International Schools in Saudi Arabia

Following is a list, in alphabetical order, of some of the schools offering US, British, French, or German curricula for elementary and secondary schoolchildren. This is not an exhaustive list.


American International School of Riyadh (AIS-R)

The British International School - Riyadh

Deutsche Internationale Schule Riad

Ecole Française Internationale Riyadh

Khaled International School (KIS-Riyadh)

  • Follows an American Curriculum
  • Kindergarten through Grade 12
  • "(S)chools are under the supervision of the Ministry of Education and are members of the Learner’s World International Schools (LWIS) Network that is managed by School Development Consultants (SDC) – Lebanon. Khaled International Schools are fully accredited by AdvancED"

King Abdul Aziz International School (AIS)

  • This is a SABIS school
  • Pre-KG to Grade 12

Multinational School Riyadh

  • For children ages 3 to 17 (K-12)
  • The school has adopted the Australian Curriculum (Victorian Essential Learning Standards) and has a partnership agreement with Education Victoria.
  • From the academic year 2004/2005 the Multinational School has been offering, as an alternative to the VELS, in years 9 and 10 the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education). The school also introduced A Levels in year 2008 as preparation for university education.

Saud International School

  • An American and British Curriculum School
  • From January 2016: "Grades 1 - 5 follow an American curriculum. However, the curriculum for Grades 6 – 8 is aligned with the national curriculum of the United Kingdom, in preparation for the IGCSE’s in Grades 9 and 10, and AS and A2 levels in Grades 11 and 12. ... The IGCSE’s and AS and A2 Levels are international examinations that are administered by the University of Cambridge and the Edexcel International Board, under the guidance of the British Council."


Al Waha International School

American International School of Jeddah

  • Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12.
  • American school system.
  • Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (United States).

The British International School of Jeddah

The City School International

Dar Jana International School

  • Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12.
  • Girls' Section and Boys' Section.
  • Follows the American system.

Deutsche Internationale Schule Jeddah

  • Grades 1 to 12 (11 + 12 = IB), and also a German kindergarten and a preschool

Ecole Française de Djeddah

  • Maternelle au lycee.
  • Applique les programmes français fixes par le Ministere de l'Education Nationale.
  • Conventionne avec L'A.E.F.E. (Agence pour l'Enseignement Français a l'Etranger).

Jeddah International School

  • Kindergarten 1 to Grade 12
  • American, French Baccalaureate and international curriculum
  • For US curriculum, accredited through Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA)

Jeddah Knowledge International School

  • "The school is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) / Commission on International Education, PS-12 (CIE)."
  • " JKS is the first IB Continuum School in the Kingdom and is authorized to offer the three IB Programmes: Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and Diploma Programme (DP)."

Jeddah Prep & Grammar School - The British/Dutch International School

Thamer International School

  • For accreditation information see the Accreditation page
  • offers both the British and American Curricula


Al Aqeeq School

  • The school has a Pakistani section and an American boys' section
  • information about the girls' section to follow ASAP

Al Qala'a Al-Hijazaya National School

  • Kindergarten to Grade 5 (boys only)
  • American curriculum

Ideal Kindergarten National & International School

  • Kindergarten to Grade 8 (separate girls' and boys' sections)
  • British and Islamic curriculum

King Abdulaziz School

  • Kindergarten to Grade 12 boys' school
  • The language of instruction is English; Arabic is given as an additional language.
  • King Abdulaziz School is an authorized IB PYP School and a candidate of the IB Middle Years Programme.

MADAC School (Almadinah Almunawarah Academy)

  • Kindergarten to Grade 12, with girls' and boys' sections
  • British and Islamic curriculum

Manarat Al-Madinah International Schools

  • Kindergarten to Grade 12 in the boys' section
  • Kindergarten to Grade 10 in the girls' section
  • The curriculum used in the International Section is based on American Common Core State Standards.


Dhahran British Grammar School

International Schools Group (ISG) Dammam

  • Preschool to High School
  • American School System
  • Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (United States).


Al Hussan International School Jubail

  • Preschool to Grade 12.
  • Accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (United States) and the Council of International Schools
  • Attached Center to Cambridge International Examination Board through The British Council

International Schools Group in Jubail

  • Preschool to Grade 12.
  • Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (United States) and the Office for Standards in Education (United Kingdom).


Yanbu International School

  • Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12.
  • American school system.
  • In the process of applying for accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (United States).

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