About Our School


RIS is dedicated to create a supportive environment for open mindedness and life - long learning.


Provide a caring, safe and warm learning environment that stimulates learners' curiosity, freedom of expression, positive competition and life-long learning through intercultural understanding.


Rand International School was founded in 2006 in the city of Qatif. In its first two years, the school had functioned as simply kindergarten in small building. It started with 75 kids and jumped quickly to nearly 140 kids in the second year with reaching its maximum capacity. The growing demand for English teaching curriculum offered incentive to the owner to seize an opportunity of renting a huge building in the city of Sahait which is approximately 5 miles away from the first school building. A great effort and large investment were needed to transform the place into a school complex. Constructions and renovations and maintenance continued throughout the years to reshape the current school buildings.

Today the school complex consisted of Kindergarten, International grade school and Saudi curriculum school which has other separate license granted by the Ministry of Education. Currently, the number in the school complex run over 1100 students, of which about 780 students are in kindergarten and primary school.

The schools have developed rapidly over the years in terms of education quality as started to attract many parents from Qatif district and surrounding Dammam district. In the initial two years, the International Primary school functioned as mixed-gender school and was dominated by non-Saudis since there was restriction on Saudis to get into International grade schools. In contrast, Kindergarten has been dominated from the start by Saudis since there was flexibility for Saudi to get enrolled without government restrictions.

In 2012, our international grade school has become predominantly Saudis as we have obtained the official permit from the Ministry of Education to accept direct Saudi enrollment because of meeting their requirements. This has resulted in large Saudi enrollments especially in Grade One. The cancelation of grade four to grade seven for boys led to loss of large number of students, but this is being compensated by larger number with the inflow of Saudis. Saudis in Grades have been transformed over the years from a small minority into a very large majority.

The rise of Rand schools over a short period of time within the region has not come from vacuum. We were aware from the start that upgrading learning environment and promoting self-learning are not easy tasks but it can't not be achieved without effective utilization and development of resources. Much of our current leadership has risen up from school manpower based on their skills and commitment to professionalism. The school policy has always given an opportunity to distinguished school teachers and staff to move up within the management which reflected the space for upward mobility.

Our efforts payback by having the academic accreditation for quality in education from the global nonprofit organization the AdvancED organization .which was big leap towards improvement.
This non-profit organization has helped our school improve in all aspects with respect to purpose and direction, governance and leadership, teaching and assessing, resources and support systems and using results for continuous improvement.
The learning journey is endless and every year Rand school is exerting great effort to maintain more improvement.


  • AdvancED

  • IB Candidate

Fast Facts

  • 90% of Saudization in the international section staff and 100% in privet section staff.
  • Categorized as a level A school according to the Ministry of Education Standards.
  • Selected as one of the best five KFS IB Project Schools in KSA.
  • Awarded with the place in Abdulla Al Matrood Prize for Educational Innovation.

About Rand

At Rand International school we aim to give every child the very best start possible to their education through vibrant and engaging teaching, enabling the children to become active learners and by using an exciting, broad and balanced curriculum.

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