Sara Village School was founded on a specially designed campus in 2010 within Sara Village as a school for the children of compound residents. It is part of International Schools Group (formerly SAIS), licensed by the Ministry of Education as a "not-for-profit" school district organized within the Kingdom and governed by a Board of Trustees. Since its establishment in 2010, the school currently has 103 students from 10 countries.
The school is a member of ISG Dhahran District, which is comprised of 7 schools throughout Saudi Arabia, with 3 divisions: American, British and International. ISG operates the school under contract to, and on behalf of, BAE Systems through a Service Level Agreement (SLA). Sara Village School is in it eighth year of operation.The pupil population has risen since opening to be relatively stable at around 100 for the past two years.
Other ISG campuses are located throughout Saudi Arabia, including at Jubail, Dammam (Rahima), and the main site in Dhahran.
The ISG Board of Trustees represents various stakeholder groups and companies within the Kingdom. Trustees serve two-year terms. Volunteering their time, ISG Board members’ responsibilities for the District include:
- Establishing the structure which will provide the means for excellence in education
- Working collaboratively with the administration and community to develop a shared vision for ISG schools.
- Adopting academic standards based on high expectations.
- Ensuring that assessment systems are in place to measure academic performance.