American International School Riyadh (AIS-R)
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3.4 from 8 reviews
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About American International School Riyadh (AIS-R)


The American International School - Riyadh (AIS-R) is an independent, non-profit, co-educational school offering an enriched American curriculum with an international perspective for students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. AIS-R was founded in 1963, and celebrates more than half a century of excellence in education on a beautiful, purpose-built campus in North Riyadh. AIS-R is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS), and is International Baccalaureate (IB) authorized. In January 2021, AIS-R was awarded five year re-accreditation status by both CIS and NEASC and AIS-R recently submitted its five year evaluation to the IB. The academic year is from September to June with 176 instructional days.

AIS-R's curriculum is modeled on the US State Department Standards (AERO), Common Core State Standards and selected National Association Standards. The school also offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in Grades 11 and 12. Instructional objectives are clearly defined, but academic expectations are flexible enough to support and challenge individual students. Instruction in all subject areas encourages students to think creatively, reason critically, and communicate effectively. AIS-R does not have a Special Needs Program.

AIS-R's enrollment is more than 1400 students with more than 50 nationalities.

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Curriculum

American,IB

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Max Class Size

Unknown

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8 Reviews of American International School Riyadh (AIS-R)

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Overall 3.38
Facilities 5.00
Academics 3.50
Teachers 3.75
Sports 3.75
Music & Arts 3.75
Science & Tech 3.50

Reviewer Nationalities

Lebanese (1) Saudi (1) Canadian (1)

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Maya, 31/05/2024 @ 18:48:25
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AIS-R is an outstanding school! Best in Riyadh.

student, 24/10/2023 @ 05:24:53
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Great school, maths is learnable, science can be fun, humanities is a delight, the only real downfall in my opinion would be the language classes, although of some variety, could be bettered and developed, as in my experience i've barely learned from the schools Arabic class due to lack of TEACHING, I would not recommend this school if you are endeared only for the arabic language, instead get a tutor or likewise, otherwise the school is as you can see from my star rating, good.Thank you for your time, goodbye!

Laila, 30/08/2023 @ 15:51:23
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AIS-R is one of the best schools in KSA. Yes, it is pricey however the program offerings, learning experiences and and academic staff justify this cost. Would highly recommend this school.

J., 19/03/2023 @ 15:30:49
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AISR has a beautiful campus and great facilities - but not utilized to the best of its capacity. The curriculum is lacking and not up to par of an international school and the fees do not reflect the quality of education. Unfortunately, the fact that there’s only 2 English speaking K-12 international co-Ed schools leaves a lot of parents no choice but to accept the status quo.

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Juju Alsaud, 2 months ago


! very good school.. ais-r is the best school ever!

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manorinotfound, 2 months ago


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Milena Pashova, 3 months ago


I have been waiting for 2 month for withdrawal papers. No support and understanding from the administration! I returned to US and I needed to get my my child's documents send to me through email ao I can enroll her ASAP and they said that they can't do that because that's them policy! I never ever in USA have seen a school to reject you from accessing your child's withdrawal papers!!! You should correspond with parents and explain them what them options are !!!!! Also they make me pay a fee of 265 SAR to get my child's withdrawal papers and to pay extra to be sent to me through mail??? This should be included in your high admission prices !!!!!! horrible

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Haya Alrashood, 10 months ago


Very bad school waste of money don’t go it’s so bad there is a lot of bullying and the teachers don’t do anything about it

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