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Bahrain Bayan School

Bahrain Bayan School

Bldg 230, Road No. 4111, P.O. Box 32411, Isa Town 841, Bahrain

+973 7712 2244



Bahrain Bayan School
School type Co-educational Day
Founded 1982
Status Private, non-profit
Chairperson of the Board of Trustees Dr. Sh. May Bint Sulaiman Al Otaibi
Language of Instruction English, Arabic
Co-ed Age Range 4-18 years
Number of pupils 1,313
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Mervat Awamleh
Associations IB, NAIS, MSA


The Bahrain Bayan School provides students with a comprehensive bilingual education, rooted in Arab identity and Bahraini culture. We develop students who have confidence in their abilities and embrace their responsibilities as national and global citizens. Our graduate profile represents our school's core values that aim to develop compassionate, internationally-minded citizens who thrive in a challenging, changing, and highly technological world.


The Bahrain Bayan School (BBS) was established in 1982 by Dr. May Al Otaibi and Mrs. Kathleen Acher Kaiksow. The BBS is an independent, national, non-profit, coeducational, bilingual school in Arabic and English, catering to students from KG to Grade 12. It is accredited and licensed by the Bahrain Ministry of Education, under the Bahrain Government law, in addition to an accreditation by The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA). The school is classified as an 'Outstanding' school based on evaluation by the Bahrain Education & Training Quality Authority (BQA).

The school community consists of dedicated parents who represent the highest levels of government, business, and industry in the Kingdom. We have a strong home-school partnership. The parents' active participation in the cooperative education of Bayan School children is an essential component in the success and achievement of our students.


BBS offers a challenging English and Arabic college preparatory program with a strong emphasis on the development of language and literacy skills.

An IB World School since 1993, BBS offers our junior and senior students a highly competitive IB program that yields excellent results.

The school adopted the AERO standards in 2011-2012 as the basis for the curriculum in Grades 1-12.


BBS offers diverse programs that provide a wide range of activities and opportunities for participating in both local and international competitions and initiatives.

- Bayan Model United Nations (BayMUN): a signature BBS program, THIMUN affiliated, student-led, hosted annually for the past 15 years with around 600 participants from local and international private and public schools. BBS also participates annually in international MUN Conferences, in countries such as Italy, Ireland, Greece, and Russia.

- Athletics: Soccer, volleyball, basketball, badminton, table tennis, tennis, golf, cross-country, and track and field are available at the Junior Varsity and Varsity level.

- Activities and Clubs: National Junior Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Student Government, Robotics and Programming, Global Young Leaders, and UNESCO World Heritage and Community Service.