We have a list of Bahrain expat schools along with their curriculum & contact details so you can start your expat journey right.
28 August 2013| Last updated on 24 September 2017
Schools in Bahrain are governed by the Ministry of Education in the Kingdom and have to comply with the rigorous rules and regulations set by the Ministry. Education is compulsory for all students in the Kingdom of Bahrain and free education is offered to both Bahraini and non-Bahraini nationals in the public schools. The Ministry also provides free transport to the students who live far away from the public schools that they are attending.
The Directorate of Private Education is the responsible body for supervising the private schools and institutes. The Directorate, with the coordination of the other directorates at the Ministry, are providing all the private educational institutes with technical support and assistance, such as finding teachers to be appointed, providing textbbooks for learning Arabic, Islamic studies as well as Bahrain history and geography, and assigning specialists to supervise the teachers of those subjects.
List of Schools in Bahrain
Alia Primary School
Tel: +973 17 737 377
Alia’s curriculum is a developmental-based program concerned with the development of the whole child, emphasizing social, intellectual, emotional and physical growth. At Alia, the teachers carefully plan open-ended and child-directed activities and emphasis is placed on the value of play, learning environments and developmentally appropriate materials and activities. Their philosophy is that children learn through active and child-initiated play, through direct contact with concrete objects, through repeated positive experiences, and most of all, they learn through interactions with people who are important to them.
AMA International School
American, KG-Grade 12
Tel: +973 17 598 444
The American curriculum adopted by the school is based on American standards of achievement in all subject areas, supported by a huge range of co-curricular activities that ensure students have the opportunity to develop fully as individuals. It includes enquiry-based, hands-on teaching methods and learning strategies geared to individualized instruction.
Bahrain Bayan School
IB, KG-Grade 12
Location: Isa Town
Tel: +973 17 682 227
Bahrain Bayan School provides students with a comprehensive bilingual education - rooted in Islamic values, Arab identity, and Bahraini culture. 98% of Bayan students come from Bahrain and neighboring GCC countries. Students of Bayan will mature in an atmosphere of cooperation and respect where Arabic and Islamic values are honored and cultural differences are embraced.
CISCE KG-Grade 12
Tel: +973 17 727 828
Bahrain School is a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) School. They are in the Europe South District of DoDEA.
British Preparatory School
British curriculum, KG-Year 1
Tel: +973 17 792 010
The British Preparatory School caters for children from 18 months to 6 years of age in a stimulating and caring environment.
British School of Bahrain
British Curriculum, KG -Year 13
Tel: +973 17 613 330
The school comprises three sections: the Infants provides for children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and 2, from 3-6 years old; the Juniors for children in Year 3 to 6, from 7-11 years old, and the Senior School for children in Year 12 and 13, from 17-18 years old.
Capital School Bahrain
English National Curriculum
Location: Al Ahli Club, Mahooz Zinj
Tel : +973 1700 8880
The Capital School Bahrain is based on a classic British Primary School set-up and will operate as such, i.e offering a class/form structure within key stages of development, a National Curriculum including Early Year’s Foundation Stage, whilst adhering to the requirements of the Bahrain Ministry of Education guidance on the teaching of Arabic and Islamic Classes.
Choueifat International School
SABIS® curriculum, KG -Grade 12
Location: Amwaj Islands
Tel: +973 16 033 333
SABIS® offers a comprehensive system of education that offers a rigorous, internationally-oriented, college-preparatory curriculum emphasizing the core subjects of English, math, science, and world languages to students.
Hawar International School
American curriculum, Pre-KG - Grade 12
Location: East Riffa
Tel: +973 17 770 040
Hawar International School is achievement-focused and they encourage each child and adult within the community to reach their personal best, both academically and in all aspects of their lives, and to develop a lifelong love of enquiry and learning.
Ibn Khuldoon National School
American Curriculum, KG - Grade 12
Location: Isa Town
Tel: +973 17 780 661
IKNS is a non-profit self-supporting coeducational institution that is dedicated to providing high quality education for both Bahraini and non-Bahraini students.
Lyceé Français MLF de Bahreïn
French Curriculum, Pre-KG - Grade 12
Tel: +973 17 323 770
Le lycée français est une école privée à but non lucratif de droit bahreïnien qui offre depuis 1976 un enseignement de qualité en langue française. Elle est enregistrée auprès du ministère de l'Education de Bahreïn et est gérée directement par la Mission Laïque Française.
Multinational School Bahrain
Australian Curriculum, KG1 - Year 10
Tel: +973 17711444
MNSB is a private international school that prides itself on working with parents to enable all of children to achieve their ambitions and reach their full potential.
Nadeen International School
National Curriculum for England, Pre-Nursery - Year 6
Tel: +973 17 728 886
Nadeen School is dedicated to providing a caring, nurturing and stimulating environment in which all children can learn and thrive. It is one of two schools in Bahrain that is an acredited member of the British Schools of the Middle East (BSME) association and a registered British School Overseas (BSO), recognised by the UK Department for Education.
Naseem International School
IB Curriculum, Nursery-12
Tel: +973 17 782 000
NIS is a dual language school that focuses on providinga balanced education, which enables students to fulfill their potential in all areas of growth - intellectually, physically, emotionally, spiritually and socially - and empowers them to become the people they can and want to be.
Riffa Views International School
Own RVIS Curriculum, Nursery - Grade 10
Tel: +973 16 565 004
Riffa Views International School is a non-profit, college preparatory school committed to implementing the best educational practices from around the world, while being sensitive to local cultural values. The curriculum is designed to be relevant and engaging to students.
Shaikha Hessa Girls' School
IGCSE & IBDP, KG - Year 12
Location: West Riffa
Tel: +973 17 756 111
The Shaikha Hessa Girls' School promotes leadership and academic excellence by providing a healthy, secure environment for students to become life-long learners, to reach their fullest potential as individuals and global citizens, with emphasis on Islamic and traditional values.
St Christopher's School
British Curriculum, FS - Year 13
Tel: +973 17 598 600
St Christopher's School is an internationally renowned, non-profit school with over 2200 pupils from more around seventy nations. The school encourages the notion that personal improvement and development is always possible.
Talent International School
British Curriculum, Foundation - Year 12
Location: Manama and Riffa
Tel: +973 17 252 346
Talent International & The Infant School aims to provide a friendly and family-like environment, making students feel welcomed and thus attend school willingly.
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