School type Coeducational Day
Head of school Dr Kamal Abdel-Nour
Co-ed Age Range 4-18
Number of pupils 1,600
Day fees per annum BD2,585 - BD4,225
Curriculum USA, IBDP, Natl, SAT
Language of Instruction English, Arabic
Average Class Size 18-22 Ibn Khuldoon National School (IKNS) is a non-profit, self-supporting, coeducational institution that is dedicated to providing high quality education for local and expatriate students. The school is licensed by the Ministry of Education to offer a bilingual programme of study for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. A diverse faculty, whether teaching in Arabic or English, provides a rich and supportive learning environment for students. The faculty is supported by a dedicated team of administrative, IT and support staff.
IKNS has been affiliated with the International Baccalaureate (IB) since 1990, as an IB Diploma Programme provider. The first group of students sat for the IB Diploma examinations in 1992. Since then, the results of the students have been a great source of pride to IKNS.
In addition to the IB Diploma, IKNS offers an American high school diploma. Both are tertiary education preparatory programmes, and are considered to be equivalent to the Bahraini "Tawjihi".
The school received its full accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) in 1994, and it continues to be in good standing with the association. The Accredited status of the school affirms that it provides the level of quality in its educational programmes, services, activities and resources expected by its stakeholders.
The National Authority of Qualifications and Quality Assurance for Education and Training awarded the school an 'Outstanding' rating in September 2013.
The school facilities include two libraries, six science laboratories, six computer laboratories, seven art rooms, three indoor sports halls, one hundred and twenty five classrooms, in addition to outdoor playgrounds and sports fields.
The IKNS Sports Complex has an indoor multipurpose facility and an outdoor football field. The indoor section has a total area of 2,314 square meters. It houses a swimming pool, two basketball courts (that are also used for volleyball and badminton), a well-equipped fitness hall, a multipurpose hall, a class/meeting room and a first aid room.