In a country where girls-only education is highly valued, Downe House brings over 100 years of experience, helping to deliver a first-class education.
Our ethos is to nurture and challenge our pupils in a warm, happy environment and respect them as individuals with wide-ranging talents and ambitions. Our Downe House DNA informs and influences everything we do at the school.
Downe House Riyadh develops girls into confident, young women with abilities to contribute successfully in society and on a global stage. Our broad, all-inclusive curriculum has a proven track-record of ensuring that girls graduate to the world’s top universities.
The Downe House approach is sensitively tailored to fit the context of Riyadh. Arabic language, Islamic Studies and Social Studies are all central components of our curriculum. They are delivered by subject specialist teachers and the curriculum frameworks we adopt are aligned with the requirements of the Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia.
Downe House Riyadh operates within an all-female faculty where your child’s safety is a priority.
The school is designed by two leading Saudi female architects, where state-of-the-art buildings and facilities have been purpose built to deliver outstanding education. The campus houses some of the finest school facilities in Riyadh. These include dedicated libraries, central atriums, specialised science and IT labs, music studios complete with auditorium seating, a 560-seat theatre and an expansive sports complex, including an indoor swimming pool.
Whilst many schools in Riyadh finish by 2pm, Downe House Riyadh has an extended school day. This longer day ensures that pupils have the opportunity to discover interests and talents beyond the classroom, helping them to build character, team-working skills and self-confidence.
At Downe House Riyadh, we provide an environment that both supports your daughter’s development and celebrates her individuality – there is no such thing as a ‘typical Downe House girl’.
However, what is typical, is that all pupils are challenged to fulfil their potential through a strong academic focus and a broad and balanced curriculum, underpinned by our Downe House DNA. We provide almost limitless opportunities for them to follow wherever their talents and ambitions take them.
“A Downe House education is an opportunity to let you seize life with every advantage and backing. It makes you fiercely proud to be a woman with the passion to succeed in everything you do.”
Downe House Alumna, 2012
“Downe House has achieved for my daughter something which many parents dream for their child – to help them discover their gifts and passion for life.”
Downe House Parent, 2021
“We chose Downe House because it has a very strong track record of getting girls into the top universities around the world.”
Downe House Parent, 2021
“I have no doubt that my friends from Downe House will be friends for life.”
Cece, Downe House Student, 2021
“Downe House is an impressive blend of traditional and modern.”
Good Schools Guide, 2019
“The attention to detail for every individual is remarkable.”
Inside Scoop, School Notices, 2019
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