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Why Choose SZIA?

Established in 2003, Sheikh Zayed International Academy-Islamabad is a privately-owned co-educational, international day school which offers premium-quality education of an international standard to students from the Playgroup to Grade 12 level and, hence, enjoys the reputation of being one of the most prestigious academic institutions in Pakistan.

Almost since the inception of this Academy, there have been numerous requests from parents of children of various countries outside of Pakistan who are wishing to enroll their children here. There are many outstanding reasons for this:

  1. Sheikh Zayed International Academy-Islamabad is truly international in its student body, teaching faculty and curricula. Students from thirty different nations are being prepared here to cope with the problems and challenges of a rapidly-changing world. We have the children of foreign-national Ambassadors and Diplomats, the children of high-ranking UN Staff Members and those children of prominent Pakistani nationals attending our institution. As such our student body is represented by the nations of the Algeria, Afghanistan, Australia, Canada, Ethiopia, England, Egypt, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Swidzerland, Sudan, Syria, the U.A.E. and the U.S.A. Teachers and Administrative staff members from various countries are working in the caring, friendly and disciplined atmosphere found in the Academy. These include nationals from the Canada, Lebanon, the U.K., Jordan, France, Sudan, Egypt, the U.S.A., Russia, Uzbekistan and Pakistan.
  2. The school community has a deep commitment to multi-cultural appreciation and cooperation. This diversity is one of the most valuable aspects of the Academy.
  3. With a consistent focus on setting a solid academic foundation, SZIA’s comprehensive and challenging curricula prepare children for success in their future academic career by SZIA’s incorporation of Cambridge International into the curricula of Grade 1 to Grade 12, namely the International Primary Programme for Grades 1-5, Cambridge Checkpoint for Grades 6,7 & 8, IGCSE for Grades 9 & 10 and Cambridge University/London Edexcel curricula for Grades 11 and 12.
  4. Student coming from American high school system have to study eight subjects in Grade 11 and 12 with English and Mathematics as compulsory subjects. These students on completion of grade 12 are then awarded SZIA High School Diploma, which is equivalent to an American High School Diploma and is not dependent on any external examinations but may also, have Equivalency in other countries. As such: every student who graduates from our Academy is eligible for admission in any college or university around the world.
  5. There is a great variety of subjects offered, catering to a wide range of scholastic aptitudes. We also have departments of ESL (English as a Second Language) and Core (easy) Math for students who require it. Upon gaining sufficient academic proficiency through these departments, the students are able to join the mainstream of the extensive studies in these subjects.
  6. The teacher-to-student ratio is relatively very high: 1:12 in the Junior Section and 1:6 in the Senior Section. We try to keep a maximum of 20 students in a section of each grade level in order to effectively address the students’ individual differences and to give the children the opportunity for optimum growth, according to their particular gifts and talents.
  7. Internally, the Academy is very dynamic. We believe that extra-curricular activities form an integral part of the learning and development of all students as these kinds of activities complement the formal curriculum. Hence many colourful activities, functions and ceremonies are held in which all of the students participate in both the performance and presentation segments. In addition, the students enjoy Club Activities that are run in the periods designated for each grade level. Rounding out the extra-curricular side of school life at SZIA are the yearly field trips to the U.A.E. and various historical and geographical places of interest in Pakistan.
  8. Externally, the Academy is very prolific in its participation in and success achieved at the multitude of national and international contests and competitions in which it enters throughout the academic year. These are competitions such as Kangaroo International Mathematics Contest, the WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals) Quiz/ Speech Competition, the Alliance Francaise French Singing Competition, the U.K. Young Learners Art Competition, the WWF Nature Carnival, the Wetlands Gala Festival Competition and the DAWN in Education Annual Spelling Bee. We are very proud of the many 1st and 2nd Prize awards that our students have earned at these competitions and contests.
  9. The magnificence of the SZIA campus structure itself, as well as the many excellent facilities available for the students, makes Sheikh Zayed International Academy-Islamabad an exemplary institution for academic and social learning.
  10. Finally, in addition to the scholastic classroom lessons, we have in place a set of concrete rules and regulations designed to enhance our students' respect for both people and property. This establishes an internal society at the Academy which is safe and tolerant, priming the students for optimal learning as they interact with each other, with their teachers and with the material and structural resources and facilities that are provided for them.
  11. We are an International Baccalaureate candidate school on the road to authorization for all the three programmes i.e. Primary Year Programme, Middle Year Programme and Diploma Programme.
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October 12, 2017 :
MYP Section– SZIA Healthy Eating Day
October 9, 2017 :
Nursery Class Activity - Learning about Professions and Parts of body
October 9, 2017 :
Grade 2 Class Activity - Germination of seeds
October 6, 2017 :
Playgroup Class Activity - Fine Motor Skills
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