Is the school accredited?
Yes, we received accreditation last year from the North West Accreditation Commission (NWAC) http://www.northwestaccreditation.org, this accreditation commission has recently joined AdvancEd (formerly known as CETA).
Are Saudi nationals allowed into the school?
Yes, having been externally accredited we now have permission from the Ministry of Education here to admit Saudi nationals as students.
Can students transfer from an Arabic national school to us?
Yes, provided they can demonstrate the English language skills for the grade by passing the English and Maths entrance test.
What are the primary school books?
In the primary school Grades 1 to 6 the main publisher that we use is the American publisher, Scotts-Foresman, who produce the famous Reading Street series.
What are the entry requirements / school fees?
If you download a copy of our enrolment form [link to it] it outlines the fees for this academic year, along with the discount process for multiple students. It also lists the documentation that we we require at registration. In addition new applicants are expected to pass an entrance test in English and Maths.
Are Arabic and Islamic Studies taught?
Yes. Students of all grades are taught Arabic language and Islamic Studies. Approximately one quarter of the school week is given over to the study of Arabic and Islamic Studies including Qur'an. In the lower grades students will study Fiqh & Tawheed as part of their studies. As the grades get higher Tafseer and Hadith is added to this. The upper grades will also have a course in Arabic Social Studies.
Is the school mixed (co-education)?
No. In kindergarten the boy are girls are mixed together but from Grades 1 to 12 the boys and girls are taught in separate schools and not mixed together.
Where are your teachers from?
Our teaching staff come from a variety of national backgrounds. Where possible we emphasis recruiting native speaking teachers from the UK, Australia, Canada and the U.S.