Dear prospective parent/employee
Welcome to the International High School Boys (IHSB) at Riyadh Schools.
Riyadh Schools itself is a school system which encompasses seven schools educating a total of 3500 students. Students are almost all Saudi citizens with a few exceptions. I am the Executive Principal of one of the schools - the International High School for Boys (grades 7-12) which has around 400 students.
The students follow a curriculum diet which includes English, Maths, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Arabic, Islamic studies, Social Studies, Art, World History and PE. Essentially we follow an American curriculum focusing on Common Core Standards and NGSS. Saudi national external exams in Qudrat and Tahsili are a real measure of our students against the rest of the kingdom. Next academic year all indications point towards IHSB being the highest scoring school in Qudrat examinations in the Kingdom. A remarkable achievement.
Our students come from highly respected families within Riyadh and are keen to succeed in school. The students are very aware of what good teaching looks like and generally enjoy school. The dedication of our teachers are second to none and are excellent role models for our wonderful student body.
Many students have had significant achievements this year, notably in Fencing, Archery, football and Equestrian Show jumping, A Riyadh Schools student is generally polite and able to speak well publicly. He supports his community with kindness by giving in charity and he knows his duty towards his friends, family and the Kingdom itself. A student at Riyadh Schools understands that Saudi Arabia is developing as a powerhouse in the local region and internationally and appreciates the opportunities available with a good educational grounding. He realises he needs to develop his intellect and understanding of the world to truly participate in developing Saudi Arabia.
Having worked in many International schools worldwide, It really is my pleasure and honour being the Executive Principal of Riyadh Schools (IHSB). I encourage all of you to participate fully in this warm community of ours as we grow from strength to becoming even stronger.
In the international stream, Riyadh Schools for boys and girls adopts the international schools’ curriculums in national subjects (Arabic Language, Islamic Education, Social Studies) from grades 1-12. In addition to that, Riyadh Schools also adopts the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and English Language and math curriculums according to California Core Standards. Riyadh Schools also applies the 21th century skills rubrics as these are common skills that will be needed for the future labor market. The international stream is being accredited by AdvancED.
If a student is unable to attend school, parent(s)/guardian(s) are required to call the school before 7:30 AM on each day of the absence or obtain approval before the absence. Disciplinary action will be taken against the student if the school is not notified.
In exceptional cases, students may be granted authorised leave from school for one of the following reasons: