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About Us

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The SAIS Group of Schools was established in 1997 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, upon the opening of Sharjah American International School.


Dr. Aysha Ali Bin Sayyar and Dr. Nawaf Mohamed Fawaz envisioned more educational choices to become available for students and their parents.


Following the success of Sharjah American International School in Sharjah, a second brand was opened in Dubai, UAE in 2005. The increased success among the schools led to yet another branch in Umm Al Quwain in 2014 and was shortly followed by our branch in Abu Dhabi in 2016.

The schools offer a rich American Curriculum which is based on internationally recognized American Education Standards including CCSS for English and Math, and NGSS standards for Science. The school models California State Education Framework.

Principal's Message


Ms. Ban Al Duri

It is an honor to serve as Principal of Sharjah American International School AUH campus.

I’m grateful and proud to support a unique, small, and special school with dedicated and inspiring staff, kind and curious students, generous and involved families, and community members.

Our school offers curriculum, instructional strategies, and resources to meet the needs and styles of diverse learners. Each student will be challenged to achieve based on individual strengths and areas of growth and through small group instruction, personalized education time, and interventions built into the school day. At our core, we are a community of educators and learners who are deeply dedicated to the well-being and success of every student.


Parent involvement is the key! We want you to be part of the SAIS-AUH team. Please know that my door is always open to you. Communication between home and school is vital. We look forward to knowing your children and you. It’s going to be a wonderful year!

Welcome to our SAIS-AUH family,

  • Develop responsibility and self-direction.

  • Engage as compassionate members in a global society.

  • Lead by example in academics and community service.

  • Model individuality and embrace cultural diversity.

  • Actively seek understanding through breadth and depth of knowledge.

  • Rely on critical thinking.



  • Ensure each student achieves their personal goals.

  •  Students develop individual purpose and become college and career ready, in a culture distinguished by: Character, Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity that promotes Safety and Social Growth.


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