Why Choose AAIS?

There are nine (9) good reasons why you should choose AAIS. Click on the following reasons to know more about them.

1. Extracurricular Activities
2. Personal Attention
3. Small Classes
4. Highly Qualified Faculty and Staff
5. Excellence in Teaching and Student Performance
6. Mixed Student Body
7. Sense of Belonging in a Family
8. Formal and Disciplined
9. Location

1. Extracurricular Activities

The school runs several events in an academic year. These events include English Week, Math and Science Week, Camping, etc. The school also organizes a Foundation Day, an event that involves the whole student body and their parents, the school faculty, and school staff. This is a whole day event wherein parents get to bond with the school staff and students. The students and faculty also exhibit their talents and skills in the culminating program of this event.

Other than these events, the school also offers various dynamic clubs and student organizations, including; Dance, Glee, Arts and Chess, among others. However, we do not let these extracurricular activities get in the way of our students’ academics.

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2. Personal Attention

Our student-teacher ratio is averaged at 18 to 1 or 1 teacher for every 18 students. We also have an average of 18 students per classroom.

Moreover, our faculty are highly approachable and trained to give the necessary attention that each of our students need.

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3. Small Classes

We care about each of our students, thus, we have a minimum of ten (10) and a maximum of twenty-four (24) students per classroom. If a class exceeds twenty-four (24), the school administration will split the class into two sections. A controllable number of students per class helps our teachers give our students individual attention during class hours. We also encourage our faculty to provide further assistance to our students outside normal class hours.

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4. Highly Qualified Faculty and Staff

All of our staff and faculty are university educated. Most have been educated at the top universities in the Philippines and hold post-Graduate and multiple degrees. Furthermore, most of our faculty have taught at AAIS for several years.

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5. Excellence in Teaching and Student Performance

In the past 15 years, our students have been accepted by all of the top universities in the Philippines, including Class A schools like University of the Philippines (Diliman), De La Salle University (Taft), and Ateneo de Manila University, top medical schools, such as, University of Santo Tomas, and top business schools, such as, the University of Asia and the Pacific. Several of our students have also been accepted in universities in Canada and the United States. It is also interesting to note that an alumnus from Batch 2001 passed the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) entrance examination at 100%, the first of its kind in the history of the university.

Moreover, each year, 98% of our alumni earn their College degree. Several of which, have excelled in terms of their academics while earning their degrees. In the past few months, two alumni graduated from College with honors.

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6. Mixed Student Body

Most of the school’s population is comprised of Filipino students, but one-third of the school’s population is composed of students of different nationalities. Therefore, English is expected to be spoken at all times. The school does not set a limit for students from different countries. The school admits any foreign student who applies for admission as long as s/he is qualified.

We are coeducational. However, being a private school in the Kingdom and to comply with the requirements of the Saudi Ministry of Education, our male students have separate classes from our female students.

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7. Sense of Belonging in a Family

Being a school with a modest population, the students are trained in a fun, loving, and friendly environment where they are seen as a part of one family. Each student is treated by their teachers and peers with love and respect. Also, each parent is considered as the school’s partner in their children’s education.

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8. Formal and Disciplined

Students are required to wear their school uniform during Saturdays to Tuesdays and their Physical Education uniform during Wednesdays.

Parents are given an opportunity to meet with their student’s advisers to discuss their child’s performance during the submission of their child’s report card at the end of every quarter.

We are strict when it comes to implementing our rules and regulations. Students who breach the school’s Code of Behavior face the consequences corresponding to their violation. Hence, bullying and fist-fighting seldom happen in AAIS.

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9. Location

The AAIS campus is situated in Al-Rakah, the center of education in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The school is located in a very quiet, clean, and safe environment. It is not nearby any shopping malls or places of leisure that may influence students to skip their classes. Also, students are not allowed to exit the school premises during school hours without the permission of the School Administration. To enter the school, an Identification (ID) Card must be shown to the school’s security guard.

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Al-Andalus International School
Muhammad Al-Fateh St., Al-Rakah,
Al-Jenobia, K.S.A.
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