Schools for Children, Private


These numbers were given to my family by a couple of Yemeni sisters. I have not tried all the numbers. These are good to possibly try if you are looking to teach English or also to enroll your children in.

There are also kindergartens and nursery schools, but I don’t have any information for them. I see a lot of them from time to time while we are out and about.


Middle East Modern School




Tulip School




Al Yemenia Al Hadeetha School




The Turkish School




The English School




Al Hussein School




International Turkish School




The Canadian School






Sana’a International School



The Sana’a International School

The Sanaa International School is an independent, coeducational day school, which offers an educational program from prekindergarten through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The School was founded in 1971. The school year comprises 3 terms extending from August 30 to December 19, from January 15 to March 29, and from April 8 to June 21.

Organization: The School is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of 3 to 7 members who are selected and appointed by a committee made up of the founders of Quality Schools International and at least one other member of the Board of Directors of Quality Schools International. An Advisory Board of 6 to 10 persons living in Sanaa assists the School in its operation. The School operates with the approval of the Yemen government.

Curriculum: The School offers a performance-based/mastery learning approach to education with a curriculum similar to that of U.S. public and private schools. Instruction, leading to individual mastery, takes advantage of small class sizes and the diverse educational backgrounds of the students. Instruction is in English. Arabic and French are taught as foreign languages. Arabic and German are taught as first languages to Arabic-speaking and German-speaking children respectively. The School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Faculty: In the 2005-2006 school year, there are 14 full-time and 5 part-time faculty members.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2005-2006 school year, enrollment was 160 (PS: 35, Kdg: 10, grades 1-6: 50; grades 7-8: 20; and grades 9-12: 45).

Facilities: In September 1978, the School occupied a new building on a 34-acre site about 7 kilometers from the center of Sanaa. The building incorporates Yemeni architecture with a modern design and includes a library/learning center surrounded by 8 classrooms. Construction of a second new classroom building, including an auditorium/multi-purpose area (for basketball, volleyball, and badminton), was completed in the fall of 1992. The site also includes a soccer field, a softball field, an outdoor basketball court, a double tennis court, and ample playground areas.

Finances: In the 2005-2006 school year, approximately 82% of the School’s income derives from tuition. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK: $2,500; Kdg.: $9,400; and grades 1-12: $12,000. An annual capital fund fee of $1,600 per student is required. There is a one-time registration fee of $l00. Bus transportation is available at a cost of $750 per year. These fees are payable in U.S. dollars. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)

Mr. Gordon Blackie, Director
[url]Sanaa International School[/url]
Box 2002
Sanaa, Yemen Arab Republic
Tel: 967-1-370-191/2
Fax: 967-1-370-199


American International School




Rainbow School (K – 3 only, I think)





British International School



Sam Yemen



Girls World





Sana’a British School

Sana’a British School is a non-profit making organization managed by a Board of Governors who are responsible to the parent body for the quality of education provided by the School.

Members of the Board of Governors serve on a voluntary basis.

Sana’a British School provides a quality education based on the British National Curriculum, for children of many differing backgrounds and nationalities. The aim of the School is to allow pupils to develop confidently within the core subjects of the curriculum and grow within its foundation subjects.

These are:
CORE SUBJECTS: English, Mathematics, Science.

FOUNDATION SUBJECTS: History, Geography, Information and Design Technology, Art, Music, Physical Education.
Arabic (First and Second Language)
French (Modern Foreign Language to KS1, KS2, KS3)

After-school activities include: Art, Computers, Judo, Soccer, French, Needlework, extra Arabic, Hash (children’s group) and Cookery.

Staff are recruited from UK, all with relevant teacher training and subject qualification.
School structure: Nursery (Playgroups – 2yrs) to Yr 10.

British School of Sana’a
No 18 Street 21 (off Naukshaut St)
PO Box 15546
Assafi, Sana’a
Tel: +967 1 – 203 950
Fax: +967 2 – 106134


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