“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the
mind to think.Albert Einstein”

The American International School of Jeddah is a non-profit school that offers an authentic American education, designed to nurture students’ passion for knowledge. Formerly known as Parents Cooperative School (PCS), the school was founded in 1952 by a group of expatriate parents who saw a need for a formal American curriculum education in Jeddah. It later went on to be renamed North Campus School (NCS) in 1976, Saudi Arabian International School (Saudia – SAIS) in 1985, and finally American International School of Jeddah (AISJ) in 2004. After much transition, one thing has remained the same: Our belief in and commitment to providing the best learning experience possible for each of our students. We believe in the development of the Whole Child and are committed to addressing the physical, psychological, social, emotional, and academic needs of each student. Acting as facilitators, we work hard to inspire each student to achieve their potential and pursue their dreams. We are proud to be where we are today and are excited to see what the next 60 years have in store for us.






years of history


In 1919, a group of visionaries sought a new and evolved model of education, one providing the intellectual and creative freedom to tackle the most pressing issues of the day.

Mission &

Our mission is to inspire and facilitate learners through an authentic American international education in order to nurture their passion for knowledge, so they may pursue their dreams and become successful global citizens.


Emma Matthews

BA Literary Studies

“For me, it’s about the academic sphere. The University is interesting, conceptual. We acknowledge how important it is to be experimental.”


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