Al-Bayan Bilingual School was created with a vision to prepare students for the world of today and the challenges of tomorrow. The school offers a bilingual program in which the Arabic and English languages carry equal emphasis and status, the goal of which is to bridge global progress with the traditional values of Arab culture. The school aims to foster an environment for students to develop the intellectual qualities, ethical values, and positive attitudes required for effective participation and leadership in the overall development of Kuwait and the rapidly changing world.
BBS was established in1977 as the first bilingual school in the Arabian Gulf area.
FAWSEC Educational Company, a non-profit organization.
Gustav Gropp – Director
Maha Kaddoura – Deputy Director
Anna Hutchison – Preschool Principal
Nada Darwiche – Elementary School Acting Principal
Debbie McIntosh – Middle School Principal
Jihad Sadeddin– High School Principal
Hawalli Campus (KG1 - Grade 12): Hawalli, Beirut Street, next to Huda Sharawi roundabout
Jabriya Campus (Pre-Nursery & Nursery): Jabriya, Block 11, Street 3
|Pre-Nursery + Nursery||8:00 am – 1:00 pm|
|KG 1 + 2||7:20 am – 12:30 pm|
|Elementary School (grades 1-5)||7:15 am – 2:30 pm|
|Middle School/High School (grades 6-12)||7:10 am – 2:30 pm|
The work week is Sunday to Thursday. Student days are between 175 – 180 days per year.
SY2016-2017: 2,288 students enrolled.
|Kindergarten 1||22 students/class|
|Kindergarten 2||23 students/class|
|Elementary School||23 students/class|
|Middle School/High School||25 students/class*|
*25 students in homerooms; class sizes may be smaller in elective subjects such as math, language arts, art, computer, AP subjects, etc.
BBS has three full accreditations from:
BBS has 9 counselors, 2 of which are college counselors.
100% of our graduates go onto colleges and universities.
Over 85% are accepted in educational institutions in the United States, Europe and the remainder go to universities in the Gulf Region.
Since 2011, our students have been admitted to 44% of the top 50 universities on the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
BBS has 4 libraries/media centers on its two campuses. The media centers use a server which allows for web-based access to the entire school catalog.
79% of BBS's tuition revenue is allocated to staff salaries and benefits as per the budget for SY2015/2016. The remaining tuition revenue is utilized to develop school facilities and programs.