WHO ARE WE?
Jeddah Private International School (JPIS) Is One Of The Oldest Saudi Private Schools In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Mrs. Laila Sabbah Tahlawi Founded JPIS Girls In 1980 And JPIS Boys In 1981, As An Arabic Medium Private Day School
WHAT LEVEL OF EDUCATION DO WE OFFER IN OUR SCHOOL?
THE BEST EVER
JPIS aspires to be a highly respected Arab, Muslim International School with a culture of high expectations, high performance, global citizenship and accountability.
JPIS aims to build the student's mentality so he/she will have real life experiences and knowledge on the way to success.
JPIS strives to give the best quality of education to your child.
The founder and owner of JPIS, she opened the girls’ school in 1980 and the boys’ school in 1981; both in response to a need for a dual-language quality education for children in Jeddah. The current school facility was built under her direction in 1990. With her unending energy and dedication, Laila created a school culture which emphasizes the development of the whole child. She believes that schooling is both a rigorous academic experience as well as one in which each student becomes self-sufficient, self- assured and self-confident. Equally important to Mrs. Tahlawi’s vision is the insistence on maintaining a strong Arab Muslim Identity within an international context. Under her direction for over 30 years, JPIS has grown and shifted into an international school specifically catering to the children living in Jeddah today.
Tania is the daughter of Laila Sabbah Tahlawi, founder of JPIS. Ms. Tahlawi is the proud graduate of JPIS. Tania received her BA from Boston College where she studied Education and Moderate Special Needs. She also obtained a Master’s Degree in Education from Harvard University. Ms. Tahlawi began her teaching career in the greater Boston area. Today, Ms. Tahlawi is Acting Principal at the school. As an educator, Tania believes in preserving the Arab Muslim identity within the international school curriculum.
Brendan May is the Boys’ School Principal. Brendan was a teacher and administrator in Texas for 12 years before moving into international education. Brendan served as a principal in China for 4 years before joining JPIS. Brendan has a Bachelor’s of Science in Education and a Masters in School Leadership from the University of Texas in Tyler. Brendan is passionate about preparing students to be healthy, happy, and productive members of their community.
Charlotte May has been educating children and teachers for 26 years. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Pittsburg State University, Kansas-USA, and her MBA in Educational Leadership from LeTourneau University, Texas-USA. Charlotte was a classroom teacher for 19 years, teaching each grade level from kindergarten to 5th grade. She has been the lead principal for elementary for 8 years. She currently is the principal for KG-6th grade at Jeddah Private School, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Charlotte loves children and believes that all children have potential to learn. She is so happy to be the principal at JPIS!