Middle & High School - NIS American School Dubai


Middle School & High School

The NIS Middle and High School departments are focused on guiding our scholars through their academic requirements, while developing lifelong learners that are able to navigate an ever-changing, interdependent global society.

Teachers tailor their training to students’ needs, ensuring that all learning styles and levels are met.

Middle School

Middle School scholars are provided with opportunities to develop their core academics, and are also exposed to the arts, music, business, physical education, and social studies, as well as French and Arabic. Our teachers provide ongoing support to scholars as they develop their critical thinking skills with a variety of student-centered instructional methods.

High School

High School scholars are provided with opportunities to experience a variety of courses that appeal to their educational interests. Teachers at the high school level facilitate scholars’ learning by exposing them to a variety of educational experiences in and outside the classroom, both within the UAE as well as internationally. Our students are encouraged to try new experiences.

Parents are encouraged to be active participants and are given opportunities to engage with our Counseling Department as scholars matriculate through NIS. Parents are always kept up-to-date with their children’s progress, as well as upcoming events and important dates.

Internships enable our older students to experience the world of work before graduating. It is the goal of NIS to have a true triangle of support for all scholars to ensure their academic success.


NIS offers a breadth of electives to our high school students.

  1. English Language Arts
  2. Forensic Science
  3. Biology
  4. Physics
  5. Robotics
  6. 3D Printing
  7. ICT
  8. Sociology
  9. Social Studies
  10. Geography
  11. Pre-Calculus
  12. Calculus
  13. Team Sports
  14. Physical Education
  15. French
  16. Music
  17. C++
  18. Integrated Math 1
  19. Integrated Math 2
  20. Advanced Mathematical Decision Making
  21. English Humanities 11
  22. English Humanities 12
  23. Fitness
  24. AutoCAD
  25. Art

Please download the full course guide here.