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Arabian Pearl Gulf (APG) School

Arabian Pearl Gulf (APG) School

PO Box 26299, Adliya, Manama, Bahrain

+973 17 403 666



Arabian Pearl Gulf (APG) School
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 1996
Status Private
Head of School Ebtisam Al-Zeera
Date Appointed 2001
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 4-18
Number of pupils 1,452
Average Class Size 15 to 20
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:10
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator John Labor
Associations IB

APG School was founded in 1996 by Mr Mohammed Moosa Al'Aali. It is a private school situated in the Capital Governorate, Kingdom of Bahrain, near the historic Khamis Mosque, which was built in AD 692. APG is meant to carry the national reflection of Bahrain as the Pearl of the Gulf.

APG started with around 250 pupils in Gr. 1, 2 & 3. Today APG educates 1,451 from K-12, with a new campus for kindergarten. It was authorized to offer the IGCSE in 2006, and the IBDP in 2008. APG successfully graduated its first batch in 2010 and first IB in 2011. Since 2014, APG requires all students to take the IB diploma or IB course.

The school is successfully run by the long-serving principal and now the deserving head of school Ms. Ebtisam Saeed Al Zeera - a Bahraini citizen who strongly believes that education is a core factor towards the improvement and progress of individuals and communities. She views education as a significant source of personal empowerment, economic growth, and social progression.

APG envisions to be the top, quality school in the country, with a strong emphasis on high morals and global competence in producing highly educated and lifelong learners.

APG is committed to provide quality opportunities for learners to become GREAT:

  • Global and digital citizens
  • Respectful of others and of nature
  • Excellent in academics and intellect
  • Active, well-rounded, and self-directed achievers
  • Thinkers and communicators

The APG community is guided by the values of PEARL:

  • Punctuality
  • Excellence
  • Adaptability
  • Respect
  • Leadership

APG is a quality school awarded Good in the latest BQA or Bahrain Quality Authority evaluation. IB in APG has always been above world average in diploma points and grades. Pass rates were at 100% in 2014 and 2015. Percentage of candidates scoring in the 40s has increased. 14% of them obtained the “elite score” of 38 and above. In the National Exams, APG's results have been higher than the national average scores.

In 2017, APG became a member of the Council of International School or CIS. It has completed its strategic and operational plans towards CIS accreditation, BQA outstanding award, and overall school excellence.

APG's best bags no less than the country's highly coveted Crown Prince international scholarship program.

APG alumni and alumnae study here and abroad. APG is open to the world in respectful dialogue with all mankind and in active participation in the education of humanity. We are committed to educating globally competent learners.