Dear Friends of AIS-R,
With the recent move to our new and vibrant state-of-the-art campus, the American International School—Riyadh is poised to embrace the future standing proudly on its fifty-plus year backdrop of excellence in education. As you enter our beautiful, purpose-built campus, you will be greeted by 60 colorful flags of the world waving in the soft desert wind, celebrating our long-standing tradition of outstanding international education. At the same time, you will be captivated by our diverse expatriate community, engaged in the discourse of learning. Since 1963, AIS-R has enjoyed a solid reputation for rigorous academic standards, high student achievement, innovative practices, and exceptional co-curricular programming. We are a proud mission-driven community of learners and leaders, immersed in an ethos of shared beliefs, values, and celebration. We are AIS-R Eagles!
Our Mission commits us to excellence, and our vision challenges us to prepare learners for enriched opportunities ahead. As a modern learning organization, we are dedicated to nurturing responsive, adaptive and motivated global citizens through a dynamic, success-oriented educational program that is fortified through the AIS-R Eagle Honor Code. We proudly uphold full accreditation awarded by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS), and we are authorized to grant the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. We have recently been honored with “Global Citizenship Certification” through CIS, which validates our drive for intercultural understanding and global citizenship. As a result, AIS-R’s graduates readily matriculate to an array of the most prestigious colleges and universities worldwide.
The culture of learning at AIS-R — be it in the ultramodern STEM, Robotics or Science labs, on the grass fields, through activity-rich classrooms, or in our 700-seat performance arts theater — is a creative, active and memorable experience, such as #thisismyschool or TEDx Youth @ AIS-R. We hire and retain exceptional educators who focus their energy and expertise on developing students holistically, and, therefore, foster the habits of mind, life-worthy skills and dispositions that learners require to develop into responsible, productive and ethical global citizens.
Complimenting this innovative learning context, AIS-R offers students an impressive array of co-curricular enrichment programs, including competitive sports, global travel and intercultural experiences (such as our Week Without Walls program), performing and fine arts opportunities, cooperative and service-oriented clubs, and numerous special activities. From Kindergarten to Senior year, our AIS-R Eagles take compassionate ACTION for a peaceful world!
Whether reviewing our admissions procedures, perusing our website, delving into our 2017-18 school wide theme THINK COMPASSION, or walking through AIS-R’s “Circle of Nations” on campus, you will get a vivid sense of our genuine commitment and enthusiasm for the education of global “thinking” citizens--the promise of our future. We believe in our common purpose of learning and growing together. And, upon meeting our fantastic students and faculty, you will note that something unique is unfolding within this venerable learning oasis!
Learn With Us!
Dr. Brian Matthews