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Kuwait - Schools

There are a number of schools in Kuwait which cater to the expatriate community. It is strongly recommended that you visit the schools and ask parents of pupils already enrolled to gain an insight into what the various schools offer. Likewise, as a potential employee of a school, asking a person who has experience teaching within the school is a great way to feel if the school represents the learning ethics you lean towards.

It is worth remembering that most schools in Kuwait offer transportation as an add-on to the school fees. For approximately KD200 per year children will be collected from home in the morning and returned at the end of the school day. 

Al Bayan Bilingual School (BBS)  
Locations in Jabriya, area 11 (Lower school)
and Hawalli, Beirut Street (Upper school)

Postal address
P.O. Box 24472
Safat 13105
Tel: +
965 531 5125
Fax: +
965 533 2836
BBS operates a program based on the criteria that all students (male and female) should acquire mastery of a minimum base of core skills as defined in the school curriculum. Students' mastery of the academic programme is based upon continual assessment, plus formal semester examinations of course content in the secondary grades. The English program utilises American materials. Arabic subjects follow the Kuwait Ministry syllabus together with the addition of supplementary materials. 

American Creativity Academy 
P.O. Box 1740

Tel: +
965 264 4374
Fax: + 
965 263 2478   
The American Creativity Academy is an American and Arabic college-preparatory school. Boys and girls are educated in two separate campuses and there are a total of 1,750 students. The school has a large percentage of Kuwaiti children, although there are students from a variety of other cultures, both Western and Arabic.

American International School in Kuwait (AIS) 
P.O. Box 3267
Salmiya 22033 
Tel: +
965 564 5083
+ 965 564 5089
The American International School is a comprehensive college-preparatory, co-educational school. The school is divided into the Elementary School (K-4), Middle School (5-8), and the High School (9-12). Each school has a principal and counsellors to provide both academic and emotional support. The K-12 curriculum is designed on the American model of instruction and includes the International Baccalaureate program for qualifying high school students.

American School of Kuwait (ASK) 
P.O. Box 6735
Hawalli 32042
Tel: + 965 266 4341
Fax: +
965 265 0438
The American School of Kuwait is a privately owned, independent coeducational day school which offers a general academic curriculum for students of all nationalities. It is primarily designed to serve the needs of children in Kuwait's community who aspire to American higher education. The school operates with the approval of the State of Kuwait and is associated with the U.S. State Department through the Office of Overseas Schools. Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is formally recognized by the Kuwait Ministry of Education, which has equalised the school's diploma with Kuwait's general secondary certificate. 

British School of Kuwait (BSK)
P.O. Box 26922
Safat 13130
Block 1, Street 1
Tel: +
965 562 1701
Fax: +
965 562 2701
BSK has 1400 students from more than 50 nationalities and caters for children from 3 to 19 years of age. From Kindergarten to Year 13 students receive an education in the British style. BSK offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities which are open to children from other schools including ballet, basketball, computing, creative arts, dance, gymnastics, karate, languages, music, performing arts, soccer, swimming and yoga.

English Academy
P.O. Box 1081
Surra 45701
Block 8, Street 13 (behind Mubarak Hospital)
Tel: +
965 534 0427
Fax: + 
965 534 0421 
The English Academy provides British-style education for 900 boys and girls aged 3 years and upward. IGCSE (Cambridge) and GCSE (London) courses were introduced in the 1996/97 academic year and the first external examinations at IGCSE level administered in 1998. AS- Level courses began in 2000/2001. The English Academy is well-equipped and has an English and an Arabic library, two computer studies centres, four science laboratories, AV rooms, a multi-purpose hall and separate specialist music and art departments. Individual classrooms have their own book corners, computers and other teaching aids to support learning. Extra-curricular activities include instrumental lessons, numerous clubs, drama and a variety of sports pursued at a friendly and competitive level within KFSAC (Kuwait Foreign Schools Activities Conference).

Gulf English School (GES)  
P.O. Box 33106
Tel: +
965 565 9361
Fax: +
965 565 0758
The Gulf School is moving to new purpose-built premises in late 2005 situated in the heart of Salmiya.
The purpose of the Gulf English School is to provide a high quality education, meeting the educational needs of the international community who wish to take advantage of the special strengths of the school and share in its bilingual, all-age school provision. The school offers a broad education, based upon the British National Curriculum, with high academic standards. Students are educated in the best aspects of European and Arabian cultural traditions and they enjoy the "best of both worlds". The school is committed to the promotion of international understanding and responsible citizenship in a multi-cultural context.   

Kuwait English School (KES)
P. O. Box 8640
Salmiya 22057
Tel: + 965 565 5216
Fax: + 
965 562 9356
Kuwait English School was established in 1979 and its purpose is to provide a British-type education, using English as the language of instruction, to boys and girls of all nationalities from KG to IGCSE A/S and 'A' Level. The school currently has approximately 2,000 pupils. The School is an Associated Member of ECIS (European Council for International Schools) and a member of BSME (British Schools in the Middle East). The School is divided into three main areas (Preparatory, Junior and Senior), each overseen and continually developed by vigilant head teachers who, along with their staff teams, care deeply about education and the quality of life which the pupils are enabled to enjoy and benefit from both in and out of school.

Kuwait National English School (KNES)  
P.O. Box 44273
Hawalli 32057
Al Nugra Moussa Bin Nusseir Street
Tel: + 965 265 6904
Fax: + 965 265 2459
Kuwait National English School is a private, co-educational, non-profit organisation offering classes from KG up to entrance to university, with IGCSE and A/S, A Level. KNES is recognised by the Kuwait Ministry of Education and is a member of E.C.I.S and B.S.M.E and is also recognised and registered with UCLES (University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate) as an examination centre. It has been selected by the University of Cambridge to be a pilot school for students at the age of 14 for pre-IGCSE in English, Maths and Science (Core Subjects). A/S and A level are taken through the board of the University of London to which our school is also registered and accredited. KNES takes pride in being the only British school in Kuwait to be a member of Associated Schools Project UNESCO.   

Lycée français de Koweit
P.O. Box 9450
Salmiya 22095
Tel: + 965 573 0024 / + 965 573 0025
Fax: + 965 573 0027
email: [email protected]
The Lycee occupies a spacious, pleasant campus, near the sea front in Salmiya.
Officially recognised as part of an international educational network by France, the Lycee provides a comprehensive education from Pre-school right through to the Baccalaureate. It uses the same methodology and resources followed by the 410 officially recognised overseas French schools and is supported by the French Ministry of National Education.  Naturally, in terms of local Ministerial stipulations, Arabic and Islamic studies are taken into account with suitable time scales attributed to the study of these subjects for both foreign and local students.

New English School (NES)  
P.O. Box 6156
Hawalli 32036
Block 12, Street 1
Tel: +  965 531 8060
Fax: + 965 531 9924
The New English School, Kuwait (N.E.S.) was founded in 1969 by Mr Tareq S Rajab. It was the first, private, co-educational day-school to offer a British style curriculum from Kindergarten to 'A' level. In September 1974, the school moved to its present purpose-built campus in Jabriya, a popular suburb of Kuwait. A continual programme of re-investment in the site has provided two new teaching blocks, two gymnasia, dance and pottery studios and a top class sports compound. NES boasts a superb 'armchair' theatre, the only one of its type in Kuwait. The school serves both the local and international community, with children from over 50 nationalities. Close ties are maintained with the U.K. and with other overseas British and International schools. N.E.S. is a member of ECIS and BSME.

The English School (TES)  
P.O. Box 379
Safat 13004
Area 12, Mousaed Al-Azmi Street
Tel: +
965 563 7205
Fax: + 965 563 7147
The English School, Kuwait founded in 1953 under the auspices of the British Embassy, is the longest established school in Kuwait catering for the expatriate community. The school operates as a not-for-profit, private co-educational establishment providing the highest standards in education for children of Pre-Kindergarten to Middle/Preparatory School age. The school is registered with the United Kingdom Department for Education and Skills (DfES No. 703 6052) and the Headmaster is a Member of the Incorporated Association of Preparatory Schools. The roll is predominantly British, as are the resources and texts, who follow the British National Curriculum. With the exception of foreign language teachers, all teaching staff are British and qualified in the United Kingdom. The number of pupils in the school continues to increase, but remains around the 470 - 500 mark, with average class sizes of 20. A comprehensive range of extra-curricular activities are available.  

The English School Fahaheel  
P.O. Box 7209
Fahaheel 64003
Manqaf, Kuwait
Tel:  +
965 371 1070
Fax: +  965 371 5458
Established in 1968, ESF moved in 2005 to a new purpose-built campus which has facilities including a large indoor swimming pool, tennis court, sports hall, two libraries, a theatre, arts and ceramics workshops and three computer centres. The curriculum followed upto secondary level is the English National Curriculum and at secondary level onwards, students follow a comprehensive syllabus which enables them to sit examinations under the board of The University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES). Arabic studies which comply to the Ministry Regulations are included, as is French language for Year 4 upwards. 

Universal American School (UAS)
Universal American School (UAS)
P.O. Box 17035
Khaldiya 72451
Tel: +   965 562 0297 
Fax: + 965 562 5343
The Universal American School, Kuwait is a non-profit, private co-educational, college- preparatory, day school. Founded in 1976, serving a multi-national student body of around 1,100 students from nursery to grade 12. UAS is accredited by the Council of International Schools, UK, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, USA and The Ministry of Education, Kuwait. UAS offers a full American programme with Arabic (for Arabs), Arabic-as a foreign language, French and Spanish as required.   

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