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  • Shaikha Hessa Girls' School


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    Shaikha Hessa Girls' School

    Founding year: 2001
    Website: Visit Website
    Genders Accepted: Girls
    Leadership: Samia Al Kooheji (Principal)


    Shaikha Hessa Girls’ School was established in 2001 as the first private, all-girls’ school in Bahrain. SHGS provides an international curriculum with International General Secondary Education Certificate (IGCSE) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP). It celebrated the successful graduation of the fifth cohort since 2008.

    SHGS offers high-quality academic programs that promote leadership, emphasizing both value of integrating the latest in technology and the importance of multi-cultural understanding. SHGS is a National School with an international environment that emphasizes Arabic and Islamic values. We pride ourselves on having in our school community over twenty-four nationalities.

    SHGS is recognized by the Ministry of Education of the Kingdom of Bahrain. It is fully accredited (2007) by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, USA (MSA), is a full member (2011) of the Council of International Schools (CIS), and a candidate (2012) for full joint accreditation with CIS and MSA. The school is authorized (2011) by the Edexcel for the International General Secondary Education Certificate (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) as an IB Diploma Awarding Institution (2007). SHGS is proud to be the first IB Diploma World School for Girls in Bahrain.

    Shaikha Hessa Girls’ School believes that each girl is unique and that valuing the importance of oneself is critical in the pursuit of leading a fulfilling life. We are incredibly devoted to bringing our students the best education in Bahrain. We try to maintain a low teacher-student ratio and provide our teachers with every incentive for continuous improvements, growth, and development. We aim to create a nurturing and supportive yet academically challenging environment that allows each student to reach her full potential.

    Our mission is a joint home-school partnership that will promote leadership, critical thinking, and life-long learning in a secure, healthy, all-female environment by providing quality international programs in education for students to achieve their potential as individuals as well as global citizens, with the emphasis of Arabic and Islamic values. SHGS is a caring community that encourages students by example to:

    • Share, cooperate, and contribute responsibly to a global society.
    • Develop sensitivity to appropriate work and social relationships consistent with the principle of equal rights, including gender equality.
    • Display sound decision-making skills by reflecting on choices and consequences.</
    • Lead a positive, healthy life.
    • Care for others as they would have others care for them.
    • Share resources.
    • Build understanding and trust.

    SHGS students strive for academic excellence by:

    • Learning how to learn and discover the joy of learning.
    • Attaining depth and breadth of academic knowledge and understanding.
    • Acquiring skills that support intellectual endeavor and academic success.
    • Acquiring aesthetic appreciation.
    • Understanding modern technologies and using them wisely and effectively.
    • Acquiring academic skills and knowledge required to gain entrance to and success at competitive local and international universities.






    Address: Shaikha Hessa Girls' School, Building 1525, Road 4226, West Riffa, 942, Bahrain

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