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CurriculumInternational
Languages of instructionEnglish and Arabic
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

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
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: Dinar 2,434
to: Dinar 4,505
This school has more than one campus in Kuwait City:
Hawally Campus: Ages 4 to 18

Address: Al-Bayan Bilingual School Beirut Street, Hawally P.O Box: 355, Hawally 32004, Kuwait

Jabriya Campus: Ages 2 to 4

Address: Jabriya, Block 11, Street 3 P.O Box: 355, Hawalli 32004, Kuwait

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Number of students

2589

Number of nationalities represented in the school

22

Most common nationality

Kuwaiti

Ratio of local students to international students

Local 93% - other nationalities 7% - Ratio 9:1

Max. number of students per class

25

Average number of students per class

Nursery: 19
KG1: 22
KG2 - G5: 23
Middle School: 24
High School: 25

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, for Preschool only

Native English and Arabic speaking teachers

Most of them.

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

French, Spanish are electives for Middle and High School

Use of technology in the classroom

All works are done on google classroom, and multiple other applications. BBS database is on SKOOLLEE.
Every classroom has a smart board, and a number of iPads, we have 4 Computer Labs.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, Zoom, and Seesaw applications.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes.

Approximate hours of homework given

3 to 6 days.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Evaluation

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)
Grades 1 to 12: February 1 – End of School Year (dependent upon the availability of seats)

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, if place is available.

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.

External examinations or assessments available

High School, SAT and PSAT.

Results in these examinations

Passing grade.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Yes, Islamic.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

They just do not attend these classes. and grade is calculated thatwise.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

No.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

By being in specific school work related committees.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes.

School start time

Nursery - KG1: 8:00
KG2 - KG3: 7:20
G1 - G5: 7:15
G6 - G12: 7:10

School finish time

Nursery - KG1: 13:00
KG2 - KG3: 12:30
G1 - G12: 14:30

Supervised care before/after school

No.

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

We have a canteen.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes, our canteen is diverse.

Sports activities included

Basketball, Football, Volleyball.
Track and Field.

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.

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.

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