Education Special: Top Schools in Bahrain

With the next school year in three months, it’s time for parents to find the right educational institution for their kids. Below is our list of some schools that offer a great curriculum and a well-rounded experience for kids .

British School of Bahrain (BSB)

Curriculum: British
Fee Structure: From BD867 per terms for KG to BS2,242 for Year 13
Accepts: all nationalities, co-educational
Extra-curricular activities: Sports, Creative, Music & Arts
Facilities: iPad Mobile labs, Astro Turf Pitch, Food Technology lab, Swimming pool, Sports halls
Involvement in international competitions: Yes

The British School of Bahrain is an innovative, caring, truly international school. It follows the National Curriculum of England and Wales, adapted to the local context. It is part of the ‘Inspired’ family of premium international schools.

For more information: British School of Bahrain
Tel: +973 1761 0920

St. Christopher’s School

Curriculum: British
Accepts: all nationalities, co-educational
Extra-curricular activities: Computing and design, theatre,
concerts and fairs
Involvement in international competitions: Yes

In 2006, the Guardian newspaper listed St. Christopher’s among the top eight best international schools offering a British curriculum around the world while in 2013, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II recognised the school’s long term principal, Ed Goodwin, with an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his contribution to British education in the Middle East; which just goes to show how exceptional St. Christopher’s School is.

For more information:  St. Christopher’s School
Tel: +973 1760 5000

Abdulrahman Kanoo International School

Curriculum: Cambridge
Fee Structure: From BD1066 per year for Nursery to BD2690 per year for Grade 12 IB
Accepts: all nationalities, co-educational
Extra-curricular activities: Model United Nations, CAS Charity Trips, Student Council
Involvement in international competitions: Yes

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AbdulRahman Kanoo International School is the 1st school in Bahrain to receive joint accreditation from CIS (Council of International School) and NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges).

For more information: Abdulrahman Kanoo International School
Tel: +973 1787 5055

Bahrain Bayan School

Curriculum: Arabic and American English-based curriculum
Fee Structure: From BD 3,362 for KG1 to BD 4,415 per year for Grade 12
Accepts: all nationalities, co-educational
Extra-curricular activities: Bayan Trips, Sports, Art, etc.
Facilities: Robotics Lab, Bayan Mosque, Al Bayan Hall (main theatre)
Involvement in international competitions: Yes

The Prestigious Crown Prince Scholarship has consistently been awarded to a Bayan student every year. 58% of Bayan’s students continue their higher education abroad with 48% of students eligible for partial and full scholarships yearly.

For more information: Bahrain Bayan School
Tel: +973 7712 2247

Al Noor International School

Curriculum: Bahraini, British and CBSE
Accepts: all nationalities, co-educational
Extra-curricular activities: Sports, Science & Technology, Music
Facilities: Separate laboratories for Physics, Chemistry and Biology

The congenial atmosphere at Al Noor International School provides a fertile ground for the happy development of every child. The highly qualified and dedicated staff enables children to learn faster and more efficiently.

For more information: Al Noor International School
Tel: +973 1773 6773

Naseem International School (NIS)

Curriculum: bi-lingual International Baccalaureate (IB)
Fee Structure: From BD1898 per year for Nursery to BD3,732 per year for Grade 12
Accepts: all nationalities, co-educational
Extra-curricular activities: Student Council, Peer Mediation, Annual Musical Productions, etc.
Involvement in international competitions: Yes

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Naseem International School was established in January 1982 by Sameera AbdulJabbar Al Kooheji, to answer a pressing demand for quality, ‘world’s best practice’ bilingual school. NIS is accredited by the Ministry of Education Bahrain and Middle States (MSACS).

For more information: Naseem International School
Tel: +973 1778 2000

Ibn Khuldoon National School (IKNS)

Curriculum: bi-lingual
Fee Structure: From BD 3425 per year for KG1 to BD4640 per year for Grade 12
Accepts: all nationalities, co-educational
Extra-curricular activities: Student Congress, Honor Society, School Clubs
Involvement in international competitions: Yes

Ibn Khuldoon National School won the Best Private School Award for the Academic Year 2016-2017. Fifty-two students also obtained the IB diploma with a passing rate of 98%. 2017 was indeed a year of great achievements for IKNS.

For more information:  Ibn Khuldoon National School
Tel: +973 1778 0661

Indian School

Curriculum: CBSE
Fee Structure: From BD33.9 monthly for Lower KG to BD60 per month for Grade 12
Accepts: all nationalities, co-educational
Extra-curricular activities: Sports, French, Festivals
Involvement in international competitions: Yes

The Indian School, founded in the year 1950, was initiated by the efforts of the Indian community in Bahrain. With 63 years of successful existence, the school has made a significant contribution towards educational excellence in the Kingdom.

For more information: Indian School
Tel: +973 1768 4166

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