AIS offers both the American and the British curricula. Students are oriented throughout grade eight on the differences between the above mentioned curricula so they can decide on curriculum options that best fit their future plans.

Our students go beyond textbooks to study complex topics based on real-world issues, such as the Ecology in Riyadh, Islamic History, and Effects of Chemicals on animals, etc, analysing information from multiple sources, including the Internet and interviews with experts. Project-based classwork is more demanding than traditional book-based instruction, where students may just memorise facts from a single source. Instead, students utilise original documents and data, mastering principles covered in traditional courses but learning them in more meaningful ways. Projects can last weeks; multiple projects can cover entire courses. Student work is presented to audiences beyond the teacher, including parents and community groups.

The AIS have been distinguished by not only educating students in various academic subjects, but also in enriching their knowledge with our Religion and ethics. In AIS students have compulsory subjects in any of the two curricula and they are: Qur’an, Islamic Studies in Arabic (ISA), Islamic Studies in English (ISE) and KSA History. We should always remember what our prophet (PBUH) said: Whoever reads the Qur’an before becoming Baaligh, has indeed been given wisdom as a child. The Holy Book is the best intellectual treasure a student can have. Prophet Muhammad (s) said: The Qur’an is a wealth with which there is no poverty, and without which there is no wealth. On the other hand not caring to read and study the Qur’an is a great loss. Prophet Muhammad (s) said: Surely the person in whose heart lacks the trace of the Qur’an is like a ruined house.


In each semester the breakdown of marks is as follows:

  • Quizzes (6.0 marks).
  • Class work (5.0 marks).
  • Homework (3.0 marks)
  • Mid-Semester Exam (6.0 marks).
  • End-of-Semester Exam (16 marks).

The marks of both semesters will be averaged to determine the final grade out of 100.

High School Dress Code

It is mandatory for all students to wear the school uniform as provided by the school on a daily basis without exceptions.

  • Gents: Gray trousers and white shirts.
  • Ladys: A dark blue pinafore and a long-sleeved white blouse.
  • Closed shoes and socks must be worn. Sandals or slippers are not allowed.
  • When students have classes then the appropriate clothing required for their physical Education classes must be worn.
  • PE uniform: Dark blue sweatpants with a white T-shirts (half-sleeves) and sneakers are mandatory.
  • The uniform shop called (Al-Abdulkarim) carries the uniform with the emblem on the shirt and the t-shirt.
  • The wearing of chains is not permitted.
  • Short trousers are not permitted.
  • Skirts or dresses are not permitted.

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