Al-Bayan International School (BIS) opened with the new name and fully restored campus in the Fall of 2017.
BIS believes in student-centered teaching and learning, as well as collaborative/cross-curricular planning and teaching among its staff. BIS is a well-resourced school in which technology (BYOD program, interactive white boards, Google aps, etc.) is used to enhance student learning. BIS takes pride in the fact that it maintains class sizes of 15 students from KG 1 thru grade 12.
The school is governed by an appointed volunteer Board of Trustees, is approved by the Ministry of Private Education in Kuwait. BIS will be seeking international accreditation in the near future and is currently an affiliate member of Near East South Asia (NESA) Council of Overseas Schools.
BIS was originally founded in by Mr. Fawzi Al-Saleh in 1993 as Fawzia Sultan International School, a non-profit, American curriculum school dedicated to serving the educational needs of children with learning differences.
In honoring the memory of his late wife, Ms. Fawzia Hamad Sultan Alessa, God Rest Her Soul, the school was established as the first school of its kind in the Middle East.
Fawzia Sultan Rehabilitation Institute
The Fawzia Sultan Rehabilitation Institute (FSRI) is the leading multi-disciplinary organization for rehabilitation services, research, health promotion and education in Kuwait and the Gulf region. FSRI is a multi-disciplinary health center dedicated to:
· Educating patients in need of physical rehabilitation.
· Educating the community on physical fitness and health.
· Training healthcare professionals to treat and prevent musculoskeletal disorders.
· Becoming a hub for clinical and health services research and activism in Kuwait.
AL-Bayan Bilingual School
Fawzia Hamad Al-Sultan Al-Essa, God Rest Her Soul, was a woman with a vision. In 1977, Fawzia had the enlightened idea of establishing a bilingual school in Kuwait. She was greatly supported in this major endeavor by the fourteen women founding team. An educator at heart and an able administrator, Fawzia founded the school and managed its operations until her untimely death in January 1986. Al-Bayan asserts its status as the pioneer of bilingual education in Kuwait and in the region. Today, Bayan Bilingual school is creating an educational bridge between the progress of the West and the traditional values of the Arab culture. Arabic and English programs of study support the school concept.