Welcome to OWIS

Welcome to One World International School, Riyadh and our One World community of over 70 nationalities and cultures.

It is an honour to serve as the founding Principal of OWIS Riyadh. Welcome to the start of the 2022-2023 academic school year. 

At OWIS Riyadh we believe in educating students to be lifelong learners and well informed and productive community members who are active, engaged, and responsible citizens for both the local and global community. 

Our students and staff at OWIS set high standards every day, not only for academic success but also social, emotional, and behaviour success as well.  Parent and community commitment is key to our success at OWIS Riyadh and we welcome your feedback and involvement throughout the school year.  My door is always open.  Welcome to the OWIS Riyadh family.

Shannon Pipes
SHANNON PIPES

PRINCIPAL

Curious about the enriching learning experiences your child can have at OWIS?

Discover how we nurture your child’s confidence and independent thinking skills in a healthy, open and truly international school environment. Learn more about our approach to education and find out if OWIS is the right school for your family.

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OWIS accepts students of all nationalities between the ages of 3 and 18 throughout the entire academic year.

We are proud of our multicultural environment, and we strive to create balanced classrooms across all grade levels. We want our students to interact with people who come from different countries, who speak different languages and who hail from different cultures.

What you can expect

At OWIS, you can expect to discover a learning environment that nurtures students and encourages them to grow into independent, skilled individuals who are ready to become leaders in a global economy. We take pride in the fact that our concept-driven curriculum focuses on:

Generating open and honest discussion in the classroom.

At OWIS, we want our students to become lifelong learners, and we know that can only be accomplished if they discover the joys of the learning process. Our curriculum is not designed for students to memorise data and reiterate facts. Instead, it is created to encourage discussion and develop critical thinking as well as problem-solving skills. For our students, the process happens organically due to our open-concept classrooms. The classroom structure itself allows for open-ended discussion between the instructors and the students and helps students feel like a valued part of their school community.

Providing students with an opportunity to work in a group setting.

The students of today who want to become the leaders of tomorrow must learn to work effectively as a team, which is why there are many group learning opportunities at OWIS. From working as a group within the classroom to collaborating online using the latest technology, our students become familiar with working as a group to develop innovative solutions that are needed in today's competitive global economy. Group learning allows them to learn to work effectively with people of different backgrounds and with unique ideas.

Offering hands-on learning opportunities that focus on 21st-century skill development.

Our curriculum often requires our students to be active participants in the learning process. They have access to the best technological resources available today, which helps them to become adept at using new and innovative devices in the classroom setting and beyond. We want our students to develop the 21st-century skills that are in high demand today, such as critical thinking, collaborative communication and technological skills. We know that hands-on learning is the best way to develop and perfect these skills, which is why it remains at the forefront of all aspects of our curriculum programme.

We have intentionally designed our facilities so that students feel comfortable and confident throughout their entire school day. Some of the facilities at OWIS include:

Kindergarten play area

Multi purpose hall

Multi purpose hall

Recreational spaces

Discover why OWIS can be your child’s springboard for academic success and happiness at school

Find out how we nurture your child’s confidence in a healthy, open and truly multicultural school environment. Get familiar with our holistic approach to education and learn how we encourage children to pursue what they love and become lifelong learners.

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