Dear Parents

Our Elementary Boys school builds on over forty years of the undisputable ‘Riyadh Schools’ reputation for producing senior leaders in Saudi Arabian Society.

We are convinced that to make these leaders we need to build a safe elementary school environment where pupils can develop academically, physically, emotionally, spiritually, culturally and socially.

We believe in a truly holistic education that prepares them for life after school. This is reflected in our approach to elementary school learning where some subjects are integrated and taught by the same teacher. Each homeroom class also has a dedicated Homeroom Tutor who is directly responsible for their welfare and your first point of contact at school.

Recently, the Elementary Boys school has taken the further step of adding an International Stream to the school to meet the needs of a significant portion of our student community.

We are proud of this new look Bi-lingual approach that combines native Arabic and English speaking staff to serve our International and National Streams. We have very high expectations of students and teachers and expect the highest levels of standards and professionalism from both.

Our school also follows a blended learning approach where in addition to more traditional resources in the classroom, students also learn using ipads and online tasks as part of our 1:1 program.

In the coming years, we are committed to making Riyadh Schools a model for School Education in Saudi Arabia. As we continue this journey, we feel no shame in being creative, taking risks and trying ideas that have been proven by evidence to improve schools.

As parents, you are a key factor in this success, so we thank you for supporting us in this bold venture. Together, we will succeed.

Feel free to make an appointment and I’d be honoured to discuss our improvement journey further with you.

Yours sincerely

Mr. Kif Khan

Exec Principal. Elementary Boys

School structure

هيكل المرحلة

National Stream

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.

Student’s Rights and Responsibilities

Student 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.

Student Rights

  • 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.

Attendance Policy

Attendance Policy

  • 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.

Lateness Policy

  • 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.

Leaving School due to Sandstorm/Dust storms/Rain

  • 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

Seeing the Schools’ Doctor

  • 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.

In exceptional cases, students may be granted authorised leave from school for one of the following reasons:

  • Illness
  • 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