SEK International School Riyadh opens its doors in September 2021, thereby establishing in the Middle East, the second international school from the prestigious SEK Education Group, which has nearly 130 years of history and experience in national and international education in four countries.

SEK-Riyadh will build on the experience and legacy of our innovative group of schools. SEK Education Group has excelled in providing an outstanding international education to the local and international communities in Spain, France, Ireland and Qatar, as will the new member of the group, SEK-Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.


In September 2021, SEK-Riyadh will welcome students from Pre-K (age 3 years) to Grade 4 (age 9 years).


The core of the SEK profile is to prepare our students to be capable of guiding their own futures and to becoming lifelong learners. To demonstrate our commitment towards this ambitious goal, SEK-Riyadh will become a candidate-status school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). SEK has over 40 years’ experience of offering IB programmes, with an excellent record of IB diploma results and university entrance.

SEK-Riyadh has also started the process of international accreditation with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), to ensure we meet demanding international standards of education.

Like the other SEK schools, SEK-Riyadh will become a community of learners, working together to prepare young people for the challenges of tomorrow through a broad and engaging curriculum, challenging our students to think critically and independently. Our dedicated international team of teachers and support staff are highly motivated and engaged and will enable each of our students to reach their full potential.

Families joining SEK-Riyadh will become part of a welcoming international community, with a long record of providing a top-quality international education to its students.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our school, and our admissions department will be pleased to answer any queries if you would like to join us.

Christopher Charleson Director General of SEK International Schools