BIS is recognized by the Ministry of Education in Kuwait and other international institutions as described below.
BIS is a Near East Asia Council of Overseas Schools (NESA) affiliate school. Affiliate status provides BIS an opportunity to receive expertise professional development for staff members through conferences and copies of professional development articles and other professional materials. Furthermore, it allows BIS to keep up to date with educational trends and ensures that BIS is committed to best teaching practices in classrooms to maximize student achievement.
In the fall of 2018, BIS obtained Invitational Institutional Membership with AAIE (Association for the Advancement of International Schools). This membership provides BIS with access to diverse leadership insights, training, mentoring, professional learning communities, curated materials and much more resources. Being a member confirms the commitment of BIS to seek full international accreditation.
More recently, in the spring of 2019, BIS obtained CIS (Council of International Schools) Membership. This is the first step of the journey towards becoming internationally accredited. As a member school, BIS has access to other CIS services such as the ability to apply to CIS International Accreditation, CIS Global Citizenship Certification, Educator Recruitment and Leadership Search as well as events and services that help link our school with higher educational institutions that are also members of CIS. Work to complete the first phase of accreditation, the Preparatory Evaluation, began in October of 2019 and will assess BIS’s readiness to begin the accreditation process and provide valuable feedback, commendations, and recommendations to guide us in subsequent stages.
As the work continues, we will update this section of the website in May of 2020.