STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SCIENCE OF THE REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN
BRIEF HISTORY Dushanbe International School was founded as a joint venture between Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan and Shelale Educational Corporation in 1997. Since January 2017 the MFA has taken over the shares of the Corporation and became the sole owner of the school. Full name of the school is State Educational Institution - Dushanbe International School. The school is governed by SUE Tajik Diplomatic Services.
FACTS ABOUT DIS DIS is a co-educational English day school.
It was founded to serve the expatriate students from Embassies, foreign missions, NGOs and as well as local students.
DIS has 3 sections: Pre-School, Primary and Secondary DIS has been approved as a Cambridge International Examinations Centre in 2010 offering Cambridge Primary and Secondary Checkpoints Exams, IGCSEs and AS/A Levels.
What makes DIS stand out? 1
DIS is the first international school founded in the country.
DIS is highly committed to educate globally aware students from its foundation.
DIS welcomes all nationalities having so far 16 nationalities in the student population.
DIS recruits qualified international teachers from many nationalities.
Accreditations & Membership CIS & ECIS DIS is the first and the only institution which is a member of CIS(Council of International Schools) and ECIS(European Council of International Schools) in the country.
Cambridge DIS is the only Cambridge international school in the country being the Cambridge exams centre and Cambridge English exams centre.
Ministry of Education The school is accredited by the Ministry of Education of Republic of Tajikistan and is attested every 5 years. School has the right to issue Tajikistan High School Diploma in English and Tajik Languages.
Curriculum Dushanbe International School offers a curriculum which is balanced, broadly based and which:
Promotes the moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society
Prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life
Educational Objectives We use Tajik national curriculum and Cambridge international programmes and qualifications to support learners in becoming: Confident in working with information and ideas - their own and those of others
Reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn
Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
Responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others
Engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference
Instruction English language The main medium of instruction of the school is English language from Kindergarten to Year 11 (K-11) Cambridge International School
Dushanbe International School is a Cambridge International School offering Cambridge International Primary Programme, Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme, International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level Programme. Also, the school uses Cambridge ESL programme and IELTS. Local subjects In addition, the school offers local subjects in Russian and in Tajik as well as State Language and Russian language as required by the Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Tajikistan.
Subjects Languages English, Tajik and Russian Sciences
Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science and ICT Social Sciences - Humanities
Global Perspectives, History, Geography, Economics, Business Studies, Individuals and Societies (an IB subject) Art, PE & Music Mathematics
Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Mechanics, Statistics Local subjects (For Local Students) Tajik History, Tajik Geography, Tajik Law
Weekly time allocation of subjects CLASS 7
1 ENGLISH LANGUAGE
2 STATE LANGUAGE
6 RUSSIAN LANGUAGE
12 WORLD HISTORY
13 WORLD GEOGRAPHY
INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES
17 ART & DESIGN
19 PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Each lesson is 40 mins long
Notes: 1. By the end of 7th grade students are supposed to take Cambridge Secondary 1 Examinations from; English Language, Mathematics, Science 2. By the end of 9th grade students are supposed to write the following subjects at Cambridge IGCSE Level; English Language, Mathematics Biology, Chemistry, Physics 3. By the end of 10th grade students are supposed to write the following subjects; More able students may Mathematics AS Level take Biology AS, Chemistry History IGCSE AS and Physics AS Level Geography IGCSE Exams. This requires extra ICT IGCSE effort. Art&Design IGCSE
Extra-curricular activities Art Club Music Clubs Piano, Guitar, National Dance, Violin
Sport clubs Wushu, Karate-Do, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Table tennis, Gymnastics - Acrobatics.
Excursions Key Factories, Financial institutions, Orphanages for charity, Museums, Picnics, Tajik Heritage introduction.
Internships Different business structures e.g. Hotels, banks, retailâ€Ś
Chess Subject Clubs and subject weeks Languages Arabic, Dari (Ancient Farsi)
Counseling College Counselor School has a college counselor for secondary school students to provide a smooth transition to tertiary education.Counselor is the head of guiding counselors. Guiding counselors are the main staff that provide counseling at each grade section.
SEN Policy School is committed to prepare its own SEN Policy to serve the kids who need special education. Currently, the homeroom teachers are providing some assistance for struggling kids in order them to cope with classmates.
Teacher Assistants School has teacher assistants (TAs) in kindergarten and in primary section in grades 1,2 and 3. They support the kids in areas where improvement is needed.
School Profile Origin of students 231
113 Student enrollment: 608 Kindergarten : 113 Primary : 231 Secondary : 264
16 Nationalities Afghanistan Azerbaijan USA China Egypt Georgia India Iran
Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Pakistan Russia Saudi Arabia Turkey Turkmenistan Nigeria
USA 2 Poland 1 Canada 2
Romania Azerbaijan 2 1 Teacher profile Tajikistan Romania USA Poland Canada Azerbaijan Turkey Nigeria
Facilities / Sections Kindergarten
Pupils per group/class
15 kids per group
20 students per class
20 students per class
Playground for each group
Football and Basketball fields
Kitchen, Sport and Event halls
Kitchen and Sport halls
Kitchen , Sport and Event hall
Opposite of U.S Embassy
Behind the main campus of the National University
Nearby the Republican Traffic office
2 - 6 year olds
Classes 1 - 4
Classes 5 - 11
Location and Transportation* Kindergarden Kindergarden section is located just opposite of U.S Embassy in Dushanbe (across the road), approximately 10 minutes walk distance.
Primary section It i located in the centre of the city, just behind the Tajik National University main campus, Bofanda street 9. Secondary section Secondary Section is located nearby Republican Traffic Office, District 33.
Is there a means of transportation provided? Transportation can be arranged by school administration, paid separately.
Food and Cafeteria Kindergarden Kindergarden section provides healthy breakfast, lunch and after sleep snacks. The food is cooked in the kitchen and served freshly. It is checked by the doctor-nutritionist everyday and a sample is kept from each type of food for 24 hours to analyze in any case of inconvenience
Primary section Primary Section has its own kitchen as well. Breakfast and lunch are provided every school day. The school has a breakfast break 30 mins long after second period. The menu is prepared by doctor-nutritionist and checked regularly. A sample is kept from each type of food for 24 hours to analyze in any case of inconvenience. There is a canteen selling only water and juices.
Secondary section Secondary section provides lunch and it has a canteen for the students who would like to have some soft drinks and sweets.
Edupage An application for teachers, students and parents A single neat app that fits an entire school (timetables, grades, attendance register, notifications and homework) into your phone or tablet. Parents are very happy to receive instant notifications about updated information, homework, attendance, etc.
Questions & Answers Does the school run periodic safety drills? If so what kind and how often? School runs two types of drills regularly, once a quarter. Those are fire and earthquake drills and are run in all three sections. In all three sections fire alarm systems are located. Teachers are trained accordingly.
Describe the schoolâ€™s governing body? The owner of the school is The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Tajikistan. The school is governed by the Tajik Diplomatic Service which is one of the departments in the MFA of Tajikistan. School has its own by-laws and works according to legislations of Tajikistan.
Is the school accredited by an international agency? Which? School has been accredited by Cambridge Assessment International Education in 2010. Accreditation of Council of International Schools (CIS) has started in 2015. Last year of this process is running.
24months (play group) A child must be 24 months completed by the date of 01-09-2019 to enter our Kindergarten.
60months A child must be 60 months completed by the date of 01-09-2019 to enter Grade 0.
72months A child must be 72 months completed by the date of 01-09-2019 to enter Grade 1.
Daily Routine KINDERGARTEN
PRIMARY (GRADES 1-4)
SECONDARY (GRADES 5-11)
8:00 - 8:30 CIRCLE TIME
8:00 - 8:10 MORNING ASSEMBLY
8:00 - 8:15 MORNING ASSEMBLY
8:30 - 9:00 BREAKFAST
8:10 - 8:50 PERIOD 1
8:15 - 9:55 PERIODS 1
9:00 - 12:00 CLASS TIME
9:00 - 9:40 PERIOD 2
9:55 - 10:15 LONG BREAK,SNACK TIME
12:00 - 12:30 LUNCH TIME
9:40 - 10:10 SNACK TIME, PLAY TIME
10:15 - 12:50 PERIODS 2,3,4,5,6
12:30 - 13:00 STORY TELLING IN BEDS
10:10 - 13:20 PERIODS 3,4,5,6
12:50 - 13:35 LUNCH TIME
13:00 - 15:00 SLEEPING TIME
13:20 - 14:00 LUNCH TIME
13:35 - 15:10 PERIOD 7
15:00 - 16:00 SNACK TIME, PLAY TIME
14:00 - 15:20 HOMEWORK TIME, EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
15:10 - 16:10 EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
16:00 GOING HOME
15:20 GOING HOME
16:15 GOING HOME
Tuition fee* Local
1 -4 (annual)
5 -8 (annual)
9 - 11 (annual)
Pre-school Kindergarten (monthly) (6 years old) Kindergarten (monthly) (2-5 years old)
*Fees are mentioned including VAT. (5%) *Meal and books are included. **Transportation is not included and may be arranged by school, paid separately.
State Educational Institution
Dushanbe International School
Contact info Admission Officer: Muhammad Maqsudov Public Relations: Azamat Kholmatov Phone numbers: +992 37 221 4776 +992 907 01 0550 email@example.com
www.dis.tj @DIS.1997 Bofanda Street 9, 734042 Dushanbe, Tajikistan