Merryland International School (MIS) Abu Dhabi
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1.7 from 23 reviews
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Merryland International School (MIS) Abu Dhabi takes pride in our academically focused curriculum. For 20 years, our approach has resulted in excellent, world-topping results, prepared students and success story after success story. MIS staff members put their heart into providing careful instruction and boundless support for each individual student.

We attempt to engage each parent in the educational journey of their child and through this engagement we attempt to draw out the dreams and desires of the child and plot a course for success.

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Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

4 to 18

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23 Reviews of Merryland International School (MIS)

Average Ratings

Overall 1.70
Facilities 2.26
Academics 2.63
Teachers 2.11
Sports 1.89
Music & Arts 2.00
Science & Tech 2.21

Reviewer Nationalities

Indian (5) British (1) Bangladeshi (2) Jordanian (1) Sri Lankan (1) Pakistani (8) Algerian (1)

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Mohamed , 02/03/2024 @ 06:30:43
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Very poor never wants to upgrade to better.all sports played in one auditorium if auditorium reserved for smth like drama u cannot use auditorium only Indian staff except for Arabic ,Islamic,UAE, teachers

Anonymous, 09/01/2024 @ 18:03:55
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I went to Merryland all the way up until the 6th grade and I’ll tell you my experiences from over there. The teachers were some of the worst human beings I’ve met in my life, they humiliated you in front of the entire class, they care about nothing but your performance, they don’t care even a little about your mental well-being, let me add that they also physically beat you, sometimes they’d pull on my ear or just slap me and for the stupidest reasons too, once it was because I misspelled a difficult word in KG2. The buses are horrible, unclean, and the bus aunties always blame the problems on the kids, the bus drivers were reckless. Bullying was a huge issue and the principal (ms shiba) did not care at all, not to mention they only treat you like humans because of your status. I had an argument with a kid who bullied me a lot and when I fought back, they took his side. They’re also 2 faced, they change up so much when inspectors arrive

anonymous, 02/01/2024 @ 14:21:31
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This was the first school I went to, I was there for around 9 years. It was really hard to actually want to go to school. The teachers are mostly really rude and they treat students terribly, they do not care about anyone's wellbeing and are overly mean and strict (not all of them, there were exceptions but very few) They call parents and humiliate students in front of the class for a laugh, the teachers are terrible. There are barely any sports and mostly you have to pay and it's not available to everyone. On the creative side of things, there is almost nothing. No music or art or anything to showcase students' talents. The pressure on students to do well is over the top. Getting good grades was the only thing students had to think about and the pressure from teachers and sometimes parents were horrible. It is not good for student's mental wellbeing. Lastly bullying was very common and the teachers, no matter how much you asked for help did not care about doing anything. I remember many, many bullies and fights that took place, it didn't feel like a safe environment. Overall I hated most of my time there and I feel sorry for my friends here right now. Do better merryland.

No need to know, 07/11/2023 @ 15:30:30
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The teachers become strict easily. They always say '' I will give you one nicely,simply talking''. The urdu teacher Ms Saima always gets mad at small things and starts calling our parents on small things. The English sir of grade 7 shows too much favoritism.The hall conductor is always screaming and shouting. The washroom aunties always kick us out of the washroom. The bus drivers are so bad they always look at you in a bad way. The bus aunties shout so much and then blame the problems on the children. The buses are so dirty they never clean them and the bus aunties stink. The teachers act so nice when inspectors come they tell the children to act nice and kind. This school can't even afford a single tissue box. The teachers ask the primary children to bring so many glues and keep them with them for years. They don't even have a canteen they should have cause we students have to stay back and get hungry. They are always drinking tea in front of us. The teachers pay to much attention to the Arabs and everything for the Arabs. For the UAE national day, they always make Arabs dance never us. Some girls in the school always ask for food as if they haven't eaten for days. Don't admit your child to this school it is a hell of many cockroaches and insects in the classrooms.

N/A, 29/10/2023 @ 13:28:58
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Im so happy i left this school. The teachers are so strict and embarrass you in front of the entire class. They don't let us do anything and they say the school ends at 2:00 pm but the buses usually had to leave at 2:25 pm. The ADEK guidlines state that the school should have a prayer room, the only thing is that the school does have a prayer room but we can never use it. I have only been there once in my 10 years of going to this prison. We never had any breaks except for this "lunch break" where we could not even talk to our friends and it only lasted 10-15 minutes. They change when it is inspection time so that is why they manage to get outstanding every time. I hated this school so much

FARWA, 22/10/2023 @ 10:02:23
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I am a a student in MIS and it is really fun. In assembly you can dance and sing and do really fun activities but the only thing we don't have mid term breaks but we have extra holidays

A.Khot, 25/07/2023 @ 16:58:42
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There is very little extra curricula activities for students. There is lack of accountability and responsibility from cchool management regarding transportation, bullying and parents' concerns. The attitude of school management is very arrogant and unprofessional. The students are harassed in the name of discipline.

i perfer not to answer., 30/05/2023 @ 16:08:51
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The school is toxic and the I can say that half the school would agree with my statement. The principal punishes us for the smallest things and there's not tolerance and mercy shown to the students what-so-ever, the school doesn't provide good education, (we all have to listen to the same thing and people who have a different way to learn things don't have a choice). MIS uses things where students are not shown any sympathy as they take pictures and show fear to students for the smallest reasons. For some reason we're told to not talk during "break times" which is a measly 10 - 15 minutes. and we have no other breaks. In fact that's the only time we're allowed to eat. To put things simply, we're all controlled and have no say what-so-ever. The total costs are not worth paying for what we get. And I can't see the school trying to improve either.

Unknown , 21/05/2023 @ 20:56:49
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Toxic environment , my kids are miserable , reputation is all fake only gardes 10-12 are acceptable. Management of the school is way old style and they don’t respect students at all .

Jordan, 28/12/2022 @ 07:33:44
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My experience was very bad the teachers were very bad and only some were good, they teach old stuff and don't teach us what will come in the exam my A level experience was very bad and I'm happy I'm gone from there

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Ahmad Al masri, 2 months ago


Why is this school like this I mean it is the best school in abu dhabi but in the bus you can’t do any thing why why just tell me why?

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doll house, 4 months ago


This school provides no extracurricular so if you re thinking of applying to good unis abroad (top US colleges) , try some other school. If you are planning to apply to unis where grades are the only thing they care about, this is it. And if your child is just starting out his/her academic career there are way better options. This is not a school where creativity and thinking for one self is encouraged. All they do is past papers which can be done in the luxury of your own house.

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Mohammad Ibrahim, 4 months ago


This is actually a bad place the students are playing and fighting every time teachers don’t even bother as soon as the inspection starts they pretend to be good but this school will never change Locals are given full right to do anything in this school but other students aren’t this school is racist ,mobile phones are not allowed even when going on a trip buses are messed up no seatbelts According to the fees this is not enough Teachers maybe good but they waste time I’ve been to this school indoor and outdoor looks good but it bad the bathrooms stinks we get only 1 p.e class in a week and that also p.e teachers are fat not fit at all Not recommended at all

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Naulie Qatarine, 4 months ago


The bus has no rules. If one person is very disturbing the teacher will not get mad at them and also the teachers are always very strict but not every teacher

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