Al Hussan International School Khobar

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International schools in Saudi Arabia

Search for the best international schools in Saudi Arabia; you can find a list of selected schools at the bottom of the page. Use the search filters to select only girls' or boys' schools, prep schools, senior schools or sixth forms; or you can search for schools that offer a particular curriculum, such as the International Baccalaureate, the UK national curriculum, a US-style model or the International Primary Curriculum.

A large, private international school sector provides for the children of expatriates in Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest producer of oil. Campuses are concentrated in the capital Riyadh and the coastal cities of Jeddah and Al Khobar.

As well as many schools following British, American and international curriculums, there are German, Italian, Pakistani and Filipino foundations, serving the children of nationals working in the desert kingdom.

A total of eight schools are accredited by the Council of International Schools, while the Council of British International Schools has two members. There are 11 IB World Schools that offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma, including five authorised to teach three stages of the IB programme.  In every IB school, the medium of instruction is English.

Al Faris International School in Riyadh was authorised to teach the IB Diploma in 2016 and the middle years and primary years programmes in 2017, while the International Programs School in Al Khobar gained authorisation to offer the IB Diploma in 2017.

International schools are divided into two types: those owned by Saudi citizens, which are supervised by the Ministry of Education and must conform to its regulations, such as mandatory segregation by gender, and those owned by foreign nationals, which are not.

However, the mould was broken in 2016, when the Nün Academy, a through-train international school teaching in English and Arabic, was set up by Sweden’s  Kunskapsskolan Education Group in partnership with a Saudi schools group. 

Arabic and religious subjects are taught in the early stages to meet Ministry of Education guidelines, with more instruction in English at secondary level as students progress towards IGCSEs. The school uses KEG’s personalised education model. 

Children in Saudi Arabia must attend school from age six to 15 and are entitled to 12 years of free education in the public school system, which is made up of elementary, intermediate and secondary stages. Public provision for education of girls began in 1960.  

All public schools are single sex and Islamic studies are compulsory at all levels, with a specialist religious track offered at secondary schools.In 2015, gross enrolment rates exceeded 100 per cent for primary students, including boys and girls, while gross enrolment in tertiary education was more than 60 per cent for both genders.

The country’s first higher education institution, King Saud University, was set up in 1957 and by 2013 there were 25 public universities, including many Islamic studies institutes. A university for women, which evolved out of an all-female teacher training college, is the largest women-only university in the world.

If you are looking specifically for International Baccalaureate World Schools in Saudi Arabia, you can find selected schools on our sister website: www.ibyb.org.





Abdulaziz International School - Al Sulaimaniah

Prince Turki Bin Abdullah Al Saud Street,
PO Box 68629,
Riyadh,
11537,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Abdulaziz International School - Al Wadi

Al Wadi, Area Exit 6,
Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Advanced Generations School - Elementary Boys

Al Nahdah District,
Jeddah,
23437,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

Advanced Generations School - Elementary Girls

Al Nahdah District,
Jeddah,
23437,
Saudi Arabia

Girls, Day, Preparatory.

Advanced Learning Schools

PO Box 221985,
Riyadh,
11311,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Ajial Aseer International School

PO Box 43,
Khamis Mushayt,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Al Alia International Indian School

PO Box 281025,
Riyadh,
11392,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Al Anjal Private School

PO Box 849,
Hofuf,
31982,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Al Bayan Model School Girls

PO Box 13949,
Jeddah,
21414,
Saudi Arabia

Girls, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Al Faris International School

Tawaan Area, Imam Saud Road,
Khan Younes Street,
Riyadh,
9483,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day.

Al Hussan International Grammar School

16th Street,,
Madinat Al Umal,
Al Khobar,
34442,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

Al Hussan International School Jubail

P.O. Box 10957,
Jubail,
31961,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Al Hussan International School Khobar

PO Box 297,
Dammam,
31411,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day.

Al Hussan International School Riyadh

P.O. Box 259777,
Riyadh,
11351,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Al Hussan International School Yanbu

Al Bahr Al Ahmar Rd,
Yanbu Al Sinaiyah,
Yanbu,
46452,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day.

Al Isra International School

P.O Box 145333,
Yanbu,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Al Majd International School

PO Box 76240,
Al Khobar,
31952,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Al Omam International School

4283 Tal Al Asfar,
Al Rihab District,
Jeddah,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Al Reeyada International School

PO Box 5282,
Al Hasa,
31982,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Al Rissalah International School

Sulemaniah Street,
East of Jazirah Supermarket, PO Box 250905,
Riyadh,
11391,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Al Rowad International School

P.O. Box 93354,,
Al-Nuzha,
Riyadh,
11673, KSA,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Al Sarh International School

Abdullah Alanqari Street,
Alworood District,
Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

Al Waha International School

PO Box 12491,
Jeddah,
21473,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Al-Afaq International School

Hail Street, Al Hamra District,
PO Box 9717,
Jeddah,
21423,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Al-Andalus Private Schools

PO Box 10714,
Jeddah,
21443,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Al-Bassam School - Girls Section

PO Box 945,
Dammam,
31421,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Al-Faisal International School

Al-Moalifeen Street,
Jeddah,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Al-Meena International School

PO Box 64280,
Riyadh,
11536,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day.

Al-Oruba International School

Ahmed Bin Roshed Street,
Fasil Bin Fahd Road, Al Rafeeah Zone Riyadh 23661,
Riyadh,
11553,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

American International School - Riyadh

PO Box 990,
Riyadh,
11421,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

American International School of Jeddah

P.O. Box 127328,
Jeddah 21352,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Bangladesh International School, Jeddah (Bangla Section)

Nuzlah Sharqia, Kilo-3,
Post Box 31598,
Jeddah,
21418,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day.

Bangladesh International School, Jeddah (Bangla Section) Riyadh

Office No. 107 & 116,
First Floor Babtain building,
Olayah Street,
11351,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day.

Banoo IQRA International School

PO Box 27523,
Riyadh,
11427,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Baraem RAIS - Dhahran - Al-Dana

Afif St,
Dana Al Janubiyah,
Dhahran,
34453,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory.

Baraem RAIS - Riyadh - Al-Sahafa

6965 Prince Abdullah Bin Saud Bin Abdullah Snatan Al Saud,
Al Yasmin,
Riyadh,
13325 3800,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory.

Bayan Gardens School

PO Box 180,
Al Khobar,
31952,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

British International School of Al Khobar

PO Box 4359,
Al Khobar,
31952,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

British International School Riyadh

PO Box 85769,
Al Hamra,
Riyadh,
11612,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Coral International School

Alrawdah District,
PO Box 9864,
Jeddah,
21423,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Dar Al Fikr Schools

PO Box 14279,
Jeddah,
21424,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Dar Jana International School-Rawda Campus

PO Box 118149,
Jeddah,
21312,
Saudi Arabia

Boys, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Deutsche Internationale Schule Jeddah

P.O. Box 7510,
Jeddah,
21472,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day.

Dhahran Ahliyya Schools

P.O.Box 39333,
Dhahran,
31942,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day.

Dhahran British Grammar School

PO Box 31677,
Al-Khobar,
31952,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Dhahran Elementary/Middle School

PO Box 31677,
Al-Khobar,
31952,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day.

Dhahran High School

PO Box 31677,
Al-Khobar,
31952,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Dunes International School

King Saud Road (Al-Qashla Road),
PO Box 8627,
Al-Andalus,
34437,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Ecole Internationale Arc de Triomphe

PO Box 32546,
Jeddah,
21438,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Green Hills International School

PO Box 118707,
Jeddah,
21312,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Hala International School

Al Khwarazmi Street,
Al Aziziya District,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International Indian School - Jeddah

PO Box 14861,
Jeddah,
21434,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

International Programs School

P.O. Box 691,
Dhahran Airport,
31932,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day.

International Schools Group (ISG) Dammam

PO Box 31677,
Al-Khobar,
31952,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International Schools Group (ISG) Jubail

PO Box 10059,
Jubail,
31961,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Italian School

North Cornich Road,
Jeddah,
21434,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Jeddah Knowledge International School

Al Salamah District, Mohammed Mosaud St. (Behind Iceland),
PO Box 7180,
21462 Jeddah,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Jeddah Prep and Grammar School

PO Box 6316,
Jeddah 21442,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Jeddah Private International School

Jeddah,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

Jubail International School

PO Box 10957,
Jubail,
31961,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

King Abdulaziz School

Ali Ibn Abi Taleb Road,
P.O. Box 43111,
Madina,
41561,
Saudi Arabia

Boys, Day.

King Faisal Pre-School

PO Box 94558,
Riyadh,
11614,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day.

King Faisal School

PO Box 94558,
Riyadh,
11614,
Saudi Arabia

Boys, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Learning Caravan International School

PO Box 295160,
Riyadh,
11351,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day.

Les Écoles Internationales Al-Kawthar

King Abdul Aziz Rd 52280,
Djeddah,
21563,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day.

Manarat Jeddah International School - Boys

PO Box 40513,
Jeddah,
21511,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

Manarat Jeddah International School - Girls

PO Box 40513,
Jeddah,
21511,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

Multinational School - Riyadh

Al Barkah x7,
Al Falah District,
Othman Bin Affah Main Road,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Preparatory, Senior.

Nada International School

PO Box 1065,
Al-Ahsa,
30150,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day.

Najd International School

Intersection of Imam Road,
with Eastern Ring Road,
Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

New Middle East International School

PO Box 250377,
Riyadh,
11391,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

New World International School

PO Box 3682,
Dammam,
31481,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Nobels International School

PO Box 51868,
Al Rawdah District,
Jeddah,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Orbit International School Khobar

P.O. Box 31153,
Al-Khobar,
31952,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Pakistan International School (English Section) Jeddah

PO Box 4690,
Al-Rehab District,
Jeddah 21412,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Pakistan International School (English Section) Riyadh

PO Box 6891,
Riyadh,
11452,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

RAIS - Dammam - AlZahour for Boys

Anas Ibn Malik St,
Az Zuhur,
Dammam,
32423,
Saudi Arabia

Boys, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

RAIS - Dammam - AlZahour for Girls

Anas Ibn Malik St,
Az Zuhur,
Dammam,
32423,
Saudi Arabia

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

RAIS - Dammam - Hamra International for Girls

6350 Anas Ibn Malik St,
Al Hamra,
Dammam,
32422 3411,
Saudi Arabia

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

RAIS - Jeddah - Abhor for Girls

Jeddah,
Saudi Arabia

Girls, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

RAIS - Riyadh - Mogharazat for Boys

Prince Muqrin Ibn Abdulaziz St,
Al Mughrizat,
Riyadh,
12481,
Saudi Arabia

Boys, Day, Preparatory.

RAIS - Riyadh - Mogharazat for Girls

Prince Muqrin Ibn Abdulaziz St,
Al Mughrizat,
Riyadh,
12481,
Saudi Arabia

Girls, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

RAIS - Riyadh - Qurtoba for Girls

2590 Al Bayt Al Atiq,
Qurtubah,
Riyadh,
13245 6874,
Saudi Arabia

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Riyadh Schools

An Namudhajiyah, Prince Fahd bin Salman Road,
Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Saad National School for Boys

PO Box 30531,
Al Khobar,
31952,
Saudi Arabia

Boys, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Sands International School

Shuraih Ibn Al Arith,
Sulaimaniyah,
Riyadh,
12223,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Saud International School

Hamdan Street,
Sulaimaniyah,
Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Tabuk Primary School

TGV Compound,
PO Box 2,
Tabuk,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, .

Thamer International School

PO Box 52799,
Jeddah,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

The British International School of Jeddah

PO Box 6453,
Jeddah,
21442,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The City School International

Villa # 36,
Al Shajwa,
Al-Aneef Street #4,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

The KAUST School

Safaa Gardens School, Office 1132,
4700 KAUST,
Thuwal,
23955-6900,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day.

The Kingdom Schools

P.O. Box. 484,
Riyadh,
11321,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The World Academy - King Abdullah Economic City

P.O. Box 8299,
Jeddah,
21482,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Waad Academy

Obhur,
Jeddah,
23828,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day.

Zahrat Al Sahraa International School

Hassan Basalma Street,
PO Box 13259,
Jeddah,
21493,
Saudi Arabia

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.