International Schools in Bahrain

The majority of expats living in Bahrain find that public schools in the country are not suitable for foreign children because of the language barrier and different cultural norms. Therefore, expats tend to opt for international schools instead.

While there is plenty of choice in terms of international schools in Bahrain, securing a place at the desired school can be tough. It is therefore advisable that parents begin investigating schooling options for their child as soon as possible – ideally before the move. In some cases, expat parents end up having to homeschool their children while waiting for a space to become available at their chosen school. 

Below is a list of recommended international schools in Bahrain.

International schools in Bahrain


Abdul Ranman Kanoo International School

Gender: Co-educational

Curriculum: IGCSE and International Baccalaureate (IB)

Ages: 2 to 18


AMA International School

Gender: Co-educational

Curriculum: American

Ages: 3 to 18


Al Noor International School

Gender: Co-educational

Curriculum: Bahraini, British and Indian

Ages: 3 to 18


British School of Bahrain

Gender: Co-educational

Curriculum: British

Ages: 3 to 18


Naseem International School

Gender: Co-educational

Curriculum: IB

Ages: 3 to 18


Sacred Heart School

Gender: Co-educational

Curriculum: IGCSE

Ages: 4 to 18


St Christopher’s School

Gender: Co-educational

Curriculum: GCSE, IB and A-levels

Ages: 3 to 18

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