American Curriculum with NGSS and Common Core for Grades 6 to 8

Transitioning into Middle Grades is a crucial  time for  students, where they encounter new subjects, instructors, and social dynamics, while also taking up greater responsibility and independence. As they prepare for the academic rigor of the American curriculum, including Common Core and NGSS standards, we’ve tailored a specialized curriculum for Grades 6 to 8. Rooted in the American education framework the curriculum is thoughtfully adapted to meet the needs of our diverse student body.

The American curriculum has undergone transformational changes to better equip students for 21st-century learning and career-focused education. Embracing innovation and adaptability, this curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, problem-solving, and interdisciplinary approaches to learning, reflecting the demands of today’s rapidly evolving world. Discover how our Middle Grades curriculum is meticulously crafted to nurture both the academic growth and emotional well-being of our students.

How do we ensure a holistic learning experience for your
child in Middle Grades?

Internal and External Assessments

Internally, students undergo weekly quizzes, end-of-unit tests, mid-terms, and final exams, each meticulously designed to gauge their understanding and mastery of the curriculum. At OWIS Riyadh we firmly believe an important part of ensuring academic success is the monitoring and evaluation of student learning progress.

To aid in preparation, students receive study guides well in advance of midterms and final exams, allowing ample time for review and consolidation of knowledge. 

Externally, we utilize a comprehensive assessment approach, including NWEA Map Testing and CAT4 testing in the first term, followed by the PASS survey in the second term, providing valuable insights into students’ academic progress and growth.

Innovative STEAM Programs

Our state-of-the-art, purpose-built laboratories serve as the hub for integrated sciences, where students take part in hands-on experiments and explorations, fostering a deep understanding of scientific concepts. Beyond traditional science education, our STEAM program extends to coding and robotics, equipping students with essential skills for the future.

Collaborative learning experiences

Through initiatives like the National Junior Honor Society, OWIS Shark Tank Competition and weekly After School Activities students are encouraged to excel academically, demonstrate leadership qualities, and engage in community service, fostering a culture of excellence and altruism. Our Model United Nations program offers a platform for students to hone their research, public speaking, and diplomacy skills as they tackle global issues and simulate real-world diplomacy.

4. Individualized support and guidance

OWIS Riyadh is committed to providing individualized support and guidance, fostering a positive and inclusive atmosphere where students can excel academically and personally. Whether through mentorship programs, counseling services, or academic support, we prioritize the well-being and success of every student in the middle grades.

Subject in the American curriculum with NGSS and Common Core for Grades 6 to 8

  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • Digital Literacy
  • Art
  • Music
  • PE
  • French and Chinese

Ministry of Education Subjects

  • Islamic studies
  • Arabic
  • KSA Social Studies for Saudis/Non Saudis

Experience OWIS Riyadh with a guided tour and discover the educational excellence that distinguishes us as one of Riyadh’s best American schools. Explore how we cultivate a foundation for higher education and equip students with the tools necessary for a prosperous future as conscientious global citizens.


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

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