AbdulRahman Kanoo International School (ARKIS) is a co-educational and bilingual school in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Currently more than 2200 students are enrolled at ARKIS. AbdulRahman Kanoo International School is the 1st school in Bahrain to receive joint accreditation from CIS (Council of International School) and NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges).
ARKIS is a certified Cambridge International (CIE) Centre. The Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP) is implemented in Preschool and Elementary School along with the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), followed by the Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme (CLSP) in the Middle School, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) in Grades 9 and 10. In Grades 11 and 12, students opt either for IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma Programme (IBDP) or the Advanced Subsidiary (AS). In addition to the above programmes, Universal Concept of Mental Arithmetic System (UCMAS), a brain development programme, is implemented from KG1 to Grade 8. The school implements subjects endorsed by Ministry of Education i.e. Islamic, Social Studies and Citizenship. ARKIS has an established Arabic Second Language department (ASL) for assisting students who are non-native speakers from Grade 1.
One of the major characteristics that distinguish ARKIS is the belief in contributing positively to the development of the local and international community. Hence, the school is actively involved in serving the community both in the national and international level through it distinguished extra-curricular programmes that focuses on the development of the “whole student” and the creation of responsible, empathetic and active citizens who are involved in their communities.