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International schools in Bahrain

Search for the best international schools in Bahrain; you can find a list of selected schools at the bottom of this page. Use the search filters to select only girls' or boys' schools, prep schools, senior schools or sixth forms; or you can search for schools that offer a particular curriculum, such as the International Baccalaureate, the UK national curriculum, a US-style model or the International Primary Curriculum. 

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. 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.

Capital School, Bahrain, which follows the English national curriculum, was set up in 2015 after a sister school was launched in Dubai in 2014. The Bahrain school, which currently offers kindergarten and primary school classes, is due to open its secondary section in September 2018. It plans to offer IGCSEs and A-levels.

Three international schools, including NIS, are accredited by the Council of International Schools, while Ibn Khuldoon is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Other accrediting bodies operating in Bahrain include the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.  

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. 

For more information about International Baccalaureate World Schools in Bahrain, see our sister website www.ibyb.org





Arabian Pearl Gulf (APG) School

PO Box 26299,
Adliya,
Manama,
Bahrain

www.apgschool.com

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Ibn Khuldoon National School

Building 161, Road 4111,
Area 841, P.O. Box 20511,
Isa Town,
Bahrain

www.ikns.edu.bh

Co-educational, Day.

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Abdul Rahman Kanoo International School

P.O. Box 2512,
Manama,
Bahrain

Co-educational, Day.

Al Hekma International School

Building No 1962, Road 4363,
Sanad 743,
PO Box 26489,
Adliya,
Bahrain

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Al Mahd Day Boarding School - Saar Campus

PO Box 30331,
Manama,
Bahrain

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Al Noor International School

PO Box 85,
Manama,
Bahrain

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Al Raja School

PO Box 1,
Manama,
Bahrain

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

AMA International School - Bahrain

P. O. Box 18041,
Building 208, Road 408, Block 704,
Salmabad,
Bahrain

Co-educational, Day.

Bahrain Bayan School

Building No. 230,
Road 4112, Block 841,
Isa Town,
Bahrain

Co-educational, Day.

Bahrain School

PO Box 934,
Manama,
Bahrain

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Capital School

Al Ahli Club,,
PO.Box: 54420,
Bahrain

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Creativity Private School

PO Box 24176,
Muharraq,
Bahrain

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Dilmun School

Building 396,
Road no 2717,
Block 327,
Bahrain

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

Lycée Français MLF de Bahreïn

PO Box 24447,
Muharraq,
Bahrain

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Modern Knowledge Schools

PO Box 15826,
Bldg 515,
Manama,
Bahrain

Co-educational, Day.

Nadeen School

PO Box 26367,
Adliya,
Bahrain

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Naseem International School

PO Box 28503,
Riffa,
Bahrain

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Quality Education School - Al Zamil Garden Budaiya Campus

Behind Fire Station,
Budaiya,
Bahrain

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Quality Education School - Khalil Kanoo Gardens Campus

Near Salmaniya,
Manama,
Bahrain

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Riffa Views International School

PO Box 3050,
Manama,
934,
Bahrain

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Sacred Heart School

PO Box 388,
Isa Town,
Manama,
Bahrain

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Shaikha Hessa Girls' School

PO Box 37799,
Riffa,
Bahrain

Girls, Day.

St Christopher's School

PO Box 32052,
Isa Town,
Bahrain

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Talent International & The Infant School (Manama Branch)

Rd No 5641,
Salihiya,
Manama,
Bahrain

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Talent International & The Infant School (Riffa Branch)

Rd No 2506,
Riffa,
Bahrain

Co-educational, Day.

The Asian School

PO Box 1143,
Manama,
Bahrain

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

The British Preparatory School

Rahim Villas,
Entrance 300,
Saar Avenue,
Bahrain

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

The British School of Bahrain

PO Box 30733 - Budaiya,
Building 1080, Road 1425, Block 1014,
Hamala,
Bahrain

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

The Children's Academy, Bahrain

Northern Governorate,
off Janabiya Highway,
Bahrain

Co-educational, Day.

The Indian School

PO Box 558,
Isa Town,
Bahrain

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

The International School of Choueifat - Manama

Bldg. 110, Area 257,
Road 59, Choueifat Avenue,
Manama, Amwaj Islands,
Bahrain

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.