We nurture the talents and passions of each child to help them become purposeful, life-long learners.

Regent’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Department has not only maintained and developed ‘Outstanding’ judgements in KHDA and BSO inspections but the attainment and progress achieved by the children has also increased year after year. This has been possible due to the emphasis placed on the building blocks to early education. We believe in empowering children to self-direct their own learning. 

Regent International School is proud to announce that we are the first school in Dubai to embark on becoming an accredited ‘Curiosity Approach’ school.

At Regent, ‘Inspiring Minds. Building Character.’ is not just a tagline, it is our very ethos. We are constantly looking for new ways to improve our children’s engagement and involvement, and ensure that we embed a growth mindset, especially in the Early Years.

What is the Curiosity Approach?

‘Curiosity Approach’ is a teaching method that encourages children to think for themselves and make their own choices. The philosophy is centred around a child’s natural desire to explore and build upon their curiosity.

What makes it unique is that it minimises the use of plastic and bright colours in the classrooms and encourages natural play. This is a modern-day approach that fits perfectly in current changing technological times: looking to transform and reset educational practices for our youngest children, bringing curiosity, awe and wonder into Early Childhood and nurturing those ‘thinkers and doers’ of the future.

At Regent, our overarching principle is the wellbeing of each child. Children interact with their environment and it is our job to ensure everything is a purposeful learning experience. We focus on how children learn best and child initiated learning is at the heart of everything we do. We bring elements of nature into each learning opportunity, mixed thoughtfully with open ended resources that children can use independently to create their own creativity, critical thinking and magical ideas.

The quality of the curriculum provided by the school is outstanding.

It is broad and balanced, and enriched by a wide range of extracurricular activities. A thematic approach is used across the school to develop learning through connections across subjects, context and the pupils’ passions.

BSO Inspection Report

Very strong curriculum with rich learning opportunities

that has an impact on the child's progress.

KHDA Report

My role model is Elon Musk and to become a tech entrepreneur.

Regent has given me the skills and confidence to get there. In a variety of STEAM & Project-based Learning projects, I have worked with classmates learning to code in Python and Java, build robotic vehicles, and construct IoT sensors. We have won multiple competitions in the UAE and abroad for our tech projects and talent. Remember my name because I promise you will hear a lot more about me.

RIS student

With an amazing senior leadership team and experienced educators,

a Regent education is interactive and collaborative. They truly make school a rich and memorable experience.

Former RIS Parent

My school feels like home.

I love coming to school every day.

RIS EYFS student

Possibilities are infinite at Regent for a child.

There are no limits to let my child’s imagination grow at Regent. He has become extremely ambitious in his thinking and outlook and what he believes he can do, which is great. Children are encouraged to take chances, try anything and not be afraid.

RIS Parent

The strong sense of community makes Regent more than just a great place for study.

It’s a great place for families to get to know each other and make new friends. The Regent community spirit is outstanding.

Head Girl 2018-19

Regent has given my daughter a new start.

This school has encouraged her to gain confidence and to express herself. The teachers are always available to help. My child has blossomed and is so heartening to see her inner wonder come out.

RIS Parent
Possibilities Are Infinite

A note from Mr. David Williams, Head of Primary

“Often am I asked what a child should look like by the end of the Foundation stage and I always say ‘happy’ and ‘confident’. We believe that children should be supported to learn through their passions and interests to make lessons purposeful and engaging. The British EYFS curriculum is not knowledge-based which puts emphasis on the skills that the children learn and how to apply them to a variety of situations. I often ask parents when the last time they used their mathematical skills that they learnt in school and it is always a real-life problem that they have to solve so why would we expect it to be different for our children at Regent.

The curriculum is engaging, challenging and purposeful with an underpinning philosophy of Positive Education which will help to create innovative, creative and caring future ready citizens of the world. If your child is not currently enrolled at the school I would be more than happy to show you how this innovative approach supports learning. I always listen to feedback to try and move the department forward and recently read that a parent said “Possibilities seem infinite at Regent. There are no limits in a child’s imagination about what they can do. Children are encouraged to take chances, try anything and not be afraid.” 

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