Admission Policy

Applicants for admission to AIS-Al Wadi are invited to send a request for more information to

Non-Selective Admission Policy

The SABIS® Educational System is highly academically-oriented without being highly selective. The criterion for acceptance in a class is academic attainment. Although age acts as a limiting factor, and is regulated by the Ministry of Education, it is possible to find a limited age range in the same class. In general, any student willing to learn is accepted.

Placement Overview

There are no academic requirements for acceptance into Kindergarten (3 to 5 years of age). Prospective students at these levels are interviewed; they must be toilet-trained and able to speak and follow simple instructions.

All other prospective students take diagnostic tests in the core subjects. These tests help to determine if the students have attained the minimum expected standard for each subject. The school then makes final placement decisions but can resort to the various strategies at its disposal to help bring a student to the required level. For example, there is the option of attending summer school or perhaps extra classes in a subject. Special academic support is taken very seriously by the school.

Application and Required Documents

The admission process is intended to be personal and informative for all prospective families.

There is no application deadline, but it is recommended that the admission process be initiated early on. Applications are accepted on a space available basis throughout the school year.

Along with the student application form, you will be asked to provide us with certain documents.

  • Three recent passport size photographs

  • The Original School reports for the past two years

  • An attested last report card

  • From the Ministry of Education in the country applicants are coming from and Saudi Embassy, if transferred from outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • From the Saudi Ministry of Education if transferred from outside Riyadh

  •  Statement from the transferring school stating the last taken exams if transferring during the academic year

  • Copy of student, mother and father passport

  • Copy of birth certificate

  • Copy of vaccination card

  • Guardian/applicant identification

  • For Non Saudi Arabian applicants: Copy of renew resident permit (Iqama)

  • For Saudi Arabian applicants: Copy of ID

  • Sponsor's letter from the guardian’s work place

  • Financial Clearance from the last attended school if transferred from a school inside Riyadh

  • Original Ministry approval from the previous school if transferred from a school inside Riyadh

  • Guardian's statement (your statement as to why you chose our school)


Students applying to enter Grades 1 and above sit for diagnostic tests as part of the admission process. Upon completion, the diagnostic tests are marked and a decision upon placement is made by the school.

For more information, please contact:

+966 50 189 4546

+966 54 982 2122

Admission Decisions

Admission decisions are made after careful evaluation of the candidates. Results of diagnostic testing and previous school records are considered on a case-by-case basis. Additional criteria for admission include motivation, social and emotional development, willingness to work hard, and the ability of AIS-Al Wadi to accommodate the needs of the candidate.

Please note that, in order to complete the registration, the above mentioned documents should be presented upon initiation of the admission process in support of the application. A final admission decision cannot be made without this information.