Welcome to ALS

About Us

The Advanced Learning Schools (ALS) are private, English language, international day school that offer a full instructional program, 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.

ALS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) "World School" offering all three IB programs; the Primary Year Program(PYP), Middle Years Program(MYP) and Diploma Program(DP).  ALS is fully accredited by the International Baccalaureate(IB) and also by the Council of International Schools(CIS)

The school year consists of two semesters: August/September to January and February to May/June. The school calendar is aligned with state, private and international schools. The school day runs from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm, Sunday to Thursday

All of us at ALS strive to create an international school 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.

Our Vision

ALS community values: Awareness, Life-long learning, and Service

Our Mission

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

  • Culture

    Arabic culture, language and literature

  • Personal

    Developing personal values while appreciating the values of others;

  • Understanding

    Valuing one’s own culture while understanding and demonstrating respect for the culture of others

  • Global

    Understanding multiculturalism within a global society.

We encourage students to:

  • Take part

    Share, cooperate and contribute responsibly to a global society;

  • Develop

    Develop sensitivity to appropriate work and social relationships consistent with the principle of equal rights, including gender equality;

  • Learn

    Display sound decision-making skills by reflecting on choices and consequences;

  • Balance

    Lead a positive, healthy life

  • Care

    Care for others as they would have others care for them

  • Share

    Share resources

  • Trust

    Build understanding and trust

ALS students strive for academic excellence by:

  • Learning

    learning how to learn and discovering the joy of learning;

  • Understanding

    attaining depth and breadth of academic knowledge and understanding;

  • Comprehension

    Understanding modern technologies and using them wisely and effectively; and

  • Acquiring

    acquiring the academic skills and knowledge required to gain entrance to and success at competitive local and international universities.


ALS students benefit from an international education whereby they:

  • Gain

    gain historic and contemporary knowledge and understanding of the world through intellectual Endeavour;

  • Acquire

    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

    maintain the fluency of their mother tongue while valuing the acquisition of other languages.

ALS students are committed to the spirit of internationalism by:

  • Demonstrating

    demonstrating respect for human rights and for the principle of equal rights, irrespective of race or gender;

  • Practising

    Practising tolerance and living together in peace and developing skills for the peaceful resolution of conflict;

  • Understanding

    Understanding their individual responsibilities within society and the relationship between rights and responsibilities; and

  • Providing

    Providing leadership that demonstrates an awareness of ethical and moral issues.

 

“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.”