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.
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 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 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.
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.
“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.”Neil Hugo, Superintendent.
The ALS curriculum is organized within four divisions:
- Early Primary Years (Kindergarten – grade 3),
- Upper Primary Years (grades 4 – 6),
- Middle Years (grades 7 – 10), and
- Diploma Years (grades 11 – 12).
Performance expectations for each division are specified according to standards and benchmarks recommended by the McREL Institute and the International Baccalaureate, with adaptations for the particular needs and expectations of the Advanced Learning Schools. Each standard defines the essential knowledge and skills students are expected to have acquired by the end of grade 12. The benchmarks state, in more specific language, the skills and knowledge a student should gain by the end of each grade.
These clear statements of standards and benchmarks help to clarify expectations for students and facilitate better communication among teachers, administrators, parents and the larger community.
As many as twenty-eight different after-school activities are organized each year for all school divisions, ranging from photography to badminton and from Spanish lanuguage to Arabic poetry. Boxing and rugby are more recent additions to the list and the Newspaper Club will soon be going into its third year at ALS. Students may elect to subscribe to more than one activity per semester and may swap after the first week. Teachers donate their time to guide these activities after school.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Tel. number: 2070926 – Ext 102
Fax number: 2070927
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K-3 & Girls School
|1||Gerard Steiert||Boys’ School Principalemail@example.com|
|2||Ahmad Zedan||Boys' Principal Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|3||Murshed Alkharji||Boys Schools Leaderemail@example.com|
|4||Ahmad Al Khuzai||CAS Coordinator/Boys' Vice Principalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|5||Oliver Jamie Turay||Boys Counseloremail@example.com|
|6||Eissa Al Sulami||Gr(4-12)Boys' Nursefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|1||Jodi Styre Yaseen||MYP Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|2||Carmen Hill||PYP Coordinator/Vice Principal Kfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|3||Tania Maana||DP Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|2||Vernie Bacayo||Library Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2||Amjad Bkht Zada||Driver|
|3||Essa Habib||Facilities Supervisor|
|4||Faisal Hazeel||Security Superviser|
|5||Ghulam M. Mohammad||Driver|
|8||Manoj Mathew||Facilities Officeremail@example.com|
|9||Mohamed Ahmed Ib Ouf||Uniform Supply|
|10||Muhammad Asif Alam||HVAC Technician / Driverfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|11||Mustafa Nurhussen Berhan||Driveremail@example.com|
|12||Naser Bakht Zada||Doorman for Girls Campus|
|13||Shroog Najem Albeeshi||Security on Girls' Campus|
|15||Zeyneb Ahmed Ibrahim||Worker|
|16||Aish Alharbi||Security on K3 Campus|
|17||Bernabe Gare||Facilities Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org|