Recent reviews posted on Google.
Aurangzaib Humayun, 2 weeks ago
Admission process experience for my child has been just alright. Facility and teaching staff looked good but administration staff isn't very impressive things are not very much streamlined. You need to ask for every single step to see what to so next. I hope experience of my child as a student goes well.
Ayesha Sabar, 3 weeks ago
WORST EVER reception & admin. Have to visit the school personally but no one bothers to assist.
Should keep on calling multiple times until someone answers. No staff would assist for the school tour, parent should go alone. While passing the classes, question by Teacher "what is your problem"? instead of asking May I assist you? (poor English).
Misguided to apply for YEAR 1 (my daughter is just 4 1/2 years old only), we were advised this is the school policy according to her age limit. As advised applied on line (11 Jun 19), since no reply until 15 Jun 19, called the school and got through their phone line after many attempts. And received the payment link on the next day 16 Jun 19. Then approached directly to pay the fee, RECEIVED a form to fill at the reception. While handing over the filled form, another staff confirmed this is not necessary. (OK.. we kept quite).
Child attended the assessment. Was informed she did not pass. Reason - she did not write the name in her paper (of course she knows how to write but educated assistant should guide what the child has to do, would you expect 4yr child to read alone and answer?).
Tried the second attempt. We inquired the assistant of child status, she said she will confirm via email and questioned "does she know addition & subtraction"? I was speechless and was thinking should I question more or no... For us it is a joke to expect addition from a 4yr child.
Still I inquired, should we try KG2?, as per her age other schools count KG2. Answer was that 60 other kids are on waiting list!!!! OOPS the answer is very clear school collects money giving hopes for poor parents same as we got trapped (they said your child application was the last one to accept and we are lucky). If I knew if this is a trap, I would have happily given my AED 500/- for charity instead of wasting my money, and specially our valuable time.
Most unfortunate point to mention, Both the days on the assessment, my child is just following the staff to the class for her exam, she has no clue where she is going with a stranger, not even cheer, smile, talk. If parents are not allowed to drop the child at least THINK and treat as a child.
An email received stated "your child couldn't clear the ENGLISH ASSESSMENT, kindly apply next year! This is the funniest conclusion. Mistake started from the name, then diverted to Maths, ended up with English test. (at least be smart when making reasons not to accept an admission). AND after all, do you still expect a parent will think of this school???
Every parent knows about their child capabilities. Immediately drafted an email, requested my child's assessment papers to check by ourselves, sent second reminder too. Until now NO REPLY. At least call and inform "please come to the school, we can show the papers"
But we are glad that our child's destiny is not there, God is great!.. We checked other schools and experienced how they treated and guided the children, also how they respect parents.
So Thank you Apple International School for your UNPROFESSIONALISM!! Note - Staff names are not mentioned due WE VALUE HUMAN RESPECT!!
Hope this will be helpful for other parents for their time & money..
Zulfikar Ibrahim, 2 weeks ago
"You pay what you get." This terms will go for this school. This is a unprofessional and un ethics institution in UAE. A professional parent should not send they child to this school as I can write a book about this school bad experience. Dear loving parents there are lot of schools around UAE giving better education for your kids but not this "Spoiled Apple" Staff and admin are pain of the A.. Of course an Indian lady principal what else you can expect. Pay little extra to another school and make your child's future a memorable.
muhammad ali, a month ago
Worst experience with reception lady... And school is also not good for kids. There is no discipline in school kids are bully in front of teachers and teachers can't stop them