Registration is offered on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Registration is complete only after the printout of the completed online form and documents specified are submitted.
  • After the final submission of the online form, you will receive an email confirming the same.

Prior to enrollment, parents must ensure that their child meets the following age requirements.

Grades
Minimum Entry Age
Maximum Entry Age
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
Grades
KG 1
Minimum Entry Age
4
Maximum Entry Age
5
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
Grades
KG 2
Minimum Entry Age
5
Maximum Entry Age
6
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
Grades
Grade 1
Minimum Entry Age
6
Maximum Entry Age
8
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
Grades
Grade 2
Minimum Entry Age
7
Maximum Entry Age
9
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
6
Grades
Grade 3
Minimum Entry Age
8
Maximum Entry Age
10
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
7
Grades
Grade 4
Minimum Entry Age
9
Maximum Entry Age
11
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
8
Grades
Grade 5
Minimum Entry Age
10
Maximum Entry Age
12
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
9
Grades
Grade 6
Minimum Entry Age
11
Maximum Entry Age
13
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
10
Grades
Grade 7
Minimum Entry Age
12
Maximum Entry Age
14
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
11
Grades
Grade 8
Minimum Entry Age
13
Maximum Entry Age
15
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
12
Grades
Grade 9
Minimum Entry Age
14
Maximum Entry Age
17
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
13
Grades
Grade 10
Minimum Entry Age
15
Maximum Entry Age
18
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
14
Grades
Grade 11
Minimum Entry Age
16
Maximum Entry Age
19
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
15
Grades
Grade 12
Minimum Entry Age
17
Maximum Entry Age
20
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
16

This is based on the age of the students on 31st July (for the school beginning in April). Source: Indian Excellent Private School

* This is to cater to students transferring from systems that admit students of a younger age)

Fee Structure at Indian Excellent Private School

Indian Excellent Private School in Sharjah does not reveal the detailed fee structure on the official school website. Parents interested in enrolling their child(ren) in this school can contact the admissions office in person or via email to know about the tuition fees.

School Facilities

Lunch Options at Indian Excellent Private School

IES in Sharjah has a canteen facility that provides healthy snacks and beverages at affordable prices. Strict hygiene standards are maintained at all times and students are encouraged to develop healthy eating habits.

School Transportation at Indian Excellent Private School

IES School Al Azra provides transport services for students. All the buses are clean and in excellent condition to ensure a safe commute for the students.

Sports Facilities

IEPS sports facilities
Boys playing basketball (Image Credit: Indian Excellent Private School)

The multi-purpose indoor hall is used for various sporting activities. Other sports facilities include outdoor open spaces.

Extra-curricular Activities at Indian Excellent Private School

Extracurricular and co-curricular activities offered at Indian Excellent Private School UAE generate healthy competition between students. The school strives for the all-rounded development of the student; hence, mental and physical exercise is crucial.

Extracurricular activities offered at Indian Excellent School
Girls performing at the Annual Day and Cultural Evening (Image Credit: Indian Excellent Private School)

Co-curricular activities like games, sports, music, drama, dance, educational trips and picnics are different measures taken by IESS to ensure students enjoy the learning process. Beyond this, your child can participate in various extracurricular activities divided into four main categories.

Programs
Activities Offered
Programs
Performing Arts
Activities Offered
Western Vocal, Eastern Vocal, Western Dance, Keyboard, Guitar, Drums and Theatre
Programs
Fine Arts
Activities Offered
Art and Craft, Painting and Clay Modelling
Programs
Miscellaneous Club
Activities Offered
Quiz Club, Eco Club and Literary Club
Programs
Sports Club
Activities Offered
Football, Cricket, Volleyball, Basketball, Badminton, Tennis, Table Tennis, Handball, Kho-Kho, Athletics and Yoga.

Field Trips from Indian Excellent Private School

To provide students with enjoyable moments and opportunities to learn outside the classroom, Indian Excellent Private School in UAE arranges frequent field trips throughout the year.

Previously, students have visited parks, beaches and other kid-friendly attractions in Sharjah.

Medical Care at Indian Excellent Private School

There is a medical facility available on the school campus. Experienced and qualified nurses and doctors manage the clinic. Students are given regular medical checkups, and health records are maintained for every student.

IES Sharjah requests parents to provide updated contact information at the time of admission to avoid any inconvenience during an emergency situation.

Contact

Mode of Communication between Teachers and Parents

Indian Excellent Private School United Arab Emirates recognises parents as an integral part of their child’s learning experience. Parents are the first source of information and knowledge for children, and continue to be so after the school ends.

To ensure that students receive equal attention at home as they do at school, IES Al Azra has effective communication methods between parents and teachers. These include:

  • Parent-teacher meetings
  • Parent Council
  • Open house days to discuss areas of common concern and interest
  • Parent participation in school activities
  • Regular communication through pupil’s diary
parent participation at Indian Excellent Private School in Sharjah
Parents attending a school function (Image Credit: Indian Excellent Private School)

Besides these, parents or guardians can use the Indian Excellent Private School Parent Portal to access the academic calendar, students exam dates, results, academic performance, attendance, tuition fee history and dates for various school events.

Indian Excellent Private School Contact Information

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