Best Primary School in Riyadh

As an IB PYP candidate school offering an American curriculum, OWIS Riyadh employs inquiry-based learning to explore the depths of learning and inspire students to be curious, innovative and passionate learners in their primary years. 

What to Expect From Our IB Primary Years Program?

The IB primary schooling at OWIS Riyadh lays strong foundations for a lifetime of curiosity, creativity, intellectual achievement and growth in young learners.

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1. Friendly and intimate school environment

Teachers, students and staff contribute to our school's warm and welcoming atmosphere, making it easier for your child to adjust to their initial trysts with primary education. Our cozy, comfortable and well-thought-out indoor and outdoor learning spaces encourage students to further explore their curiosity, develop a love of learning and feel excited about going to school every day. 

2. Experienced and caring IB-trained teachers

Our qualified IB teachers have years of experience and are considered among the best for primary schools in Riyadh. They continue to upgrade their knowledge and remain passionate about providing guidance, support and understanding during their students’ formative years.

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3. Holistic and rigorous  curriculum

Our curriculum remains committed to the tenets of IB PYP. It fosters students to learn to be proactive, inquisitive and curious about the world around them. We prioritize character development through values, and prepare them to take on challenges through independent thinking; all in a safe learning environment.

4. Kind and truly multicultural school

Through various cultural awareness initiatives and a non denominational approach to education, our students learn how to better appreciate other cultures and different points of view. With kindness, diversity and inclusivity, your child becomes part of a safe, healthy and truly international school community built on mutual trust and respect.

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Play-Based, Inquiry-Led Learning

Our early years program is underpinned by a play-based approach to learning. Influenced by the inquiry-led IB PYP curriculum, our activities help students embark on a journey of exploration and self-discovery right from their development stage.

Our Team

Social, emotional and cognitive development of students is at the heart of our kindergarten education. At OWIS International School Riyadh, we have IB-trained educators who are mentors and guides to students from their young age. They give personal care and help students not just develop a love for learning, but also self-confidence and independence. Teachers also regularly expand their knowledge and skills in keeping with the needs of the times and our own high educational standards.

Our Facilities

Our spacious and bright new campus has made clever use of spaces to create a sensory learning environment for students, where they can enjoy being curious and adventurous in a safe manner. These spaces are customized to help them learn with enthusiasm and grow.

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Why We Are The Best Preschool In Riyadh

Play-based, inquiry-led learning

Our kindergarten program is underpinned by a play-based approach to learning. Influenced by the inquiry-led IB PYP curriculum, our activities help students embark on a journey of exploration and self-discovery right from their development stage.

Our Team

Social, emotional and cognitive development of students is at the heart of our kindergarten program. We have IB-trained educators who are mentors and guides to students from their young age. They give personal care and help students not just develop a love for learning, but also self-confidence and independence. Teachers also regularly expand their knowledge and skills in keeping with the needs of the times and our own high educational standards.

Our Facilities

Our spacious and bright new campus has made clever use of spaces to create a sensory learning environment for students, where they can enjoy being curious and adventurous in a safe manner. These spaces are customized to help them learn with enthusiasm and grow.

Why Choose OWIS For Your Child’s Primary Education?

Primary education at OWIS Riyadh is a balance of traditional and technology-driven environment. Through new-age platforms and latest methodologies, our experienced teachers shape your child into being inquisitive learners with the right skills and academic bent.

Every child a unique individual

We value and treat every child as a unique individual. To achieve optimal personal and academic growth, we personalize  each child's learning journey based on their specific needs and interests; while closely monitoring their progress.

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Rich selection of extracurricular activities

Your child has plenty of engaging co-curricular activities to choose from. These help children realize their passions and learn new skills, which boosts self confidence in areas such as sports, arts, music and languages.

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Low student-teacher ratio

With our small class sizes, your child benefits from greater personal care and attention. Being part of a small and nurturing classroom environment also helps students form more meaningful connections with their teachers and peers.

Reasonable tuition fees

We strive to deliver quality education within a reasonable and accessible fee range, while continuously reinvesting in the school to upgrade ourselves for providing better benefits to the students.

How to Apply for the Primary School Admission at OWIS?

The academic year at OWIS Riyadh begins in January and concludes in December. However, prospective students can seek admission at any point during the school year, depending on their overall application and availability within the particular grade level.

Please follow the steps of the application process and complete each portion of the application form in order for your admission to be considered. Primary admissions will only be considered for children no younger than 3 years of age, as is the norm with the American primary school system. We try to keep our application process straightforward and simple. Just follow the simple steps below:

Fill out the application form online and upload all necessary documents there.

Pay the one time non-refundable application fee.

We hold discussions with new parents as well as an informal interview with the student. Assessment tests may be required for certain grades.

For confirming admission, a place of offer is shared with parents that they’ll need to accept. This confirms we're able to offer a seat to their child.

The login details for the parent portal are shared and parents will need to generate an e-contract.

Optional - Submit the registration form for the school bus only if you're going to use school transport.

Pay tuition fees via cheque or credit card.

Two sets of uniforms are included in the school fee which parents are required to collect from our uniform supplier.

On the first day of school - you are requested to collect parent tags.

Primary School Fees in Riyadh

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The fees at OWIS Riyadh are kept moderate to make the international school experience accessible for all families, expatriate or otherwise. For more information on primary schooling fees and costs, feel free to reach out to us.

FAQs About OWIS Primary Schooling

Your Child’s Educational Journey

Our Early Years Program serves as an introductory step to your child’s school journey for their K12 years. At the end of kindergarten, each child is ready to take on the challenges of future studies with confidence and curiosity.

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From ages 3 to 6

They spend time in an immersive, play-based classroom setting, in our Kindergarten Program which is based on the IB PYP curriculum integrated with the American Common Core with a strong emphasis on literacy in the Early Years.

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From ages 6 to 11

As a PYP candidate school, students will enjoy the IB PYP curriculum integrated with the American Common Core, where inquiry-led learning is encouraged and real-life application of learning is applied daily with the support of hands-on learning through our advanced learning spaces.

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From ages 11 to 18

They will focus on furthering their academic development through international curriculum and personal achievements as they prepare for life beyond our Secondary School.

Visit our school and see how we can support your child’s all-round development