Our Strategic Plan

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Our Identity

As an integral part of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, located on the shores of the red sea, The KAUST School has access to outstanding resources and unique opportunities. We are a diverse, coeducational Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 international school that serves the KAUST community.

Our Mission

Together we ignite curiosity, inspire creativity and investigate solutions. Within a nurturing environment, we empower learners to skillfully and confidently leverage opportunities to thrive and contribute in a complex world.


Our Vision

The KAUST School aspires to be a courageously bold leader in education, pursuing excellence, inspiring discovery, and positively impacting humanity.

TKS Strategic Plan

In 2019 we conducted a review of our current position as well as chart the future direction of the organization. This work was a community effort, involving teachers, students, administrators, Board members, and parent representatives. This resulted in developing three key goals and 27 objectives to make up our 2020-23 Strategic Plan.


  • Academic
  • Empowered 
  • Personalized
  • Collaborative


  • Citizenship
  • Connection
  • Contribution


  • Belonging
  • Personal Growth

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TKS Strategic Plan

Our Values



  • We face changing confidently as global citizens.
  • We promote resilience and growth to adapt to ever-changing conditions.
  • We engage in reflective thought to promote change.


  • We diversify our thinking as we actively engage in problem-solving.
  • We cultivate a spirit of inquiry to guide learning and discovery.
  • We play with endless curiosity.


  • We embrace individuality in people, cultures, languages, and beliefs.
  • We seek out multiple perspectives to deepen our understanding.
  • We draw upon our differences to strengthen collaboration.


  • We nurture a sense of belonging within our community.
  • We provide equitable access to opportunities and resources.
  • We encourage the pursuit of personal aspirations.


  • We contribute to and benefit from our collective learning.
  • We rise to challenges, own our decisions, and overcome failures.
  • We recognize our impact on the world and act sustainably.
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