The IB

Preschool and the Pre-Primary Years Program (Pre-PYP) :

The Preschool was inaugurated during the 1996-1997 school year and since then has started receiving boys and girls and delivering programs that are consistent with the requirements of today’s modern life. The Preschool has also laid special emphasis on learning through fun and field visits to different local sites which have an impact on the character-building of our students in such a way that assists in preparing him/her for the next stage of school life.

The Preschool has recently received full authorization to implement the IB Primary Years Programs (PYP), which is an inquiry based program designed for students from the age of three to six.

Primary School and The PYP:

Preschool students continue their educational journey to the primary school from the age of six to eleven in grade one through five, under the same program. This program works on refining the student’s personality through the PYP curriculum based on units of inquiry that develop an understanding of concepts, help students acquire disciplinary and trans-disciplinary skills, and develop attitudes that will foster an international mindset.

Middle School and The MYP:

Primary School students then move to the middle school where the buildings are equipped with the latest technologies, labs resources centers and software necessary for their new educational tasks.

At this age, students delve deeper into different majors at the hands of specialized teachers. Their performance is evaluated according to a set of internal assessment criteria as part of the MYP requirements. The emphasis here is on the fluidity of the curricular framework and the interrelation of subjects. The curricula are based on holistic learning, intercultural awareness and communication. The eight subject groups are connected to real world application through areas of interaction, community and services, environment, health and social education and human ingenuity. Students are challenged through a rigorous curriculum to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. Grade ten students are required to complete a personal project.

Secondary School and The IBDP:

At this stage, students begin to study the subjects they have chosen for themselves from the IB Diploma Program. Here, they seek the consultation and advice of the school’s counselor regarding their majors and undergraduate programs. It is worth mentioning here that IB graduates are given admission priority to top universities worldwide.

The Diploma Program is a challenging tow-year program on international education for students aged 16 to 19 in grades eleven and twelve. It is offered internationally in English, French, and Spanish and allows students to meet the requirements of national education systems. Over the course of the program, students study six subjects chosen from the six subject groups, complete an extended essay of 4.000 words on a related topic, follow a Theory of Knowledge course (TOK) and participate in creativity, action and service (CAS) activities.

The final exam of the Diploma Program, held at the end of grade twelve, is set by the IB and sent to the School in Riyadh to be taken by students. Answer sheets are then sent back to the IB for grading.