Regent International School | Positive Education School in Dubai
Building lifelong learners through Positive Education (PosEd) – a global paradigm shift – in how students, schools and communities flourish

Research has proven that positive emotions, purpose, relationships, accomplishments and health are the core building blocks for success, happiness and wellbeing. Through our Positive Education (PosEd) philosophy, students develop a love for learning, deep character strengths and skills for continuous self-growth. We are part of the International Positive Education Network (IPEN). At Regent, PosEd is not an additional subject but the very culture and DNA of our school.
* Martin E.P. Seligman, April 2011, “Flourish: A visionary new understanding of happiness and well-being.” (Mr Seligman is a chief proponent of Positive Education.)

Regent Secondary Positive Education
Regent EYFS Positive Education
Regent Primary Positive Education

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
A global leader in positive education & wellbeing

“The ethos in all my schools is ‘happy children make successful learners and adults’. From my personal experience of 60 years in education and the massive research conducted by thought leaders like Martin Seligman and others, I strongly believe that if you develop a child’s values, character and well-being, happiness and both academic and non-academic success will follow.”
Mrs. Shakuntala Mankani, Founder of Fortes Education

Values, character and wellbeing have always been the DNA of Fortes Education. The purpose of all Fortes schools is to “empower students with an outstanding values-based education that inspires students to achieve their fullest potential and flourish and make a positive impact and contribution to our world.”

We are not only the UAE’s first Positive Education (PosEd) school but a global leader in PosEd and wellbeing. We are able to provide this innovative curriculum for our students through partnerships with the International Positive Education Network (IPEN) and Australia’s preeminent Geelong Grammar School.

Every Regent teacher is trained in PosEd and incorporates PosEd techniques into their lessons. In a given week, our students will participate in weekly meetings about character strengths and observe mindful moments in our Wellbeing Room. When students try and stumble, we reframe their understanding and experience as a “First Attempt in Learning” (F.A.I.L). We are unfailingly committed to the wellbeing of our students and staff, a commitment that has only grown stronger with each year.

The Power Of Positive Education

What is a Whole School Positive Education Ethos?
Shaping Lives

How do we empower students to achieve their fullest potential and flourish in a changing world?

The Regent Life

How does it look, feel and sound in practice? Click on the icons below to explore.

Positive Emotions

Research has proven that students who experience positive emotions have improved grades and exams scores. Pekrun, R., et al. (2002)


We consciously generate more positive emotions by sharing more motivating news and looking for the good in others.

Positive Engagement

Students positively engaged at school have better motivation and behaviour.
Appleton, J. J., et al. (2008)


We encourage students to discover their strengths, using ‘mindfulness’ to be more present and give their best to truly enjoy learning.

Positive Relationships

Students who feel connected to their peers, teachers, and parents demonstrate stronger academic performance and engagement at school.
Furrer, C., & Skinner, E. (2003)


We help students build positive relationships with their peers by listening and learning to accept differences.

Positive Purpose

Students with purposeful goals whether within or outside of school or regarding future occupations experience more meaning in their life during and after their school going years.
Yeager, D. S., & Bundick, M. J. (2009)


We support students to find purpose in and out of school and help them define success on their own terms.

Positive Accomplishment

Students who experience positive accomplishments, and for whom failures are re-framed as learning opportunities, demonstrate greater motivation and persistence and achievement in school and life.
Snyder, C. R., et al. (1997)


We help student build their self-esteem by successfully tackling challenges.

Positive Health

Students who experience positive health and mindfulness are better equipped to overcome learning challenges and develop lifelong resilience.
Beauchemin, J., et al. (2008)


We practice sustainable habits for optimal physical and psychological health that are developed from a sound knowledge base.

When families tour our campus, it’s common to hear that our atmosphere is warm and inviting. We pride our ourselves on creating an environment where everyone feels truly welcome, nurtured and safe.
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