Al Noor International School

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Al Noor International School
مدرسة النور العالمية
Al Noor Int-School logo.jpg
Central Governorate
School type Private
Motto Knowledge is Power
Opened 1993
Founder Ali Hassan
Status Open
Chairman Ali Hassan
Grades Kindergarten to Grade 12
Gender Co-educational
Age range 3 to 18
Number of students 5000[1]
Average class size 25
Language English

Al Noor International School is a private school in Bahrain. It was founded on 6 September 1993 by private investors with a view to providing good education to children of different nationalities within the Kingdom of Bahrain. Being one of the toughest schools in Bahrain, the school teaches more than 4000 students in Bahrain.[2] It started with a programme of classes for primary levels in the district of Mahooz, prior to its relocation to the island of Sitra. Currently it houses the educational needs of children from more than 34 countries and follows a curricular program made up of three types: British, Bahraini & Indian.[3]

British Curriculum[edit]

The school follows the IGCSE course offered by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate as well as AS Level (Advanced Subsidiary Level), and A Level (Advanced Level) qualifications and was named the second school in the Middle East to become a Cambridge Fellowship Center and the first in Bahrain. Grades range from Kindergarten to Grade 12 (commonly referred to as A Levels).[4]

Students who have successfully completed their IGCSE, AS and A Level course obtain a chance to participate in the ANIS Graduation every year which is hosted in the Gulf Hotel in Bahrain. Recently Al Noor has successfully graduated more than 300 students of the 3 courses obtaining record breaking grades in IGCSE, AS and A level.

Bahraini Curriculum (Thawjihiya)[edit]

The course is almost identical to that offered by the Ministry of Education, Bahrain. In addition to subjects that are offered in Arabic, the curriculum offers English classes as well as Computer Science courses.[5]


The school is equipped with a library, six computer laboratories, state-of-the-art Multimedia hardware and software such as interactive white boards and projectors. The school also houses laboratories for Physics, Chemistry and Biology.[6]


The bus fees depend on the distance from the school to the region specified. For example, the cost to Hamad Town(Madinat Hamad) BD25, and from school to places like Riffa is BD22. The transport system is seen as efficient and punctual.[1]


  1. ^ "Education directorate". EduGuide. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Bahrain Education Guide
  3. ^ Curriculums - Al Noor International School
  4. ^ British Curriculum - Al Noor International School
  5. ^ Thawjihiya Curriculum - Al Noor International School
  6. ^ Facilities - Al Noor International School

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Coordinates: 26°10′06″N 50°36′08″E / 26.1682°N 50.6022°E / 26.1682; 50.6022