Yanbu International School is one of seven schools within the International Schools Group (ISG). It is an American curriculum international school committed to providing outstanding educational opportunities to its expatriate community. The school district is a not-for-profit institution licensed by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education and is directed by a Board of Trustees comprised of representatives from each of the schools' major constituents.
Established by the Royal Commission in 1979, Yanbu International School was administered by International Schools Services, Inc., Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A. In 1988, YIS became a member of Saudi Arabian International Schools, Dhahran District (SAIS-DD) and, finally International Schools Group (ISG) in 1998. YIS is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Our high academic standards prepare students for the global economy and a future of increased competition on the international platform. Additionally, we strive to create an atmosphere that encourages students to develop into well-rounded human beings who can participate in any society. As an international school with an American curriculum, we enjoy a rich cultural environment that allows for the exchange of diverse ideas, while cultivating acceptance and understanding. We are a small community and we take great pride in the fact that we know each student as an individual. It is our vision to provide a program that enhances students' unique talents and abilities.
Yanbu International School currently serves 450 students in Preschool through Grade 12. In addition to the core curriculum, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies, classes in Arabic Language and Culture, Music, Art, Information Literacy, Computer Technology and Physical Education are available to all grade levels. In the secondary grade levels, 6 - 12, an extensive elective program is available. In addition to the teaching faculty, a full time librarian, a guidance counselor, a technology coordinator and a registered nurse are on staff.
The school offers an extensive after-school activities program, providing students with opportunities for intra-Kingdom travel and competition in a variety of athletic and academic events including soccer, basketball, volleyball, knowledge bowl, science fairs, spelling bees, table tennis, cricket and softball. After school clubs include student council, general interest activities and study groups.
We strongly believe in the importance of partnership in education, and we include parents and students in the culture of the school by involving them in decision making on education and discipline. The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is a model of shared decision making, where parents are invited to participate in discussions about the issues of our school. Additionally, there are opportunities for parents to become members of the District's Board of Trustees.