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|Language of instruction||English and Arabic|
|Native English and Arabic teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English and Arabic)|
|Class sizes||Average||23 students / class|
|Maximum||25 students / class|
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|Number of students||
|Max. number of students per class||
|Average number of students per class||
|Language support for students not fluent in English and Arabic||
The school does not offer Arabic as a Second Language or English as a Second Language.
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
Depends on the grade level.
|Entry evaluation for students||
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
In the admissions evaluation, which become more formal as the grade level advances, the school attempts to determine if the student is developmentally ready for school, has the basic skills required to enter the grade level in question, and will be able to cope successfully with the heavy demands imposed by a bilingual educational program. English, Arabic, and Math entrance evaluations have been designed by the school to evaluate basic language and math skills reflecting our curriculum. The English and Arabic evaluations assess reading, writing and oral language skills. The Math evaluation assesses basic grade level mathematical skills.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
Pre-School: February 1 – February 15 (dependent upon the availability of seats)
|Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation||
100% of BBS graduates go onto colleges and universities.
Over 85% are accepted in educational institutions in the United States, Europe and the remainder go to universities in the Gulf Region.
Since 2011, BBS' students have been admitted to 44% of the top 50 universities on the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
|School bus service available||
|School start time||
Nursery - KG1: 8:00
|School finish time||
Nursery - KG1: 13:00
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Aerobics, art of clay, chess, benchball, computers for fun, cooking, dodgeball, painting, glass painting, glee club, craft, little chef, pretty little divas, soccer, sports competitions and jump rope, vase painting, drama, cheer/dance, basketball, video games.
|School provided lunches||
|Sports facilities at the school||
Hawally Campus: 3 gymnasiums, 2 football courts
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
The Al-Bayan Bilingual School has a three season sports calendar during which a range of activities are provided for elementary school (ES), under-14 (U14), junior varsity (JV), and varsity students.
Al-Bayan Bilingual School is a member of the Kuwait Schools Activities Association (KSAA) in which BBS teams compete with other Kuwait member schools.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Al-Bayan Bilingual School was created with a vision to prepare students for the world of today and the challenges of tomorrow. The school offers a bilingual program in which the Arabic and English languages carry equal emphasis and status, the goal of which is to bridge global progress with the traditional values of Arab culture.
|Teaching approach of the school||
The school aims to foster an environment for students to develop the intellectual qualities, ethical values, and positive attitudes required for effective participation and leadership in the overall development of Kuwait and the rapidly changing world.