Why SEK-Riyadh?

5 reasons for choosing SEK-Riyadh

SEK International Schools have a rich, nearly 130-year history and tradition of pedagogical innovation and leadership in Spain and worldwide. That’s why we offer educational programmes unlike any other.
Technology and innovation are vibrant at SEK International Schools. We combine the most up-to-date learning resources and the latest technology, such as iPads, robotics or smart boards, with our innovative Smart Classroom methodology to deliver state-of-the-art student-centred education.
Subject to IB authorization, SEK-Riyadh will offer the continuum of International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes from age 3 to 18, a genuinely international, rigorous education that is recognised worldwide.
SEK-Riyadh’s distinctive identity is that of an international school, with an Arabic and Spanish flavour, serving the local and international community in Riyadh. While the main language of instruction is English, our students have the opportunity to develop their fluency and mastery of English, Arabic, Spanish and other languages.


At SEK International Schools we believe a passion for learning is a passion for life. We prepare our students to become balanced global citizens and lifelong learners.

  • Lifelong learners, flexible and creative thinkers and problem solvers, with a solid knowledge base.
  • Balanced individuals who are socially and emotionally intelligent, good communicators and lead healthy lives.
  • Active Global citizens, open-minded, principled, entrepreneurial and committed to positive change at a local and global level.


SEK International School Riyadh: private international school in Saudi Arabia

SEK International School Riyadh is conveniently located in the Al Rabie district, in central Riyadh close to the Kingdom Hospital, with excellent travel connections via the King Salman and King Fahad highways.

Established in 1892, SEK International Schools are places where innovation and pedagogical leadership are combined with nearly 130 years of tradition and history to offer educational programmes of the highest quality. SEK has over 40 years’ experience of offering IB programmes, with an excellent record of IB diploma results and university entrance. Our aim at SEK International Schools is to provide a high-quality international education through the development of our students’ abilities to the highest level of their potential.

SEK-Riyadh welcomed its inaugural students in September 2021. We currently welcome applications from students in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8 (ages 3 to 14).

SEK International School Riyadh is an authorised PYP school and an IB candidate school* for the MYP. The school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students. We will eventually be offering a full International Baccalaureate education, adapted for the Saudi Arabian context, from age 3 to 18 years, to ensure pupils can complete the best possible pre-university education at SEK-Riyadh.

Classes from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6 are co-ed.

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes visit https://www.ibo.org.

Discover SEK-Riyadh:

  • SEK- Riyadh is part of the SEK Education Group, which has a rich 130 year history and tradition of pedagogical innovation and leadership worldwide.
  • The school welcome students from Pre-K (age 3 years) to Grade 8 (age 14 years)
  • SEK International School Riyadh has received its authorisation for PYP program and its an IB candidate school* for the MYP.
  • SEK-Riyadh has also started the process of international accreditation with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)



Quality assurance


Our main priority at SEK International Schools is to provide a quality education to our students through the different educational experiences we offer them. This entails a constant review of our learning and teaching processes, our curricula and our assessment processes.

In order to comply with these high quality standards we regularly manage and review our quality assurance providers and submit our schools to external evaluations in order to ensure compliance with the standards required by the most demanding international and national educational authorities.

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