Dear Bahrain Bayan School Community,
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Middle School of Bahrain Bayan School.
As Middle School Principal, I am honored to be a part of the BBS community and have the opportunity to lead a school with such persevering students, an extremely dedicated staff, and a supportive school community. I feel fortunate to be part of this school and to support students, teachers and Bayan families.
I view education as a life-long learning process and expect that I will continue to learn much about the uniqueness of Bayan School this year and in the years to come. I am excited to unite my experience, my openness to learn, and my child-centered approach to support our students.
As members of the BBS community, it is important to reiterate the school Vision and Mission to have a mutual understanding of the school goals:
Vision: Bahrain Bayan School is a renowned bilingual, coeducational school offering an innovative and dynamic international curriculum resulting in outstanding teaching and learning and preparing students for higher education. Our vibrant learning community is enriched by a distinguished faculty, state of the art facilities, rich resources and collaboration.
Mission: Bahrain Bayan School provides students with a comprehensive bilingual education, rooted in Arab identity and Bahraini culture. We develop internationally-minded students with confidence in their abilities who embrace their responsibilities as national and global citizens.
Relationships between families and the school are vital to the success of our students. I therefore encourage you to become involved in every way possible. Please do get in touch with me, school administrators and teachers if there is anything we can do to assist you or your child throughout the year.
Mr. Lee Higginbottom
Middle School Principal
Throughout Middle School our curriculum is committed to students achieving mastery of English and Arabic. Course offerings throughout the Middle School program are based on the AERO standards in English, Math, and Science.
These standards are aligned with research-based trends in worldwide curriculum development. AERO provides a framework for curriculum consistency across grades K-12 and for a clearly planned sequence of curriculum. Teachers collaborate and develop units of study grounded in the standards so that students experience complete, in-depth, and thorough courses. Bahrain Bayan School also offers a strong Arabic curriculum and the required government syllabus in Social Studies, Religion, and Government. Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Social Studies, Technology, Physical Education and Advisory also play a strong role in the curriculum.
The Middle School program aims to prepare students in grades 6, 7 and 8 for the college preparatory curriculum in High School. They are encouraged to do research, class projects and presentations in both English and Arabic. The math program offers two streams: standard integrated math and higher integrated math.