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CurriculumsIB and American
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 23 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: Dinar 3,208
to: Dinar 8,364
Address: Manama, Bahrain
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school

33 nationalities so far

Most common nationality

Bahraini, American and Canadian.

Ratio of local students to international students

50% Bahraini, 50% international.

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French and Spanish

Max. number of students per class

18 -24 students

Average number of students per class

23 students

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

All classrooms are equipped with laptop or desktop computers for teachers, interactive screens, and other technology tools to support learners and educators. Web-based multimedia tools and publishing environments, dynamic online classroom environments and robust cloud-based storage systems are further embedded within ASB’s technology offering.

ASB encourages the appropriate integration and use of tablets from Pre-KG to Grade 4, and implement a 1:1 laptop program for students from Grades 5 to 12. ASB's integrated approach incorporates the use of engineering and design, coding and robotics.

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)


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

1 Hour

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

We are going to graduate our first batch in two years. Esol Education schools' students proceed to join top universities worldwide.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Providing them with extra challenging work

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, students can see the school's Social Worker.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, assessments and school reports

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Standardized testing (MAP) for reading, language usage and mathematics

Waiting list

Yes in many grades

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline, rolling admissions.

Students can join after academic year begins

Only upon MOE approval.

School start time


School finish time

12:50 PM for Pre-KG
2:50 PM for KG1 to Grade 12

Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available


School provided lunches

There is a school cafeteria.

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

The school provides plenty of healthy food options.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We have a number of after school clubs. Please call us on 17211800 to find out more.

Sports activities included

Swimming, PE and after school clubs.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

Naturally lit classrooms and open spaces encourage collaboration, project-based learning and interactive teamwork, while state-of-the-art connectivity and seamless technology integration optimize our learning environment for modern teaching. High quality sports facilities offer ample opportunities for students to develop their physical skills and adopt a lifelong love of wellness.

Sports facilities at the school

- 400 m running track
- A regulation-sized soccer field
- 2 outdoor basketball courts
- 25 m swimming pool
- Kids swimming pool

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

American School of Bahrain offers a holistic and challenging American and international educational program founded on the pillars of academic excellence, happiness, innovation, international mindedness, balance, community leadership and cultural respect. With experienced leadership, dedicated and caring educators and state-of-the-art facilities, ASB inspires students to pursue their passions and become lifelong learners. As an Esol Education school, ASB is part of a family of exceptional international schools around the world in locations such as Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Hong Kong, Cairo, Nicosia and Lebanon.

Teaching approach of the school

ASB's mission is to provide a challenging American and international education that inspires students to pursue their passions, achieve their goals and become responsible global citizens.

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