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Al Faris International School

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CurriculumInternational, American
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): ﷼ 39,000
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: ﷼ 39,000
Address: At Taawn Riyadh 12476 Saudi Arabia
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Average number of students per class


Additional language classes offered by the school


Use of technology in the classroom

Al Faris classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards or “smartboards” which allow the teacher to integrate multi-media presentations, video/audio and website content into his/her teaching, thus providing a stimulating learning experience.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the grade level.

Uniform required


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

All applicants are required to complete an entrance examination in order to evaluate their English language proficiency as well as their mathematics skills and basic science knowledge. For students applying to KGI and KGII they will be given tests that are developmentally appropriate for their age. Passing this examination is mandatory for acceptance to FIS. The examinations will be administered by the examination officers who will then forward the results as well as his/her recommendations to the Entrance Examination Coordinator. The Examination Coordinator will forward his/her recommendation to the Deputy Director for final approval/disapproval. Once the final decision is reached the Admissions Office will notify the parents of the results. If approved, the parents are invited to complete the necessary paperwork for admissions

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins


School bus service available


School start time

7:15 am

School finish time

Kindergarten: 12:30 pm
Grades 1 - 12: 2:15 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school offers many activities.

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Soccer, volleyball, swimming, basketball, table tennis, karate, handball

Sports facilities at the school

Indoor basketball court, outside soccer pitch, 2 swimming pools

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Al Faris International School strives to give its students a comprehensive educational experience – intellectual, emotional and physical- which will prepare them to be effective contributors in today’s global arena as well as life-long learners. To this aim, Al Faris continuously keeps informed of the latest educational programs and trends worldwide and implement those which it feels effective in order to give your child the best in global education. Examples include inquiry-based learning, the Lucy Calkins Writing Workshop, the Daily 5 Literacy Program, ConnectEd online books and our IB World School candidacy. At the same time, it offers a strong Arabic language program as well as Islamic studies and regional History and Geography, thus maintaining the crucial balance between our world outreach and our cultural heritage. The staff of teachers is global, experienced and receive continuous training to implement our curriculum effectively. In addition, Al Faris International has the exceptional facilities for an effective, pleasant and safe learning environment.

Teaching approach of the school

Al Faris students live in an increasingly diverse, interconnected, ever-shrinking world where borders mean less and collaboration, tolerance, and intercultural communication mean more. For these reasons Al Faris offers a rigorous yet flexible curriculum enhanced with a wide range of interdisciplinary programs and special opportunities, all of which are designed to provide real world experiences, increase international exposure and understanding, and instill the values required for global citizenship and making a difference.

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