ALS Today

The Board of Trustees made a decision to implement the curricular programmes of the the International Baccalaureate (IB) at the Advanced Learning Schools.

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.

All of us who study and work at Advanced Learning Schools help to forge the school culture since it is made up of the sum of interactions between people.

We are enabled by the fact that:

  • We are accredited by the Council of International Schools.
  • The IB learner profile, with its ten descriptors, is central to our thinking.
  • We are an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme school. (K-6)
  • We are an authorized International Baccalaureate Diploma Years Programme school. (Grades 11,12)
  • We are a candidate International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme school. (Grades 7-10)
  • We maintain and continue to develop the status of Arabic Language, Arabic Social Studies and Islamic Studies at our school.

Our aim is to provide every student with a learning environment that enables him or her to thrive in our interdependent world where global opportunities and challenges face us daily

All three programmes necessitate active student participation, practical strategies and academic rigour.

Fundraising

ALS Schools and Charity

ALS Schools has been working to serve both national and international communities. School leads the students to improve this attitude. The schools have three programs IB, MYP, and PYP. Each of them require it’s students to serve the community. The students have shown enthusiasm and desire to participate in these activities guided by their teachers whom connected theses activities by their curriculum.
The students have planned, organized, and run different events to collect money for charities and to increase awareness about these issues. These activities have good influence on the targeted organizations as well as the students.

Both boys and girls arranged some visits to many charity organizations in Riyadh including: Orphans institution, Autism Organization, Zahra’s Breast Cancer organization, disabled children association and blind association. The students also invited students from an orphanage institution to share facilities and knowledge. On the global side, the students have donated to help kids in Haiti.

Charitable Contributions – 2010/2011

At the beginning of the academic year 2011/2012 the school decided to have three fundraising campaigns. The first campaign was from October 1, 2010 until December 31, 2010 and 22,877 Saudi Riyals were collected and donated to Helping the Victims of Pakistani Floods Organization. The second campaign took place from January 1, 2011 until March 30, 2011 and 29, 573 Saudi Riyals were collected and donated to The Saudi Diabetes and Endocrine Association and the (SDEA) and Al Nour Institute for Blind Girls. The last campaign started in April 1, 2011 and is still ongoing until June 26, 2011 to support the Haiti Children Project Organization and so far the money collected is 5, 184 Saudi Riyals. During these various campaigns there were many activities that took place to raise these funds ranging from Jeans Days to Bake Sales and Bazaars.