RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 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 to be established in Riyadh under the RCRC’s International School Attraction Program, an initiative to bring international schools to the Saudi capital in partnership with the Ministry of Investment and the Kingdom’s Ministry of Education.
Mazen Tammar, Education Sector Manager 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 Riyadh. The international institutions brought here by the RCRC will not only improve the education sector, but also contribute to the transformation of the capital into the most competitive and livable cities in the world by 2030.”
The Global Schools Foundation (GSF) has received 350 international awards for educational excellence and organizational excellence from the world’s leading award bodies. He has created technology-enabled learning environments and provided diverse linguistic and cultural exposure to students from Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Cambodia, Thailand, India, United Arab Emirates and from Malaysia.
OWIS offers comprehensive and holistic educational programs that include arts, sports, music and languages. The school offers personalized instruction for different stages of development through frameworks inspired by the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) and an American curriculum based on Common State Standards and next year’s science standards. generation (NGSS).
Atul Temurnikar, President of GSF, said, “OWIS believes in inclusive education to help the next generation thrive as young adults with a global outlook. The school has also adapted its education to meet the needs of changing times. The Riyadh campus will give students the right foundation to propel them to international success in the future.”
Students at OWIS in Riyadh will be exposed to peers, experts and faculty from the GSF’s global education network through cross-school, cross-campus and international activities to support building student portfolios strengths and global mindsets. GSF’s educational offering is underpinned by value-driven programs that build emotional intelligence and enable students to thrive in culturally diverse environments.
About The World Schools Foundation
Founded in 2002, Singapore-based GSF has several international brands under its umbrella, including OWIS, Dwight School – Seoul, GIIS, and more. It operates 26 campuses in eight countries and has over 25,000 students from 70 nationalities across Asia and the Middle East, and is internationally recognized for its high standards in academics. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be the ninth country in the GSF network.
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Image 1: Riyadh OWIS Campus
An artist’s rendition of the OWIS campus in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The school is expected to open in September 2022.
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