Educational levels: primary - intermediate - secondary "For boys and girls""
Riyadh Schools for boys and girls adopts the Ministry of Education’s curriculums in the national stream from grades 1-12. In addition to that, Riyadh Schools also adopts an advanced curriculum in English Language that is compatible with the California Core Standards and the progress of students in English is assessed using WIDA tests. Moreover, Riyadh Schools has added some enrichment material in Arabic Language, such as free reading and creative writing. Riyadh Schools also applies the 21th century skills rubrics as these are common skills that will be needed for the future labor market. The national stream has been accredited by AdvancED.
Educational levels: primary - intermediate - secondary "For boys and girls"
In the international stream, Riyadh Schools for boys and girls adopts the international schools’ curriculums in national subjects (Arabic Language, Islamic Education, Social Studies) from grades 1-12. In addition to that, Riyadh Schools also adopts the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and English Language and math curriculums according to California Core Standards. Riyadh Schools also applies the 21th century skills rubrics as these are common skills that will be needed for the future labor market. The international stream is being accredited by AdvancED.
Student’s Rights and Responsibilities
- Be on time for all classes, student assemblies and scheduled appointments
- Arrive at school well rested and prepared to actively engage in all classes and activities.
- Complete and submit all homework and tasks on due time.
- Adhere to and obey all Riyadh Schools’ guidelines and regulations governing behavior in and out of classrooms.
- As a part of the learning process, listen and respond positively to constructive feedback and use it to improve learning.
- Always strive for academic excellence.
- Show respect, care and concern for all members of Riyadh Schools’ community.
- Help to keep a safe and positive school environment for everyone.
- A broad based quality curriculum that, when coupled with quality teaching, meets the differentiated and developmental needs of each student.
- All students have a right to receive instruction that encourages and reinforces the qualities of honesty, integrity, compassion, sincerity, hard work that are central to Saudi culture and Saudi Islamic identity.
- Students have a right to a safe and non-abusive environment that fosters learning and to beneficial relationships with all members of the Riyadh Schools’ community.
- Students are entitled to individualized constructive feedback that takes into consideration the strengths, weaknesses and success of each student while developing improvement strategies.
- When appropriate, students have a right to intervention programs. Students should support these programs as they are in their best interest.
- You are expected to attend every day of school unless you are sick, had a death in the family, need to appear in court or have a medical appointment
- If you need to leave school early, your parent/guardian must inform the school beforehand, latest by 8:00 am on that day (except for bereavements, when your parents can request your leave at any time). You must not leave school until a vice principal has given you permission to leave.
- In all other cases, you will not be allowed to leave school until 1:30 pm. Requests on the same day after 8:00 am cannot be accepted.
- On returning to school after any absence, you must hand in a letter (with any medical certificates/doctors notes, appointment cards) from your parent/guardian explaining the reason for your absence, to your homeroom tutor.
- Any work missed due to an absence must be caught up with.
- It is your responsibility to arrive to all of your lessons on time.
- Late students will be given detentions for lateness on the next school day for up to 30 minutes
- If you are late on more than three occasions in one semester the school will discuss with your parents your future at the school.
- As per the instructions of the Ministry of Education, the school can only release those students who are registered with the school’s doctor with certain illness. The doctor may recommend that certain students leave school early
- Except for emergencies, students can only visit the doctor during lessons if they have been given written permission by a teacher
- If the doctor decides you should go home or to the hospital, he will call your parent and inform the school admin office. You should wait for your parent in the medical room
- If a student is unable to attend school, parent(s)/guardian(s) are required to call the school before 7:30 AM on each day of the absence or obtain approval before the absence. Disciplinary action will be taken against the student if the school is not notified.
- An immediate family bereavement
- Religious holidays
- An emergency case in the family, or any emergency a student might face (decided/approved by the school admin office)
- A filed trip organized by the school
- Any other reasons, e.g. appearing before a court of law or seeing a doctor
The Kindergarten School
Nursery and kindergarten extend over an area of more than m² 4,000. The buildings are appropriately equipped to fit the needs of children, and surrounded by gardens and play areas. The nursery is for the children from one month of age up to 3 years, and provides health and education services to meet the needs of children in all areas of growth within an ideal learning environment. The nursery is run by well-trained Saudi staff under the supervision of experts in childhood and kindergarten.
The Kindergarten provides a bilingual program (Arabic & English) for children from 3-5 years old. This program focuses on comprehensive and integrated learning. It also aims at developing the Arabic Language via a program to memorize the Holy Quran.
Third: KG 3
The KG 3 is for children from 5-6 years old. The KG 3 applies the California Core Standards- which are international integrated teaching and learning standards for students from KG 3 to G 12- in order to prepare the children to G 1 and to help them acquire the adequate skills. The KG 3 also applies the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
The progress of students in English is assessed using WIDA tests to determine their level of English and if they are ready for the educational programs in English.
Some of the Kindergarten Programs:
- A program to memorize the Holy Quran and the “Little Reader” program to develop the language skills of children.
- Use of IT to support the learning of children and enrich their sills.
- Programs to focus on social and leadership skills of children through a variety of activities that link the children to the environment around them.
- Activities to motivate the talent and creativity of children, such as the morning assembly, projects, drama and the kindergarten closing ceremony.
The California Core Standards are applied and used as a benchmark to assess the children learning outcomes. We also apply the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). In addition to that, we are keen to link the children to their culture and society through various activities, such as trips and open days.