The Sri Lankan International School of Riyadh uses internationally respected British curricula.  We are a Pearson Edexcel International School and a learning leader in providing world class education for all nationalities.

Our thought and philosophy are based on deep rooted human values and rich culture integrated with a global mindset. Our policies represent a vibrancy and sensitivity to the needs of all stake holders.

We aspire to equip our students with skills that will help them excel in life and prepare for their greater role of shaping the global citizens of tomorrow who are open-minded, innovative, creative, critical thinkers, self- disciplined yet energetic in thought and action.


A community school, operating as a non – profit making organization. The first of its kind off the shores of Sri Lanka, established on the 17th of September 1988 by a group of visionary expatriate Sri Lankan professionals.

Students and Staff

We are a day school with more than 800 students and 70 staff members. Approximately 80 percent of our students are Sri Lankans, and the rest make a fine blend of multi nationals, joining us from a wide variety of countries including Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Jordan, Kenya, Eritrea, Sudan and many more.


The Sri Lankan International School of Riyadh serves Toddlers (18 months) through High School (Grade 12) students providing one of finest blend of British and Sri Lankan set of courses.


Our school is in Riyadh’s popular Al Malaz District ‘s Jarir Street neighborhood, very close to the Riyadh Zoological Gardens.

School Hours

The school day is 6:40 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Early drop-off is available from 6:00 a.m.


We require a school uniform for students from KG through Year 12.


  • SLISR is part of British Edexcel Curriculum, with a distinguished track record of college placement in the North America, Europe and beyond. Year after year, exam results across all our school demonstrate a commitment to exceptional standards of learning and student outcomes.
  • We use a system of internationally respected curricula throughout all year groups at our school.
  • Our Toddlers, Preschool and the Lower School use the National Curriculum of England and the International Primary Curriculum.
  • Our Middle School uses the National Curriculum of England.
  • Our High School uses the Pearson Edexcel International GCSE and the International Advanced Subsidiary and International Advanced Level Program.
  • Completion of our high school programs prepares our students for entry into competitive colleges and universities worldwide.


At SLISR we have strived to make our admission process as simple as possible to ensure that all prospective parents enjoy a stress free application experience.

Admission Enquiry:

Submit the online Enquiry Form from this link or visit the school admissions office. Our secretary will get back to you to answer your questions and collect the required information.

Admission Process

During the application process, we assess each prospective student’s ability to access the curriculum, including language ability. We offer English-language support for students, but in general only accept children with limited English abilities in the Lower School.

In the Middle School and High School, English proficiency requirements are stricter and are determined on a case-by-case basis for our medium of instruction is English and our students are prepared for English as First Language at the Board Exams.

Every child is assessed prior to entry in the school. If we find that your child has gaps in their learning, we can provide extra support. We do not accept children unless we feel confident, they will be successful at our school.

Academic Record

Our students preform exceptionally well at International Board exams each year clinching world, regional and country awards.

We are one of the top schools in the region consistently maintaining an excellent track record at Pearson Edexcel international examinations each year.

Learn more about sports and co- curricular activities:

We offer our students a wide variety of sporting opportunities in Soccer, Badminton, Netball, Cricket, Athletics, Basketball etc. Co-Scholastic activities such as Debate, Poetry, Oratory, Spelling Bee, Recitations, Writing skills, Mental Mathematics etc.


There is a lot more than academics that make a child well-rounded personality. To bring out the innate talents of a child and develop his/her talents, SLISR has a host of clubs. These clubs cater to varied interests like public speaking and debating, writing, event management, editing and journalism, photojournalism, and scientific skills.