Nobel Learning Communities' Licensee Opens School in Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (Nasdaq: NLCI), a leading operator of private Pre-K through 8th grade schools, and Laurel Springs School, a global online K-12 college prep distance learning school, today announced that its licensee, Al Khaleej Training and Education Corporation, has opened its first school utilizing Nobel Learning's proprietary preschool curriculum, Links to Learning. The Rowad Al Khaleej International School in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, opened last month and enrollment for the first year is expected to be approximately 200 preschool through third grade students. The school is based on the American education system and focuses on quality education emphasizing intellectual creativity and innovation.
George Bernstein, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., said, "We are pleased to announce the opening of the first international school to license our Links-to-Learning curriculum. The Rowad Al Khaleej International School is the first in a series of schools based on the American education system that our licensee, Al Khaleej, plans to open throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We are honored that Al Khaleej has chosen Nobel Learning's curriculum as the foundation for their educational program and we are pleased to be able to support their growth in providing developmental preschool education to the children of Saudi Arabia."
The school in Dammam is located in the Al-Zohor Area and is considered to be the first school of its kind in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia's based on the American education system.
Al Khaleej's Chief Executive Officer Alwaleed Aldryaan said, "We at Al Khaleej are very excited to be opening our first school in Dammam and plan others throughout the Kingdom. We chose Nobel Learning's Links to Learning pre-school curriculum as the educational foundation of our schools for its ability to provide a developmentally appropriate preschool program from which we can build an entire American education system throughout a student's elementary school years."
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