Choose the Right School in Dubai: Tips for Parents

Choose the Right School in Dubai: Tips for Parents

How do you know when you have come across the right school in Dubai for your child? As a parent myself, I understand how important it is to go through the motions of confirming whether or not a school is right for your child(ren)!
You may find yourself raising so many questions for which you want answers to, such as is your child going to be safe, nurtured and provided for with an environment that is most conducive to learning? You may have wondered about a) what you want your child to learn (specific subject matter, level of academic difficulty), and whether or not you are putting your child in an environment that identifies your child’s learning preferences (particular learning style, challenges), their social needs (level of contact with peers) and practical experiences (scheduling, extracurricular activities, etc.).

While you go on your journey in finding the right school for you, please consider the following to help you make your decision:

Make A List
When looking for the right school for your child(ren), make a list to help you narrow in on what it is you are looking for. To help you start off your list, please see the following offerings that we pride ourselves with:
1. High expectations
2. State-of-the-art facilities
3. Great American faculty and dedicated Arabic and Islamic teachers
4. Busy, visible children
5. Rigorous New York State Common Core Curriculum Learning Standards
6. STEM-based Next Generation Science Curriculum Learning Standards.
7. Personalized Learning Approach.
8. Vibrant teacher-led and student-led conferences
9. Parents welcomed and questions answered
10. Sustainability and Entrepreneurship Program
11. Culturally responsive learning programs

Ask Questions
Before you come to Ignite School, prepare a list of questions to ask. Here are a few questions you may want to ask:
How is Teacher Training supported and monitored?
How do Teaching Standards promote student learning in Ignite School?
How much homework is given to students?
Talk to Parents, Students
You will find that our parents and students at Ignite School will simply tell you how it is. Please bring your child along when you come to visit, so they are key decision-makers in selecting their school. Take the time out to speak with our neighbors and/or parents while you visit to find out if their child(ren) are happy with the quality of education offered here. You may find our faculty will also be available to answer any questions you may have and this will also give you a good understanding of how parents are involved in our community.
Sit Down with the Director of Curriculum
A one-to-one meeting with me, during your school visit can be the best time to ask many of your questions. I welcome meetings with you, where we may also take a tour to see our campus.
Trust your Instincts
Once you have all the answers to your questions, we welcome you to meet with our Admissions Officer to help guide you to complete our application, ensuring that you reserve a seat for your child today while spots are still available. Please use the findings to your questions as data to help you make your decision, as well as how you and your child felt about the faculty and staff. The school you choose will make a difference in your child’s academic future, so take this time to research all of your options. We hope you find Ignite School as the best option for you and your family.
Thank you. We hope to see you soon!

Best regards,
Dalia Hesham
Director of Curriculum

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