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What types of schools do most expats in your city choose for their children?

Most expats in Bahrain choose private international schools for their children.

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What are some examples of these schools?
Some of the most popular schools in the area include:

  • St. Christopher's - This international school caters to children from elementary to secondary age. This is one of the largest international schools in Bahrain and offers the most extensive British curriculum.
  • British School of Bahrain - Located in Adliya, it offers the British curriculum from kindergarten to year 10.
  • Indian School of Bahrain - The Indian School is one of the largest expatriate schools in the Arabian Gulf region with a student population of six thousand students and two lovely campuses in Sitra and Isa town.
  • Bahrain School - The Bahrain School follows an American curriculum and is a coeducational institute.
  • French School - French curriculum from nursery to grade 9.
  • Japanese School - A Japanese school, which offers classes in English and Arabic conversation.

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Is there a lot of competition for spots in local schools?

Yes, particularly at St. Christopher's and the Indian School of Bahrain.

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Are pre-schools also widely available (for children approx. 2 to 5 years old)?

Yes, these are readily available. Some of the most popular pre-schools are Little Gems, Nadeen International School and Children's House. St. Christopher's also has a pre-school.
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How are most kids transported to and from school?

Very few schools offer transportation; whether your child's school does so depends on your area. St.
Christopher's offers transportation; some Bahraini bilingual schools do, too. Most parents drive their children to school each day or arrange a car pool.

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When does the typical school year start and end?

The typical school year starts at the beginning of September and finishes at the end of June or beginning of July.
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Is there anything else I should know about local schools?

No; please contact Crown Bahrain if you have any further questions.

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