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The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top International Schools And Private Schools In Bahrain

For anyone planning a move to or within Bahrain, in west Asia, we have collated information below about different places to live, International schools and private schools (including High schools), property and relocation agents and other information we think useful for relocating to Bahrain and the surrounding area.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Bahrain, Bahrain’s famous cities include Manama, Muharraq and Jidhafs.

Bahrain has a great choice of high quality private international schools and high schools, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from luxury apartments, beautiful Bedouin houses, mansions and estates, villas and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"Like an oyster, Bahrain has a rough exterior that takes some prising open, but it's worth the effort. The storied location of the ancient Dilmun empire and home to the epicentre of the Gulf's pearling past, Bahrain has a history to reflect on with pride. Boasting its own Formula 1 Grand Prix, a growing art and foodie scene heavily cross-pollinated by Manama's huge expat population, and a wealth of activities enjoyed on the azure waters surrounding this collection of islands, Bahrain will appeal to expats who seek an unpretentious, yet confident country bearing all the hallmarks of a modern, wealthy Gulf nation. This multilayered and multicultural destination is often overlooked by tourists, so you'll probably have the place all to yourself." Lonely Planet

Bahrain is situated in the Persian Gulf and is a natural island off the mainland of Saudi Arabia. It is connected to the mainland through the main ‘80’ road and sits just upcoast from Qatar.

Bahrain is young! The country only declared nationhood in 1971.

For more fun facts about Bahrain, scroll down to our Bahrain feature page!




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We highly recommend attending School Open Days - they are a great way to learn about and to experience a school and discover if it is the best school for you - or alternatively ask for a private tour of your favourite schools, when it suits you.

Looking for a prestigious International (private) school in Bahrain?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Bahrain (or you already live in Bahrain but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best International schools and private schools in Bahrain there is a big choice of high quality Bahrain schools, with a number of the cities highest ranking International schools considered to be some of the best in Country.

The private education sector in and around Bahrain features day and residential boarding schools, single sex and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and high schools.

Find Private International Schools In Bahrain (Or "International Schools And Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>  You can search for International schools and private schools with a reputation for excellence in Bahrain by using our International Schools Directory and International Schools Finder (powered by School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the International schools, private schools and colleges and High schools listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

>  With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as International school and private school, day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

>  You can also focus your search on just private junior schools or senior high schools or on all-through International schools, or view search results for all of them together.

Please explore isbi.com for detailed information and guides about good schools of all types and for open days, school and college and news, articles and blogs with details of school associations, glossaries and explanations about examinations and qualifications and expert advice about independent education at International schools and private schools around Bahrain and worldwide.



Top International Schools And Private Schools & Colleges In Bahrain

Some of the best International schools and private schools and colleges in Bahrain providing a top-tier, world-class day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:




Where To Live In Bahrain

The most popular suburbs in Bahrain and the surrounding area include, with approximate population numbers:

>  Bahrain 1.463 million

Manama (200,000)

Al Muharraq (100,000),

Isa Town (80,000)

Hamad Town (60,000)

Riffa (50,000),

Jidhafs (30,000)

Sitra (20,000)




Bahrain is a very popular place to live and many people move to Bahrain each year, or to near Bahrain and the surrounding area, from around Europe and the rest of the world.

Many of those moving to Bahrain are seeking a more urban lifestyle, deciding to relocate to the Bahrain for work and to enjoy the great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic bars, restaurants, sports and popular cultural events involving art and music available to families living in Bahrain and the surrounding area.

Eight Things To Know About Bahrain

> FACT 1:  Bahrain is the third smallest country in the world! Bahrain measures only 295 square miles and is trumped only by Singapore and the Maldives.

> FACT 2:  Bahrain hosted the first ever Grand Prix in west Asia. the 2004 F1 was a big triumph for the region, with now Qatar also hosting a race.

> FACT 3:  There are three UNESCO world Heritage Sites in Bahrain! This is due to the Dilmun-era burial mounds - dating all the way back to 2200 BC.

> FACT 4:  Bahrain has the world’s largest underwater themepark! It is over 100,000 square metres and even has a 747 Boeing replica!

> FACT 5:  Check out the Durrat Al Bahrain, a series of 14 large artificial islands that look like flower petals. They have a range of housing as well as hotels and shopping malls and cost a whopping $6 Billion (USD) to build!

> FACT 6:  Bahrain has a coastline of 100 miles! So you’ll have plenty of beach to choose from if you decide to relocate to Bahrain

> FACT 7:  There is a mysterious ‘Tree of Life’ in Bahrain. It was planted in the 1500 and is near no water source nearby… However it still blooms glorious shades of green all year round.

> FACT 8:  Pearls, much like the countries of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, were the backbone of the early economy in Bahrain. Even today, UNESCO described Bahrain’s pearling industry as “Testimony of an Island Economy”

Where To Live In Bahrain

Bahrain and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a townhouse, large apartment, a traditional Bedouin house, mansion or estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central Bahrain living to rural, country or coastal lifestyles, Bahrain and the surrounding area is full of luxurious districts and well developed suburbs, lush green areas, charming estates, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods and friendly residential communities.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Adliya Bahrain, Al Hidd Bahrain, Amwaj Islands Bahrain, Juffair Bahrain, Janabiyah Bahrain, Saar Bahrain, Riffa Bahrain, Seef Bahrain

Commuting To And From Bahrain By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Bahrain is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to and from the capital of Manama, Riffa and Budaiya and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

> Manama To Riffa:  Manaa is about 14 km by road from Riffa via the Shaikh Salman Hwy and driving to the centre of Riffa from Manama normally takes under 20 minutes.. There is a train service to Riffa from Manama, with trains taking from 1 hour 20 minutes.

> Manama To Budaiya:  Budaiya is about 15 km by road from Bahrain via the Budaiya Hwyand driving to the centre of Budaiya from Manama normally takes under 25 minutes. There is a regular train service to Budaiya from Manama, with trains taking around 25 minutes.

> Budaiya to Riffa:  Budaiya is about 17 km by road from Riffa via the Janabiyah Hwy and driving to the centre of Budaiya from Riffa normally takes under 25 minutes. There is a train service to Budaiya from Riffa, with trains taking from 1 hour 5 minutes.



The only major airport in Bahrain is Bahrain International Airport (BAH). However this airport remains extremely well connected and has regular flights to many popular destinations both near and far.




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