School History

AL-KAWTHAR INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS are the first private IB International Baccalaureate schools, created in 2012, in Saudi Arabia. They favor a multilingual education that ensures harmony between the varied standards of Cambridge, the national curriculum and IB programs.

Our schools are therefore committed to providing students with a high quality education that emphasizes skills development, problem solving, while fostering diversity, international sensitivity, curiosity and thirst for learning and to be successful throughout their lives.

KIS is now candidate for the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and further for the Diploma Programme (DP) at the Secondary level in both French and English.

In 2018, KIS started offering the Cambridge English Program to prepare students for progression to Cambridge exams for

high school and beyond. We provide excellent British Style education with an international perspective, within a safe environment, where individuals feel secure, respected, valued, happy and successful.

Both sections maintain classes for boys and girls. Each has specific characteristics yet shares the unified commitment to the school’s vision, mission and values that are woven into their programs– IB program and Cambridge program for primary and lower secondary, high School levels. We offer enriching curriculum that promote students of both schools to become speakers of three languages: French, English and Arabic.

KIS are licensed by the Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia.

KIS, offers a broad academic curriculum with English and French as the language of instruction, strives for academic excellence, supported by 2  co-curricular program to develop holistic learners.  Students eligible for a high school diploma at KIS must, as a minimum, satisfactorily complete the requirements as outlined in BRITISH Diploma Graduation Requirements.  Students entering the IB Diploma Programme will be offered the courses listed in IB Diploma Programme Courses IN FRENCH langues.