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Beaconhouse Al Khaleej International Private School Q & A

Al Khaleej International Private School is a US curriculum school based in the Al Azar area of Sharjah. The school offers a unique integrated American and Montessori curriculum aimed at enhancing children’s social, intellectual, physical, and emotional development. It opened on a purpose-built campus in 2015, and educates children from KG to Grade 12.
At a glance
School type
Private
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2020/21
No data
Availability 2021/22
No data
Annual fee average
AED 20,000
Annual fees
AED 15,000 - 25,000
Price band help
Mid-range
Status
Open
Opening year
2015
School year
Sep to Jul
Principal
Dr Terry Burwell
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Beaconhouse Al Khaleej International Private School Q & A

Welcome to the Beaconhouse Al Khaleej International Private School official Q and A page. Here we ask the questions, and the school answers directly. It is its chance to have its say on specific areas you have told us you want to know about. If you think there are additional questions we should be asking you may contact us here.

Does your school have a waiting list? In which years?

No

What are qualities and characteristics that define your school and its students?

Founded in 2015, Al Khaleej International School is an American Curriculum school offering classes from KG1 to Grade 12. AKIS is now (since 2018) a part of the Beaconhouse family and rebranded to Beaconhouse Al Khaleej International School(BAKIS). We are an inclusive school with a dedicated centre for Students of Determination and we strive to meet the needs of students from a diverse range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds as well as the needs of local and global communities. Our curriculum and inquiry-based approach are designed to equip students with the right skills and mindset to meet the challenges of the 21st Century and our team of committed teachers and support staff empower students and prepare them to lead happy and fulfilled lives in the context of a rapidly changing world. The school is a member of the multinational Beaconhouse Group, which has almost 309,000 students in eight countries worldwide and is possibly the largest school network of its kind in the world. In 2019 the school achieved candidacy status with the NEASC accreditation board (New England Association of Schools and Colleges).

The School offers the following subjects:

English Language Arts
Mathematics
Science & Technology
Robotics
ICT
Life Skills and Social Studies
Art
Music
Physical & Moral Education
Choice of a World Language, such as French.
In addition to the above, we follow MOE’s mandatory subjects like Arabic, Islamic Studies, UAE Studies, and Moral Education for Arabs and Non-Arabs.

BAKIS assesses students’ attainment and progress through a comprehensive analysis of International Benchmark assessments such as MAP, PSAT, SAT, AP, TIMSS, PISA, and CAT4.

In addition, BAKIS is a platform for students to exhibit their talents through Extra and Co-curricular activities, events, and competitions.

All students are recognized for their flourishing talents and creativity by Beaconhouse Al Khaleej Community through their awards and rewards programs.

BAKIS ensures an enjoyable learning environment through its strong infrastructure which includes state of the art indoor and outdoor sports areas, Primary and Secondary libraries, general and specialist science laboratories, Robotics Lab, Music Room, etc.

Please visit our website or pay a physical visit to the school to know why you should bring your child to BAKIS for a better, broader, and deeper Education System.

How many nationalities are represented in your school? How international would you say your school is?

32

Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?

Emirati, Egyptian, Lebanese, Jordanian, Syrian, Pakistani

What is the teacher: student ratio in your school?

1:25

If external examinations and assessments are part of your curriculum, which ones do you offer?

TOEFL, SAT, MAP, IELTS

What percentage of your sixth form that take exams at 18 go to university, and where, in general, do they go?

100% of the sixth form take the internal and external exams which are required to apply to universities. 100% of them attend university and/or college.

Describe your school's approach to education and teaching?

The Beaconhouse Learner Profile translates our mission of benefitting students, the community, and the wider world into a set of attributes
essential for holistic development. The learner profile embodies values and beliefs that are essential for students to learn and grow into responsible citizens of the world. These values are consistent throughout Beconhouse’s Early Years, Primary, Middle, and Secondary schools. The learner profile helps to create a community of learners who are empowered, inspired, and aware. With these attributes, students are empowered to actively engage with the complex world beyond schooling – a world to which they can contribute with compassion and a sense of responsibility.

Beaconhouse learners aim to be:
Creative & Innovative
Analytical
Resolute
Inquisitive
Empathetic
Globally Aware
Ethical
Healthy and Active
Digitally Literate

Do you develop independent learning through homework and, if so, what are your recommendations regarding this, particularly time spent on homework?

30 Minutes is the average time a child should spend on homework.

Physical education and sport is an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle. How does your school ensure children engage in physical activity?

BAKIS is a platform for students to exhibit their talents through Extra and Co-curricular activities, events and competitions. All students are recognized for their flourishing talents and creativity by Beaconhouse Al Khaleej Community through their awards and rewards programmes. BAKIS ensures enjoyable learning environment through its strong infrastructure which includes state of the art indoor and outdoor sports areas, Primary and Secondary libraries, general and specialist science laboratories, Robotics Lab, Music Room, etc.

How does your school promote healthy lifestyles?

We provide students with well-being sessions with our Social Worker and Moral education teacher to help students be aware of their surroundings. In these sessions we constantly promote the well - being of our students.

Does the school have cafeteria facilities for the students? How does it promote a balanced diet?

No, We offer a meal plan.

What is the starting and finishing time of your school day?

7:40 AM - 1:10 PM

Is there a school uniform?

Yes

How often is the more formal feedback such as reports and parent/teacher meetings?

We provide parents with a weekly Parent-Teacher meeting.

Which languages are taught at your school - please detail any as a first as well as second language?

French

Do you offer EAL or TEFL support for those students where English is not their first language?

Yes.

Do you offer a dedicated prayer room/s for students? For which faiths?

Yes

How do you support gifted, able and talented students?

We have an organized Students of Determination section which we are very proud of.

Do you have a learning support team in your school?

Yes

Does your school have an educational psychologist or access to one to assess and support those youngsters with more challenging learning and emotional needs?

Yes

Do you have a parents’ group supporting the school?

Yes, we have a Parent-Teacher Association

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