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Nibras International School (NIS), also known as Al Nibras International School, was founded in 2005. The school is located in Green Community, a popular gated development in Dubai Investment Park. International Schools Partnership recently took over to improve the school facilities and curriculum. 

Al Nibras Private International School follows the American curriculum from KG 1 until Grade 12. The curriculum is aligned with the State of Colorado’s standards. The school is internationally accredited with NEASC.

Currently, there are around 1352, students, out of which 101 are students of determination. There are 93 teachers and 29 teaching assistants. The teacher to student ratio is 1:14. You will find a guidance counsellor as well. Students belong to 80 different countries, but most are from Egypt and Lebanon.

Recently, Nibras International School, Dubai has been rated ‘Acceptable’ by the KHDA.

In this Nibras International School review, we will discuss the fee structure, transportation, curriculum and other important information, so parents can make an informed choice.

In A Nutshell

  • Location: Dubai Investment Park
  • School fees: AED 22,827 - AED 45,374
  • Curriculum: American
  • Co-ed or segregate: Co-ed
  • KHDA rating: Good
  • Years offered: KG 1 - Grade 12

Residential Communities near Nibras International School

Families living in the following areas can reach the school easily:

The nearest residential community is Al Furjan. Located between Sheikh Zayed Road and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, the beautiful villa-community of Al Furjan has lots of landscaped gardens.

Families looking to move near the school can consider the following:

Campus of Nibras International School

Nibras International School campus is located just off the main entrance of Dubai Investment Park. The campus is quite large, surrounded by grass playing fields and other outdoor facilities. The building is E-shaped and has spacious classrooms along with quality indoor facilities.

Under the new ownership, plans are underway to improve the existing facilities and introduce new ones. Some outdoor amenities have already been renovated.

multi-purpose sports hall at NIS
Students making most of the indoor multi-purpose sports hall (Image Credit: Nibras International School)

Nibras International School, Dubai Investment Park houses one of Dubai’s best Information and Communications Technology (ICT) facilities. You will find two computer laboratories with internet and multimedia facilities, 3D printing equipment, two 65-inch interactive screens, 120 Chromebooks and 120 iPads for classroom use. Electronic keyboards and Sibelius (score creation software) allow students to compose and record music and blue bots – remote controlled programmable characters for KG.

NIS, Dubai Investment Park is a Google for Education school.

Besides this, one can find two science laboratories reserved for middle and high school students. There are two well-stocked libraries, rooms dedicated to arts, music and dance and an auditorium.

Students can purchase uniforms, textbooks, workbooks and stationery from the school-based shop. A medical clinic is tended by a full-time nurse and a school doctor visits once a week. The canteen at NIS, Green Community provides healthy and nutritious meals.

When talking about sports facilities, children have access to a full-sized football field, tennis court and an indoor multi-purpose sports hall/gymnasium. There’s a separate toddler’s pool for little ones, whereas junior and senior students can use the 25-metre, temperature-controlled swimming pool.

Location of Nibras International School

Nibras International School’s location in the Green Community, Dubai Investment Park is surrounded by offices, grocery stores, residential buildings and eateries.

Why Nibras International School?

A recent change made at the top level is the reason parents should send their children to Nibras International School, Green Community.

The school is now a part of the International Schools Partnership. This group owns 43 schools in 11 countries and offers 13 different curriculums. Around 42,000 students receive quality education under this banner.

Having become a part of ISP, Al Nibras International School, DIP has undergone a series of renovations. The coming years will see a complete turnaround in terms of school provision and performance.

The school has worked extensively to improve the quality of education and experience provided to high school students. Your child in senior years can take part in the Model United Nations (MUNs), Future Global Leaders Conference and ISP Buddy Exchange programme.

Students aged 14 to 17 years can apply for an exchange programme with other ISP schools for a month. This provides a new cultural experience and helps students connect their classroom learning with the real world.

Moreover, Nibras International School offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses to help students get admission into prestigious colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.

AP courses offered by the school include Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, Psychology, Biology, American Literature and Composition and American Language and Composition.

Also, NIS School is mindful of students with SEND requirements. This is why tiered levels of support are provided based on the student’s response to intervention. Similarly, various assessment tools are used to monitor the progress made by students of determination.

Finally, students whose first language is not English can enrol in English as an additional language (EAL) class.


School Details

Grades Offered at Nibras International School

Al Nibras International School, Dubai follows the American curriculum from KG1 until Grade 12. Graduating students get a high school diploma.

PhasesGrades Covered
Kindergarten KG 1 and KG 2
Elementary School Grade 1 to Grade 5
Middle School Grade 6 to Grade 8
High School Grade 9 to Grade 12

Nibras International School Curriculum

NIS, Dubai is an American school and follows the American Education Reaches Out (AERO) Common Core Plus program. Besides this, Al Nibras School has integrated the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) for children aged 5 to 11 years.


At this stage, little ones are encouraged to understand their surroundings and culture. Similarly, they are encouraged to remain open to other cultures. Children take part in activities that help them discover and explore what they enjoy doing with minimum interference from teachers.

Subjects wise, students at the kindergarten level are encouraged to understand the basics of literacy and numeracy skills. These include phonics, understanding letters individually as well as basic addition and subtraction skills.

Facilities for KG students focus on physical education and activities. Each classroom has access to the outdoor play area and the indoor activity centre. Also, students can use the toddler’s tool to start with their swimming classes.

Last, the performance and development of children are checked through internal and external benchmark assessment tools like Developmental Reading Assessments (DRA).

lessons taught at NIS
NIS follows the American curriculum (Image Credit: Nibras International School)

Elementary School

Considering the AERO standards and IPC, inquiry-based learning is a major part of the elementary school curriculum.

Students build their knowledge base and collect information depending on what they learnt in kindergarten. Problem-solving, independent research and critical thinking are crucial concepts at this stage.

NIS, Green Community encourages children to take part in a wide range of activities and attend field trips that can last for two days to learn more about their surroundings. Assessments are conducted frequently to ensure students are meeting the set benchmarks.

Middle School and High School

Nibras International School’s curriculum for middle and high school introduces new subjects and electives for students. The main aim is to develop critical thinking while offering an ideal blend of student-centred activities and programmes.

Students in middle school are taught Arts, Music, Business, Physical Education, Social Studies, French and Arabic by subject-specific teachers.

Nevertheless, since high school is a cumulative point for any student, Nibras International School ensures that parents are heavily involved in their child’s academic career.

Guidance from teachers, counsellors and parents is mandatory to assist students in making sound decisions for their future.

High School students have a wide range of electives to choose from, including:

3D Printing
Social Studies
Team Sports
Physical Education
C ++
Integrated Math 1 and 2
Advanced Mathematical Decision Making
English Humanities 11
English Humanities 12
English Language
Forensic Science

KHDA Rating

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is a government body that inspects private schools in Dubai. The organisation ensures that all private schools are working towards the larger goal of improving the overall performance of the school. Various parameters that are inspected by the KHDA include curriculum, school facilities, inclusion, health and safety of students, senior leadership and school management.

The final ratings are published in an annual report. Schools are rated on a six-point scale as depicted below.

KHDA ratings for private schools
The school was recently rated ‘Acceptable’ by the KHDA

Nibras International School’s KHDA rating for the academic year 2023 – 2024 is ‘Good.’

Academic Calendar for Nibras International School

Nibras International School’s academic calendar highlights various events that are expected to occur throughout the year. However, dates for Islamic holidays are tentative and depend on moon sighting. 

Academic Calendar BreakdownDates
Beginning of the first semester 29 August 2022
Winter Break 12 December 2022 - 30 December 2022
End of the firs semester 3 February 2023
Beginning of the second semester 6 February 2023
Spring break 27 March - 7 April 2023
End of the second semester 26 June 2023
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Admission and Fees

How to Apply to Nibras International School?

NIS School, Dubai provides a friendly learning environment for children. The school is non-selective with admissions.

To begin with the Nibras International School admission process,  parents can book a school tour in advance. This will answer any questions and concerns you may have regarding the school and teaching environment.

Step 1: Registration

You can contact the school through an online inquiry or email the admissions department at Once the school receives your details, they will then contact you and ask you to submit copies of the following documents to support your application.

  • Current school year report
  • MAP or CAT results (Grade 2 to Grade 12)

At the time of registration, please ensure that you submit the following documents:

  • Completed NIS Application Form
  • Valid Student Passport and Residence Visa
  • Valid Parents Passport and Residence Visa
  • Passport Photographs
  • Students and Parents Emirates ID
  • End of year report translated
  • School Transfer Certificate attested and translated
  • Previous School Report Cards (if applying for High School – from Grade 9 up to recent year, or Year 10 up to a recent year)
  • Behavioral Form (Middle to High School students – filled and submitted by the current school)
  • Vaccination Certificate
  • Completed Medical Form
  • Bus Registration Form (if school bus service is required)

Step 2: Assessment

If you are applying for KG to Grade 1, your child will have to sit for an in-school assessments. Alternatively, Nibras can administer online assessments where they schedule an online meeting with your child. This will be conducted by the admissions team along with one of the teachers, SENCO or the Senior Leadership team when necessary.

Please note that the admissions fee is AED 500.

Step 3: Securing Your Child’s Place

Once you receive an offer, you have 7 days to complete registration and to pay the registration fee to secure your place. The registration fee is AED 2,300 which is deductible from the first term’s school fees.

Admission process at NIS
The school is a non-selective school and grants admissions on merit (Image Credit: Nibras International School)

Nevertheless, parents must ensure that their child meets the following age placement criteria before starting the admission process.

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KG 1
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KG 2
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Grade 1
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Grade 2
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Grade 3
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Grade 4
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Grade 5
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Grade 6
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Grade 7
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Grade 8
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Grade 9
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Grade 10
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Grade 11
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Grade 12
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This is based on the age of the students on 31st August (for the school beginning in September). Source: KHDA

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

Fee Structure at Nibras International School

Nibras International School fee schedule is approved by the KHDA. The current fee structure is as follows:

GradesAnnual Fees (in AED)
KG1 and KG2 22,827
Grades 1 to 3 25,479
Grade 4 to 6 31,761
Grades 7 to 9 38,394
Grades 10 to 12 45,374

Details for optional services are mentioned here:

Optional ServicesFee
Transport AED 6,000 - AED 9,500
Uniform AED 325 - AED 950
Books AED  200 - AED 2,600
Extracurricular Activities AED 5 - AED 100
School Trips AED 20 - AED 600
Canteen AED  10 - AED 308
Tablet Device AED 1,800 - AED 2,000
Sibling Club AED 1,200


Currently, Al Nibras Private School offers four discount programmes.

  • The sibling discount can be only availed by parents who have two or more children studying at the school. 10% discount for the youngest and 5% discount for all other siblings. This discount is applicable only on the tuition fees.
  • Refer a friend discount allows parents to win a AED 1,000 concession on their child’s tuition fee upon successfully referring the school to a friend or family member.
  • The school is offering a AED 1,000 off tuition fees to ESAAD cardholders.

You can pay Nibras International School fees via cheque, debit/credit card or bank transfer. Please note that the school does not accept cash payments.



Lunch Options at Nibras International School

Nibras International School, Dubai Investment Park has an on-site cafeteria, Kieta where students are given healthy and nutritious meals. Children can have healthy snacks during the morning break.

Since NIS, DIP strives to inculcate good eating habits among children, parents are requested to avoid sending sweets, chocolates, candies, chips, soda pop or fizzy drinks with the children.

Please note that only students in middle school and high school are allowed to purchase food from the cafeteria.

School Transportation at Nibras International School

Nibras International School, Dubai owns a fleet of air-conditioned buses to provide comfortable transport to students. These buses are clean, well-equipped and accompanied by a female attendant to ensure a safe commute. The table below lists areas covered by the school buses along with two-way charges. Parents will be notified regarding the KHDA-approved changes in transportation fees via the school website. To know more, click here.

Areas CoveredAnnual Fee (Two-way)Annual Fee (One-way)
Areas Covered
Dubai Investment Park 1 and 2, Green Community, IMPZ
Annual Fee (Two-way)
AED 6,000
Annual Fee (One-way)
AED 4,500
Areas Covered
Discovery Gardens, The Gardens, Al Frjan, Jabal Ali Village, Ibn-Battuta Gate, Sports City, Motor City, JVC and JVT, Jumeira Park, Arjan, Al Barsha South, Mudon, Damac Hills 1, Remraam, Layan Community, Town Square, Al Waha, MAG 5 Boulevard, Damac Suburbia, Jabal Ali
Annual Fee (Two-way)
AED 7,500
Annual Fee (One-way)
AED 5,625
Areas Covered
Arabian Ranches, Barsha 1,2 and 3, Al Quoze & Al Khail Gate, Umm Suqeim 1 and 2, Safouh 1 and 2, Meadows, Springs, Lakes, Dubai Marina, JBR, JLT, Palm Jumeira, Jumeira 1 and 2, Badrah Jabal Ali, Expo Village, Dubai South, Sky Court, The Villa, Damac Hills 2, Veneto Residence Free Zone, Al Safa 2, Umm El Sheif, Dubai Hills Estate, Emirates Towers, Al Barari
Annual Fee (Two-way)
AED 8,000
Annual Fee (One-way)
AED 6,000
Areas Covered
Silicon Oasis, Falcon City, Karama, Bur Dubai, Al Qudra, Dubai Creek, Down Town Jabal Ali, Business Bay, Downtown Dubai, Al Ghadeer, Health Care City
Annual Fee (Two-way)
AED 8,500
Annual Fee (One-way)
AED 6,375
Areas Covered
Al Mizihar, Mirdif, Al Khawaneej
Annual Fee (Two-way)
AED 9,500
Annual Fee (One-way)
AED 7,125

Holiday Camps at Nibras International School

The school has partnered with Outward Bound so students can enjoy field trips in Dubai and its surrounding areas. This partnership will also help arrange holiday camps for students.

Sports Facilities

Since the well-being of students is a primary concern of Al Nibras school, children are offered a wide range of sports facilities.

There is a multi-purpose gymnasium where students can engage in an array of sporting activities. Also, indoor facilities include a 25-metre temperature-controlled swimming pool, a beginner’s pool and a dance studio.

As for outdoor facilities, you will find a full-sized football pitch and a tennis court.

Sports facilities at NIS
Students in action on sports day (Image Credit: Nibras International School)

Extra-curricular Activities at Nibras International School

Nibras School, Dubai offers various extracurricular activities. Students can participate in football, gymnastics, basketball, swimming and music classes.

Additionally, the school has partnered with AC Milan Academy in Dubai – a football school that teaches students football under the methodology followed by AC Milan. Football fanatics at Nibras International School can be a part of this institute now.

Extracurricular activities offered to students at NIS
Children can practice on a variety of instruments available in the music class (Image Credit: Nibras International School)

Field Trips from Nibras International School

Recreational trips are a great part of the students’ academic journey. Al Nibras International School, Dubai Investment Park provides a multitude of opportunities for students to explore Dubai and its neighbouring emirates.

In the past, children have visited Little Explorers in City Centre Mirdif, Dubai Aquarium, Sharjah Aquarium, Al Marmoom Desert, Sharjah Science Museum and KidZania.

Besides these, around 14 students went to Spain to take part in Model United Nations. Similarly, 16 students took part in a social studies visit to Greece.

Some other examples include:

  • Student Ambassadors’ trips to Mexico and Europe.
  • Opportunities to work with less advantaged children in Cambodia.
  • Exchange programs between ISP schools in Spain and the ISP school in the UK.
  • Short term language immersion courses in Cambridge.
  • Trips to Iceland, the United States, Egypt, France and Germany.
School trips arranged by NIS
Little ones on a visit to the Little Explorers in City Centre Mirdif

After-school Care

Nibras International School offers after-school activities to KG students. You can pay for these activities each term. During these hours your child can engage in:

ICT Yoga
Lego Art

Furthermore, MDD Training and Consultancy offers a variety of educational programs such as Lego Robotics, Mental Math and STEM Programs and SAT Preparation courses which students from Nibras can sign up for after school.

Medical Care at Nibras International School

As per the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health regulations, the school operates a medical clinic within the school premise. There is a full-time registered nurse at the facility. A school doctor visits the medical centre once a week.

The clinic is well-equipped to provide first aid-treatment. They report any injury sustained by a student and medical treatment administered to parents or guardians.



Mode of Communication between Teachers and Parents

Maintaining effective and positive communication with parents is one of the top priorities of Nibras International School.

It invites parents to parent-teacher conferences throughout the academic year to discuss their child’s performance. This is when teachers discuss strengths and weak areas of students with parents.

Besides this, you can sign up on the Parent Portal provided by Engaged. This portal notifies you regarding school events, policies, notifications, academic calendar, examination schedule and results, students’ performance and more.

If operating the parent portal seems difficult, you can always join Nibras School at the Parent Information Session conducted to assist parents on the use of the portal.

Moving on, the school organises Curriculum Workshops for parents and sends them weekly updates via the staff. Similarly, parents are called for coffee at morning meetings with new teachers within two weeks of their arrival. This allows parents to get to know new teachers more casually.

The most recent addition to parent-teacher communication mode is the Parent Advisory Board. This platform gives parents the chance to voice their concerns and give suggestions and feedback on various topics.

NIS maintains grade-specific WhatsApp groups for you to join and receive instant alerts from teachers.

For a traditional mode of communication, parents can check out Nibras International School contact details below.

Nibras International School Contact Information

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What are the timings of your school?

The school timings are as follows:

  • Kindergarten: 07:45 am to 01:00 pm (12:00 pm on Fridays)
  • Grade 1 to Grade 12: 07:45 am to 02:45 pm (12:00 pm on Fridays)

Do you conduct after-school activities?

Nibras International School arranges after-school activities for kindergarteners.

How many grades/years are there in your school?

NIS offers education from KG 1 until Grade 12.

How many students are currently studying in your school?

Currently, there are 1,352 students enroled in the school.

Can you please describe the academic calendar of your school?

The academic calendar runs from the last week of August until the last week of June.

Can you please mention the range of the tuition fee charged by your school?

The school charges AED 22,827 to AED 45,375 annually.

How do you communicate with parents?

The school is keen on effective communication with parents by attending regular parent-teacher meetings, using the parent portal, attending curriculum workshops and morning meetings. They can also join the parent advisory council and WhatsApp groups.

Do you have a cafeteria or a canteen on campus?

The school canteen partners with Keita Catering Company to provide healthy and nutritious meals to students.

How many teachers are currently teaching in your school?

Currently, the school has 93 teachers and 29 teaching assistants.


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