The Advanced Learning Schools are private, English language, international day schools that offer a full instructional programme, from Kindergarten to grade 12, for boys and girls who meet the admission requirements. Twenty percent of the curriculum is studied in Arabic: Arabic Language, Arabic Social Studies and Islamic Studies.
The school year consists of two semesters: September to January and February to June. The school calendar is aligned with state, private and international schools. The school day runs from 0730 to 1545, Sunday to Thursday
All of us at ALS strive to create international schools in which attention is paid to the language, culture and history of our host nation. This means that, while local students maintain and develop their place in Saudi society, students from other countries are able to gain first-hand experience of the culture of their host country and all ALS students benefit from being exposed to variety, new experiences and differences of many kinds.
Advanced Learning Schools provides students with an opportunity to acquire and demonstrate knowledge, appreciation and respect for their own cultural heritage, integrated with an understanding of, curiosity about, and compassion and tolerance towards other cultures of the world. It provides an environment that encourages moral development, active and independent learning, analytical thinking, life-long learning, respect for individual differences and sensitivity to the moral, social and environmental requirements of the global community.
ALS Students Appreciate:
Arabic culture, language and literature
Developing personal values while appreciating the values of others;
Valuing one’s own culture while understanding and demonstrating respect for the culture of others
Understanding multiculturalism within a global society.
ALS students strive for academic excellence by:
learning how to learn and discovering the joy of learning;
attaining depth and breadth of academic knowledge and understanding;
Understanding modern technologies and using them wisely and effectively; and
acquiring the academic skills and knowledge required to gain entrance to and success at competitive local and international universities.
ALS students are committed to the spirit of internationalism by:
demonstrating respect for human rights and for the principle of equal rights, irrespective of race or gender;
Practising tolerance and living together in peace and developing skills for the peaceful resolution of conflict;
Understanding their individual responsibilities within society and the relationship between rights and responsibilities; and
Providing leadership that demonstrates an awareness of ethical and moral issues.
We encourage students to:
Share, cooperate and contribute responsibly to a global society;
Develop sensitivity to appropriate work and social relationships consistent with the principle of equal rights, including gender equality;
Display sound decision-making skills by reflecting on choices and consequences;
Lead a positive, healthy life
Care for others as they would have others care for them
Build understanding and trust
ALS students benefit from an international education whereby they:
gain historic and contemporary knowledge and understanding of the world through intellectual Endeavour;
acquire international understanding by studying and experiencing other cultures while, at the same time, acquiring knowledge of, and appreciation for, their own cultural heritage; and
maintain the fluency of their mother tongue while valuing the acquisition of other languages.
Our school prides itself in the fact that whilst being an IB World School, it also holds true Islamic values with an emphasis placed on offering a high quality of education in all areas including both Arabic and Islamic Studies for all Muslim students.”