The Dhirubhai Ambani International School (DAIS) is a private co-educational day school in Mumbai, Maharashtra affiliated with the CISCE (Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations), CAIE (Cambridge Assessment International Education) and the IB (International Baccalaureate) boards. The school was built by Reliance Industries and named after the late patriarch, Dhirubhai Ambani. It was established in 2003 and has been an IB World School since then.
It is one of 37 in India that offers the International Baccalaureate Program in its diploma form. Nita Ambani, wife of Mukesh Ambani is the chairperson of the school. The school is known for a very high grade average in both the IB diploma program and IGCSE. IB results have been extremely strong right from the first graduating class.
The school building is seven storied with lawns, landscaped gardens and playgrounds. The school premises house 130,000 square feet of teaching space containing classrooms and laboratories.
Dhirubhai Ambani International School is situated at Bandra-Kurla Complex, which is a fast growing business district in Mumbai. Lawns, landscaped gardens and playgrounds surround the building, which houses modern classrooms and state-of-the-art computer, physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics laboratories. Terrace gardens and a stylish atrium provide a welcoming and stimulating environment for learning. The science laboratories and the specialist teaching rooms for art, music, social science, languages, computer studies, and mathematics are equipped in accordance with the specifications of national and international examination boards.
The library has a shelf space for some 40,000 books. In addition, students have access to periodicals and audio-visual resources, the Internet and photocopying facilities.
Suitably qualified nursing staff keeps the medical centre open throughout the school day, while the school doctor is available two days in a week and for any emergency.
The two dining halls, conforming to the highest standards of modern catering, serve balanced and nutritious vegetarian snacks and lunch. Drinking water is available throughout the day on each floor of the campus.
Dhirubhai Ambani International School integrates information and communication technology into the curriculum, and thus provides the latest resources in this field. The school’s computer and communication network provides state-of-the-art computing facilities and broadband Internet connectivity. Apart from full-fledged computer labs, the library also has computing facility to assist students in projects and research assignments.
Special activity rooms for are provided for art, music (Western & Indian), dance, drama and yoga. Sporting facilities include basketball, tennis, table tennis, badminton, cricket and judo
Dhirubhai Ambani International School is affiliated with the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), Delhi, Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (CAIE), UK and International Baccaluareate (IB), Geneva. The school is also a member of the Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP).
In classes LKG to VII, the school follows an integrated curriculum of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations and international examination boards. The school is a member of the Cambridge International Primary Programme.
In class VIII-X, students prepare for either the ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) or the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) stream, one of which they will study in classes IX and X. It is accredited with IB, Geneva to deliver the IB diploma programme to students in classes XI and XII.
The sporting activities offered at the school include aerobics, athletics, badminton, basketball, chess, cricket, football, hill walking and camp craft, judo, rugby, salsa, table tennis, taekwondo, rope malkhamb, throwball, volleyball, jazz dancing and yoga. All students undergo two outdoor camps over the year – experiencing the different outdoor life skills and challenge themselves to mastering specialized techniques like rock-climbing, rappelling and mountaineering.
Nita M Ambani (chairperson)
For admission to LKG & Class VIII the ‘Application for Admission’ form can be obtained from the school’s Admissions Office. For admission to class VIII, the student must have completed class VII at a recognized school before joining Dhirubhai Ambani International School.
Fees: approx Rs 50,000 (primary and secondary school) – Rs 4 lakhs (for IB program) annually.
Dhirubhai Ambani International School is known for a very high grade average in both the IB diploma program and IGCSE. IB results have been extremely strong right from the first graduating class.
The school is ranked #1 among international day schools of India by the EW India School Rankings 2020-21.
Being a day school Dhirubhai Ambani International School does not provide accommodation facility.