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Ranked among the premier centres of learning in the Middle East, The Indian High School (IHS) spans two sprawling campuses in the heart of Dubai. Its resource -both human and material - are superbly geared to prepare the student for the twenty-first century.

Permanently affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi, and the autonomous federal board under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) Government of India, since 1975, the highest authority in education in India, and recognised by the Ministry of Education, Dubai, UAE, the IHS adheres to a strict regimen of educational and extra curricular activities that inspire the highest levels of academic excellence among students.

With a teacher-student ratio of 1:20 for Pre-Primary, Primary and the Middle Section and 1:15 for Secondary and Senior Secondary classes, personal attention is guaranteed for each student. This helps in building an excellent rapport between the educators and the ones being educated.

Foundation Years
Pre-Primary & Primary (Grades KG-4)
Building Lives from A Young Age

It is right from a tender age that IHS concentrates on these young and impressionable minds. An effort is made to retain these students right through their student career and build them up from the beginning. IHS has been a forerunner in imparting quality education while keeping within its purview the need for developing a well balanced personality. Furnished below is the scheme of subjects taught at the Primary level:

Pre-Primary (KG - 1 & 2)

The curriculum of the pre-primary focuses on developing skills in the areas of Motor Control, English language and Communication, Social and Emotional Development. The subjects of English, Mathematics and General Knowledge are introduced. They are supported by regular activities in the workshop, art and craft, sports and music.

Primary (Grade 1 - 4)

At the primary level the curriculum strengthens the developmental skills which are fortified through the three language pattern of English, Hindi and Arabic, and General Science, Social Studies and Mathematics. Moral Values are instilled through Moral Science/Islamic Studies. The overall development, interests and talents are fostered through an inter-disciplinary approach and activities of Art Education, Work Experience, Physical and Health Education and a Reading Program.

Formative Years
Secondary School (Grades 5-10)
Making an Impression

The critical thinking programme which commences from Class 5 enables the children to grasp the more difficult aspects of classroom teaching by helping them to think laterally. This also prepares the students to deal with a more international level of education helping them to adapt to foreign universities and the competitive level of excellence. This phase concludes with the All Indian Secondary School Examinations.


Literature - Prose, Poetry, Rapid Reading, MCB Comprehension, Grammar, Composition, Creative Writing.

Designed to develop students' communicative and linguistic competence. The content selection has been determined by the students' present as well as future academic and social needs. It aims at developing and integrating the use of language skills and creating an interest in and appreciation of literature to encourage students to formulate and express their own ideas using their experience, knowledge and imagination. It prepares them for real life situations where language is used as a functional tool.


Grammar, Proverbs/Sayings, Paragraph Writing, Essay Writing, Letter Writing, Unseen Passage, Literature: Prose, Poetry.


Literature - Prose, Poetry, Grammar, Comprehension, Reading and Translation (Meanings).

Initiated into the Arabic language with a view to be articulate since, Arabic is the language of the host country. A knowledge of the language would help establish a rapport with people around them.


Squares and Square Roots, Cubes and Cube Roots, Parallel Lines, Construction of Quadrilaterals, Chords of A Circle, Exponents and Radicals, Equations in One Variable, Compound Interest, General Banking Facilities, Shares, Some Angle Properties of A Circle, Areas of Rectilinear Figures, Statistics, Arabic Expressions, Division of Algebraic Expressions, Tangents to a Circle, Circumference and Area of A Circle, Volume and Surface Area.

Formulated to train the children to think, reason, analyse and articulate logically. Aimed at helping them to acquire knowledge and understanding of the terms symbols, concepts, principles, process, proofs etc. The children learn to apply mathematical knowledge and skills to solve real-life mathematical problems; to develop mastery of algebraic and geometric skills and the ability to use mathematical tables as aids for computational work. Provides them the scope to participate in mathematical competitions and club activities in and outside the school.

General Science

Primarily directed towards the development of problem solving and decision making skills on the basis of the knowledge of key concepts which cut across all disciplines of science. Helps them to appreciate the contributions of scientists and develop science; to develop a concern for a clean environment and preservation of the ecosystem; motivates them to take up higher studies in Science, vocation or professions. Helps to develop scientific temper, attitudes and values such as open-mindedness, intellectual honesty, courage to question etc. besides helping them to acquire an understanding of scientific concepts, principles and laws.


Light and Optical Instruments, Force and Pressure, Magnetism, Electric Current, Alternative Sources of Energy.


Carbon, Compounds of Carbon, Rocks and Minerals, Extraction and Properties of Metals, Man-made Materials.


Microbial World, Agricultural Practices, How Leaves Are Designed, Useful Plants and Animals, Conservation of Natural Resources.


The rise and growth of British Rule in India, Revolts against the British Rule, Rise of Indian Nationalism, Struggle for Swaraj, Nationalist Movement (1923Š1939), Achievement of Independence. Achieving our National Goals, Democracy and Citizen, Other Social Problems, Our Major Economic Problems, National Integration, Foreign Policy of India.


The syllabus is designed to give an insight into the change and development through which human societies have evolved. Children can appreciate the contributions made by various cultures to the total heritage of mankind. It helps to foster the understanding that mutual interaction of various cultures has been a major factor in human progress. Emphasis is given on the basic unity of mankind. It facilitates the study of the history of specific countries and regions. Aims at creating an urge among students for effective participation in community affairs. Helps the pupils to develop an intelligent understanding of the structure and working of the civic and political institutions and the various social, economic and political challenges being faced. Promotes a sense of national as well as international unity.


The face of India - The land of monsoons, Agriculture, Our water resources, manufacturing industries.

To develop an understanding of man and environment inter-relationship at a global level. Helps them to develop an understanding and concern about growing world population and its impact on environment. Enriches the students' skills and abilities to read, understand and analyse geographical information and data presented in various forms such as maps, graphs, diagrams, charts etc. Equips the students with needed abilities and attitudes to study and analyse problems of development having geographical dimensions.

Islamic Studies

Belief of Prophet Nood, Surah at A'ala, Salatul Istisqa, Moral in Islam, Suah Iariq, Drinks and Drugs forbidden in Islam, Surah al-Infitar, Illness, death and funeral prayer, Surah at Takvir, Prophet Muhammad Past I - IV, Surah Buraj, Inshiqaq, The dignity of working in Islam, Women in Islam, Fatimah Az-Zahra, Surah were 'Prophet', Abu Bakr - As - Siddiq, Al-Istikaf.

Moral Science

Think positively, Be original, Create opportunities, for yourself, Be ambitious, Orderliness and efficiency, Keys to perfection, Improve yourself, Develop good habits, Master your moods, Overcome your fears, DonÕt Stay idle, Plan for the future, Remain modest in success.

The syllabus aims at enabling the pupils to cultivate social, moral, ethical and aesthetic values which exalt and refine the life of an individual and the society. Children learn to appreciate the work of great men and absorb their finest qualities. Value based learning prepares them for a flawless life.

Decisive Years
Senior Secondary School (Grades 11-12)
Transition to a Higher Level of Education

Though these are more intensive years, formative and impressionable, leading to the All India Senior School Certificate Examinations, IHS leaves no stone unturned in guiding, sometimes confused, teenagers to the right career. Numerous seminars and workshops help the students to choose the right path.


Designed to help students acquire competence in English so that they can use the language: as a means for self-expression in real life situations and as a resource for studying vocational courses in many different fields such as medicine and engineering. Objectives: To acquire reading and writing skills including summarizing, abstracting, note making; the art of learning to learn, that is, the ability to cope with English for further education; an active vocabulary of 2,500 common words, and a passive vocabulary of another 1,500 words; interest in listening to English speech and in reading varied materials in English.


Objectives: Creative work in mathematics; to create confidence in equipping themselves with the skills needed for the branches of science (physical or social) or humanities in which they have an aptitude for higher studies.
Strategy: Focussing attention on 'problem solving' in the liberal sense. Nurturing the higher order mental processes of logical reasoning with stress on rigour and precision, development of concepts, language etc. Introducing non-traditional techniques inclusive of audio-visual aids, viz. films, video-films, computer-aided instruction etc. to supplement classroom teaching.


Objectives: To develop competence to pursue science based professional courses like engineering and medicine Gain knowledge, understanding and application abilities about different aspects of Physics. Strengthen foundation for further study of Physics. Develop an interest in study of Physics as a discipline. Acquire necessary manipulative and experimental skills.


Objectives: To strengthen the concepts developed at the secondary level and develop new concepts to provide a sound background for higher studies in chemistry. Develop competence in students to pursue science based professional courses like engineering and medicine in future career. To provide relevant content materials useful for vocational courses. To develop manipulative and experimental skills in students necessary for investigation of the materials in their environment.


Objectives: To explain basic concepts of Biology. To enlighten an individual about his place in universe. Increase the awareness of problems of the environment and identify measures to overcome them, To understand Biology for rational living - removal of biases (sex, race, etc.) and correctiveness to superstition. To create awareness in which new knowledge is emerging to provide the innate excitement of the subject. To acquaint the student with fundamentals of human Biology, nutrition, health and population control.

Engineering Drawing

Objectives: To develop competence amongst the students to pursue technical courses like Engineering, Architecture, Draftsmanship, Surveyor and other professional courses where geometrical and mechanical drawings are an integral part of the teaching-learning process. To acquire necessary skill of making and understanding technical drawing. Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of plane & solid geometry and machine drawing so as to apply these in relevant practical fields such as in technology and industry.


Objectives: To help understand the existing economic institutions in India in their historical perspective. To understand the structure of Indian economy and the changes it is undergoing.To acquaint with principles, laws and concepts of economics. To understand the concept of national income and methods used in calculating national income. To appreciate efforts for economic reconstruction.

Business Studies

Objectives: To develop in the student an interest in the theory and practice in business, trade and industry. To acquaint students with the theoretical foundations and practice of organizing, managing and handling routine operations of a business firm.To inculcate attitudes and values leading to the integration of business with the social system with a positive approach.


Objectives: To impart knowledge of method considered useful in maintaining records of proprietary and partnership firms, companies and non-trading organization. To generate and promote awareness of students in modern techniques of maintaining accounting records with the help of computers.

Home Science

Objectives: To acquaint students with the basics of human development which are necessary for understanding self and children. To realize that resources are scarce and need proper and efficient management. To enable them to become alert consumers and inculcate in them healthy habits of food through a knowledge of nutrition. Good knowledge of textiles for right selection and proper care of clothes.


Objectives: Provide authentic historical knowledge and understanding of those regions and periods which the pupil has chosen to study. Develop an attitude of studying the past objectively and a spirit of enquiry, so that the pupils personality is free from irrational prejudices and from bigotry, parochialism and communalism and is imbued with a scientific and forward-looking outlook.


Objectives: To enable students to look at social reality objectively. To inculcate scientific temper and ability to perceive social reality. Familiarize with basic concepts in sociology and its relevance to Indian social reality. To make familiar with the processes of change and development.


Objectives: To stimulate the curiosity and interest of pupils in the subject. To teach the pupils basic concepts and principles of Psychology. To enable the pupils to apply basic knowledge of concepts and principles of Psychology to their day-to-day life with a view to achieving and enhancing mental health and adjustment.

Informatics Practices

Objectives: To acquire basic knowledge of Information technology. To learn information processing tools and techniques. To understand IT applications in various domains of business. To develop IT vocational appreciation.

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