ARKIS is a bilingual school located in the Kingdom of Bahrain, founded by Mr. Abdul Rahman Kanoo, a philanthropist, in 1997. Currently, there are more than 2,000 students enrolled at ARKIS.
Are you looking for an International Baccalaureate World School in Bahrain? Here you can find a list of Bahraini schools that have a profile in the IB World Schools Yearbook.
The schools featured below offer at least one of the IB's four programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP). You can use the search filter below to look for schools that offer one programme in particular.
A total of 13 IB World Schools offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma, but only one, Naseem International School, is also authorised to teach the Primary and Middle Years Programmes.
NIS and the Ibn Khuldoon National School, which offers the IB Diploma alongside the American high school diploma, are among a small number of international schools that teach in both English and Arabic. The Arabian Pearl Gulf School offers tuition in the two languages and French towards IGCSEs and the IB Diploma. You can see a full list of IB World Schools in Bahrain at www.ibo.org
Competition can be intense for places at international schools in Bahrain, Asia’s third smallest state. Expatriates make up more than half the population of the island kingdom in the Persian Gulf and parents are advised to register children for places as early as possible.
Bahrain has the oldest public education system in the Arabian Peninsula and a wide range of international schools have been set up over the past 50 years in and around the capital Manama. The vast majority are coeducational day schools that teach in English.
Most offer an American or British-style education, but there are also schools following French, Indian and other national education systems.
Public schools are free for Bahraini citizens, along with books, lunches and school transport, and education is compulsory from age six to 14. In 2006, the secondary gross enrolment rate stood at 99 per cent of the age group, with girls slightly outnumbering boys, according to UNESCO.
By 2015, 57 per cent of girls leaving school in Bahrain went on to college or university compared to 25 per cent of boys. Bahrain has five tertiary institutions and its residents can apply to Education City in neighbouring Qatar as well as universities around the world.IB World Schools are part of a thriving international school sector in Bahrain.
For information on all Bahraini international schools, you can visit: www.internationalschoolsearch.com