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American and British curriculums
Ages 3 to 18

Manarat Al Riyadh International School

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CurriculumsAmerican and British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: ﷼ 23,000
to: ﷼ 37,000
Address: Al Izdihar, Riyadh 12488, Saudi Arabia

The school has separate divisions for boys and girls.
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Native English speaking teachers

The teaching staff at Manarat Al Riyadh is highly qualified and international. Mostly, MAR employs western- American qualified and experienced teachers, particularly at IGCSE, A Level and SAT.

Additional language classes offered by the school


Use of technology in the classroom

All classrooms are equipped with projectors and smart boards that enable students to learn in an environment that is technologically appropriate to the age.

The latest technology is available in the computer laboratories, which have an excellent student- work station ratio.

Entry evaluation for students

Entrance test and interview

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Generally students are required to sit an entrance test in English, Maths and the sciences.

Students requiring admission to the A level stream do not take an entrance test – instead a decision is made based on their IGCSE scores. Likewise strong SAT Reasoning Test scores can assist in admission to grades 11 and 12, American stream.

In addition to an aptitude test, an interview is conducted by the Principal and/or Vice-Principal with the applicant and his/her parents to establish the goals that are set for the school-parent partnership.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE and A level (Advanced Level)
High School Diploma, SAT, SAT II

School bus service available


School start time


School finish time


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

A wide range of extracurricular sporting, leisure and hobby activities are available to students both during and after the school day.

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Gymnasium, 2 squash courts, swimming pool, outdoor basketball courts, football pitches, grass and artificial surfaces areas for cricket.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Manarat Al Riyadh International School, one of Maarif for Education Schools, Educational edifice of a very long history in education, it widens the creativity and innovation horizons using internationally recognized standards, it is at the forefront of the national and international contests in terms of results and participations.

Teaching approach of the school

The curriculum is based on a combination of the British and American systems.
At the Primary Level and first two years of Intermediary (Grades 1 to 8), MAR follows an American curriculum. From 2013-14, MAR is replacing the separate teaching of Physics, Chemistry and Biology with General Science, with the introduction of interactive science material to support.

At the senior level, MAR offers a choice between American and UK-based curricula with preparation for external assessments. For the UK-based stream, IGCSE and A level (Advanced Level) courses form the main core of the curriculum at the Secondary Level (Grades 9 to 12). In addition to the above subjects, business related subjects such as Economics, Business Studies, and Accounting are delivered.

English at IGCSE (grades 9 and 10) is offered as either English as a first language and English Literature or English as a second language.

The British stream students study the IGCSE and A Level courses over a period of four years, while the American stream embarks upon a four-year High School Diploma, during the course of which they sit SAT and SAT II exams in grades 11 and 12 respectively.

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