About OWIS

One World International School is a non-denominational school that welcomes students of all cultures, ethnicities and religion.

Our school allows students to learn in an intimate and engaging setting, where they can focus on discussion, cooperation and teamwork in a caring and nurturing environment. By striking a balance between personalising the educational experience and building a community of interconnected learners, we prepare students to become the next leaders of our global economy.

Our vision and mission

Our mission is to help students become the best version of themselves by providing them with a rigorous curriculum that can be customised to meet their own unique history and experiences. Our curriculum encourages kindergarten starters and primary school students to think critically about their learning, to discuss their findings with their instructors and classmates and to collaborate in order to create solutions and complete projects. Our unique approach to the educational journey results in well-rounded students who are not only successful academically, but who have also developed a strength of character that will allow them to succeed on a personal level.

One of the first things you will learn about OWIS is that we are passionate about providing every child with an exceptional education, beginning from early childhood to ensure a well-rounded education for all our learners.

We can help your child by:

Offering them a classroom environment where they are surrounded by dedicated professionals who are nurturing, compassionate and experienced.

Encouraging them to challenge themselves and continue to work toward their goals by providing them with a best-in-class curriculum.

Teaching them to socialise with their peers and allowing them to learn to be respectful and empathetic of people of all backgrounds.

OWIS Model

Our non-denominational, multicultural environment is ideal for students with expatriate families who have chosen to make Riyadh their long term home as well as those who are new to Riyadh.

The consistent curriculum allows students who have transferred from other international schools to adjust to their new surroundings and meet new friends quickly.

The OWIS Story

OWIS is proud to be part of the Global School Foundation, which is a not-for-profit organisation that was founded in 2002 with the goal of providing high-quality, affordable education to students in global communities around the world.

At OWIS, the administrators and educators work together to make sure that each individual student is inspired to become a lifelong learner. We teach our children to think critically about the problems they are presented with and to encourage discussion in our classrooms. We focus on hands-on learning opportunities that allow our students to develop the 21st-century skills they will need to succeed in the competitive global economy of today.

Recognising that our students hail from countries across the world and that a variety of cultures are represented within our student body, we have also created a team of equally diverse educators. Our dynamic team of teachers is passionate about education, and they work together to make sure that every OWIS student has the resources they need to be successful.

OWIS’s first campus opens at Upper Changi Road in Singapore. The school quickly gains a reputation for its intimate and compassionate environment
We get accreditation for the IB PYP, an inquiry-based programme for learners aged 3-12.
We became part of the Global Schools Foundation
We apply for and win a government tender to set up a moderately priced international school on an expansive campus.
Nanyang campus opens mid-academic year in January 2018 with more than 250 students. This number increases to 750 enrolled students at the start of the new school year in August 2018.
We get accreditation for the IB DP from IB Foundation. In our second academic year in the new campus, we are able to welcome more than 1200 learners. We also open a campus in Tokyo, Japan.
Our Riyadh Campus commences operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

We have special offers on fees, details of which can be found on the website. For additional information please contact the school admissions team.

The One World International School offers the American curriculum based on NGSS and Common Core underpinned by the International Baccalaureate Primary years program* – Designed as an inquiry-based system of learning to help your child excel in a global environment.

We believe that a school is a place where children learn so much about themselves. Our emphasis on sports and co-curricular allows each child to discover a passion and inculcate values of teamwork, collaboration, leadership, and inclusivity. Some activities offered include Kids Yoga, Football Academy, Robotics Club, Readers’ Theatre, Choir, Ballet, Art Workshop, etc. You can contact your son/daughter’s homeroom teacher for more information.

Our class size is not more than 25 students per class to ensure individual attention while allowing for collaboration in the process of learning.

Our teaching staff comprises native English speakers who bring a wealth of experience in delivering learning at international schools. They understand each child in the classroom and tailor the learning experience to the individual while managing the dynamics of the group.

Our children represent the community that we are a part of. We have representation from multiple countries, cultures, and traditions, thereby fostering a truly international environment for the children to learn and grow in.

We are in the process of finalizing the transportation and request that you check with us after a few days.

While the medium of education is English, we offer French as a second language for interested students. Arabic is mandatory as required by the Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia for Islamic and non-Islamic children.

OWIS is located at Building No 2517, Al Muruj, Olaya St., Maan St., Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

We provide uniforms and books, which are included in the tuition fee.

You may apply for your child through the OWIS website or by visiting the school between 8 am – 4 pm, Sunday to Thursday, and 8 am – 1 pm on Saturday. Please feel free to write to us at [email protected] or call us at +966 50 637 3159 or +966 50 721 9782.

Our academic year is from September – June.

Our campus is a co-educational environment that reflects the community that we are a part of.

At OWIS, we welcome children from all nationalities; this way, our students are introduced to an international environment.

Children applying for admission to Kindergarten are not required to appear for an examination. Those enrolling in Grades 1-4 need to give a written exam and an oral assessment for English and Math so that we may understand the child better

We do have language support programs in place to support our second language learners. More information can be shared upon completion of the application.

OWIS places a strong emphasis on healthy eating. We do not provide canteen services. Parents are requested to send drinks, snacks, and lunch with their child ensuring that the items provided are in line with the OWIS Healthy Eating guidelines/expectations.


We are an IB PYP Candidate School

Admissions Open for Pre-Kg to Grade 5

Register with us to enroll into our play-based, inquiry-led curriculum which lays the foundation to a fruitful co-educational learning journey for your child

Call Us: +966 552504149 | +966 507219782