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Abdul Rahman Kanoo International School

Abdul Rahman Kanoo International School

P.O. Box 2512, Manama, Bahrain

+973 1787 5055



Abdul Rahman Kanoo International School
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 1997
Status Private
Head of School Mrs. Haneen Zabin
Language of Instruction English, Arabic
Co-ed Age Range 3-18
Number of pupils 2,194
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Mrs. Sana Sharif
Associations IB, CIS, NEASC

Abdul Rahman Kanoo International School (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.

Our first cohorts graduated in 2010 with IB results above worldwide averages and are currently employed in local and international work places. It was Mr. Abdul Rahman Kanoo's vision to provide quality, balanced and international education. ARKIS aims at graduating responsible, active citizens, empowered with knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of an ever changing world and to contribute positively to the development of the community and nation.

The school is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) since 2013.

ARKIS is a certified Cambridge Assessment International Education Centre (CAIE) from 2006 and Edexcel from 2013. The Cambridge curricula programmes are taught from KG to Grade 10, followed by the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and International Baccalaureate Courses (CP) in Grades 11 and 12.

Our school has implemented Universal Concept of Mental Arithmetic System (UCMAS) from KG2 to Grade 8. This programme is based on an ancient Chinese concept and modern scientific research to stimulate and develop both hemispheres of the brain by using a simple educational tool, the abacus.

We are extremely proud of our Creativity Activity Service (CAS) Programme which starts as early as Grade 6. Students participate in community service programmes locally and internationally through fund raising campaigns, as well as awareness campaigns on different topics.

The Abdul Rahman Kanoo Award Scholarship (AKAS) was established in 2010. This award is to inspire students towards high academic and social achievement by granting them scholarships to study abroad in reputed universities and colleges.