Good school in Kuwait
Posted in Kuwait forum 22 Aug 2010, 08:04
We are moving to Kuwait from Seattle and were wondering what would be a good school for our daughters which would offer Islamic Studies and Arabic as well as a good American curriculum?
I was looking at American Bilingual School, American Academy for Girls, Bayan, Takamul among the few names i found on the internet.
Please, if anyone has any insights and ideas, let us know!
posted by in Kuwait forum 22 Aug 2010, 08:18
Hello, we have our boy in the American School of Kuwait and we are very happy with our selection. And he love his school, he adapted very well since the first day.
You can check on the internet but the best way is taht when you arrive to Kuwait you go and visit each school taht you chose on the internet and check the curriculum, the facilities, the teachers, kids, and so.
posted by in Kuwait forum 24 Aug 2010, 01:38
I am a Kuwaiti lady and would like to help u in this.
If u want a good islamic and english or billangual school, takamul is great, Rouayah, Rawd alsalheen, Al-Hayat (my nephews and neices r there) depending on which city u will stay in.
AAG and AIS r so "libral" schools and also Bayan, have no relation when it comes to islamic, they only do it bcoz they have to, not what u r looking for. Even their enviornment is not healthy. If ur focus is ONLY on academic but not culture and personality and beleives of ur doughters then go to AIS
Plz contact me when u r here I can take u or guid u in that. I took a frnd once for dfrnt schools (she is from Bangladish and lives in UK).
U r welcome to my country :-)
posted by in Kuwait forum 25 Aug 2010, 07:45
I would say Mai Mai is very correct, it might also depend on which would be your first language and second language as well. As in some schools the medium of instruction might be totally in English or Arabic, with a secondary language as well.
Any way if you need any other help do let us know. btw i do have a Seattle # here in Kuwait.
posted by in Kuwait forum 27 Aug 2010, 04:21
Thank you for all your kind replies.
Well our first language is English our second is Urdu (Pakistan). I was homeschooling my daughter for first grade because she wasn't happy at the public school here.
However, since we are moving to an Arab country. I would like her to speak Arabic fluently and what better opportunity than a bilingual school. Total Arabic instruction would be difficult for her (2nd grade) but some people say that is the best way to learn.
Yes Islamic Studies, tarbiyah and mahaul are very important to us so Mai Mai, I would love to take u up on your offer as a guide!
Mr Khan, getting in touch with u would also be helpful.
posted by in Kuwait forum 27 Aug 2010, 04:26
Assalamalaikum wa rahmatullah!
It was so helpful to read your post!
What is AIS? Have you heard of American Bilingual School? Can you tell me more about that school? Of all the schools, that seemed to be suiting my daughter the best.
My husband will be working in Faihalheel but we haven't decided an area yet. The school will definitely finalize our location I guess.
Once again, thank you for your warmth! I would love to meet u.