The Bahrain Bayan School (BBS), established in 1982 by Dr. May Al Otaibi and Mrs. Kathleen Acher Kaiksow, is an independent, national, non-profit, co-educational, bilingual school in Arabic and English, for Kindergarten - Gr. 12 students. It is accredited and licensed by the Bahrain Ministry of Education, under the Bahrain Government law, accredited by The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) and by the Bahrain Education & Training Quality Authority (BQA) as an “outstanding” School.
Following school’s mission*, the primary target for all efforts and numerous strategic teams have aligned their efforts and plans to actualize the mission. The school relies on very strong strategic planning processes with involvement of the community. Also, the Board makes every effort to allocate abundant resources to develop areas identified as priorities.
Bahrain Bayan School has successfully provided students in the Kingdom of Bahrain with an innovative, dynamic, and superior international curriculum and bilingual education. This has
empowered them to discover new pathways and to confidently become internationally minded citizens in a challenging, ever-changing, and highly technological world. Consequently, the students’ overall performance on internal and external measures is outstanding with exceptionally high grades and proficiency rates. Bayan students’ proudly possess a high passing rate on external IB exams, outstanding college admissions acceptances at top universities, and proudly boasts a long list of Bayan Crown Prince Scholar recipients. The notable student achievements in our extracurricular programs are a few of the many examples of extraordinary performance outcomes that consistently demonstrate Bayan School’s effectiveness as a world class, exemplary bi-lingual school.
Starting in 2013-2014, a curriculum review cycle was introduced to BBS to ensure a regular rigorous review and renewal of curriculum in terms of purpose, articulation, planning and resourcing.
Systems and Infrastructure
State-of-the-art improvements have been initiated for the delivery of a seamless and equitable Professional Learning program for faculty and staff linked to the Strategic Plan, school improvement, and staff appraisal. Student health and behaviour programs, and the highest standards of student safety procedures and infrastructure, including an elaborate CCTV system, have been implemented while the extensive renovation and further development of our facilities and physical plant has also occurred.
EcoLab 360: Bahrain Bayan School proudly won 1 st place project in the prestigious UAE’s Zayed Sustainability Prize in 2017 along with many other international well-known awards.
School Community - Parents
The School Board and Administration continuously strive to involve parents in the events of the School either through participation in regular activities (parent-teacher conferences, individual parent meetings, and school activities, etc.) or serving on planning committees for the development of the school’s Strategic Plan and MSA accreditation process. Parents also participate in inaugurating some of the School’s events.
School Community – Board Members
The School’s Board consists of a Board of Trustees and a Board of Directors who are responsible for overseeing the functioning of the school and taking the necessary decisions and actions. The Board has sub-committees, Education Committee and Finance and Audit Committee that works closely with the School’s departments. We would like to thank the Board Members for their active engagement as they are the driving factor which has made the Bayan School what it is today.
BBS COMMUNITY SERVICES AND INITIATIVES 2020 - 2021
The Bayan Care Insurance Plan is now free of charge. This scheme covers student’s tuition fees (at any point until graduation) in case a student’s legal guardian passes away or has a permanent total disability through an accident or due to sickness, and therefore wouldn't be able to pay for the student’s tuition fees. The Finance department are to bear all costs associated with the “Bayan Care Plan”, effective immediately.
Afternoon Activities Supervisor
The School has assigned employees specifically for afternoon hours to supervise the flow of visitors during the students afternoon sports, and also to ensure the security and safety of our students while attending or going to sport activities.
Bayan Live Chat
Bayan School offers a fast online Live Chat communication system provided to its Bayan Community. It is available live during working hours as well as offline through instant messages.
Online Payment Portal We provide an online payment method in addition to the existing process to improve the receivables and increase operational efficiency and accuracy in bookkeeping. We aim to reach the parents’ comfort and satisfaction.
The Educational Resources and Materials bookstore started operating September 2019. It is constructed to streamline the distribution of student textbooks and related materials of grades 1 to 12.
Modernized Education System
Bayan School Mobile Application The Bahrain Bayan School Mobile Application is fully functional to ease operational services, communication with students and parents. Parents are able to pay online, view events, check school’s facilities, contact “Bayan on Call”, and more.
AlRomaihi Innovation Hub
The Al Romaihi Innovation Hub is a community-centered learning workspace that stimulates creativity and innovation. The Bayan School community and even the general public, will have the opportunity to explore and invent products using the facilities in the Innovation Hub. The Innovation Hub consists of the Maker Space that includes CNC machines, 3D printers, and Laser cutters; Robotics
Lab expanded to VEX; Multimedia Studio; and Learning Commons. Also, an extensive digital library from four international databases are readily available for everyone’s perusal. Each class in the Primary building will be provided with “Maker Space Tools Set” that will offer the students a unique hands-on experience of technological and scientific activities.
Texas Instrument Training
The Bahrain Bayan School is now a proud Texas Instruments Training Center, training teachers from the region in using the TI in math, science, and STEM education.
Life Skills Courses
Life-Skills subjects are provided to ensure that our students are well-rounded individuals that give back to their society. Courses include: home economics, carpentry, design technology, cooking, and clay sculpting.
AEA is an academic department that is dedicated to ensuring that your child is provided with additional instruction during school time to help them be successful in school. At BBS, we believe that every child deserves to feel safe, supported, and able to express them-selves. AEA will strive to provide your child with the education that they deserve.
Bayan MUN (BayMun) is a student-oriented initiative that established in 2008-2009 in the Kingdom of Bahrain. This student-oriented event is now known as the biggest event in Bahrain Bayan School and is most looked forward to by all students of Bahrain. BayMun started off with only a few councils and have come a long way since; with 17 councils and being the first THIMUN affiliated Model United Nations in the country.
ECO LAB 360
(UAE’s Zayed Sustainability Prize 1 st Place Winning Project 2017)
EcoLab 360 is an educational platform that involves a greywater and food waste recycling systems that is connected to the School Canteen on campus. The platform also aims to educate student about sustainable practices and technology, which revolve around five key pillars which include:
reduce, reuse, recycle, raise awareness, and renewable energy.
Bin Faqeeh “Zakat Al Elm” Building The Bin Faqeeh Zakat Al Elm Building, designed innovatively by Bayan Alumni, encompasses a Library and study quiet zones for the Middle and High School students.
In-House Doctors (Infirmary) A Highly acclaimed Doctor and 4 Nurses are focused on providing the highest level of attentiveness on improving the children’s overall health and well-being in addition to providing regular health awareness sessions for our Bayan Community which includes students, parents and staff.
Increased Safety and Security Introduction of new ID cards during the academic year of 2016-2017 to help monitor safety and security of the students. ID cards were improved to be used as a payment method in the Cafeteria and the Uniform Shop. In addition, they are also used to monitor attendance for Middle School and High School students.
Preschool Campus Dr. May Bint Sulaiman Al Otaibi (Bahrain Bayan School) is the new state of the art “green” Preschool building, built on international standards, that offers quality education and instill discipline in toddlers in an eco-friendly learning environment, thereby shaping the minds of future generations.
Primary School Complex
The new state-of-art Primary School complex is built with fine and innovative architecture and interior design to enhance the learning experience for its students. It serves from Grade 1 to 5.
The program aims to provide an opportunity for retirees to share their expertise and engage in various areas. Such as: psychological and moral preparation for coexistence with the new life, benefiting from their capabilities, experiences and skills, and presenting successful experiences in order to achieve social responsibility.
Shuttle bus Shaded shuttles tops have been set up in each campus. All Faculty and Staff are welcome to use the service and commute through buildings without the need to move their vehicles from their car park spaces. The shuttle will run around the clock from the Main Campus, Primary School Complex, Pre School and back.
Al Ansari Hall Multipurpose Hall to host various events with Bayan School Primary Complex. For seminars, lectures, functions, indoor activities and exam center.
Alumni Outreach The Alumni Outreach helps in having:
Active ambassadors of the Kingdom and the school abroad.
Encourages communication and engagement with fellow alumni in the same country.
Decreases home sickness that students usually face abroad.
Ensure that the alumni are connected with the school and its updates.
Bahrain Bayan School will always thrive to cater more one-of-a-kind initiatives to offer the top
experiences and education for its community. Stay tuned for more surprises!