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American International School - Riyadh
The American International School-Riyadh (AIS-R) is an independent, coeducational day school which offers an educational program from kindergarten I through grade 12. The School was founded in 1963. The school year comprises 2 semesters extending from August 24 to December 17 and from January 3 to June 8.

Organization: The School is governed by a 7-member Board, elected for 2-year terms. The right to vote at general membership meetings is automatically conferred on the parents or guardians of children enrolled in the School. The School is organized in three divisions: elementary School (Kdg.I-grade 5), middle School (grades 6-8) and high School (grades 9-12).

Curriculum: The curriculum is that of U.S. college preparatory schools and offers an accredited U.S. High School Diploma plus the International Baccalaureate Program and Diploma. Instruction is in English, though English-as-a-Second-Language is also taught. There is no religious instruction. The School does not have a comprehensive special education program and, therefore, cannot accept students who are physically, mentally, or emotionally challenged to the degree that they cannot be enrolled in a regular program of study. AIS-R is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is licensed by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education..

Faculty: In the 2004-2005 school year, there are 76 full-time faculty members.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year, enrollment was 702 (PK-grade 5: 258; grades 6-8: 168; and grades 9-12: 276).

Facilities: The School operates on one main campus, constructed in 1977 with major additions in 1980, 1999, 2000 and 2001. Facilities include more than 175 classrooms, 2 cafeterias, a gymnasium, a theatre, large covered sports areas, 2 libraries with technology stations, a music building, and rooms for art and drama. There are 11 science laboratories (6 computerized) and 10 fully equipped computer laboratories. The School is fully air-conditioned.

Finances: In the 2004-2005 school year, the School’s income derives from regular day school tuition. The annual tuition rates range from $6,747 to $12,671. The School also charges a testing fee of $133, a one-time registration fee of $1,733, and an ESL/Arabic fee of $800. These fees are payable in Saudi Riyals. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)


Dr. Til Fullerton, Superintendent
American International School-Riyadh
Post Office Box 990
Riyadh 11412, Saudi Arabia
Tel: 966-1-491-4270
Fax: 966-1-491-7101

Adapted from material published by the U.S. Department of State.
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