Abdul Rahman Kanoo International School (ARKIS) is a co-educational and bilingual school in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Currently, more than 2200 students are enrolled at ARKIS. Abdul Rahman Kanoo International School is the 1st school in Bahrain to receive joint accreditation from CIS (Council of International School) and NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges).
ARKIS is a certified Cambridge International (CIE) Centre. The Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP) is implemented in Preschool and Elementary School along with the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), followed by the Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme (CLSP) in the Middle School, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) in Grades 9 and 10. In Grades 11 and 12, students opt either for IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma Programme (IBDP) or the Advanced Subsidiary (AS). In addition to the above programs, Universal Concept of Mental Arithmetic System (UCMAS), a brain development program, is implemented from KG1 to Grade 8. The school implements subjects endorsed by the Ministry of Education, i.e., Islamic, Social Studies, and Citizenship. ARKIS has an established Arabic Second Language department (ASL) for assisting students who are non-native speakers from Grade 1.
One of the significant characteristics that distinguish ARKIS is the belief in contributing positively to the local and international community's development. Hence, the school is actively involved in serving the community at the national and international level through its distinguished extra-curricular programs that focus on developing the "whole student" and creating responsible, empathetic, and active citizens involved in their communities.
Abdul Rahman Kanoo International School (ARKIS) empowers its students to be inquirers, proactive and principled citizens in a global community. As an international school, ARKIS is committed to a partnership with parents, students, and the broader community by providing students with a well-balanced quality education that focuses on developing inquisitive and morally elevated international individuals. Educational Goals:
To provide a well-balanced integrated International curriculum by ensuring students' opportunities to engage in a variety of learning experiences.
To maintain a safe and healthy conducive learning environment by developing confident, skilled students with the desire to learn.
To encourage cultural understanding and ensure that our students are active citizens in the community, both nationally and internationally, by collaborating with external bodies while fostering Islamic values.
To recruit, develop, appraise, and retain professional staff who utilize best practices.
To nurture a culture of feedback and further strengthen lines of communication between the school and all stakeholders.
To ensure that the financial operations support the school's educational program effectively and its long-term financial sustainability.
ARKIS aims to create an environment and ambiance that fosters learning, as it provides the students with equal opportunities to explore and grow by challenging and reinforcing their abilities. The strong sense of commitment, service, and responsibility taken by the Board of Directors, Principal, Staff, parents, and students have transformed the school into a significant learning source today.
Our parents, teachers, and staff are our greatest assets. Our highly talented, professional, experienced, dedicated, and committed teachers unleash each student's power and potential and provide a nurturing environment to gain skills, knowledge, self-esteem, and self-confidence to perform outstanding excellence in academics.
We are proud to have a Chairman with vision and always strive to fulfill tomorrow's growing challenges. Our Board of Directors and Management's leadership and foresight are the key drivers in making his vision a reality. To support its mission, the school will persistently work hard to create an atmosphere where everyone can flourish, thrive, and be rewarded.