Well-Paid KG, Elementary & PE Roles in Top Tier US Private School in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia (SA)
US$4,000-5,000 per month, tax-free (depending on qualifications and experience)
Jan 19, 2021
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Kindergarten, Elementary and Elementary PE Teachers are required for Riyadh Schools (www.riyadhschools.edu.sa), one of Saudi Arabia's top private schools, located in central Riyadh.  This is a very well-established American curriculum school with several campuses on one site.  Riyadh Schools is Cognia-accredited, with an outstanding reputation in the local community.   As it embarks upon its new Strategic Plan UNITE 2025, it seeks high performing staff to implement its goals.  There will be several KG and Elementary openings for August 2021, as well Middle Leadership positions – e.g., Instructional Leader and Head of Department.  

Teachers at Riyadh Schools are expected to display the following competencies:

  • Professionalism
  • Collaborates with stakeholders and supports colleagues
  • Understands the curriculum
  • Understands current research and best practice and apply this in teaching
  • Applies pedagogy to meet the needs of learners, particularly in regards to differentiation and EAL Learning  
  • Develops an effective classroom environment supporting learning
  • Is a learner
  • Is mentally flexible, people flexible and manages change  
  • Understands culture and is emotionally and culturally intelligent
  • Contributes to their growth the growth of others and to the school development plan


  • Fully qualified Teacher
  • Degree in teachable subject
  • Minimum of 5 years’ post-qualification experience
  • American curriculum experience
  • American qualifications preferred
  • Prior international experience preferred, particularly in the Middle East
  • Evidence of value adding to an organisation, extensive professional development and training, familiarity with school improvement, change and being agile.


  • Teacher salary scale: US$4,000-5,000 per month, tax-free (additional allowances will be paid for Middle Leadership roles)
  • Fully furnished apartment (1, 2 or 3 bedroom) with swimming pool and gym, within walking distance to mall
  • Utilities paid by school
  • Transport to and from school and daily after-school supermarket run
  • Return annual flight for teacher, spouse and 2 children
  • Medical Insurance (Class A) for teacher, spouse and 4 children
  • Visa and Residency Permit costs paid by school
  • Professional Development program and available scholarships from third year of service
  • Additional payment for after-school clubs

‘Riyadh Schools is totally committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects the same from its employees. All new staff will be subject to national and home country police clearance, identity, qualification and past employment checks to include an exploration of any gaps within employment, two satisfactory references and registration with your home country Teacher Registration service’. 

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