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School Profile

Al-Bayan International School is a private co-educational international non-profit, KG-12, American curriculum school dedicated to serving the individual needs of all children. BIS believes in a student-centered approach that is collaborative and plans cross-curricular.


Mission Statement:

Al-Bayan International School personalizes learning to achieve intellectual and individual growth of all students, empowering them to impact their community.



Al-Bayan International School (BIS) opened with the new name and fully restored campus in the Fall of 2017. The school was originally founded in 1993 through the philanthropic initiative of Mr. Fawzi Al-Saleh, and was named in honor of his late wife, Ms. Fawzia Al-Sultan as Fawzia Sultan International School.


Holding Company:

FAWSEC Educational Company, a non-profit organization.


School Leaders:


Dr. Zak Palsha


Principals & Assistant Principals:

KG & ES Principal - Mr. Sven Danzinger

KG & ES Assistant Principal - Ms. Catie Bartley

MS & HS Principal - Ms. Lorraine Hirakawa

MS & HS Assistant Principal - Mr. Robert Marto


School-wide Coordinators:

Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Coordinator - Ms. Jamie Smith

Arabic & Islamic Coordinator - Mr. Ziyad Gazawi

Athletics & Activities Coordinator - Mr. Jeffery Chan



Al-Bayan International School, Hawally, Beirut Street, Behind Dar Al-Shifa Hospital P.O Box 356 Hawally 32004, Kuwait


School Hours for Students:

The school week is Sunday to Thursday. Student days are between 175-180 days per year.

School Hours for SY 2022-2023 are:

KG 1 and KG 2:  7:25 am – 12:35 pm

Grades 1 - 12:  7:25 am - 2:00 pm