International Indian School Jeddah
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|International Indian School Jeddah|
|Motto||Knowledge is Light|
|Campus||Urban, 8 acres (32,000 m2) approx.|
The International Indian School Jeddah, (Arabic: المدرسة الهندية العالميه بجدة; Hindi: अंतर्राष्ट्रीय भारतीय विद्यालय जेद्दा) formerly known as the Embassy of India School, is an elementary and secondary school for the children of Indian nationals in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with boys and girls taught separately in English. It was founded in 1969.
On the encouragement of the local Indian community, Rafiuddin S. Fazulbhoy started the school on a small scale in 1969. It was then called "Embassy of India School, Jeddah". The construction of the present girls' section started in 1982 with the foundation stone laid by Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and was completed in 1984. The construction of boys' section was started in 1992 and completed in 1994. As of 2011, the school teaches more than 12,000 students. Later on another building was added for KG Section in 2011 and yet another in 2016.
The administration of the school is carried out by the Chairman and five members of the Managing Committee.
The school offers five subjects for primary and secondary levels to prepare the students for AISSE examinations.
In senior secondary Humanities, Commerce and Science are offered as course streams. The optional subjects include Mathematics, Computer Science, Informatics, Home Science, Physical Education, Biology and languages like Hindi, Malayalam, Urdu, etc.
The school is affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi  under the Affiliation Number 5730001. The CBSE School Code is 72562. It is also a CBSE Examination Centre with Centre Code 8807.
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