SEK Education Group is to open SEK International School Riyadh, its first campus in Saudi Arabia, in collaboration with Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Education and the Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC).

The agreement is part of Saudi Arabia’s International Schools Attraction Program initiative under the country’s Vision 2030 strategy.

The new international school will cater to children from pre-K (aged 3 years) to Grade 2 (aged 7/8 years), and will offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, and Diploma Programme. Students will have the opportunity of learning Spanish, as well as Arabic, in a multilingual, English-based environment.

Minister of investment, Khalid Al-Falih said: “This partnership with SEK Education Group, which operates some of the highest ranked schools in Spain, is yet another testament to the outstanding results achieved through the joint efforts of our ministries and the RCRC to drive the International Schools Attraction Program. We will continue to identify, attract and guide leading educational institutions from around the world to establish their new homes in the Kingdom. The combination of our young population and transforming economy creates an environment of unique demand and opportunity for the rapid growth of the education sector.”

Minister of Education Dr Hamad Al Sheikh added: “By blending the power of culture and heritage with innovation and technology, SEK International School Riyadh will provide students with an exceptional learning. I wish the school success in its mission, as we work together to develop Riyadh into a world-class city.”

SEK International Schools teaches more than 6,000 students, from more than 70 countries, aged from four months to 18 years, on its campuses in Spain, France, Qatar and Ireland. SEK International School Riyadh is the company’s second school in the Middle East.

Date published: 30 July 2021

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