School Profile

School Description


Our motto, a philosophy that is truly believed at Jeddah Knowledge International School (JKS), is ‘dedication to academic excellence’. Together, the administrators, faculty and staff have created a warm and nurturing professional learning community in which students may flourish.


Jeddah Knowledge International School (JKS) is a leading innovative school in Jeddah, known for its quality of education, well-rounded environment, and its commitment to academic excellence.

The school is recognized as a leader in the country, dedicated to international education while ensuring that students remain firmly rooted in their culture. Upon graduation, all students will receive an American Diploma and IB Diploma Certificate or IB Diploma.

JKS is the first private Saudi school in Jeddah to receive permission to offer international programs for Saudis; it has experienced consistent growth in its enrollment since its inception in 1996. Our goal is to have Internationalism at the center of our curriculum per our Philosophy, Objectives and Beliefs.

Authorization (IB School Code: 003746)

JKS is the first IB Continuum School in the Kingdom and is authorized to offer the three IB Programmes:



The school is accredited by the following:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) / Commission on International Education, PS-12 (CIE)
Council of International Schools (CIS)

JKS University Acceptance

Top 50 Universities (in alphabetical order)

Top 50 Universities (in alphabetical order)
Boston University, USA
Brown University, USA
Brunel University, UK
City University, UK
Columbia University, USA
Cornell University, USA
Darthmouth University, USA
Edinburgh Napier University, UK
George Washington University, USA
Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
King’s College London, UK
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
New York University (NYU), USA
Newcastle University, USA
Northwestern University, USA
Nottingham University, UK
Princeton University, USA
Queen Mary University, UK
Royal Holloway University, UK
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), UK
University College London, UK
University of Arts London, UK
University of Bath, UK
University of Birmingham, UK
University of California, Berkeley, USA
University of California, Irvine, USA
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
University of California, San Diego, USA
University of Chicago, USA
University of Edinburgh, UK
University of Exeter, UK
University of Greenwich, UK
University of Leeds, UK
University of Manchester, UK
University of Miami, USA
University of Pennsylvania, USA
University of Reading, UK
University of Southhampton, UK
University of Surrey, UK
University of Toronto, Canada
University of Virginia, USA
University of Warwick, UK
Yale University, USA
York St. John’s University, UK

Other University/College Acceptances

Other University/College Acceptances
American University in Cairo
American University of Beirut
American University of Dubai
American University of Paris
American University of Sharjah
American University, Washington
Bay State College
Bentley University
Dal Al-Hekma
Drake University
Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
Edinburgh Napier University
Effat College
Emerson College
Emmanuel College
Erasmus University
Franklin College, Lugano
Jacobs University, Bremen
Kaplan International College
King Abdulaziz University
Kingston University
Lasell College
Lebanese American University
Lesley University
London Metropolitan University
Marymount University
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University
Missouri Western State University
New York Institute of Technology
Northeastern University
Oxford Brookes
Revelle College, University of San Diego
Sarah Lawrence, NYK
Simmons College, Boston
Suffolk University
The University of Kent
University of British Columbia
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Central Florida
University of Central London
University of Central Missouri
University of Evansville
University of Massachusetts
University of Richmond
University of San Diego
University of Towson
University of Westminster
Utah State University
Wheelock College


Our professional academic staff consists of qualified, experienced and highly dedicated teachers representing 20 different nationalities. The school provides maximum opportunities for continued professional development through IB workshops worldwide, in addition to our in-house workshops run by qualified IB leaders.

School Facilities

Our school facilities are built according to international specifications. The buildings are fully air-conditioned and equipped with security cameras throughout the classrooms and campus. Wireless internet connection covers every office and classroom in the school. Further, all classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and intercoms for immediate monitoring.

JKS facilities include the following:

Sports Facilities

  • 4 Huge Air-conditioned Basketball Courts
  • 2 Green Pitches
  • 25m Covered Swimming Pool
  • 15m Covered Swimming Pool
  • 3 Fully Equipped Gymnasiums
  • 1 Fitness Room

Laboratories and Preparation Rooms

  • 12 Specialist Science Laboratories
  • 6 Computer Laboratories
  • 3 Laboratory Preparation Rooms

Recreation Areas

  • 4 Outdoor Covered Play Areas
  • 2 Indoor Air-conditioned Play Areas
  • 1 Sand Room

Specialists Rooms

  • 6 Art Rooms
  • 2 Design Technology Rooms
  • 1 Auto-Engineering Room
  • 5 Performing Art Rooms
  • 1 Robotic Rom
  • 1 Film Studies Room
  • 2 Culinary Art Rooms
  • Interior Design Room
  • Textile and Fashion Room

School Clinics and Isolation Rooms

  • 4 School Clinics
  • 2 Isolation Rooms


  • 4 School Libraries


  • 4 Cafeterias

Mosques and Ablution Areas

  • 4 Mosques and Ablution Areas


  • 2 Multi-purpose Auditoriums

School Community

Jeddah Knowledge School’s community consists of a rich mosaic of internationally diverse parents, students and staff members. JKS requires the rigor and excellence of its community, both socially and academically. Accordingly, we encourage an open, reflective, and secure environment where everyone is encouraged to respect their culture and the culture of others.

Educational Programme

JKS, which offers a broad academic curriculum with English as the language of instruction, strives for academic excellence, supported by a co-curricular program to develop holistic learners. Students eligible for a high school diploma at JKS must, as a minimum, satisfactorily complete the requirements as outlined in American Diploma Graduation Requirements. Students entering the IB Diploma Programme will be offered the courses listed in the IB Diploma Programme Courses.

In addition, students must complete all prescribed internal examinations and standard examinations (e.g. PSAT, SAT I, SAT II), and are encouraged to take other English proficiency tests such as IELTS and TOEFL, if required, to be eligible for graduation.

Extra-Curricular and Co-curricular Activities

In the interests of the holistic development of the student, the school offers numerous extra-curricular and co-curricular activities throughout the year which promote physical, emotional and social growth. The school offers an extensive After School Activity Program. JKS also involves students in many sporting, cultural and academic activities which link directly to the curriculum including Sports Day, Student Open Days, United Nations Day, Annual Book Fair, International School Library Month, Year Group Productions, 100th Day in School, Earth Day, field trips, Model United Nations, Student Council, Prefect System and various exhibitions.

School Name

Jeddah Knowledge International School


(00966) 12 691-7367 / 662-0174 / 2568231 / 6390587 / 662-0194 / 275-1140 / 691-0144 / 639-9090

School Website


(00966) 12 691-3974



Email Address

Members of the following Associations

Council of International Schools (CIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
Middle East IB Association (MEIBA)
European Council of International Schools (ECIS)
Association for Supervision in Curriculum Development (ASCD)
International Association of School Librarianship (IASL)
Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools (NESA)
National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
Overseas Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC)
Saudi IB Association (SIBA)

Heads of School

Mrs. Elham Al Fadli, Executive Director
Mrs. Yasmin Suliman, Head of School
Mrs. Zainab Ibrahim, Administrative Manager
Mr. Hani Sindi, Administrative Manager MYP-DP Boys
Mr. Gregory Lewis / Mr. Atiq Uddin, Heads of Boys’ Section
Mrs. Nicholette Marillier, Head of Upper School
Ms. Heather Champion, Head of Primary School