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King Faisal School

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CurriculumInternational
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): ﷼ 55,000
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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 20 students / class
Maximum
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: ﷼ 55,000
Address: DQ - Al Idrisi As Safarat P.O Box: 94558 Riyadh Saudi Arabia
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Number of students

1340

Average number of students per class

20

Language support for students not fluent in English

The English as an Additional Language (EAL) program is available to students in Grades 1 and 2 with additional consultative support to grades 3 through 5 as time permits. The EAL program combines pull-out intervention and in-class support (immersion).

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

KFS Primary Homework Schedule:
Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays are reserved for homework in English, Math and Science. Mondays and Wednesdays are reserved for homework in Arabic, Islamic Studies and Islamic Social Studies. Students must be given homework regularly on those days.

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Interview and admission test.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

For Kindergarten and Pre-School, applicants shall be interviewed by the Kindergarten Management.
For Grades One & Two of the Primary School, applicants shall be interviewed by the principal with emphasis on Arabic, English and math skills.
For Grades Three through Ten, applicants shall be tested for their English and math in English skills.
For Grade Eleven, applicants shall be interviewed and tested for their skills in English, math and Sciences in English.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Providing support for students identified as Gifted and Talented is accomplished extensively through the external Mawhiba Program.
Gifted children are defined as those persons between the ages of six and twelve whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so outstanding that they require special provisions to meet their educational needs.

School start time

7:15

School finish time

14:05

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Intramural sports, gymnastics, table tennis, swimming, karate, handball, dodge ball, soccer, creative arts, technology education, educational games, math club, Arabic club, socio-emotional learning activities.

Sports activities included

The Physical Education Program offered at King Faisal School follows an educational curriculum aligned with the IB curriculum, which offers a variety of educational games in football, basketball, volleyball, swimming, water polo, track and field, karate, fitness, badminton, table tennis, movement games and gymnastics.

Sports facilities at the school

Indoor gym, outdoor pitches.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

King Faisal School offers the IB Primary Years Programme, IB Middle Years Programme and IB Diploma Programme. KFS goal is to raise intellectual students using national and international educational programs.

Teaching approach of the school

The goal of the King Faisal School (KFS) is to develop young people through a rigorous national and international program of study. KFS students are encouraged to attain academic excellence based on a foundation of faith, knowledge and work in order to help create a sustainable, peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

KFS fosters respect for Arab Islamic heritage while embracing an international perspective which is vital to meet the demands of the modern world. KFS inspires students to succeed as world citizens and to be the best that they can be.

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