The instructional programmes that IKNS offers are based on the International Baccalaureate curricula, enhanced by Bahrain’s national curricula in Arabic Language, Islamic Studies and Social and National Studies.
For students in Grades 11 and 12, IKNS offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and the American High School Diploma (AHSD), as two parallel programmes. Both the IBDP and the AHSD are tertiary education preparatory programmes, and are considered to be equivalent to the Bahraini General Certificate of Education.
The School has been affiliated with the International Baccalaureate since 1990, as a Diploma Programme provider. The first group of students sat for the IBDP examinations in 1992.
In July 2018, IKNS became an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) candidate school, and started offering the programme in September 2018 for all students in KG1 up to Grade 5.
In July 2019, IKNS also became an International Baccalaureate
Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) candidate school, and started offering the
programme starting September 2019. The IB MYP is for students in Grade 6 up to Grade 10.
In June 2020, Ibn Khuldoon National School became an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) school.
As a candidate school for the Middle Years Programme, Ibn Khuldoon National School is pursuing authorization as a Continuum IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy - a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education - that we believe is important for our students.