our history

The concept of the student friendly school based on values was created by its Director, Mrs. Wajeeha Al- Habib with founding Principal Mr. Peter Williams in the Spring of 1999. After adaptation of the buildings, the school first opened its doors in September 1999 with 108 students. By September 2000, a new building had been constructed to accommodate a growing school population.

Our school is known for its pioneering approach to values- based learning. KAS is the first school in the Gulf that has adapted a Living Values approach as well as a unique Etiquette program.

The school contributed to Education for All in 2000 and, in the same year, was invited to offer its 33 quality based learning indicators to UNESCO as a blueprint for early childhood education.

The school is particularly interested in a holistic approach to education and embraces the changes to learning brought about by the advances in emotional intelligence and learning styles. The school is a learning school that believes in action research to support its goals and seeks to harness human potential to the highest levels of consciousness.

KAS grew into its next phase of development, establishing a High School in 2010 and graduating its first high school class in June 2014. KAS was granted accreditation thereafter, on its first attempt, by the Council of International Schools in November 2015.

The school, its students and staff make efforts to reach out to our one world community and continuously work together to support causes and charities both locally and internationally.

The seeds of our school continue to grow with the support of our parents and community.