Latest Developments in the Network
The SABIS® Network, currently entering its 131st year in operation, is committed to helping more and more students achieve their full potential. With a new school opening in the U.A.E. and two new campuses for existing schools, the network has the opportunity to serve a growing number of students.
In the U.A.E., the International School of Choueifat - Ajman (ISC-Ajman) is the newest school to join the global SABIS® Network. It is the twelfth SABIS® Network school in the U.A.E. and the first in Ajman, which is located adjacent to Sharjah and Dubai. The school serves students in Kindergarten through Grade 6 and will open additional grade levels based on demand in each consecutive year until it reaches a full K-12 offering. The school’s 70,000 square meter campus currently includes an academic building with a computer lab, cafeteria, and Student Life Office; two indoor play areas; three outdoor play areas; an Infants’ swimming pool, as well as facilities for ballet, gymnastics, and table tennis. Additional buildings and facilities will be added as the school grows.
Expansion in the SABIS® Network extends to the U.S., where in Lowell, Massachusetts, the Collegiate Charter School of Lowell (CCSL) – formerly known as the Lowell Collegiate Charter School – recently moved to a new campus. Since opening its doors in 2013 to students in Kindergarten through Grade 3, CCSL had operated on temporary sites. Over the three years of operation, the school added grades 4, 5, and 6 and needed more space to be able to accommodate the growing number of students. Today, in its new and permanent home, the school enrolls 645 students in Kindergarten through Grade 6 and will be adding an additional grade level each year until it reaches a full K-12 offering.
In celebration of the move to its new location, CCSL held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 25, 2016. The ceremony was attended by the School Director Mr. Frederick Randall IV, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, SABIS® Vice President – U.S. Operations Mr. George Saad, and the President of the CCSL Board of Trustees, Mrs. Kate McCarthy.
“This is a day for celebrating! Collegiate Charter School of Lowell now stands proudly with other successful schools that make up the educational culture of our city,” said McCarthy. “CCSL’s mission states that we ‘will prepare all students for success in college, equip them with the ability and desire for lifelong learning, and strengthen their civic, ethical, and moral values.’ There is no doubt CCSL students will achieve these goals. I thank all those who played a part in helping make this day become a reality. It took an entire village to make this happen, and the Board of Trustees and I couldn't be more proud.”
In Kurdistan, Iraq, the International School of Choueifat - Suleimaniah (ISC-Suli) also moved to a new campus in order to accommodate a growing number of students. The new ISC-Suli campus is centrally located and offers students modern facilities including indoor and outdoor playgrounds. In the 2016-17 academic year, the school accepted students in Kindergarten through Grade 11 and will be opening Grade 12 in the 2017-18 academic year.
With the opening of new schools, expansion of current campuses, and the introduction of a new, mid-market, private school model along with a number of new and exciting projects in the pipeline, SABIS® is set to give an increasing number of students access to a top-quality education.