Ronaki International School-Erbil (RISE)

Ronaki International School-Erbil (RISE) offers students American and International educational traditions and the benefits of access to the rich culture and the benefits of Kurdistan and Iraq. We offer a mix of curricular and co-curricular activities, with a wide variety of programs that meet the needs and interests of our students. 

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RISE offers a rigorous, well-balanced course of study. Educational materials used are selected for their viability in the international curriculum and adaptability to the local environment. The curriculum in high school is also designed to prepare the students for the College Board Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) General Test with content and skills for the tests well-integrated into the curriculum. RISE also offers elective Advanced Placement (AP) courses for grade 12.

RISE is accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges, and Universities (ASIC) in 2019. It has earned Premier status with ASIC for its commendable areas of operation. The school has also earned City & Guilds accreditation in 2021. Although the school faced some challenges during the outbreak of Covid19 pandemic, the school has successfully overcome those challenges and provided educational services for its students without gaps. For its commitment and online education services during the pandemic, RISE was awarded by ASIC, UK for “Best Student Support by a School” within ASIC International Student Support Awards.