School Identity

Yusr International School, also known as YIS, is an accredited, private school serving both the local and expatriate communities located in Jeddah – Saudi Arabia.

YIS schools are co-educational from Pre-K until Grade 3 (In Grades 1-3 boys and girls are placed in different classrooms), and is then segregated from Grade 4 until graduation. Kindergarten consists of three grade levels (Pre-K, KG1 and KG2); Primary School consists of five grade levels (Grade1 – Grade5); Middle School consists of three grade levels (Grade6 – Grade8); High School consists of four grade levels (Grade9 – Grade12).

YIS schools operate legally under the supervision of the Ministry of Education “MoE” under the license number 520-3569 since the academic year 2006/2007.

YIS is managed by a team of professional, passionate and dedicated faculty members starting from the General Director, Heads of Departments, Curriculum Coordinators, teachers and support staff. At YIS, we value the importance of all our stakeholders from students, teachers, parents and administrators. YIS provides internationally-enriched, standard-based curricula where each faculty member strives to lay emphasis on the seriousness and the importance of education integrated with the physical, social, and moral growth of our students.

The school serves as an ideal site for teaching and learning. The school offers several services to ensure that each individual student is given the appropriate equal opportunity to learn and grow in a safe and caring environment.

The curriculum framework meets the requirements of MoE and the Common Core State Standards “CCSS” and Next Generation Science Standards “NGSS”. For the Kindergarten School and Primary years (Grades 1-5), the CCSS and the PYP learning standards were aligned in a unified curriculum map.

The biggest highlight on the academic path of YIS was achieving the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB-PYP) accreditation in the academic year 2018/2019 and becoming an IB World School one of a few international schools in Jeddah. Our virtual MYP verification visit will take place in the next academic year 2021-2022 in order to gain MYP accreditation.

The ultimate academic goal for YIS is to become a continuum IB World School by offering all IB Programmes (PYP, MYP, PD, and CP) and accredited by well-known international organizations.

School History

Today, YIS is one of the top international schools in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and is committed to delivering comprehensive international education programs that enable its students to be life-long learners while retaining their local roots while retaining their local roots.

Yusr International Schools foster values, consolidate Islamic beliefs and principles, deliver excellent education programs, and serve both local and expatriate communities in Saudi Arabia to be learners of today and pioneers of tomorrow.

The story of YIS started in the academic year 2006/2007 and its educational journey began with 10 staff members and 40 students on Sunday, September 24, 2006 (1/9/1427H). The founder of the school, Mrs. Aisha Al-Otaibi, planned to establish a school following an American curriculum with an Islamic perspective. The plan was to build a school that operates efficiently and abides by the required standards for quality education and performance under the supervision of the Ministry of Education.

In the academic year 2010/2011, YIS reviewed its vision and mission while keeping the basic principles untouched. The school’s slogan was renewed in consistency with Yusr’s development. During this academic year, the school achieved its first accreditation from the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), as well as attained candidacy status for accreditation from AdvancED.

During the academic year 2011/2012, Yusr International School comprised 120 staff members and 1200 students keeping its steady pace towards targeted short-term and long-term goals. Yusr International School achieved full accreditation from AdvancED for five years and was classified to date as a class A classification from the Ministry of Education to accept Saudi students as well as expatriate students.

In the academic year 2016/2017, SEDCO Holding, a Jeddah-based private investment and wealth management group, having a diverse spectrum of investments in Saudi and across the globe, acquired a stake in YIS with a view to expanding and growing the school.

YIS renewed its accreditation with Cognia, previously known as AdvancED, in the academic year 2016/2017 for another five years. In the academic year 2018/2019, YIS received the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP) accreditation and is currently an IB- MYP candidate school.

We took a further step to enhance the growth of the existing school by relocating to new campuses almost double the capacity of the existing school in Jeddah with all needed facilities and enhanced technologies throughout both campuses (Boys and Girls) in the academic year 2020/2021. These new state-of-the-art campuses with all the included facilities will enhance and create an ideal learning environment.

During the academic year 2020/2021, Yusr Schools underwent a major shift to virtual learning. YIS staff members worked rigorously hand-in-hand to develop educational practices that can further enhance such virtual experiences and resolve the obstacles that may take place.

Today YIS serves around 2000+ students who will continue their shining academic journey and reach the school’s ultimate academic goal.