• Inspired by the principles of Islam, the mission of Dhahran Ahliyya Schools is to empower each student to be a compassionate, thinking, lifelong bi-lingual learner who makes a positive difference, locally and globally.
  • Our vision is to provide a world-class education with an Arab and Islamic identity through a pioneering learning community that is sustainable and socially responsible.
  • Each year we will be better than we were the year before.


We believe that excellent education touches both the hearts and minds of students, developing their intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills to learn and work in a rapidly changing and globalizing world. Moreover, it should provide them with a sense of belonging in their own country while also an openness to their roles as citizens of the world, committed to taking action to help make their world a better place.

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    We believe that this kind of education is best provided through a collaborative, constructivist learning process that is based on inquiry, action, and reflection. It should result in meaningful, rigorous, interdisciplinary academic learning which students apply to solution of real problems while, at the same time, developing the attributes described in the IB Learner Profile and the attitudes that support lifelong learning. In our approach, assessment plays an important role and must be multi-faceted and integrated in the process of learning and planning. We believe that language is central to intellectual, social, cultural, and emotional development and, therefore, every teacher is a language teacher. Our goal is to honor and support the development of both Arabic and English. We highlight the transdisciplinary nature of language learning by teaching the academic language through content in both English and Arabic. We believe that the consistency of a positive, supportive climate of respect, safety, and responsibility is essential. All our students deserve equal opportunity and should be treated with equal respect and dignity. However, we also recognize that to be fair to all, we need to differentiate in kinds and amounts of instruction and learning support.