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Director’s Welcome

Director’s Welcome

Dr. Michelle Remington
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Welcome to The KAUST School! We offer an exceptional international education for children from 3-18 within a vibrant and truly global community. Whether you’re considering a school for your child or are looking to join our passionate team of education professionals, we would love to hear from you.

Our mission is simple: to ignite curiosity, inspire creativity and investigate solutions. All our students follow the world-renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) programme, where they develop as inquirers, thinkers, communicators and risk-takers. We have a wonderful relationship with our friends at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology – better known as KAUST.  And, with the support of our host country, Saudi Arabia, we’re able to deliver on this mission every day. These close relationships allow us to offer unique experiences for both our faculty and students which you won’t find in other schools around the world.

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Our schools

Our schools


Kindergarten provides our 3-5 year-old students with a play-based approach to teaching and learning.

Elementary School

A dynamic, creative, technology-rich and inquiry-based learning environment awaits our 6 -10-year-olds.

Middle School

A rich and varied program for our 11 - 14 year-olds, supporting the unique needs of middle school-aged students.

High School

A diverse academic program enhanced by athletics and activities for our 15 - 18-year-olds, preparing them for that next important step beyond high school.

A special learning environment for everyone

At TKS, we support the thriving university community of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology – better known as KAUST. Collaborating with a leading research university makes for a very special learning environment for all our students, with unique opportunities to learn and grow.

Campus And Facilities

Campus And Facilities


State-of-the-art science labs

Our seven cutting-edge labs provide the perfect environment for discovery and exploration. 


Well-resourced libraries

Our four libraries are welcoming, nurturing spaces with a wealth of resources for all our children’s learning needs.


Excellent sporting facilities

Sports are a huge part of TKS life and we’re proud to offer facilities to match our passion.

Go Sharks!


Inspirational auditoria and creative arts spaces

From performing to public speaking, our inspirational spaces provide platforms to build confidence.

Why TKS?

Why TKS?

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Our expert teachers bring a wealth of international experience

Our teachers and staff come from many different countries and are truly representative of our exceptionally diverse community. They annually engage in deep professional learning that allows them to continue to grow professionally, resulting in more opportunities for students to grow and learn.

We offer a world-renowned

We offer a world-renowned international curriculum

Our school has been specifically designed for an international student body. We have chosen the International Baccalaureate (IB), a curriculum that is the most respected and widely followed academic program in the international school world.  The IB truly prepares students for the best international universities and is well suited to globally mobile international students and tomorrow’s global citizens. This means that when our students leave, at whatever point in their KG, Elementary or Secondary education, they’ll be ready for whatever step they want to take next, anywhere in the world.


A unique partnership with a leading international university

Being located on the sprawling campus of the KAUST University, a leading research University, makes for a very special learning environment, one that is incredibly rich in both resources and opportunities, and which are not available in other schools around the world.

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We offer a diverse and International minded environment

International schools are wonderful environments where students are exposed to a multitude of cultures, customs, and ideas. This promotes respect, encourages collaboration and sees students develop high levels of empathy and compassion.

This is a key part of The KAUST School experience. At the same time, we focus on maintaining high academic standards and the development of the whole child.

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We are a visionary school

The whole KAUST project is visionary. The KAUST School supports the University’s overall mission, and we are an important part of the foundation and the destination for family and community life on campus. As a school we are especially passionate about developing new programs and opportunities for our students. 

This, coupled with the wealth of resources we have at our disposal through our partnership with KAUST University, enables us to provide a truly world class education that uniquely meets the needs of our students and families.

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Our ultimate goal for our students

By encouraging students to become engaged, self-directed learners, we can help them develop into well-adjusted, productive members of society. In so doing, our vision is to become a model for education around the world, a Beacon School.

TKS in numbers

TKS in numbers



Our community represents 75 nationalities



Sports Teams



Class of 2023 accepted into 43 of world’s Top 100 universities



Library books in over 20 languages



Students of ages 3-18



Members of staff

School Demographics Brochure


LAtest news & Events

LAtest news & Events


Annual Report 2023

Did you know that TKS students consistently outperformed the global average on IB personal project scores over the last five years? 


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