In 1991 when King Faisal School first opened its doors, the enrolment consisted of 350 primary students. Within six years, the student body more than doubled and now includes pre-school, primary, intermediate, and secondary grades.
The first years of operation saw the school's reputation firmly established as a leading example of how traditional values and modern education can complement each other without compromise. An active calligraphy club, for example, counterbalances classes that teach the latest in computer technology. Low teacher-student ratios ensure that pupils get maximum benefit from tuition.
The modern architecture and exceptional facilities of King Faisal School are set in beautifully maintained grounds that offer the students a calming, aesthetic atmosphere.
Academically, the school sets the highest standards and is proud that its students meet and exceed the challenging program: classes begin early in the morning and finish late in the afternoon five-and-a-half days a week. This full-day program includes extra-curricular activities that complement the curriculum set by the Saudi Ministry of Education.
King Faisal School also sets new educational standards. For example, after successfully introducing a civics course, the Ministry of Education made the subject mandatory in all Saudi schools.
Through its comprehensive programs and its dedicated staff, King Faisal School maximizes all aspects of a student's potential. Moral responsibility, leadership skills, and independence are stressed in an effort to develop a balanced individual who will be a credit to his school and his community.