Athletics play a major role in the activities at The KAUST School. This is the home of the Sharks, inspired by the whale sharks indigenous to the Red Sea. We are a proud member of the Saudi Arabian Inter-Kingdom Activities Conference (SAIKAC). 

The KAUST School offers several different athletic opportunities to our students at various levels.  At the Under 14 level, it’s a mixture of participation and competition.  We will facilitate playing opportunities for all participants where we can, with the top performers selected to represent the school at the end of season SAIKAC Tournament.   At Under 16 and Under 19 Level, competition for places in the teams comes into effect right from the start of the season, and also concludes with the team traveling to SAIKAC Tournaments around the kingdom


  • Volleyball
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Basketball
  • Badminton   
  • Cross Country Running
  • Track and Field
  • Netball
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Swimming

Training sessions run for between 1 and 1.5 hours per day, with two or three per week after school.