Originally founded in 1993, Al-Bayan International School (BIS) opened with the new name and fully restored campus in the Fall of 2017. 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.
To view the BIS Profile, please click on the following link
Al-Bayan International School is:
BIS follows an American system, and integrates the American Education Reaches Out (AERO) standards. AERO English/Language Arts and Mathematics Frameworks are fully aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). AERO Science is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) which target science, engineering and cross-cutting concepts.
Fore more details about the curriculum at BIS, you can click the following link
All subjects at BIS are taught in English, except Arabic and Islamic Studies.
For more details about the Arabic & Islamic curriculum, you can click here.
Yes, BIS offers Arabic as a Second Language program (AFL) for foreigners and the Arabs who have the Ministry approval letter.
Al-Bayan International School (BIS) is accredited from:
BIS has highly qualified staff who are recruited locally and overseas. In the SY 20-21, there are 85 full time teachers, faculty and support members representing 21 nationalities, who are mostly from the United States of America, Canada, Australia, South Africa, United Kingdom, Middle East and Eastern Europe. You can click here to view our staff demographics. All teachers have a teaching certificate, and many of them have an advanced degree. Teachers and support staff are characterized by their compassion and commitment to education.
Both BBS and BIS fall under the umbrella of one owner company “FAWSEC Educational Company”. However, the major difference between both schools is the curriculum. The Arabic subject in BBS is compulsory and the Social Studies course is also taught in Arabic, and the student must pass the Arabic language entrance exam in order to be able to enroll at the school. As for BIS, the admissions test is in English and Math only and they have a non-Arabic speaking program (AFL), so Arabic language is not compulsory in the entrance test. In addition, the number of students in BBS is bigger and reaches a maximum of 25 students in each class; while BIS has a fewer number of students, with a maximum of 18 students in each class. It is also worth mentioning that BIS has a higher diversity rate in its student population. You can click here to view our student demographics. You can click here to view our student demographics.
The maximum number of students in each class is 18 in all our regular education classes.
There are 2 sections in each grade level which creates a family atmosphere.
About 450 students in total.
Yes, the school is mixed for all grades.
Yes, our teachers and staff members look forward to meeting the parents and their children during the Student Orientation Day. It is a great opportunity for the parent and the child to meet the teacher, see the classroom, and to begin to feel comfortable at school. Teachers will introduce themselves to the parent and welcome the child to the classroom to help them feel safe, happy and secure in their new learning environment. Children can enjoy exploring their new classroom at various centers supervised by the teacher assistants, allowing parents time to become acquainted with the student’s daily routine and schedule.
The Learning Support (Inclusion Program) at BIS seeks to support all students and ensure that all students have access to quality instruction, intervention and support, so that they experience success in the learning environment. Our team of Inclusions Specialists, School Counselors and the Educational Psychologist work with teachers, supporting staff, administration, students and families to provide and plan for both students personal, educational and career pathways and further seek to meet their diverse educational needs with supportive strategies and recommendations as necessary.
Kindergarten optional after-school club is available daily from 12:35 to 2:00 P.M for an additional fee. Interested parents need to fill out the form at the beginning of the school year.
Students are granted the American High School Diploma Certificate upon graduating from BIS high school.
BIS has 3 counselors, 1 of which is a College Counselor and we also employ one educational psychologist.
Recently renovated in the summer of 2017, Al-Bayan International School is a purpose-built building set in an urban setting. Some of the school’s highlights are classrooms that support the learning of our students, computer labs for all levels, a well-resourced library, excellent indoor gym and fitness area, cafeteria, art and music rooms. The renovation added a multi-purpose room that also serves as a second gym, an outdoor garden area, 3 outdoor play spaces and upgraded science labs.
Bus service is available to most areas in Kuwait through a private bus company. Parents who wish to sign up for the bus service must make the necessary arrangement with the Business Office, FAWSEC Educational company. For inquiries, please contact: 22275000 Ext. 7801
All students should be dressed in the official uniform with BIS logo. Uniform can only be purchased online through Uniform School Center Link. The Uniform Center for pick up and exchange only is located at BBS campus near Gate 6. Please visit the school’s website and Instagram account for announcements on uniform sale.
BIS is a well-resourced school in which technology (interactive white boards, Google Suite for Education, BYOD program, 3D printer, etc.) is used to enhance student learning. Students use iPads and computers to develop the skills necessary to be successful in the global community. All classrooms are equipped with a computer, IWB (interactive white board), and Wi-Fi access. Middle School students may bring their own devices and use the Wi-Fi provided by the school for any classroom assignments/projects. High School students are required to bring their own devices. Teachers use PowerSchool software to keep track of grades, attendance and IEPs. Students and parents also have access to their own PowerSchool accounts, so that they can view all their grades. IPads are available for classroom students and also used for various assessments throughout the year.
BIS has adopted the PowerSchool school management and student information system (SIS) for students in KG1 to grade 12. Currently, the following functions are active on PowerSchool:
The Sports and Physical Education program at Al-Bayan International School teaches students a wide variety of skills and places emphasis firmly upon enjoyment and active participation. It establishes a foundation for competent and confident participation in a range of physical activities. To view more info about Athletic Activities, please click on the following link
The BIS Homework policy is as follows:
The school calendar is published on the school website every year and is updated continuously.
Report cards are distributed to parents four times a year as follows: The first report, to be delivered in November, includes a report for the months of September and October. The second is in January (the end of the second period), and the third report is in March, which includes a report of February and March. The fourth and last report is in June, and includes the school year end report.
Parents can call the BIS Receptionist who will be glad to set up an appointment with the concerned staff. Parent conferences are held twice a year. Meeting times are scheduled on (PTCFast) where parents may select from available times offered. However, meetings are only for ten minutes. If parents feel more time is needed, they will need to schedule a parent conference for another day.
Parents can view and update their family profile details that includes contact and family information through our website from Profile Update link
Please visit our school website. You can also follow our Instagram/Twitter accounts @biskwt, or join our page on Facebook: Al-Bayan International School.
Priority for available vacancies is granted to siblings of current students, staff members’ children and then to children of new families.
No, no priority is given to relatives/cousins at BIS.
Students entering the KG1 program must be 4 years of age by March 15th of that same academic year, 5 years for KG2, 6 years for Grade 1 and so on. Consequently, the children’s ages may vary slightly in any given grade. Students may be older than the minimum age required, however, they may not be younger. Students who do not attain the minimum age for entrance may apply for admissions the following year, or for a lower grade level. Please visit the following link to view the most up to date Acceptance Age Categories
Registration usually starts in January for the following school year for priority applicants (Siblings and Staff Children) and in the beginning of February for children of new families (non-priority) dependent upon the availability of seats. Please visit the following link to view the Registration period for the new school year.
Being the first grade level at BBS, seats are usually available in KG1. As for KG2 and GR1, the seats are not available. Application forms for those grades are only accepted on the waiting list until vacancies become available.
Please visit the following link to view the Entrance Evaluation Content for all grades.
KG Entrance Interviews:
School faculty interview children and submit their recommendations to School Administration. The interview includes two parts: individual and small group:
Grades 1-7 Entrance Evaluations:
Admissions results are announced around February for PreSchool, and after 5 working days from the date of the admissions evaluation for Elementary, Middle and High School.
Registration is only complete if the student passes the interview / evaluation test successfully and the vacancies are available. Only then parents will be invited to complete the registration procedures and make the 100 KD deposit payment.
Registration is only available for the first semester (the beginning of the school year), and there is no registration for the second semester, except for some rare cases (students coming from abroad Kuwait).
For BIS tuition fees click here For any related inquiry please contact FAWSEC Finance Office at 22052884
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On the payment gateway homepage (see the link in the previous question) click on “forgot username/password?”
The tuition fees include only the textbooks and educational costs but does not include the following:
Tuition fees are paid in three installments. The payment schedule is as follows:
A 100 KD deposit amount is due on 1st April of every school year. This amount is deducted from 1st installment. For inquiries related to deposit payment and re-enrollment, contact the Admissions Office at 22052800/11
There is no discount offered for siblings at BIS.
As per the Ministry of Education’s policies, transfer of students’ files to other schools will not occur unless all outstanding tuition fees are settled in full. Furthermore, if a student is withdrawn from BIS after attending the first day of school, the 1st installment of tuition fees will still be due since a spot was held for that student. The transfer of that student’s file will not occur until the first installment is paid.
Inclusion at its simplest is “to be included”. It is the idea that all students are included in the feeling of belonging and are respected within the school community. Inclusion guarantees all students receive high quality instruction, intervention, and support that enable them to meet social and academic success regardless of challenges and without restrictions or limitations.
Extra support in academics, behavior, Arabic, or speech therapy is available for students in the Inclusion Program.
The teacher takes the inclusion students to the resource room during the period of the subject they need support in.
Not more than 4 students in each class.
Based on an admission test’s result, the educational psychological report, teacher’s recommendations, and the evaluation of the BIS specialized team.
In the special needs program, all students in class have learning difficulties and do not exceed 12 students in each class. In the inclusion program, the student is included in a regular class with regular students. The total number of students in each class are 18 students, of which a maximum of 4 inclusion students can be included.
An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a written plan that is tailored to each student who needs individualized support, specialized instruction, and related services, so that the student can learn in a way that is best suited to his/her needs. The IEP lasts for one calendar year, and will be reviewed throughout that year to ensure the student is meeting the goals. It consists of Present Levels of Performance (PLOP); IEP goals and objectives; and accommodations.
There are many criteria that inform the decision on whether a student is eligible to have an IEP. Furthermore, the main goal of an IEP is to close the gap, equipping students with the skills and knowledge necessary for success. Therefore, a student will receive an IEP only if eligible based on criteria and can be exited once there is no longer a need.
This is not mentioned, but we can provide a "To Whom It May Concern" certificate to the graduated students that the student has learning difficulties with their IEP attached, which can be submitted to the university to dilute some of the subjects and offer extra timing.
In addition to the other regular requirements, student applying to the inclusion program must also submit the following:
Only learning disabilities.
It should be above 86 for the Special Needs program.
We strongly encourage psycho-educational evaluations from the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) at Fawzia Sultan Healthcare Network Institution.
An evaluation from CERC doesn’t guarantee admissions to BIS.
The list of Approved Evaluation Centers from PADA is attached here.
Please click here to view the Educational Support Requirements by the Public Authority of Disabled Affairs.
It is a letter issued by PADA, addressed to schools as a confirmation that PADA will pay the school fees for the students, and it is considered as the last stage for opening a file in PADA.
The total fees for the Special Needs program is 7,000 KD as follows: