Al Raja School

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Al Raja School
Type Private
Established 1899
Principal Joshua Perkins
Grades K-12
Color(s)      Navy
Accreditation Tawjihi[jargon] Diploma

Al Raja School, commonly abbreviated as "ARS", is a private, bilingual, coeducational, multicultural non-profit K-12 institution in the capital city Manama, in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Founded in 1899 by Amy Zwemer as the country's first Western school, it was formerly known as the Acorn School and then as the American Mission School.[1] Located in near proximity of the heart of the capital, Al Raja School lies adjacent to the American Mission Hospital, Bahrain's financial and diplomatic area, and a mosque.[2]


The school's accreditation is the Ministry of Education approved Tawjihi[jargon] Diploma. However, most of the classes are taught from International Baccalaureate or Advanced Placement textbooks. The school has a library featuring 16,000 books.[3]

Some of the classes provided by the school include:[4]

  • Languages:
English, Arabic.
  • Sciences:
Chemistry, Biology, Physics with their respective laboratories
  • Perspectives and Social Sciences:
Early 20th Century History, Economics, Social Studies, Geography, Civics, Health
  • Religion:
Islamic studies, Christian Religious studies.
  • Miscellaneous:
Visual Arts, Physical Education, C.A.S, Computer Science, IT.


  1. ^ "History". Al Raja School. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Directions to Al Raja School". Al Raja School. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "School Library". Al Raja School. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Student Resources". Al Raja School. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 

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Coordinates: 26°13′56″N 50°35′05″E / 26.2323°N 50.5846°E / 26.2323; 50.5846