Najd National Schools (N.N.S) were founded by H.E. the martyred Prime Minister Sheikh Rafic Hariri in 1983 to provide educational services to the Saudi community in Riyadh, the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Responding to the recommendations of parents, stakeholders and policy makers, the implementation of the International Program at Najd National School was inaugurated at the beginning of the academic year 2013-2014 from Kindergarten to Grade 9. The school has been graduating students since 2016.
The International Program prepares its graduates to take the lead in shaping the future of their nation and the world at large, with an unwavering commitment to Islamic beliefs and cultural ethics. Our International Program offers students unique opportunities to develop a comprehensive overview of the strategic issues that are of great concern to world citizens today.
Based on rigorous standards, The Common Core State Standard (CCSS) and The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the program provides the requirements of the American High School Diploma along with the requirements of the Saudi curriculum in Arabic and Islamic Studies so that it addresses the needs of Saudi students, the national community and the ministry of education requirements. The American Diploma program is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
We aspire to be pioneers in raising creative leaders and lifelong learners.
Najd National Schools for Boys and Girls is an educational institution that cultivates all facets of a genuine personality via distinguished and balanced quality programs based on 21st century skills, in accordance to our Islamic faith. We develop an effective individual who is equipped with technology skills, accepts the other and takes part in building a bright future for the nation.
Definition of Learning
“A lifelong change in a person's disposition or capability achieved through actively acquiring, developing, and constructing knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes; and supported by self-reflection to adjust prior and new understanding.”
Grading System and Assessment
The student’s assessment is divided upon two terms. In each term, the student can obtain a maximum of 50 grade points. The final grade at the end of the year will be the sum of the grades of the two semesters with 100 as a maximum grade point.
The grades of one term are divided according to the following:
1- Examinations: 70% of the total grade
2- Classroom assessment : 10% of the total grade
3- Homework : 10% of the total grade
4- Project based learning (PBL) : 10% of the total grade
The examinations are distributed along the semester to give the teacher the opportunity to continuously assess the students in addition to summative evaluation. Each quiz or exam can be marked out of 20 or 100 then scaled down to its corresponding grade.
A minimum of 32 credits are required, over the course of four years and as of 2019, for graduation: