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Operational Hours

Sunday : 7:00 AM To 3:00 PM || Monday : 7:00 AM To 3:00 PM || Tuesday : 7:00 AM To 3:00 PM || Wednesday : 7:00 AM To 3:00 PM || Thursday : 7:00 AM To 3:00 PM || Friday : Day Off || Saturday : Day Off

Description

Age range of students 6 - 14 years  
Grades (e.g. 1 to 12) Primary
1 - 5
Middle
6 - 8
High
9
 
Number of Students Boys 224 Girls 197 Total 421
Students' social/economic background Most students come from good income families
Number of Administrative Staff 18
Number of Teaching Staff 45
Curriculum American Common Core Standards
Main language(s) of instruction English and Arabic
External assessment and examinations • Trends in International Mathematics & Science Studies (TIMSS).
• Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS).
• BQA national examinations for Grade 6 in Arabic and English.

Ahlia School was established in 2010 and is located in Saar, Kingdom of Bahrain. Since the start, Ahlia School has grown to include Pre-school, Elementary, Middle school & High School (Grades 1 to 10). The school aims to develop further up to Grade 12 in the near future. Ahlia School students learn through the following methods:

  • Direct interaction and an enriching hands on experience.
  • Differentiated instruction that meets learners' needs, interest and abilities.
  • Support by a rich, condusive and motivating environment.
  • Self-reflecting, risk-taking, inquiring, and learning by doing.
  • Setting learning tasks that expand students' understanding.
  • Acting independently, yet, responsibly.

At Ahlia School we ensure that all children will have an unforgettable experience throughout their time at the school. The school's management and faculty are constantly working hard towards making the school an inspiring place for students to gain exciting experiences that will help them towards achieving great academic and social achievements.

VISION

“To educate our young within a happy, caring and culturally diverse environment so that they are able to achieve their full potential while building self-esteem and developing healthy minds, bodies and appropriate social skills."

MISSION

  • Create a rich, pleasant and stimulating learning community
  • Engage students as active, lifelong, well-motivated and socially-responsible learners
  • Advance students’ knowledge, individual talents and practical capabilities through effective use of modern high quality curricula; interactive and differentiated teaching methods; appropriate technology; and outstanding professional teachers
  • Stimulate student’s imaginations and augment their personal capacities with creativity and innovation to sustain them in the future
  • Produce confident and competent graduates capable of being accepted by the best universities

BALANCED CURRICULUM

Guiding assumptions and principles:

  1.  Children  are born investigators.
  2.  Focusing  on core ideas and practices.
  3.  Understanding develops over time.
  4.  Effective learning requires both active knowledge construction and proper practice.
  5.  Connecting to students' interests and experiences.

The Ahlia School follows the American curriculum and learning standards which aim at encouraging students to develop:

  1.   In-depth  knowledge and understanding across  a broad  and balanced  range  of areas.
  2.  The disposition and capacity to be lifelong learners.
  3.  Problem-solving skills, practical skills and intellectual  rigour.
  4.  The capacity and self-confidence to learn individually and collaboratively.

The aims and objectives of the Ahlia School curriculum address all aspects of learning including knowledge , understanding, skills and attitudes.

ACADEMIC GUIDES

Enrollment/Registration:

Ahlia School accepts students of all nationalities who wish to join our school. Our curriculum is intended for average to above-average students. Students should be at the age group specified in the table below by August 31st to qualify them for the Grade that they are applying for, this is as per the Ministry of Education guidelines.Please refer to Table (1)form for details.

Kindly note that it is required that Students be toilet trained in order for a student to progress from Pre-Nursery to Nursery.

Table (1)-Grade Levels and Age Groups

Pre-School Elementary & Middle school
Grade Nursery KG1 KG2 G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 G6 G7 G8 G9 G10    G11
Age 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15      16

Payment Methods:

Parents can either pay school fees yearly, per semester or monthly. In case Parents choose the monthly option, they are required to sign a declaration confirming that they will pay the school tuition fees at the beginning of each month for the full academic year on a monthly basis over a period of ten months. In case of any withdrawal during the semester, Parents are required to pay the full school tuition fees of that semester.

Discounted Fees:

Parents are eligible for a 15% discount on the school tuition fees only when they register siblings (the brothers and/or sisters of their child). Withdrawing the students who received the discounted fees during the school year cancels the discount awarded.

Withdrawal Procedures:

The following procedures should be followed in case of withdrawal:

  • The parent must in form the school in writing indicating the final day of attendance. Parents are responsible to ensure the return of all (textbooks), library books, and complete the payments of any unsettled fees.
  • (Clearance notice) must be obtained from the Accounting Department, Resource Center, Library, and Classroom Teachers.
  • Students withdrawing from school before the last day of school or during the school year will be given transfer grades only.

Ahlia School will request Parents to withdraw their child from school for reasons such as:

  • The student cannot fulfill the school’s academic expectations.
  • Parents have provided the school with false in formation or qualifications that might hinder the student’s learning or other students as well.

Since Ahlia School has limited resources to help students with special needs, Parents should mention any area in which they suspect their child to have difficulty with, inform the school of assessments, evaluations, or records of support received privately or in their child’s previous school.

If a Student is found to have learning needs beyond the capabilities and resources of Ahlia School, the student will be asked to withdraw. This withdrawal will result in no legal or financial liability for Ahlia School.

Refund Policy:

If the student withdraws after the first day of school or during the semester, Parents are not eligible for any school tuition fee refunds. Parents are eligible to claim a refund of 50% of the school tuition fees that they paid prior to the first day of school. Kindly note the following:

  • Registration fee of (BD200) is non refundable
  • If the student with draws after the first day of school, Parents are not entitled to a refund

REGISTRATION GUIDANCE & FORMS

ENROLLMENT:

  • Ahlia School accepts students of all nationalities who wish to join our school, as long as we have a vacant position. Our curriculum is geared for average to above-average students.
  • Parents or guardians of any potential student are welcome to fill in application forms at any time throughout the school year.
  • Each student is eligible to apply for the appropriate age range for the grade to which he/she is applying, according to the Bahraini Ministry of Education requirements.
  • The designated application fees should be paid prior to any admission process.

Admission to PRE-SCHOOL:

  • Admission to Pre-School (3-5 years old) will not be based on a screening test, rather it will be based on the child’s ability to reasonably understand and speak Basic English.
  • An informal interview with the child will take place prior to admission.
  • During the interview the child will be given the chance to use the play area, use the various educational materials, interact with other children, and the interviewee.

Admission to ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL:

  • The student will be given an appointment for an entrance exam which may be scheduled at the student’s convenience. The exam includes English Language, Mathematics, and Arabic. It will also evaluate the student's maturity, overall attitude, discipline, social interaction, responsibility, effort and willingness to learn, overall conduct and general knowledge.
  • The student is required to have sufficient listening and speaking proficiency in English to follow instructions and explanations in the classroom. He/she must be able to express his/her ideas in written English and read with comprehension at an established grade level.
  • Student’s previous school reports and report cards will be carefully reviewed.

Required Documents

  • Copy of student’s ID or CPR – Front & Back
  • Copy of Parents CPR – Front & Back
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Vaccination Certificate
  • Copy of previous Report Cards or Certificates
  • (4) Photos 2x2 in.

School Uniform:

Ahlia School uniform demonstrates how we value the school to which our students belong. Items in the uniform are as follows:

PRESCHOOL-

Prenursery to  KG2- (Girls- Plaid Dress; Boys- White shirt with plaid shorts/long trousers(for winter))

ELEMENTARY-

Grade 1 to Grade 5- (Girls- Plaid Dress/ light blue shirt with beige trousers; Boys- light blue shirt with beige trousers/shorts(for summer))

MIDDLE SCHOOL-

Grade 6 to Grade 8- (Girls- White shirt with Plaid skirt or royal blue long trousers; Boys-White shirt with royal blue long trousers)

Students of Ahlia School must wear the above mentioned items as per the following:

  • School uniform with student's name mentioned on the inside label/tag
  • School socks
  • Black formal shoes
  • Physical Education(PE) uniform with white tennis shoes for the PE class
  • Girls and boys must have their hair clean and tidy
  • Girls must tie their hair with ribbons and/or hair band that match the school uniform at all times
  • Girls who wear a head scarf (Hijab), scarf should be in either white or beige to match their uniform
  • Hats can be worn by boys & girls outside in the playground
  • The School Uniform can be purchased from House of Uniforms in Al Aali Mall.

The collection times are as follows: 

  • 12:40 for Pre-school
  • 14:05 for Elementary & Middle School

Parents should wait outside the main gate until the same is opened by the School’s Security Guard.

Parents should not enter the classroom to collect their child in Elementary School. They are expected to wait until the bell rings and their child exits the school

building.

Early Collection In case you collect your before the end of the school day, please note the following actions to be taken:

  • Inform the Administration Team and the Teacher by providing a written note on the same day or in advance
  • Visit the Administration Office, fill in an early collection slip (yellow in color) and request a member of the Admin team to collect your child from the class.

Furthermore, Parents must submit either a signed letter of explanation and/or medical certificates/reports as appropriate on the day of your child/children’s return to school.

The collection time for both Pre-school and Elementary is no later than 13:45 where then after, student will be transferred from the classroom or school playground to the Late Pick-up Room located in the Administration Building.

The last pick up time for all students in Pre-school and Elementary is (13:45). Parents, who repeatedly pick-up their children later than this time, will be either subject to additional fees, or will be advised to register their child with transportation.

Note: In all the above cases, Parents may contact the Administration Office and inform them of your child being late, absent or early collection.

Early drop-offs:

The School gate will open at (06:45) and Children arriving at the school campus before (06:50) are not allowed inside the school building without supervision.

Tardiness:

School day begins at 07:00 in order to enable our students to take full advantage of their day, it is essential that your child arrives on time on a daily basis.

Kindly note the following:

  • In case of late arrival for less than 15 minutes, the Parent may guide their child to class providing that they do not interrupt the teacher as the class is in progress.
  • In the case of late arrival for more than 15 minutes, parents must take their child to the Administration office, fill in a late slip (yellow in color) and a member of the Admin Team will guide your child to his/her class.

We would like to work with you in maintaining the best possible attendance record for your child.

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