Which type of school curriculum should you choose for your kids?


When deciding on a school for our children, we first look at the curriculum of the schools we are considering. The quality of education they receive will depend on the curriculum the school is following.

All children are different and we want to select an education system that will best suit them and in which they can benefit from the most.

Today, we are listing the most common curricula offered in schools in Bahrain.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers a range of international education to students aged 3 to 19. It encourages critical and independent thought. This student-centered curriculum gives their students a level of independence to foster their creativity which allows them learn more effectively through experiential learning.

British Curriculum

The student-centered British Curriculum focuses on developing their students’ personalities as well as academic excellence. Students are nurtured to reach their full potential through interpersonal relationships, forming opinions, exploring the world, taking responsibility, and developing their body. They educate students through analytical problem-solving and critical thinking as well as encouraging independent thought. This educational system equips their students with the ability to adapt quickly in uncertain situations.

American Curriculum

The standard-based American Curriculum focuses on helping students discover their aptitudes and make the most of their talents. This educational system is also focused on social interaction and creativity with an emphasis on extracurricular activities such as sports, music, and performing arts. It is designed to prepare students for schools, colleges, and universities in the United States.

Indian Curriculum

The Indian Curriculum is ideal for Indian nationals who expect to return to India and continue their education there. There are two key versions of the Indian curriculum – Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) – which offer different frameworks to accommodate students with different skills.

Philippine Curriculum

The Philippine Curriculum is organized around the K-12 Basic Education Curriculum (Enhanced Basic Education Curriculum). This focuses their students on knowledge, concepts, skills, and values. Students under the Philippine Curriculum are likely to find academic success through 13 years of schooling before progressing to university.

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