Elementary School

Bahrain Elementary offers classes from Kindergarten (5 years old by September 1) through fifth grade. Class sizes in Kindergarten through third grade are generally around 18 students per class. Fourth and fifth grade classes are generally under 25 students per classroom.

Bahrain Elementary uses the DoDEA College and Career Ready Standards which are aligned to the Common Core. The ELA program (120 minutes daily) provides students rich, rigorous educational opportunities that address literacy skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening, as well as 21st-century skills in research, technology, and media. The Mathematics program ( 90 minutes daily) offers a comprehensive set of opportunities for students that is centered on students’ learning and their ability to reason and think mathematically.

The Science program is designed to help students become critical consumers of scientific information and to prepare students to pursue knowledge in the fields of science, engineering, technology and mathematics. The Social Studies program promotes critical thinking skills to create knowledgeable and engaged citizens who are prepared to participate in democratic society in a global world.

The Health Education program prepares students to make wise decisions on matters concerning personal, family, and community health by providing comprehensive health education to students.

The Host Nation program provides elementary school students with a cross-cultural and language acquisition focus to develop an appreciation and understanding of the culture and the Arabic Language. Students with GCC passports are also provided daily instruction in Arabic per the Bahrain Ministry of Education.

Supplemental Services may include such supports as:

The Gifted Education program provides specially designed instruction for students who are identified with high potential and have exceptional performance with support and services that challenge and match their strengths.

The ESOL program delivers comprehensive instruction so that English Language Learners (ELLs) can speak, write, and read proficiently in English.

The Dormitory Experience