It is with great honour that I welcome you to the International High School for Boys at Riyadh Schools. As our school continues to grow, we now reach over 420 students studying for the American High School Diploma. This includes more than 70 students on various scholarships for their proven high abilities.
We welcome you and your family to the International High School for Boys and wish to extend our invitation to you to be an active and informed member of our school community.
Our students graduate to study at the best universities in Saudi Arabia and abroad. Our school continues to excel in the national Qiyas as well as American SAT exams. The International High School has also had much success in the Maths and Science Olympiad competitions with regular members from our school in the Saudi Arabian National teams.
We offer a balanced English and Arabic medium curriculum with an emphasis on Science in the higher grades. Dedicated academic support is provided by having tutorials for students in different subjects according to their needs. This allows students and teachers to focus in on targeted curriculum areas to ensure all students make good progress. Further programs are also provided after school according to need. ICT is a core requirement in every lesson through our 1:1 program and permeates much of what the students do. We supplement this IT provision with a further specialized Computer Science lesson. In this way, we try and provide the diversity needed for our students to be 21st century learners.
To develop the whole character, we provide wellbeing lessons which address non-academic topics essential to succeed in life not just at university. Our students are mature and with very high aspirations. They are confident and determined to succeed. We have active student council and volunteer groups that help out in the community. Our fencing and robotics teams are well established and regularly succeed at National levels.
We believe that students need the best physical environment to support their success. Thus the school boasts a spacious building with strong IT facilities allowing fast network speeds and interactive whiteboards in each classroom. A dedicated canteen and café with onsite kitchens provides breakfast at break times. There is a large library that has been recently refurbished to include a new stock of English books also available for online reservation. The school theatres are used for guest lectures and events. There are dedicated laboratories on each floor, including one for Robotics. Physical Education is taken onsite in our indoor and outdoor all purpose sports pitches. Our disabled students have full access across the school with the lifts and ramps in all areas.
Parents are always welcome to discuss their son’s progress with teachers and/or with the administration. Please phone or write for a suitable appointment time. If you believe it’s a problem or have a concern, so do we and we will listen!
I look forward to meeting you soon.
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.
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.
In exceptional cases, students may be granted authorised leave from school for one of the following reasons: