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American School of Bahrain

Bahrain

Accreditation

IB DP, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Curriculum

United States of America, Common Core, IB DP

Instructional Language

English

Total student numbers

701

Teacher numbers

73

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Come work in Bahrain, a country ranked first in the world as a place to live for expats. In both 2017 and 2018 Bahrain was named the top country to live as an expat as voted by expats around the world in the InterNations Insider Annual Survey.

With a 60,000 square meter state-of-the-art campus and a capacity of 1200 students, American School of Bahrain (ASB) is the home to one of the most advanced K-12 learning environments in Bahrain. Located in Riffa, near the Bahrain National Stadium, the premium American international preparatory school opened its doors in September 2020. With a challenging standards-based, US curriculum designed to meet the highest standards of international education, ASB offers graduates pathways to the world’s top universities and prestigious careers.

ASB has been established in Bahrain by Esol Education, the world’s largest operator of high-quality international American schools, in a joint venture with Elm Education Fund (Elm), a Bahrain-based education platform backed by Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat), the country’s sovereign wealth fund. Elm establishes and co-invests in world-class educational institutions in partnership with leading global operators.

ASB follows Esol Education’s 45-year tradition of establishing exceptional schools worldwide, with certified, professional and caring educators, experienced leadership and world-class facilities. The school aims to facilitate innovation, academic excellence, international mindedness and happiness, fostering students who will be leaders within their communities and beyond.

American School of Bahrain (ASB) is a learning community dedicated to providing a world-class international education and to inspire intercultural understanding. At ASB, our mission is to provide a challenging American and international education in a happy and accepting environment where students are inspired to pursue their passions and to be responsible global citizens in a complex world. As an Esol Education school, ASB has a rich heritage of educational excellence to tap into. Esol Education has been successfully operating schools for over 40 years, serving a community of over 10,000 students, with certified, professional and caring teachers, experienced leadership and world-class facilities.

School Vision
To be a vibrant learning community known for its love of learning, excellence in education, and service to its community and beyond.

School Mission
At American International School of Bahrain, our mission is to provide a challenging American and international education in a happy and accepting environment where students are inspired to pursue their passions and to be responsible global citizens in a complex world.

Facilities
• 17 acre campus
• 20,000 sq m built up space
• Technology enabled classrooms
• STEAM LABS
• Maker Spaces
• Six Science Labs
• Two Library Media Centres
• Two Cafeterias
• Extensive Outdoor Play Space for All Ages
• Comprehensive Athletics Complex
• Swimming Pool
• Large Indoor Gymnasium
• Outdoor Basketball Courts
• Regulation Sized Soccer/Rugby Field
• 400 M Regulation Track

Accommodation

Teachers will be housed in staff accommodation for the first year. After the first year, teachers will receive a housing allowance of USD$1220/month.

Flights/Transport

Annual round-trip air ticket for teacher and any school-sponsored dependents from and to nearest major airport to home of record, or cash equivalent. If both parents teach at the school, the school pays 100% of the cost of airline tickets for school-sponsored dependents. If one parent teaches at the school, the school pays 50% of cost of airline tickets for school-sponsored dependents.

Moving Allowance

One-time allowance of ​USD 530​ paid upon arrival.

Dependent Opportunities

Tuition of Children:
● If both parents teach at the school: Up to two children free
● If one parent teaches at the school: One child free or 50% for two children

Medical

Excellent world wide medical coverage provided by the school for the teacher, with school paying full amount of monthly premiums. For school-sponsored dependents, if both parents teach at the school, the school pays 100% of the cost of health insurance premiums. If one parent teaches at the school, the school pays 50% of the cost of health insurance premiums.

Other

Robust in-house PD program and financial support for external PD.

Bonus

At the end of the Employee’s employment with the School, the Teacher will receive an end of service bonus, calculated according to the terms of the labor laws of Bahrain. The Teacher’s end of service bonus payment will be equal to the sum of one-half of one month’s base salary for each of the first three years he/she worked at the School, and one month’s base salary for each additional year he/she worked at the School.

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