School Profile

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. 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.

Founded:

BBS was established in1977 as the first bilingual school in the Arabian Gulf area.

Holding Company:

FAWSEC Educational Company, a non-profit organization.

School Leaders:

Maha Kaddoura Director
Kevin Fullbrook Deputy Director
Anna Hutchison Preschool Principal
Nada Darwiche Elementary School Principal
Nehme El Kourani     Middle School Principal
Laura Divine  High School Principal

Leadership Roles:

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Location:

Hawalli Campus (Pre-K - Grade 12):  Hawalli, Beirut Street, next to Huda Sharawi roundabout

School Hours for Students:

Division Timing
Preschool 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
Elementary School (grades 1-5) 7:15 am – 2:30 pm
Middle School (grades 6-8) 7:20 am – 2:40 pm
High School (grades 9-12) 7:20 am – 2:40 pm

School Hours for Students (Online):

Division Timing
Preschool Morning groups: 08:30 am – 12:30 pm
Afternoon groups: 02:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Elementary School (grades 1-5) Morning groups:
Group A: 08:30 am – 12:10 pm
Group B: 09:00 am – 12:40 pm

 

Afternoon groups:
Group A: 01:50 – 05:30
Group B: 02:20 – 06:00
Middle School (grades 6-8) 8:30am-02:00pm
High School (grades 9-12) 8:30am-02:00pm

 

The work week is Sunday to Thursday. The minimum number of Student days are 180 days per academic year.

 

Students:

SY 2019-2020: 2,474 students enrolled.

  

 

 

Class Size:

Pre-K 22 students/class
Kindergarten 1 23 students/class
Kindergarten 2 23 students/class
Elementary School 23 students/class
Middle School 24 students/class
High School 25 students/class*

*25 students in homerooms; class sizes may be smaller in elective subjects such as math, language arts, art, computer, AP subjects, etc.

Accreditation

BBS has three full accreditations from:

  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges [USA]
  • The Council of International Schools [Netherlands]
  • Kuwait Ministry of Education

Counseling:

BBS has 9 counselors, 2 of which are college counselors.

College Matriculation:

100% of our 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, our students have been admitted to 44% of the top 50 universities on the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Media Centers/ Makerspace:

BBS has 4 media centers/ Makerspaces on its two campuses. The media centers use a server which allows for web-based access to the entire school catalog.

Finances:

65.20% of BBS's tuition revenue is allocated to staff salaries and benefits as per the budget for SY2018/2019. The remaining tuition revenue is utilized to develop school facilities and programs.