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Thank you for considering the Collegiate International School for the education of your child.

We believe that education is one of the most important gifts parents can give to their children and we are here to support you throughout the process of making a well-informed decision and the best choice for your child’s future.

Our Admissions Team is headed up by Tina Jose who is supported by Marlee Melendres at CIS.

We would welcome you to visit us and take a tour of our setting and meet our team. Alternatively, reach us via email and phone for any questions you may have. We will be glad to guide you through the enrollment steps and assist you with any further support you might need throughout the admission process.

If you are interested in applying to our school kindly complete the Application Form.

The Collegiate International School is a 12-year system. Please read our Year Group Equivalency Information before completing the application form.
We hope to see you in the near future on campus.


CIS Admissions Team
Phone: +971 - 4 – 4271400 / 1402 / 403

Our Admission team is available: 
Monday to Friday:

7.30am – 4pm daily 

School Hours (Students): 

Monday to Thursday-

PKG – KG1 : 7:30 am to 2:00 pm

G1 - G12 : 7:30 am to 2:50 pm 

Friday : 7:30 am to 12:00 pm


Collegiate International School is part of the Innoventures Education Group and we have 4 other international schools in Dubai as well as 9 nurseries and 1 early learning school.

Year Group Equivalency

The correct grade for students is identified through consultation with the Admissions team.

It is our intention to always place students in the grade most appropriate for them to thrive both academically and socially in their new environment. During this phase the following will be taken into account:

  1. Previous schooling to date and student’s previous school reports

  2. Assessment test results (and interview if applicable)

  3. Age of student

  4. Information provided on the student’s Transfer Certificate

  5. Ministry of Education – UAE/KHDA requirements

Schools around the world use different numbering conventions as well as following different curriculums. It is common to find North American schools and those following the US Curriculum using a 12 year numbering format, and British schools and those following the National Curriculum for England and Wales using a 13 year numbering format. In addition, there are other numbering conventions as well as those mentioned.

In the UAE there are many schools offering different curriculums and following different numbering conventions. Below is a table indicating CIS numbering convention and how this equates to the 13 year system. CIS follows the 12 grade system. Age is determined as of 31st of August of the admission year.

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