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Director’s Welcome

Director’s Welcome

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Meet our Director, Dr. Michelle Remington

Welcome to The KAUST School! We offer an exceptional international education for children from 3-18 within a vibrant and truly global community.

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.

Campus And Facilities

Purpose-built with learning and play in mind, in stunning natural surroundings, there’s plenty to inspire our students, both inside and outside the classroom. We’re also so fortunate to have access to the University’s extensive facilities, including science labs, auditoria, and meeting hubs. It makes for a truly world-class environment for our community.

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We’re located on the sprawling campus of the KAUST, right on the beautiful shores of the Red Sea. The cosmopolitan city of Jeddah is only 80 kilometers north and provides wonderful opportunities for leisure, cultural experiences, and exploration.

Our Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team


Tiffany Hill

Kindergarten Principal
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Dr. Michelle Remington

School Director
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Jeff Woodcock

Elementary School Principal
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Dr. Robert Blanchard

High School Principal
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Dr. Leigh Martin

Admissions Director
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Zachary Berezowski

Student Support Director
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Dr.Ronald Lalonde

Middle School Principal
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Julian Edwards

Director of Learning & Innovation
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Megan Smallwood

Megan Smallwood

HR Business Partner
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Our Strategic Plan

Our Strategic Plan

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

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

Our Values

Our Values


  • We face change 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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TKS Annual Report

In our annual report for 2023, you can read about the progress TKS has made in our strategic areas of learning, engagement, and well-being, along with our plans for the future.

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