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A Friendly, Global Community

Your whole family will be welcomed into our school’s community that extends far beyond the classroom. At the British International School Abu Dhabi, your child will grow as a confident, caring individual, whilst developing the skills and attitudes required to be successful in our constantly evolving international world.

News & Events

Quick-look Calendar

Oct 31 (all day)

Year 2 Pirate Picnic on the beach

Oct 31 (all day)

Internal Assessment - KS5 Dubai creek

Oct 31

Miniture Music Showcase

Nov 01

Primary parents evening

Nov 02 (all day)

BSME U15 games

News On 31st October

Jessica Meyer Juilliard Visit

We are thrilled to announce an upcoming visit from composer and violist Jessica Meyer as part of our first curriculum visit of the academic year from Juilliard, on Monday 31st October 2016.

The International Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh International Award

BIS Abu Dhabi students take on the challenge!


Principal’s Update: Parent Partnership

A phrase that is often used in education is that school is a partnership between the staff and the parents. I would completely agree with this statement, as I am sure all my colleagues would too. The stronger we can make the bond and communication between the staff and the parents, then the better the education for each and every child.

Event On 19th October

Autumn Open Day: 19th October 2016

Thank you for all of those who attended our Autumn Open Day! If you would like to see the school, please contact admissions to arrange a personal tour.


CCAs Offered in Term 1, 2016/17

In Term 1 of 2016/17, the Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) program will commence the week of Sunday 18th September 2016.

John Catt Blog Photo

The changing landscape of international education

The world is changing at a fast pace, and so too should our education. In the 2016/17 John Catt’s Guide to International Schools, Nord Anglia Education CEO, Andrew Fitzmaurice, talks about the need to evolve education to suit the 21st century.

The magic of Juilliard comes to Switzerland

The magic of Juilliard comes to Switzerland

Our Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard artist faculty came together on Tuesday evening with an outstanding performance to inspire students and parents alike. Juilliard artist faculty around the world engaged the audience with exquisite performances filled with heart and soul. One of our Collège du Léman parents, Rob Breare, gives a detailed account on this exceptional evening in Geneva, Switzerland.