Najd National Schools

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Najd National Schools
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Type Private
Established 1983
Founder Rafic Hariri
Principal Khaled Abanmi
Grades Kindergarten to 12
Gender boys-girls
Language Arabic - English - French
Accreditation WASC[1]

Najd National Schools (Arabic: مدارس نجد الأهلية‎) is one of the main educational institutions located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It is in the northern part of the capital, Riyadh, and is built in a very prominent part of the city; between King Fahd Street and Olaya Street which are some of the most used streets in Riyadh. The school was first built in 1983 by Mr Rafic Hariri as a contribution to community development. The current principal of Najd National Schools is "Khaled bin Ibrahim Abanmi", past principals include "Bandar Al Mokbel", "Dr. Zaid bin Muhammed Albattal", "Dr. Abdulrahman bin Abdullah Alsaikhan " and "Fayez Abdullah Alsaweed".

The school has been running for more than 30 years. It is supervised by the Saudi Ministry of Education. It has a generally high quality of teaching, and can be especially noted for its strength in the field of foreign languages. It is for this reason, along with the school's good reputation, that many parents choose و الزق to send their children to study at Najd. The school prepares its students to pass several international foreign language exams as the TOEFL, SAT and DELF. An overwhelming number of Najd School graduates excel in higher education because of their proficiency in foreign languages.

Notable former students include HRH Prince Mansoor bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and famous businessman and entrepreneur Kinan Hassounah.

In addition, the school organizes many extra-curricular activities such as the annual Kashafa (Scouts) camp and a variety of school plays. For a number of years it has also been known to send a number of its students on an educational trip to Lebanon, The United Kingdom, in addition of course to the local ones like Khobar and Jeddah.

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