As of January 1, 2018, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia implemented a Value Added Tax (VAT) rate of 5% which was later increased in the summer of 2020 to 15% to all tuition and educational supplements, this includes funds added to student accounts. This is not an additional cost but rather a government mandated tax. Saudi Nationals who provide their family national number are exempt from paying VAT.
Does B.I.T. offer a sibling discount?administrator2022-03-02T05:19:05+03:00
As a school committed to excellence, our curriculum is based upon an integrated Singaporean curriculum, focusing on innovation, financial literacy, creativity and product design through semester projects. For example, a study may use mathematics many times in the school day in the context of financial literacy and innovation lab. Areas of learning include mathematics, technology, sciences, language arts, Arabic language, global citizenship, innovation, financial literacy with an emphasis on collaborative learning and critical thinking skills . Please visit Curriculum Page for more detailed information.
Does B.I.T. offer extra-curricular activities?administrator2022-03-02T05:25:44+03:00
Yes, B.I.T. offers students, and invites members of our local community, to a wide variety of activities through after school programs. All B.IT. students are welcome to join the before school club starting at 6:30 AM free of charge, as well as after school programs till 3 PM. Students may also enroll in activities in a variety of subjects throughout the year such as tennis, technology, music, fine and performing arts, etc. In addition, from 3-6 PM there are a wide variety of clubs that offer service opportunities and develop leadership skills including Robotics Club, Future Business Leaders Club, and Global Citizens Club to name a few.
What are the approximate class sizes at B.I.T.?administrator2022-03-02T12:25:11+03:00
B.I.T. does not currently offer bus transportation. Parents are responsible for providing transportation for their children. To ensure student safety, families, drivers and nannies are allowed into the school building upon presentation of a valid B.I.T. card.
What are B.I.T. school hours?administrator2022-03-02T05:30:54+03:00
Schools hours are from 7:30 AM to 3 PM for KG3 and Grade 1 whereas KG2 and KG2 school hours’ are from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Administrative offices are open from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday through Thursday. Weekends are Fridays and Saturdays and summer hours are limited.
What is the start date and end date at B.I.T.?administrator2022-03-02T12:28:16+03:00
The first day of classes for the 2021-22 school year is Monday, September 6, 2021. The B.I.T. International Schools calendar consists of instructional days and the required local holiday. The last day of school for the 2021-22 school year is scheduled for Thursday, June 16, 2022.
Do B.I.T. students wear school uniforms?administrator2022-03-02T05:32:24+03:00
Families are required to have internet access at home so that students may access learning resources outside of regular school hours and during scheduled Virtual Learning days. An important component of B.I.T.’s learning program is the blended learning platforms. B.I.T. utilizes several blended learning platforms to extend learning beyond the classroom. The main communication and collaboration platforms are Zoom and Educore. Student access to these services at home is essential for students to continue to work on assignments, to collaborate with peers and teachers, and learn what they missed in classes after absences.
What world languages are offered at B.I.T. International Schools?administrator2022-03-02T05:34:35+03:00
B.I.T. administers the NWEA MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) test to measure growth and to inform classroom instruction. Students from Grades 1 to 9 take the MAP test in the fall and spring, and a few grade levels also test in the Winter. The College Board PSAT and SAT exams are also administered in the High School.
Where do B.I.T. graduates go to college/university upon graduation?administrator2022-03-02T05:35:54+03:00