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Parent's Review of Dhahran school system in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)

Dhahran school system

In what town or city is this school located?

Dhahran

How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)

International

What grade levels are represented at this school?

1-9

How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)

Air conditioned coach bus (not your father's school bus!!!), bike or walk

How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?

Best school facilities I have seen - new clean, great equipment.

What has this school done to help your child transition from the curriculum in your home country into the curriculum in your new country? Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation?

There are several programs. Generally, school programs are modeled after the US school system (minus the behavior issues).

How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?

Parent-teacher orgs - yes. Very active social and parent involvement.

What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?

Great school and programs. However, if your child cannot follow directions and stay out of trouble, don't come. The schools have very good zero tolerance policies.

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