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A World Class, K-12 Education

SABIS® is a global education network that has an active presence in 20 countries on five continents. Schools in the SABIS® Network educate over 70,000 students and implement a proven, proprietary system. SABIS® Network schools provide students with a top-quality education that prepares them to meet the challenges of a changing world.

SABIS® NETWORK 2016 - 2017


A school is born

Founder Tanios Saad, aided by Ms. Louisa Proctor started an educational philosophy.

1950s 1960s

Changing the Guard

Charles Saad takes over, revamps facilities, and revises the curriculum.


International Expansion

The first SABIS® private school opens in Sharjah, U.A.E.



The first SABIS® private school in Europe opens in Bath, England.



The first private SABIS® school in the United States opens its doors in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Public Private Partnership (U.S.A.)

The first SABIS® Charter school (publicly funded, privately managed) opens in Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A.



The first SABIS® private school opens in Lahore, Pakistan.



SABIS®’s first private school in continental Europe opens in Frankfurt, Germany.

2005 2009

Public Private Partnership (U.A.E.)

SABIS® is awarded the management of the military school in Al Ain, U.A.E.

SABIS® is awarded the management of public schools in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

2007 2009

Kurdistan, Iraq

SABIS® opens its private schools in Erbil and Suleimaniah, Kurdistan.

SABIS® launches the first university in the network in Erbil, Kurdistan.

SABIS® is awarded the management of public schools in Kurdistan.

2007 2009

Powered by SABIS®

SABIS® launches its "powered by SABIS®" program, making SABIS®'s intellectual property available to schools that license the SABIS® system.

2010 2012

SABIS® 125th Anniversary

with schools in 15 countries spanning 4 continents all supported by centers of academic research and development and information technology.

2010 2012

Kurdistan, Iraq

SABIS® is awarded the management of 4 more public-private-partnerships schools in Kurdisatn, bringing the total Kurdistan PPP schoools to 7.

2010 2012

United Arab Emirates

Due to high demand for school places, SABIS® opens a 2nd school in Dubai.



In its 129th year of operation, the global SABIS® School Network currently serves 70,000 students in schools that operate in both the public and private sectors around the world. SABIS® Network schools implement the comprehensive SABIS® Educational System and are committed to helping all students achieve their full potential.

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