Education_bh: Top Schools in Bahrain in 2020

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Finding the right educational institution for your kids can be daunting. Below is our list of some schools in Bahrain that offer a great curriculum and a well-rounded experience for students.

American School of Bahrain (ASB)

Curriculum: American
Fee Structure: BD 3145-8200 Founding Family fees
Extra-curricular activities: Sports, arts, games and clubs
Facilities: Science labs, steam lab, makerspace, art room, football field, full size gymnasium, fitness room, playground, basketball courts

American School of Bahrain offers a holistic and challenging American and international educational program. With experienced leadership, dedicated and caring educators and state-of-the-art facilities, ASB inspires students to pursue their passions and become lifelong learners. As an Esol Education school, ASB is part of a family of international schools around the world in locations such as Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Hong Kong, Cairo, Nicosia and Lebanon

As an American international school in Bahrain, ASB offers a standards-based American curriculum, from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12, with the option of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in Grades 11 and 12.

For more information: American School of Bahrain (ASB)
Tel. +973 17211800

British School of Bahrain (BSB)

Curriculum: British
Fee Structure: From BD2,859 per year for nursery to BD7,398 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

Canadian School of Bahrain

Curriculum: British Columbia Canada Curriculum
Fee Structure: From BD1,850 for Nursery and BD3,300 annually for 6th Grade
Extra-curricular activities: STEM, Sports, Arts, Technology
Facilities: Playground, gym, canteen, science lab, home economics room, library learning commons, and football field

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The Canadian School Bahrain (CSB) is a private school located in Diyar al Muharraq, offering a 21st-century curriculum with high academic standards. The school offers a unique education program teaching the British Columbia, Canada curriculum integrated with Bahraini Social Studies, Islamic Studies, and Arabic Language.

Opened its doors in 2019, the Canadian School Bahrain is certified by the British Columbia Ministry of Education and is the first certified BC offshore school in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The certified offshore schools have to ensure to compile a set of criteria that includes lesson planning, competency-based learning, and assessment that allows for ongoing feedback between teachers and students. Also, all teachers CSB go through strict accreditation to ensure they become BC certified.

For more information: Canadian School of Bahrain
Tel. +973 13691111/66721702

AMA International School

Curriculum: International Baccalaureate Curriculum
Fee Structure: From BD 1616 to BD 3221
Extra-curricular activities: Sports, exhibitions, workshops, trips, competitions
Facilities: Indoor and outdoor sports facility, Achievement and Enrichment center (extra), Health and Safety Unit, Learning Support Unit (extra), Mac lab (extra)
Involvement in international competitions: Yes

AMA International School is a private international school that started its operations in Bahrain in 2004. The school runs an American curriculum offering IB and IGCSE as an additional stream for senior school. The High School students graduate with a high school diploma approved by the Ministry of Education.

Since November 2019 AMA International School has been managed by Britus Education, the school is a well-equipped campus offering students the very best learning experience. The school is currently going through a significant transformation and parents and students are fully engaged in the changes and developments.

For more information: AMA International School
Tel. +973 1759 8444

Ibn Khuldoon National School (IKNS)

Curriculum: American
Fee Structure: From BD2945 per year for KG1 to BD4745 per year for Grade 12
Accepts: all nationalities, co-educational
Extra-curricular activities: Student Congress, Honor Society, School Clubs
Involvement in international competitions: Yes

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Ibn Khuldoon National School (IKNS) is a non-profit, self-supporting, coeducational institution that is dedicated to providing high quality education for local and expatriate students. The school is licensed by the Bahrain Ministry of Education to offer a bilingual programme of study for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

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

Indian School

Curriculum: CBSE
Fee Structure: From BD36.8 monthly for Lower KG to BD63.7 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

St. Christopher’s School

Curriculum: British
Accepts: all nationalities, co-educational
Fee Structure: From BD3,138 per year for Nursery to BD7,662 per year for 13th Grade
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

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