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Schools in Saudi Arabia

The ExpatWoman big list of schools, their locations, contacts & a bit about them is all you need when choosing the right school.

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26 September 2013

Last updated on 20 June 2017
Schools in Saudi Arabia

The establishment of the Ministry of Education in 1373H and the appointment of HRH Prince Fahad bin AbdulAziz (the current Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, may God protect him) as the Minister of Education was a beneficial start for the march of Education in the Kingdom. Since then, the Ministry of Education has continued to support, assist, supervise and guide private education in order to achieve the pursued goals.

We have a big list of the private schools in Dammam, Jeddah and Riyadh that cater to expatriate children.


Al Bassam Schools 
Location: Al Shati Al Sharqi Dammam 32412, Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 03 8094040 

We teach the national Saudi curriculum in addition to the British curriculum CIPP in the elementary school and IGCSE for the high school. We do believe in the importance of the second language. We believe that our compound is a bilingual one that motivates us to adopt curricula with high standards going parallel with the Standard Arabic Language. We are keen on activating the international criteria with a national sense whether they are curriculum standards or performance ones.

Al Jazeera International School
Tel: 03 858 0383
Email: [email protected]

The Al Jazeera International School Dammam provides affordable quality education to the Filipino community and maintains its services at the highest standard. It strives to be an ideal school away from home recognized for its dedication to quality and honest performance of its services and an institution where the pupils/students, parents, suppliers, donors, representatives of the host country and the Philippines, and its management, faculty are treated fairly and honestly.

Excellence International School
Location: Dhahran - Dammam Highway, Muhammad Ibn Fahad Abdulaziz road, 3rd Block after Al Othaim Mall.
Tel: +966 03 8264846
Email:  [email protected]

EIS follows the British Curriculum. It abides to the procedures of Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP) which gives schools a curriculum framework to develop Mathematics, English and Science skills and knowledge in young children, it is now a British Council attached centre supported by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) which is the world’s largest provider of international qualifications for 14–19 year olds.

Creative International School 
Location: Al Adama 2, Dammam
Tel: +966 825 1700
Email: [email protected]

Creative International School humbly started in September 2002 and was founded by Mr Hamad Al Askar and Mr Abdul Aziz Al Baadi with great enthusiasm. The school showed progress from the initial stage. The school complex has beautifully planned for Nursery with boys and girls sections in seperate areas. The arrangement for computer lab, science laboratory and library has been provided for primary and secondary sections seperately. 

Dhahran British School 
Tel.: +966 3 330 0555 ext. 2003
Fax: +966 3 330 0555 ext. 2037

Our mission is to provide a high quality, child centred education which will equip students with the skills needed for life-long learning. The school follows the National Curriculum for England and delivers an externally assessed (I)GCSE programme.

Dhahran Elementary/Middle School
Tel: +966.3.330.0555 ext. 2350, 2354
Fax: +966.3.330.0555 ext. 2324
Email: [email protected]

Dhahran Academy (DEMS now) was founded in 1962 as a school for Consulate employees, and is now one of three schools located adjacent to the American Consulate. With an uncompromising commitment to excellence, the mission of our qualified staff, dedicated parents and community is to ensure optimal student learning and success.

International Schools Group 
Tel: +966-3-811-0350
Fax: +966-3-811-0330
Email: [email protected]

ISG-Dammam, accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges, is a member of the International Schools Group in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We are a unique blend of cultures with a wealth of experiences enabling us to offer a truly world class education.
We are committed to empowering our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become self-disciplined, adaptable, independent citizens, aspiring to personal achievement and contributing responsibly to their communities.

Dhahran High School 
Location: Next to the American consulate
Tel: +966.3.330.0555 ext. 2420 

Dhahran High School is an accredited, college-preparatory school in Saudi Arabia, characterized by a multicultural community of learners and educators. We promote the highest integrity in our students and encourage them to develop their intellectual potential through the implementation of an exceptional American curriculum. We inspire our students to become self-motivated, life-long learners. DHS achieves these goals by forming partnerships with our students and parents and by providing a rigorous curricular as well as a co-curricular program, within and beyond the classroom, implemented by professional and experienced staff.

Dhahran Baccalaureate Centre 
Location: Adjacent to commercial centre and government centre Al Khobar
Tel: +966 3 330 0555 x2420 
Email: [email protected]

Approved by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), DBC began offering the challenging IB Diploma Programme on the ISG Dhahran Campus in September 2011. A comprehensive and rigorous two-year curriculum, the IB Diploma Programme culminates in examinations and qualifications for students in Grades 11 and 12 (American system) and Years 12 and 13 (British system). Successful completion of the programme will lead to the highly regarded IB Diploma, recognized by universities worldwide.


American International School
Location: AL Balad District
Tel: +966-2-662-0051
Fax: +966-2-691-2402
Email: [email protected]

The American International School of Jeddah is an accredited college preparatory school that promotes academic excellence with an international experience based on the American curriculum. We are a culturally based partnership of students, parents, staff and community that strive to inspire students to become lifelong learners and critical thinkers in an ever-changing society.

The British International School of Jeddah 
Location: 4km north of Tareeqh Square, West of prince Sultan Street, Mohammedia Dist Jeddah
Tel:+966 (2) 699-0019  

The British International School of Jeddah was established in 1977 and provides high quality international education to the expatriate and local community in Jeddah. The school is accredited by the Council of International Schools the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and British Schools in the Middle East. We are authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) and Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).

Coral International School
Location: Al Rawda District 
Tel: 02 683 2002 
Email: [email protected]

Coral International School is well established catering exclusively for the education and academic development of children from the expatriat community residing in Jeddah. Operating as a fully licensed school within the Saudi arabia International School System, CIS with its commitment to excellence offers high quality education. We offer a challenging American educational program with an international perspective to children from many nations.

German International School
Location: Al Rabwah, Prince Majid St., Nada Village
Tel: +966-2-6913584 
Email: [email protected]

Global International School
Location: Hail Street, Roweis District Near Baroum Center, Facing IMC Hospital
Tel: +966 2 652 3444 
Email: [email protected]

To fulfill its motto of “turning today’s learners into tomorrow’s leaders”, Global International School (GIS) provides a challenging, yet engaging, experience designed to meet the academic, cultural and social needs of its students. In GIS’s safe and creative environment, students develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills, internalize GIS’s core values and beliefs, and become well rounded lifelong learners.
Continuous commitment to improvement ensures high standards and expectation, fosters a feeling of belonging and propels students towards success. GIS takes a center role in the community by linking students, parents, teachers and administrators to advance the school’s mission.

Jeddah International School 
Location: Al-Khaledyah Dist. Al-Rawdah St. Behind Abraj Al-Badriya
Tel: 606 5700 (7-Lines)
Fax: 606 5600
Email: [email protected]

We the staff, parents and Board of Trustees of J.I.S., will make our school amongst the best quality schools in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by: Delivering a well balanced American, French Baccalaureate and international curriculum up to grade 12 which is being continuously developed and improved; which is sensitive to the cultural beliefs of our host country and multinational community; and which will prepare students for further and tertiary education both here and abroad and maintaining our fully accredited status with The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and our licensed status with the KSA Ministry of Education.

Jeddah Prep and Grammar School 
Location: Salman ibn Adbul Aziz street, off Al Madinah Al Munawarah road
Tel: +966 654 2354  

Since it was opened in 1967, the School has established a world-wide reputation for high academic standards, incorporating the traditional values of good manners, discipline, competition and commitment to the School.
We seek to provide a stimulating environment, in which individuals will grow in confidence, skill, knowledge and compassion and the School’s ethos is shaped by the people who teach and study here. Jeddah Prep and Grammar School seeks to attract a broad range of pupils with diverse talents and an appetite for education. When they arrive, our pupils bring much of the character of our School through the gates with them.

Zahrat Al Sahraa International School 
Location: Hassan Basalma Street
Tel: 02-6671199 Main Campus
Email: [email protected]

Zahrat Al Sahraa International School is dedicated to providing high quality global education to all learners. We strive to prepare and equip young leaders for tomorrow’s world. We are committed to the values of quality, assurance, support, integrity, sincerity, consistency, and reliability.

Al Wurood International School
Location: Boys' section: Palestine str. behind the old Nigerian Consulate
              Girls' section: Old Airport rd.
Tel: Boys' section - 02 6720999
      Girls' section - 02 6324479
Email: [email protected]

Here at New Al Wurood we believe in shaping the future global citizens. So, as educators our challenge is to prepare our students for tomorrow. We also understand that what children are taught today will have a much larger impact on their outlook of the world tomorrow. Hence our mission is to meet the educational requirements of the 21st century learners with the balanced share of traditional values and wisdom of the past and the unlimited potential of the technologies of tomorrow. For this, we try to examine every practice, weigh it against the prevailing options and then opt for the best. This is a continuous process. Time to time we inspect our own methods of operation, research for the best practices worldwide and provide a fresh approach to our team.

Future Generation International School 
Location: Old Airport, Al-Fayha' District
Tel: 02-630 4999
Email: [email protected]
Website :

Established at the beginning of the academic year 2009-2010, FG International School has earned excellent acclaim among the educational circles in Jeddah. This English medium school, which is designed for high quality education adds a unique silver lining to the academic horizon of Jeddah.
At FGIS, extra-curricular activities receive precedence, individual care of the students is a priority, continuous contact with the parents a main concern and teacher-student-parent relationship, a matter of utmost importance.


British International School 
Tel: +966-11-248-2387
Fax: +966-11-248-0351

The British International School located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is a co-educational school, catering for English-speaking children aged 3 to 18. We provide a high quality education based on the National Curriculum of England and leading to examinations at GCSE and Advanced Level. We are a non-profit making institution with our main source of income being fees paid by parents or their employers. Today, the school has over 1300 students and upwards of 40 nationalities.

Saud International School
Location:  Hamdan Street, Sulaimaniyah, Riyadh
Tel: +966 4633 180
Email: [email protected]

Saud International School was established at the beginning of the 1998 - 1999 academic year to serve Riyadh's expanding expatriate community. The school implements the Council's Curriculum Framework of Western Australia, endorsed by the Australian Government and Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education. This implementation earned SIS international accreditation by the Curriculum Council of Western Australia.

Saudi Arabian Multinational School 
Location: Al Barkah x 7, Al Falah District, Othman Bin Affah Main Road
Tel: +966 1 2751751
Fax: +966 1 2751750

Providing good quality education for their children is one of the greatest challenges facing many expatriates residing in Riyadh. For some this is achieved by enrolling children in one of the community-centred schools which operate here under the authority of the Ministry of Education (Foreign Education Department). In recent years it has become increasingly clear to the authorities, as well as to some sections of the expatriate community in Riyadh, that these arrangements were not meeting the needs of everyone. Many numerically small communities now exist within our city, which have not yet the size or ability to set up community-based schools. Their children need good quality schooling nevertheless.

American International School 
Location: Al Takhassusi Street, Olaya
Tel: +966-(0)11-491-4270 
Fax: +966-(0)11-491-7101
Email: [email protected]

As a school committed to excellence, we will educate and inspire our students to be responsible, productive and ethical world citizens with the skills and passion to think creatively, reason critically, communicate effectively and learn continuously. We will accomplish this in an American educational environment characterized by high measurable standards and a clearly defined, appropriately interrelated college preparatory curriculum, implemented by a superior staff in partnership with students, parents, and the community.

Ecole Francaise Internationale 
Location: Al Nada, Riyadh 13317,nr Al Qashshashiyyah
Tel: (01) 274 17 33 
Email: [email protected]

The Learning Caravan International School 
Location: Off Al Khawarzami Street, nr King Faud Road, Al Olaya
Tel: (01) 463-45-73 
Fax: (01) 281 3018

Whether you are a prospective parent considering the Learning Caravan International School for the education of your child or whether you are a current parent who is browsing for more information, we hope that the following pages on our website will give you a sense of the full and happy school life our students enjoy.
The Learning Caravan International School welcomes families of all nationalities and offers the best of both worlds - an exceptional combination of the best of British education delivered within a truly international community, enriched by the variety of cultures that characterizes our increasingly global world.

Advanced Learning Schools
Location: Jabal Halit Road, nr Ad Diriyah, Riyadh
Tel: +966 1 207 0926
Fax: +966 1 207 0927
E-mail: [email protected]

Advanced Learning Schools provides students with an opportunity to acquire and demonstrate knowledge, appreciation and respect for their own cultural heritage, integrated with an understanding of, curiosity about, and compassion and tolerance towards other cultures of the world. It provides an environment that encourages moral development, active and independent learning, analytical thinking, life-long learning, respect for individual differences and sensitivity to the moral, social and environmental requirements of the global community.