Located within the Eurovillage Compound in Al Khobar, IPS offers an exceptional education for students in kindergarten through Grade 12. The school is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and is licensed by the Saudi Ministry of Education.
In the thirteenth year of operation, IPS offers an American curriculum. Graduates earn an American High School Diploma that qualifies them for admission to colleges and universities in the US, Canada, Europe, and elsewhere. IPS’s programs are carried out with high quality U.S. texts, materials, and services. Almost all of the school’s faculty of certified teachers in the core subjects are native English speakers from North America, Great Britain, Australia or New Zealand.
Teachers and staff pride themselves on maintaining high standards which they accomplish through small classes, a personal touch, and dedication to the success of their students. As a result, IPS has become one of the leading schools in the Eastern Province. The student population is multinational representing over 30 countries from around the world. Student numbers have grown substantially over the recent years, and IPS is preparing for the construction of a new purpose-built campus that will enable the school to expand in size and enhance its academic curriculum offerings.
Elementary students from KG1 through Grade 5 are grounded in the IPS core curriculum: English language (comprehensive reading skills and 6 + 1 Traits writing skills): Mathematics (including computer skills); Science (Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Earth Sciences); Social Studies (history, geography, civics); Arabic Language (First and Second Language); Islamic Studies; and Physical Education. In addition, elementary students take classes in Art, and Computer skills. All subjects are taught in a carefully organized curriculum sequence that emphasizes real learning and critical thinking. Whenever possible, teachers employ cooperative groups for interdisciplinary projects. Elementary students from Grade 1 are also eligible to participate in a range of after-school clubs throughout the year, which might include choices like cooking, arts and crafts, foreign language, sports activities, educational board games, etc.
Middle school students from Grade 6 through Grade 8 continue with the IPS core curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Arabic (First and Second) Language, Islamic Studies, Saudi History & Geography and Physical Education. Students apply and develop their computer skills in the core subjects; in addition to Art, they also have the opportunity to take French. ESL is offered as much as possible to students who need English language support. The curriculum continues to emphasize critical thinking and cooperative, interdisciplinary projects including the popular Week Without Walls program. Middle school students can also choose from a wide array of after-school activities.
High school students from Grade 9 through Grade 12 take the courses they need to fulfill the IPS graduation requirements in English (English Literature and English Composition): Mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-calculus, and Calculus); Science (Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics); Social Studies (US History, World Geography, World History, and Saudi History & Geography); Business and Economics; Physical Education and Health; Art; Islamic Studies,; Computer Studies; and Language (Arabic, French, Spanish). Extra-curricular activities include Yearbook, Sports, Model United Nations and Week Without Walls, and all juniors and seniors are required to take a Guidance class preparing them for college or university.