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CurriculumsAmerican and IB PYP Candidate
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 10
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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 24 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: ﷼ 36,000
to: ﷼ 54,700
Address: Building No 2517, Al Muruj, Olaya St., Maan St., Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Number of students

We are starting our session end of August 2022 and the admissions are still under process.

Number of nationalities represented in the school

OWIS is a denominational multi-cultural school embracing students from all nationalities.

Most common nationality

Admissions are still under process.

Ratio of local students to international students

Admissions are still under process.

Native English speaking teachers

Educators at OWIS are native speakers of English and/or Arabic language.

Language support for students not fluent in English

At OWIS additional support will be provided to all students based on their language proficiency.

Additional language classes offered by the school

We offer Arabic and French.

Max. number of students per class

The maximum number of students in each classroom is 24.

Average number of students per class

The average number of students will not exceed 24 students.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

There will be teaching assistants in all kindergarten classes as per need

Use of technology in the classroom

We are an Apple-powered school

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

If the Ministry of Education makes an official announcement pushing schools to online learning in times of emergencies, our teachers will be fully prepared to run online learning.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

OWIS is a multicultural school promoting inclusivity despite nationality, religion, race and ethnicity however; Islamic classes are taught in Grades 1 and above per the Ministry of Education requirements for our Muslim students.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

When practicing Muslim students are taking their Islamic classes, our non-religious students or students of a different religion have the opportunity to take our Global Mindfulness class.

External examinations or assessments available

Students in Grade 3 and above will sit the NWEA MAP assessments three times per year that assess their progress in Reading, Language, Math, and Science.

Results in these examinations

Results for this academic year are pending as we are opening at the end of August 2022.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Learning at home opportunities are shared with the parents through our Toddle app on a weekly basis directly from each homeroom/subject specialist teacher.

Approximate hours of homework given

Depending on the grade level of the students, learning at home opportunities/engagements should take 15-30 minutes per day.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Almost all students who attend pursue higher education opportunities at distinguished universities around the world.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

OWIS Riyadh is an all inclusive school and therefore, we do have an Inclusion Lead who supports and runs programs for children with special learning needs.

Learning support offered

If needed, the Inclusion Lead will inform parents of the need of shadow teachers. Students will also have learning support from the Inclusion Lead through push in and pull out classes as needed.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Our Inclusion Lead as well as other OWIS teachers observe students and always seek to identify gifted and talented students. Once these students are identified and evaluated, we provide extra curricular opportunities for them to continue to pursue their high interests/abilities.

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students

Yes our school conduct benchmark assessments as well as interviews with new enrolling students.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The benchmark assessment includes reading, writing, and mathematical focus areas per grade level.

Waiting list

We currently do not have a wait list. Please contact our admissions offices for more information.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

At OWIS Riyadh, our registrations are on-going throughout the school year.

Students can join after academic year begins

At OWIS, we have made swift arrangements for mid-year admissions under the guidelines of the Ministry of Education.

School start time

The school starts at 7.30 AM.

School finish time

The classes will end at 12:45 pm for kindergarten and at 1:30 pm for primary grades.

Supervised care before/after school

The campus is a closed campus. Students can be dropped off from 7:20am to go directly to their classes. Students need to be picked up at the dismissal time based on their grade level. We do however, offer extracurricular activities/clubs on a weekly basis after school as well.

School bus service available

Our OWIS Riyadh campus does provide school bus service to students.

School provided lunches

We do have an on-site canteen that offers a wide range of refreshments/snacks however, we do encourage students to bring healthy food from home.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes we do offer alternative items for students with special diets.

Uniform required

Yes, students are required to wear the OWIS branded uniforms.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Kids Yoga, Football Academy, Art Workshop, Bakerspace Club, Robotics Club, Ballet, Gymnastics, Readers' Theatre, Choir, French Club, and many more.

Sports activities included

Soccer, Basketball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Badminton, etc.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

We look forward to having opportunities for the students to take place in sport competitions once the school opens.

Facilities at the school

Library, Food and Design Technology Lab, Music studio, Art and Design studio, Black box, Atriums, Science labs, Makerspace, Performing Arts studio, etc.

Sports facilities at the school

Soccer field, basketball court, tennis court, and running track.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

OWIS is an American international/IB PYP candidate school ensuring a well-rounded education, with an emphasis on multiculturalism, that prepares students to be lifelong learners.

Teaching approach of the school

As an IB PYP candidate school that offers a curriculum integrated with the American Common Core and NGSS, we focus on providing students with authentic learning opportunities. Our teaching approach provides a curriculum that is broad, balanced, conceptual, and connected. We strive for students' to show agency over their own learning and to develop skills that reflect the IB learner's profile.

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