Welcome to Philippine School (Bahrain)

The only school in the Kingdom of Bahrain offering K to 12 Philippine education curriculum to children of OFWs and the first among Philippine schools overseas to be awarded the PAASCU accreditation.

Enrollment is Open

Our School

We are the only school in the Kingdom of Bahrain delivering Philippine Department of Education-approved K-12 education to the Filipino children of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the Kingdom. We hold the record of being the first Philippine school overseas that was granted accreditation by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU). We rank better than many prestigious schools in Bahrain and elsewhere around the world in local, regional and international examinations and competitions like the TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) and the World’s Scholars Cup.

Established in 1994, our school boasts of educational facilities that are purpose-built in a 26,000 square-meter campus — more than enough to accommodate our current student population of 1,000 Filipino students.

We are committed to educate and enrich our students’ knowledge, develop their understanding and appreciation of their rich cultural heritage while growing in a foreign land, and enhance their socio-emotional skills to help them cope with life’s day-to-day challenges. We are steadfast in our efforts to develop and expand the use of technology in learning and to innovate our learning methods so that even during unusually challenging times, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, we shall be able to deliver quality education.

It has been an exciting 26 years of educational excellence and we look forward to many more years of service for the children of our OFWs in the beautiful island of Bahrain.

Our Educational Philosophy and Values

Our educational service at PSB is guided by the following educational philosophy and core values:

Our Educational Philosophy

  1. Excellence is achieved through wisdom.
  2. Education plays a key role in the formation of a person in order to achieve quality life and a humane society.
  3. Education is a dynamic process by which one seeks and enjoys the fullness of life.
  4. Education enriches one’s knowledge and develops one’s talents and character to become a mature, responsible and effective member of society.
  5. Education is a partnership between the home and the school.

Institutional Core Values

  1. Competence. The knowledge, skills and abilities that are necessary to effectively and efficiently carry out one’s responsibilities in his/her chosen field of endeavor.
  2. Creativity. The ability to create something new or improve on something existing, not simply repeating what other people have done, for the good of community, country and humanity.
  3. Commitment. Dedicating one’s life to something or someone worth living for.
  4. Compassion. Sympathetic concern for the welfare of other people.

Student Admissions

General Information

Since our K to 12 curriculum is based on the Philippine Education System and is approved by the Philippine Department of Education, new students from DepEd-curriculum schools can transfer anytime to Philippine School (Bahrain) upon presentation of valid required documents and payment of the prescribed fees, provided there are seats available .

New students from non-DepEd curriculum schools can join Philippine School (Bahrain) at the beginning of each school year only. To be accepted, they are required to undergo interview and written assessments to confirm their suitability and proper grade placement, in addition to fulfilling the regular admission requirements.

The enrollment of old students follows the schedule announced by the School near the end of each school year.

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for new students are listed below:

Kindergarten to Grade 1

  • LKG: Must be 4 years old as of October of the current year
  • HKG: Must be 5 years old as of October of the current year
  • Grade 1: Must be 6 years old as of October of the current school year and has completed Kindergarten Education
  • Completed Registration/Enrollment Form
  • Philippine Passport (original & photocopy of the first two pages, resident permit page, and last two pages) for both student and parents
  • Birth certificate
  • Bahrain CPR (original & photocopy of both sides and smart card information sheet) for both student and parents
  • Health/medical/vaccination record
  • Two 2×2 or passport-size ID photo with white background
  • Satisfactorily passed the assessment

Grade 2 to Grade 11 from DepEd Curriculum schools

  • Completed Registration/ Enrollment Form
  • Original Report Card (SF9)
  • Authenticated Transcript of Records (SF10)
  • Philippine Passport (original & photocopy of the first two pages, resident permit page, and last two pages) for both student and parents
  • Birth certificate
  • Bahrain CPR (original & photocopy of both sides and smart card information sheet) for both student and parents
  • Health/medical/vaccination record
  • Certificate of Good Moral Character
  • Two 2×2 or passport-size ID photo with white background
  • Satisfactorily passed the assessment

Grade 2 to Grade 11 from NON-DepEd Curriculum schools

  • Completed Registration/ Enrollment Form
  • Complete Record of Scholastic Performance
  • Leaving Certificate
  • Philippine Passport (original & photocopy of the first two pages, resident permit page, and last two pages) for both student and parents
  • Birth certificate
  • Bahrain CPR (Original & photocopy of both sides and smart card information sheet) for both student and parents
  • Health/medical/vaccination record
  • Certificate of Good Behavior
  • Two 2×2 or passport-size ID photo with white background
  • Satisfactorily passed the assessment

Our Curriculum

The academic program at PSB is organized around the framework of the Philippine Basic Education Curriculum (K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum). Lessons in the different subject areas follow continuum of knowledge, concepts, skills and values development from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Bahrain History is considered a learning area and is taught in all curriculum levels as prescribed by the Bahrain Ministry of Education (MOE). It covers the Bahrain history, geography, culture, government and citizenship. Islamic Studies is also taught to students whose parents are Arab or Muslim.

The PSB curriculum is designed to meet the needs of 21st Century learners. It integrates life skills in all subject areas in the elementary grades particularly in Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao (EsP) through the Life Skills Education Program (LSEP). LSEP centers on the development of emotional intelligence and complements the homeroom program designed for all grade levels.

The school implements a curriculum prescribed by the Philippine Department of Education (DepEd) and approved by the MOE of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Kindergarten Education

Kindergarten is the initial stage of PSB education. It serves children 4 to 5 years old and organizes educational programs for Lower Kindergarten (LKG) and Higher Kindergarten (HKG) levels.  Learning experiences are designed to develop multiple intelligences and life skills.

Elementary Education

This educational stage serves students 6 to 11 years old and progresses from Grade 1 to Grade 6. PSB elementary education organizes experiences to equip children with both life and academic skills that are necessary for the holistic development of the child to prepare them for global citizenship.

Secondary Education

Secondary education serves students 12 to 18 years old and progresses from Grade 7 to Grade 12. The curriculum is designed to provide students with learning experiences that will equip them with the necessary knowledge, skills and values to prepare them for higher education and entry into the world of work. The academic programs are also designed to promote the development of self-regulated individuals who are ready to make intelligent choices and sound decisions.

Co-Curricular Activities

To enrich classroom learning, PSB also offers students additional learning opportunities through participation in subject-related clubs and special monthly activities that are organized under the guidance and supervision of teachers who serve as trainers and coaches.

Student Services

Philippine School (Bahrain), through its Office of Student Affairs, provides learners with opportunities so they can be at their best in dealing with student life. It facilitates learning and development by promoting student empowerment, fostering student leadership and responsible citizenship through student development programs, and creating a conducive environment that can make school life more effective and enjoyable.

The learners’ needs are diverse, but the Office of Student Affairs has the professional capabilities to assist young minds grow in multi-dimensional aspects. It is composed of several functional units that work in close coordination with each other and other school departments to provide essential student services such as admission, guidance and counseling, membership in school organizations, access to library and media resources, and health and wellness. They support the school curriculum in ensuring the safety, good physical and mental health, social-emotional wellness, and positive character formation of students.

Get in Touch

Contact

Building 989

Road 3222

Block 732

A’Ali

Kingdom of Bahrain

 

P.O. Box 10417

Manama

Kingdom of Bahrain

 

Tel: (+973) 17645451

Fax: (+973) 17644101

Email: info@psb.edu.bh