Our time spent in school is one of the most significant stages of our lives. No matter how many years pass, we’re sure to remember the environment that developed our minds. With this in mind, the Bahrain This Month team explored three of Bahrain’s schools to discover what they had to offer students.
Canadian School Bahrain
Located in Diyar Al Muharraq, the purpose-built modern campus of Canadian School Bahrain has a capacity of up to 2500 students. The international-standard facilities feature state of the art smart classrooms, all equipped with a smart TV board or smart projectors. Students are provided access to iPads to further enhance their learning experience. In addition, each classroom has a reading area, while as a feature of the wider school community there is also a master library that houses a variety of learning resources. All preschool classrooms have restrooms inside the classrooms and exit doors which are used for pickups or any emergencies. The school also has a clinic with a certified nurse who will be available at school all the time.
There are 5 building phases to the school with the elementary school currently in phase 1 - established on the ground floor with a playground and outdoor lunch area. The school will be operating the 2nd and 3rd floor from the 2020 – 2021 school year. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floor will have a gym, canteen, science lab, home economics room, library learning commons, and a football field.
As outdoor education and physical movement are important parts of the schools› program, the campus will have two large playing fields and a running track. Additional plans for the school campus include a music room, specialist art rooms, and science labs.
The New Millennium School - DPS Bahrain
Established in 2004, this school is a part of the reputed chain of schools called Delhi Public School (DPS) Society, having over 250 schools all around the world. With over 15 years of excellence in the field of education, the CBSE school has made steady progress in the field of education and developed its campus into a hub for learning. Located in Zinj, the campus features classrooms for students from kindergarten through to Grade 12 apart from several indoor and outdoor recreational areas. The school features a large outdoor recreational area for football, basketball and more aside from a large school garden. In addition, the school is equipped with smartboards, computer laboratories and science laboratories.
American School of Bahrain
Located near the Bahrain National Stadium, the American School of Bahrain has a sprawling campus with a total site area of over 60,000 sqm and total built-up area of over 16,000 sqm. Students are sure to enjoy the schools areas for recreation and physical education which includes a sports hall, two basketball courts, a football ground (covering 13550 sqm), two swimming pools, two common indoor play areas and four outdoor play areas with play equipment.
In relation to academics, the American School of Bahrain features 60 classrooms, two libraries and six science laboratories. The school also features a Maker Space room which is a collaborative work space for the students. Nurturing students’ innate creativity, the American School of Bahrain has three art rooms and three music rooms. The school also has two cafeterias and a food tech room. The entire campus is dotted with refreshing greenery including 314 trees and a shrub cover of 1190 sqm.