Dhahran Ahliyya Schools are currently implementing the IB Middle Years Programme. The IB Middle Years Programme, for students aged 11 to 16 from Grade 6 to Grade 9 has been devised to guide students in their search for a sense of belonging in the world around them.
The MYP aims to help students to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to participate actively and responsibility in a changing and increasingly interrelated world. This means teaching them to become more independent learners who can recognize relationships between school subjects and the world outside in addition to acquiring the ability to combine relevant knowledge, experience, and critical thinking to solve authentic problems.
Being a bilingual school, we have subject specific teachers working to teach in both languages:
• Arabic languages & literature
• English language & literature
• Mathematics
• Individuals & Societies
• Arts, Visual and Performing
• Design, Digital and Product Design
• Physical & Health Education
• Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Biology

for more information please visit http://www.ibo.org/

IB learner profile

As IB learners we strive to be:

We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.
We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global signi¬ficance.
We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
We express ourselves con¬fidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.
We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.
We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.