Rationale & Beliefs
In order to meet the evolving needs of the 21st century, LWIS graduates will benefit from a unique holistic education based on differentiated instruction, catering to each individual’s character and ability. Throughout their time at our schools, learners will be armed with state of the art technological skills and well developed communication tools that are vital for the successful integration of any individual into the job market and society of today and tomorrow.

LWIS will adhere to the following core beliefs:

Each learner is a valued individual with unique personal, social, academic and cognitive needs that will be addressed and developed through holistic education.
Each individual is worthy of prAISe, encouragement, respect and the opportunity to be challenged to his/her full potential while being held accountable for his/her actions.
A learner-centred education is achieved in a safe and nurturing environment that is conducive to learning.
Teaching, learning and assessment practices should incorporate and implement a variety of multi-level courses in addition to a wide range of strategies that accommodate diverse multiple intelligences and learning styles encompassing mainstream and special education learners.
Glocal communities celebrate and appreciate diverse cultural heritage and personal values.
The development of good character is essential for building citizenship, responsibility, positive relationships, and respect for one’s self and others.
The use of technology, effective communication and research tools are vital in preparing our learners for future endeavors.
The needs of our learners can only be met through commitment to linking on a regular basis, teaching and assessment strategies, learner’s achievements/needs, and professional development.
Endorsing Peace Education* as an essential part of our holistic learner-centered philosophy.


Peace Education
A concept that is defined as humanizing the process of education through its components; democracy, citizenship, human rights, conflict resolution, environmental education, health & safety and service learning.

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Al-Afkar International School (AiS), Jeddah, is accredited by AdvancED. AiS is a member of the Learner’s World International Schools (LWIS) Network that is managed by School Development Consultants (SDC). For more information on the LWIS school network and SDC, please visit: www.sdclw.org