KHC investment: 2000
Based: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Kingdom Holding Company has a substantial shareholding in Kingdom Schools Company, among Saudi Arabia’s largest and most respected private school groups, with more than 4,000 students from kindergarten to high school level.
KHC regards this investment as a real estate venture as well as a strategy to support education in Saudi Arabia. Kingdom Schools Company physical facilities are built to exacting standards to attract families. Owing to their quality construction, premium features and prime locations, KHC anticipates these properties will grow in value for years to come.
The vision of Kingdom Schools Company is to provide the best general education environment in the Arab world.
With the intention of making gold standard learning available to Saudi Arabian children of all ages, Kingdom Schools Company operates a number of private kindergarten, elementary, intermediate and high school establishments across Riyadh.
The company’s schools cater to over 4,000 students and employ more than 300 teachers, offering one of the highest ratios of teachers to students among private schools in Saudi Arabia.
In 2010 Kingdom Schools partnered with GEMS education, the largest private school operator in the world, to enhance the quality of its offerings. GEMS manages a global network of world class international schools, providing high-quality holistic education to nearly 100,000 students from 125 countries while employing 9,000 education professionals, specialists and staff.
Kingdom School, located in Riyadh, has been operating since 2000. The school’s physical plant boasts unique facilities including: a large and beautifully designed complex of buildings that features separate buildings for kindergarten, elementary, intermediate and secondary classes on 140,000 square metres of land. Each building, in addition to classrooms, has a multi-purpose hall, staff rooms and production areas. Science and language labs are equipped with the latest technology and the indoor and outdoor recreation areas are extensive.