Ryan International School, Sharjah

Ryan International School, Sharjah

Overview

Ryan International School Sharjah is an Indian curriculum school offering quality education to students aged 4 to 16 years old. It is a private, co-educational school that follows the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for its education programme. The medium of instruction at this school is English. Ryan Group – a renowned educational body that has well-established schools around the world, including the UAE, manages the school.

The school focuses on academic excellence and the holistic development of students using its modified syllabus and state-of-the-art facilities. RIS Sharjah is also well versed in the use of technology to aid in students’ learning. The school also has a comprehensive extracurricular programme that provides opportunities for students to express their talent in non-academic disciplines.

Read this comprehensive guide by Bayut to learn more about education, school facilities, admission and fee details, and much more.

Residential Communities near Ryan International School

Ryan International School Sharjah is located in Muwaileh – a popular district that houses several top-tier schools in Sharjah. The area is known as one of the most popular areas to rent and buy an apartment in the Emirate. The communities located close to the school are:

Al Noaf 3 is the nearest residential community to the school. It is a family-friendly residential community that is located close to the Dubai-Sharjah border. Here, one can find several lifestyle amenities such as schools, restaurants and supermarkets. Other options include other sub-communities of Al Noaf and Al Gharayen. In Al Gharayen, residents can find spacious and luxurious villas.

Campus of Ryan International School

Ryan International School has a range of facilities that support the academic and non-academic programme of the school. The school has spacious and bright classrooms equipped with appropriate educational resources to aid in students’ learning. There also exists separate science labs for physics, chemistry and biology. To support the learning, the school also has a well-equipped computer lab and a library.

The school also has outdoor and indoor playgrounds for sports facilities. Other noticeable facilities at the campus are an auditorium and a clinic.

Location of Ryan International School Sharjah

Ryan International School (RIS) Sharjah is located close to Al Zuhour Private School and Al Rushed American School Sharjah in the school zone of Muwaileh. Those interested in visiting the school can access it via Maliha Road or Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road. These roads connect the school with nearby residential communities.

Why Ryan International School?

Ryan International School Sharjah is a part of the Ryan International Group of Institutions that offers standard quality education based on the Indian curriculum. It follows the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) curriculum framework for its educational programme. It is one of the most popular Indian curricula that is respected throughout the world for its academic rigour and structured approach. Students completing their education from CBSE schools get admission to top colleges and universities across the world.

Ryan International School Sharjah not only focuses on academic excellence but also focuses on developing non-academic skills. To facilitate the managements’ vision of the holistic development of students, the school has a comprehensive extra-curricular programme. Students are encouraged to take part in school and external activities and competitions. 

The school offers a warm and nurturing environment for students. It follows an inclusive admission policy that welcomes students from all backgrounds. Students are taught to embrace others from all backgrounds. The school values and principles also encourage students to act as global citizens. 

School Details

COVID-19 Protocols

To minimise the spread of coronavirus, the government of UAE reopened schools in September for the academic year 2020 – 2021 with safety guidelines. Similarly, keeping in mind the health and safety of students and staff members, the Ministry of Education has put strict SOPs in place 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 services will be managed according to specific guidelines issued by the MOE. Parents are encouraged to provide home-made 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.

Years Offered at Ryan International School

Ryan International School is a K10 school that caters to the educational needs of students aged 4 to 16 years old. The phases of education at this school are:

Stage
Grade
Stage
Early Years
Grade
KG1 and KG2
Stage
Primary School
Grade
Grade 1 (Grade I) to Grade 4 (Grade IV)
Stage
Middle School
Grade
Grade 5 (Grade V) to Grade 8 (Grade VIII)
Stage
Secondary School
Grade
Grade 9 (Grade IX) and Grade 10 (Grade X)

Ryan International School Curriculum

Ryan International School follows the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) framework for its educational programme. It is an internationally recognised Indian curriculum that is practised in Indian schools throughout the world. It is based on the guidelines set by the National Council of Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi.

The specifics for each phase of education are as follows:

Early Years Curriculum

The kindergarten section at Ryan International School is technologically advanced. In this stage, the school empowers students to raise their personal and academic achievements in a dynamic environment. The school focuses on building cognitive and motor skills along with multiple intelligence. Teachers give individualised attention to each student at this age as they flourish in a friendly and stimulating environment. Students completing their KG2 education have developed fundamental skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening and playing. 

The subjects taught to students at this stage are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Music
  • Art and Craft
  • Sports activities
  • Physical Education

All these subjects are taught to students via playing and learning strategies. As a result, students can relate to these concepts.

Primary Stage Curriculum

In the primary stage, the school expands the range of subjects and concepts taught to students. Moreover, the school changes its teaching strategies from informal to formal methods. Students are gradually introduced to the new learning environment aided by appropriate educational and technology resources.

The school focuses on building skills in

  • Language
  • ICT
  • Numeracy
  • Financial Literacy
  • Culture and Civic Literacy
  • Scientific Literacy

The subjects taught to students in the primary stage are:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Environmental Studies and UAE Social Studies
  • Science
  • Hindi or Malayalam or French or Tamil
  • Arabic
  • Islamic Studies or Moral Science
  • Computer Science

Middle School Curriculum

In the middle school stage, the school builds on the foundations laid in the primary stage and uses the technology resources to develop a deeper understanding of concepts. In this stage, students use more campus facilities such as computer labs, science labs to work on the practical aspects of the taught lessons. Cross-curricular are established across the curriculum. 

The subjects taught in the middle school stage are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Science
  • Social Studies (Indian and UAE)
  • Islamic Studies or Moral Science
  • Hindi or French
  • Arabic
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Art and Craft
  • Sports Activities

Once students clear all the grades of middle school, they are ready for the next academic endeavour- secondary education.

Secondary School Curriculum

In this stage, Ryan International School Sharjah focuses on the logical, physical, artistic and traditional growth of students. All these skills enable students to excel in CBSE examinations that are the ultimate test for the students in the secondary stage. Students have to sit the All Indian Secondary Examination that is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi in Grade 10 (Grade X).

Lab activity at Ryan International School Sharjah
Students in the secondary stage using labs for practical education at Ryan International School Sharjah (Image Credit: Ryan International School Facebook Page)

The subjects taught to students during Grade 9 and Grade 10 are:

  • Science and Technology
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Social Science
  • IT or AI Skill subject
  • Optional Language (Hindi, Malayalam or French)
  • Arabic (Mandatory)
  • Islamic Studies (for Muslims only)

Distance Learning

The Ministry of Education has mandated schools to offer distance learning provisions in addition to in-class learning, especially in the first phase of reopening. Distance learning format 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 Ryan International School

The academic year at Ryan international School Sharjah starts in April and ends in March. There are three terms in the academic year of the school. The important dates of these terms are as follows:

  • The first term starts in the second week of April and ends in the last week of June. Mid-term tests for the first term are usually conducted in the last two weeks of May. The end of the term marks the start of the two-month summer break that ends in the last week of August.
  • The second term starts in the first week of September and ends in the second week of December. Mid-term tests for the second terms are usually expected in the last two weeks of November. The term ends with the three-week winter break that ends in the last week of December.
  • The last term starts in the first week of January and ends in the third week of March with annual examinations.

Besides the aforementioned events, the school celebrates various national and international events. The school also closes on several national holidays. For more information, check out the academic calendar of Ryan International School Sharjah.

Admission and Fees

How to Apply to Ryan International School?

The admission process at Ryan International School involves submitting an online admission form. The admission form is available on the school’s official website. Parents need to fill out the form with authentic information. Please check the name, address, contact numbers and other information before submitting the form. The school reserves the right to cancel the admission at any point because of false information. 

The following age-grade guideline is accepted by the school:

Grade
Minimum Entry Age
Maximum Entry Age
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
Grade
Kindergarten 1
Minimum Entry Age
4
Maximum Entry Age
5
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
Grade
Kindergarten 2
Minimum Entry Age
5
Maximum Entry Age
6
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
Grade
Grade 1
Minimum Entry Age
6
Maximum Entry Age
8
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
Grade
Grade 2
Minimum Entry Age
7
Maximum Entry Age
9
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
6
Grade
Grade 3
Minimum Entry Age
8
Maximum Entry Age
10
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
7
Grade
Grade 4
Minimum Entry Age
9
Maximum Entry Age
11
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
8
Grade
Grade 5
Minimum Entry Age
10
Maximum Entry Age
12
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
9
Grade
Grade 6
Minimum Entry Age
11
Maximum Entry Age
13
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
10
Grade
Grade 7
Minimum Entry Age
12
Maximum Entry Age
14
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
11
Grade
Grade 8
Minimum Entry Age
13
Maximum Entry Age
15
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
12
Grade
Grade 9
Minimum Entry Age
14
Maximum Entry Age
17
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
13
Grade
Grade 10
Minimum Entry Age
15
Maximum Entry Age
18
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
14
Grade
Grade 11
Minimum Entry Age
16
Maximum Entry Age
19
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
15
Grade
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 schools beginning in April). Source: Ryan International School Sharjah

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

The school will conduct an interview or an entrance test to gauge students’ skill. Ryan International School will respond to the parents in seven days.

For more information, contact the school’s admission team.

Fee Structure at Ryan International School

For information on fee structure, contact the school’s administration.

Scholarships at Ryan International School

Currently, the school does not have any scholarship programme for its students.

School Facilities

School Transportation at Ryan International School

The school provides a reliable and efficient transport service for its students. Students’ safety is foremost for Ryan International School. Therefore, the school only owns a fleet of buses that are well maintained and equipped with modern safety and security features. It has enrolled experienced and professional bus drivers and conductors that are trained to handle children. Because of safety concerns, the school does not share its bus route on its official website and social media platforms. Interested parents can contact the transport office for more information. 

Parents can download the Ryan International School’s Bus App on their mobile devices to keep track of all the activities, The routes are also shared on the mobile app.

Currently, the school has reduced the school bus capacity to comply with the COVID-19 protocols issued by the ministry.

Boarding Facility at Ryan International School

Ryan International School is a day-only school. It does not offer any boarding or accommodation facilities to students. Those unable to reach school on time or have travel issues can opt for the school transport service. Parents interested in relocating close to the school should read the residential communities near Ryan International School at the beginning of the guide.

Holiday Camps at Ryan International School

Currently, Ryan International School Sharjah does not offer holiday camps to its students. Parents that are interested in keeping their children busy during seasonal breaks can enrol them in holiday camps provided by external bodies.

Sports Facilities

Ryan International Group considers sports an important part of the students’ life. Therefore, all the Ryan Group schools in UAE and abroad have access to quality sports facilities. Ryan International Sports Club creates an ecosystem that focuses on the physical development of students.

The school has an outdoor playing field that is used for football and other outdoor sports activities. The football field is surrounded by the athletic tracks for running. The school arranges sports day every year where students of all grades participate in multiple sports activities.

Sports day at Ryan International School Sharjah
Glimpse of the sports day at the campus(Image Credit: Ryan International School Facebook Page)

Currently, the school is following a staggered approach to grant access to sports facilities. This step is taken because of COVID-19 protocols and restrictions.

Extra-curricular Activities at RIS Sharjah

One of the impressive features of Ryan International School Sharjah is its comprehensive enrichment programme. Students have the opportunity to choose from a wide pool of activities. These activities include academics, exploring opportunities, sports, media and communication, leadership and much more.

One of the most popular enrichment programmes at Ryan International School Sharjah is the Indian Model United Nations (IMUN). It is a student-run simulation started in 2001 to introduce students to international politics, foreign policies and international relationships. Over the past 20 years, thousands of students from schools following the Indian curriculum have taken part in this activity. 

Another popular enrichment activity offered by the school is its Educational Exchange Programmes. It is a part of the school’s structured experiential teaching-learning process which enables students to learn more outside the curricular restrictions.  The opportunities available to students under the educational exchange programmes are:

  • Global Young Leader Conference, New York
  • Thames Valley Summer School, London
  • World Children’s Theatre Festival, Germany
  • Educational tours, Belgium, France and Spain
  • Indo-Finnish Cultural Exchange Programme, Finland
  • Atal Tinkering Labs, India

Other enrichment programmes at Ryan International School are:

Extra 1
Extra 2
Extra 1
Ryan TV
Extra 2
Sports day
Extra 1
Celebration of national days
Extra 2
Social responsibility and awareness campaigns
Extra 1
Celebration of international days
Extra 2
Creative arts
Extracurricular programmes at Ryan International School Sharjah
Book fair as one of the many extracurricular events at the school (Image Credit: Ryan International School Facebook Page)

Currently, the school has suspended most of its extracurricular activities. This step is taken to comply with the COVID-19 regulations and protocols issued by the Ministry of Education. The school will inform parents regarding the resumption of these activities on the school’s official platforms. For more information, contact the school.

Field Trips from Ryan International School

Ryan International School arranges several field trips throughout the year for students. The school arranges both national and international field trips for its students. Most field trips by RIS Sharjah are visits to national places of historical importance or recreational values. International trips are limited to the exchange educational programme to top schools and institutions around the world. Some noteworthy field trips arranged by the school are visits to Sharjah Discovery Centre. Sharjah International Book Fair at Sharjah Expo Centre and Sharjah Aquarium.

Ryan International School took students to Sharjah Aquarium for the field trip
Students of RIS Sharjah visited Sharjah Aquarium (Image Credit: Ryan International School Facebook Page)

Field trips are suspended until further notice because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The school will let the parents know about the resumption of these activities on official platforms.

After-school Care at Ryan International School Sharjah

Ryan International School Sharjah doesn’t have a specific after-school programme. However, some extracurricular activities at the school are carried out after regular school hours.

Currently. such activities are put on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The school will inform parents regarding the resumption of these activities on official platforms.

Medical Care at Ryan International School Sharjah

Ryan International School (RIS) Sharjah offers medical room service to students. The school has a clinic equipped with the necessary resources and a capable medical team. The school’s goal is to ensure that students remain healthy and active. 

The services provided by the school clinic include:

  • Care of injured and sick students as per the school guidelines
  • Vision and hearing screening
  • Administration and coordination of care for students with identified conditions during the school day

Parents are required to fill the medical form and inform the medical team about the following for better health and care:

  • Advise health care professional about any health condition
  • Inform PE instructor in case of any PE restrictions
  • Provide alternative contact information in case of emergency
  • A student can stay in the medical room for 20 minutes. Parents will be called to pick up their child after 20 minutes.
  • Parents are requested to not send their children to school if they show signs of any illness.

For more information, contact the school’s medical team.

Contact

Mode of Communication between Teachers and Parents

Parent-teacher meetings are the most important mode of communication between teachers and parents at Ryan International School. Parents are invited to attend the meeting several times a year in which they discuss the progress made by students. Ryan International School (RIS) Sharjah also has an official website where students, teachers, parents and the wider community can access information on school facilities, fee and admission policies and educational programmes, etc. All the Ryan International School, including the Sharjah campus, have a blog section on their website where one can learn more about the school.

The school also has an active social media presence on popular social media platforms. such as Facebook and YouTube. Here, they share the latest development as well as image and video galleries. The school also has WhatsApp groups that have teachers and parents of students studying in the same classroom.

Ryan International School Contact Information

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