Our School

Al-Reeyada International School offers comprehensive and challenging British Curriculum from KG 1 to Grade 12. The academic year of ARIS starts in September and ends in May consists of two terms. All students from KG 1 to Grade 12 will appear for the term exam at the end of each term. Students of Grade 10 will sit for the IGCSE Examinations held twice a year in May-June and October-November, as well as A-Level and AS exams for Grade 11 and Grade 12 students.

The school follows the IGCSE syllabus in accordance with the University of Cambridge guidelines and is developed by the committees in response of international educators. ARIS is a school which follows a high level of education program in English, Math,Social Studies, ICT and Science. The curriculum of the school is designed to cater to the distinctive learning needs of students from KG 1 to Grade 12. The school is committed in shaping the life of students to become globally competitive in education.

Our Program includes:

  1. A-Level and A2 to prepare students to enter the tertiary level of education in various universities and colleges around the globe.
  2. IGCSEO-Level Exams preparation for Grade 10 students.
  3. English as a second language for students from KG 1 to Grade 12.
  4. Indian, Ordos, Philippine as additional language for KG1 to Grade 10
  5. French as additional language from Grade 2 to Grade 7.
  6. Islamic Studies in English and Arabic to enrich the faith of all Muslim students.
  7. Arabic language as first language and second language as well.
  8. Extra co-curricular activities to enrich the academic prowess of students in all levels.

The success of ARIS programs is evidenced in that 99% of its graduates are accepted at some of the most prestigious universities across the globe, and then move on to successful careers in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, business,education, and the arts.

Finally, the rigors and flexibility of our programs ensure that students will experience a smooth transition in moving on to other schools across the world.

The success of ARIS is based on the long years of experience and achievement in the education system, ARIS sets apart from other schools in Al Hasa. The school takes pride in producing students who become the best lifelong learners, with well-developed leadership skills, and mature individuals to face the challenging world.

What is “Elementary School”?

Elementary school is the primary grades, leading to intermediate school and high school. It’s from grade 1 until 4. Elementary school is the training ground in children where they learn all the basics. They learn how to sit in their desks. They learn all the real basic academic skill. It is mandatory because of the formation and development of a child’s personality and academic skills.

Subjects Elementary School Students Study:

The most important subjects that elementary school children study are math, reading, social studies, and science. Elementary students also have computer, arts and crafts, along with P.E., Arabic language, Islamic Studies and Deen are mandatory subjects for Muslims by Ministry of Education– Department of Foreign Education.

Math Skills Taught in Elementary School:

Math skills taught in elementary school start from the really basic number sense skills: how to count, whether eight more than or less than ten – those really basic math skills. The next math skills taught are types of computation – addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of numbers of all sizes.

English Skills Taught in Elementary School:

Elementary reading and language arts skills; range from real basicreading skills, knowing the alphabets, knowing the sounds, basic phonicsthrough reading. And writing, first graders should be able to write a sentence.There are three main aspects of reading that schools focus on, which is justthe ability to put words together and read them out, vocabulary, which isknowing what the words mean, and then you’ve got comprehension, which is theability to know what is going on in the book.

Science Skills Taught in Elementary School:

Elementary school science learn basic earth science, basic life science.

What School Supplies Will My Elementary School Student Need?

The basic school supplies that our elementary school student will need include a little backpack that they’ll put stuff in. Elementary student need to be supplied with pencils, erasers, drawing book with colored pencils, 7 notebooks- 2 single line for Arabic and Math and the rest with 3 lines.

What is “Intermediate School”?

Where children attend between Elementary School and High School in places which use three levels of schooling. Typically between the ages of 10-13 although this varies. Intermediate School covers Grade 5 to Grade 7.

Intermediate schools were created for the purpose of bridging the gap between elementary and high school.

Intermediate School involves a group of teachers from different field of expertise working as a team with the same group of students of the same grade level, with each teacher teaching a different subject. Students are assigned with a class teacher; this is intended to foster as a sense of belonging, for social and emotional support. The Intermediate School emphasizes on self-esteem building and development of academic prowess before students enter the High School.

As it has been said, “ It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” The involvement of School in universal educational enhancement and its endeavor to build a democratic, pluralistic and secular nation has made all the difference. It is no more a question of lighting a candle here or there; it is an attempt at total electrification. The whole world has begun to glow with the light of literacy radiated by
Al-Reeyada International School.

A Holistic Approach to Education

For almost one and half decade, the School has developed with a spirit and a vision. Today it stands as a ‘citadel of learning’, and a harbinger of ‘Quality Consciousness’ committed to developing the minds and initiative of children. The vitality of the classrooms, the energy of the playing fields and the open friendliness of work environment, have enabled its students to reach their fullest potential whether it is securing distinctions in external examinations or winning accolades in debates, quizzes or sporting activities. The special character of our school has shaped the destinies of each individual entering its folds.

The students of ARIS are well motivated and hardworking which enable them to be competitive when they go out from our school. The school prepares them to face the challenges of this changing world. All ARIS students are confident learners; they take pride in whatever endeavor they lead from the school’s wide range British Curriculum.

All graduates of ARIS are accepted in all the prestigious colleges and universities in the world. ARIS is well-equipped to prepare students for college education and students who will continue their studies in any part of the world.Our education system enables all students to be recognized by any institution back in their own country or worldwide.

ARIS is a student-centered school, we believe that every student has individual needs and that’s what the school is fostering. We nurture students by encouraging them to enhance their strengths and improve their weaknesses. Since the school is multi-national community, we acknowledge the diversity in culture and cultural differences of each student. Students respect each one regardless of color, language and religion.

We stand in our objective to provide quality education to every student.ARIS strives in offering a cohesive education program from Kindergarten 1 to Grade 12 by continuously upgrading our teaching strategies and learning based programs. Our school inspires the students to aim for the highest level of achievement in their chosen career.

We will continue to aim that every ARIS student will be globally competitive, responsible individual in the community and achievers.

A warm welcome to the Al-Reeyada International School (ARIS) web site viewers! Our school offers a comprehensive curriculum for students along with an extensive co-curricular program of activities. ARIS has outstanding faculty and staff that are positive, energetic people who have high expectations of themselves and their students.

The evolving professional community at ARIS is a major attraction as weincreasingly demonstrate respect for students and making their success a toppriority with a supportive, stimulating, and student centered-environment.

Every single activity conducted and decision made within our workplace emanatesfrom the essential question: “What’s best for Kids?” as well asgearing in our philosophy to a multinational student body.

Al-Reeyada International School has met all standard requirements established by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission and has been fully Accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI).

Al-Reeyada InternationalSchool (ARIS) is currently a member of:

Saudi  Ministry of Education – Department of Foreigner Education.
AdvancED: NorthCentral Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI).
University of Cambridge

Al-ReeyadaInternational School is proud to be associated with the American & British InternationalSchools worldwide network. This ensures the smooth transition of our studentswithin the American and British School community.

Al-Reeyada International School (ARIS) is also licensed by the Saudi Ministry of Education and Enjoys a respected reputation among educational bodies within KSA and overseas.

Parents as partners in education:

Primary education begins at home. Parents teach by example to respect the dignity of others to respect the teachers and school rules.

Student should be in school by 7:20 am.

All children go directly to their classroom. Under no circumstances does the staff of ARIS accept responsibility for children left outside the school after the school gate is closed.

Regular dismissal time is 2:00 pm.

Parents must pick up their child from the school gate, not allowing them to cross the road. School will not be responsible for any incident that may occur.

Wearing a uniform is a sign of identification with the school community. By wearing a uniform, students show pride in their school and exhibit respect for their person by dressing in a dignified manner. The uniform also helps to reduce competition in dress as a result of contemporary styles.Student should arrive at school and leave school in full uniform.

Boys Hair:  Length may not exceed collar length. All hair must be kept clean and neat.

Jewelry is not permitted, except that girls may wear one pair of post earrings, no hoops or dangles. Positively no Make-Up or Nail-Polish is permitted during school hours.

Boys’ and Girls’ school shoes is plain black formal shoes and white socks are required.

No sandals, clogs or high heels.

Sports Uniforms are also required for sports classes with plain black runners.

Girls wearing headscarf – plain white.

Winter–Plain black jackets and sweaters no design or pattern.

School uniform and sports must have school logo.

School ID must be worn at all times.  Lost ID –contact Teacher Lyn.

* Students will not enter the school premises without proper uniform.

Policy is designed to meet collaborative effort required for daily students learning by teacher, students and parents. The purpose for homework is to reinforce and extent concepts taught in the class.

Homework is any assignment that is to be completed outside of class.
Homework is given on a regular basis at the teacher’s discretion throughout the school.

Parents are expected to ensure that the work set has been done properly.
Homework must be submitted on time according to teacher’s requirements.

Please check the website every day and Log in for Syllabus/ homework/ announcement. Teachers will be posting homework or daily assignments for next day. Every student must have computer and printer to print worksheets. Late submission of worksheets will be of no use. Please follow the teacher’s instructions.

2001 – Received the approval for being the attached centre of University of Cambridge

2004 – Top of the World Awards (IGCSE/A-Level) by the University of Cambridge

2009 – Received an appreciation certification for outstanding academic performance by the Ministry of Foreign Education

2010 – Top of the Eastern Province Award (IGCSE)

2010 – Received an approval for being the examination venue in Al-Hasa by the University of Cambridge

2011 – Top of the World Awards (IGCSE/A-Level)

2011 – Best Centre Award – awarded by the University of Cambridge for the services provided for the exams

2013 – Accreditation by World Wide American Organization AdvancED

Al-Reeyada School Anthem

Al – Reeyada School Hymn

Far high above the sky so blue

There is one brighter hue

Al – Reeyada, Alma Mater dear and true.

We hold high hopes for Reeyada

Our beloved Alma Mater

None could deny her brighter days

For Reeyada, Al – Reeyada.

Portals and of wisdom

Sublime by truth and of freedom

Al – Reeyada with lasting grandeur

Not outdone.

Dear Reeyada keep blazing on blaze on

Immortal gifts that you and I beckon on

For we uphold what you behold

Reeyada our Fatherland’s fair hope