Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Under the patronage of the Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC), Singapore’s prestigious Global Schools Foundation is opening its first school campus in the Saudi capital in September 2022. The One World International School (OWIS) will be the fourth school will be established in Riyadh as part of the RCRC’s International School Attraction Program, an initiative to bring international schools to the Saudi capital in partnership with the Kingdom’s Ministry of Investment and Ministry of Education.
The international schools attracted to the program add diversity to Riyadh’s education system and represent globally recognized curricula, teaching and learning systems, offering best practices based on experience. The International School Attraction Program is part of the Kingdom’s Regional Headquarters (RHQ) Program, which encourages companies to establish their regional headquarters in Saudi Arabia. To date, 44 global companies have received licenses to move their regional headquarters to the capital.
Mazen Tammar, Head of Education at RCRC, said: “Attracting prestigious global institutions such as OWIS is a big part of how Riyadh creates a world-class education ecosystem. This is an important step in improving educational opportunities for all residents of Riyadh.
The Global Schools Foundation (GSF) currently operates 26 campuses in eight countries with an enrollment of over 25,000 students from 70 nationalities. Recognized as the most awarded network of schools in the world by the World Book of Records, London, UK and Switzerland in 2021, GSF has received 350 international awards in educational excellence, health and safety, social and emotional learning and organizational excellence awarded by the world’s leading award bodies. The school offers comprehensive and holistic educational programs that include arts, sports, music, and languages. OWIS offers personalized education for different stages of development based on the International Baccalaureate (IB), Primary Years Program (PP), and an American curriculum based on Common State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Atul Temurnikar, President of the GSF, said: “OWIS believes in inclusive education to help the next generation flourish into young adults with a global outlook. The school has also adapted its teaching to meet the needs of changing times. The Riyadh campus will reflect the philosophy of engagement inherent in OWIS for quality education.It will also give students the right foundation to propel them to international success in the future.
OWIS has received recognition from renowned organizations such as the Asia Pacific Quality Organization for its innovative practices in international programs. The Foundation has a proven track record of creating technology-enabled learning environments and providing diverse linguistic and cultural exposure to students from Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Cambodia, Thailand , India, United Arab Emirates and Malaysia.
The school offers a modern, state-of-the-art infrastructure in a digital environment, designed to impart 21st century learning capabilities to make students curious explorers, able to apply their education in experiences of the world. real. Through sport and skill-based learning, students will have the opportunity to hone their inherent talents and learn new skills. The range of programs offered includes coding, robotics, design and technology, and STEM-related studies.
Students at OWIS in Riyadh will be exposed to peers, experts, and faculty from the GSF’s global education network through inter-school, inter-campus, and international activities to support building strong student and student portfolios. a global mindset. GSF’s educational offering is underpinned by value-driven programs that build emotional intelligence, encourage awareness and empower students to thrive in culturally diverse environments.
Distinguished as one of the best education systems in the world by the OECD, Singapore’s education system has ranked in the top five in terms of educational outcomes by both the Program for International School Assessment (PISA) and by Trends in the International Study of Mathematics and Science (TIMSS).
For more information about OWIS Riyadh, please visit https://owis-riyadh.webflow.io/
About The World Schools Foundation
Founded in 2002, Singapore-based GSF has several international brands under its umbrella, including OWIS, Dwight School – Korea, GIIS, and more. It operates 26 campuses in eight countries and has more than 25,000 students from 70 nationalities in Asia and the Middle East. , and is internationally recognized for its high standards in established academic criteria, management processes and quality of governance. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be the ninth country in the GSF network.