King Abdulaziz School
Ali Ibn Abi Taleb Road, P.O. Box 43111, Medina, 41561, Saudi Arabia
+966 553 039 300/+966 503 454 420
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Number of pupils||150|
|Day fees per annum||SR31,000 - SR35,000|
|Average Class Size||15|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBMYP, IBPYP|
|MYP Coordinator||Mohammad Vall|
|PYP Coordinator||Raheela Akram|
King Abdulaziz School Medina, established in 2013, is an accredited IB World School that offers the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and is a candidate school for the IB Diploma. It offers a rigorous broader international curriculum that prepares students for life.
KAS inspires the individual potential of all students to enable them to become principled, proficient, inquiring, and caring lifelong learners.
The School Mission Statement
Our Mission Statement at King Abdulaziz School strives to cultivate international educational experiences that prepare active and lifelong learners. KAS aims at providing stimulating academic programmes supported by rigorous assessment and implemented through an inquiry based, caring learning environment. Learners are equipped with the skills they require to reach their full potential and become responsible global citizens. KAS prepares students to be open to other perspectives, values and traditions whilst recognizing their own identity and taking pride in their cultural heritage.
Primary Years Programme at KAS
King Abdulaziz School was officially authorized to offer the Primary Years Programme by the International Baccalaureate (IB) in December 2017 and has since been committed to implementing and further developing the IB programs at the school. We offer an inquiry-based, transdisciplanry curriculum framework that builds conceptual understanding. KAS offers a transformative experience for students, teachers and whole school communities and delivers excellent outcomes by providing an education that is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant.
Middle Years Programme at KAS
King Abdulaziz School is the first and so far the only IBMYP authorized school in Medina, S.A. KAS believes that the aim of education is to foster the development of the child as a whole person. We believe students should be encouraged to think critically, creatively and become autonomous learners, and exploit their academic and personal potential. We prepare students to be productive in their lives, to appreciate and respect different cultures and feel responsible to serve their own country and the world at large.
Our Students and Parents community
As part of the IB learning, KAS students are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of others but at the same time our students recognize their own identities and they are proud of their cultural heritage. The school provides a supportive and challenging environment where students are encouraged to become responsible and independent learners.
As collaboration is one of the core values of our school culture, we include parents of our community in the approaches to teaching and learning. Through applications and software such as ManageBac and MS TEAMS, parents are given a constant update on the learning progress of their children and of all school activities.
Curricular and co-curricular Activities
King Abdulaziz School's academic enrichment initiatives are embedded in local and global programmes mapped to the UN's sustainability goals, peace and tolerance, celebrations of cultural and international events, e-learning, arts, sports and student leadership programmes to create a basis for interactive experiential learning.
The School Faculties
We believe learners bring their own strengths and uniqueness to the classroom. Our teachers strive to cultivate learning partnerships with our learners. Teaching is not about instructing or imparting information to learners as if their minds are waiting to be filled with information. Rather, we believe that teaching is about empowering learners to take responsibility for their learning, inspiring courage to grow intellectually, cultivating curiosity, providing opportunities for developing relationships, clarifying values, uplifting the spirit and igniting action.
The teaching staff comprises of more than 40 educators who are professionally trained by the International Baccalaureate Organization through continuous professional development. Many of our staff members are native English speakers and have vast experience in teaching in international schools.
KAS strives to provide a wide array of facilities for both students and teachers in order to implement the IB programmes effectively. The facilities include a purpose-built campus, interactive classrooms, and libraries serving diverse grade level, computer and science laboratories, an art room, an auditorium, a school clinic and cafeteria.