Cedar International School operates a full 12-year academic program from preschool to grade 12, in four consecutive phases:
1. Preschool – Nursery, KG-1, and KG-2
2. Elementary – Grades 1 to 5
3. Middle School – Grades 6 to 8
4. High School – Grades 9 to 12

Nursery, KG-1 & KG-2
Grades 1 to 5
Grades 6 to 8
Grades 9 to 12

Academic Strength

  • Students are provided equal opportunities to learn and to sharpen their leadership skills. 
  • The school is fully accredited by AdvancEd and achieved the score of 3.7/4 on ELIOT for providing one of the best learning environments it can be.
  • Applying Reforming Disciplinary Policies that aim at enforcing virtue rather than avenging misachievement. 
  • Giving Phenomena Classes to Twelve Graders. 
  • Providing enough space for each student inside classes. 
  • Educators at CIS are multinational specialized and well trained. 
  • Adapting a continuous training program for our educators. 
  • Keeping a daily contact with parents as per necessity. 
  • Applying CAS programs. 
  • We have modern labs for Sciences and Computer. 
  • Focusing on the Arabic Language as we do with the English Language.
  • Teaching French from Grade 1.


The curriculum and teaching pedagogies applied at CIS are all based on the American System of schooling, and meet the American Core Standards while taking into consideration the diversity cultural background of our students. Our programs prepare students to take standardized tests like PSAT, SAT I, SAT II, TOEFL iBT and IELTS in both modules. Our educational programs also enable students to pursue their education at any university worldwide.

Learning with Technology

As part of our commitment to attain high academic achievement based on 21 century learning and teaching, CIS took some steps toward hybrid education or blended learning. We 1st introduced a science program for the primary school that meets the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) that includes teaching through books and applications too. Our next step is going to be installing Smart Boards in all of our classrooms.  This will definitely make teaching more fun and productive in classes.   

On the other hand, we are under the process of updating our new website

The website will enable parents to login to our database system and have a look at the achievement of their kids and the school’s follow up notes sent to them.


American Diploma

Program begins at Grade 9 and ends upon completion of Grade 12. A student must accumulate a total of 25 credits in order to graduate. Each acquired credit for a subject means that the subject is taught over five (4) or six (5) sessions per week during the academic year.

Students in High School are expected to complete 4 levels in each of the core courses: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Arabic. In addition, students are expected to take P.E., Art, Computer, Health, Islamic Studies, and at least one elective. Students also are obliged to take Saudi Culture (Geography and History of the Kingdom).

Standardised Tests

standardized test is a test that is administered and scored in a consistent, or “standard”, manner. Standardized tests are designed in such a way that the questions, conditions for administering, scoring procedures, and interpretations are consistent and are administered and scored in a predetermined, standard manner.

Standardized tests do not need to be high-stakes tests, time-limited tests, or multiple-choice tests. The questions can be simple or complex. The subject matter among school-age students is frequently academic skills.

Standardized tests are perceived as being fairer than non-standardized tests, because everyone gets the same test and the same grading system. This is fairer and more objective than a system in which some students get an easier test and others get a more difficult test. The consistency also permits more reliable comparison of outcomes across all test takers, because everyone is taking the same test. (Wikipedia- Adjusted)

About SAT


Or, Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) creates a personalized assessment experience by adapting to each student’s learning level—precisely measuring student progress and growth for each individual. It enables school to have essential information about what each student knows and is ready to learn within 24 hours. It also helps school plan well curriculum maps that call for students’ needs.