About

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.