Ibn Khuldoon National School (IKNS) is a non-profit, self-supporting, coeducational institution that
is dedicated to providing high quality education for local and expatriate students. The school
is licensed by the Bahrain Ministry of Education to offer a bilingual programme of study for
students from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
The school received its first accreditation from the Middle States Association Commissions for Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA) in 1994, and it continues to be in good standing with the association. As articulated by MSA, the accredited status of the school validates the integrity of the school's programme and students’ transcripts. It also affirms that the school's purposes are appropriate and accomplished through a viable educational programme and justifies the faith and resources stakeholders place in the school.
IKNS received an “Outstanding” rating by the Directorate of Private Schools & Kindergartens Reviews, which is a part of the Education & Training Quality Authority (BQA) in both the first and second review cycles that were conducted in March 2014 and October 2017 respectively. During both reviews, “reviewers observed lessons and other activities, scrutinised students’ written works and analysed school’s performance data and other documents. They met with staff members, students and parents.”
IKNS is administratively divided into three divisions. The Kindergarten and Elementary School (K1 - G5), the Middle School (G6 - G8) and the Secondary School (G9 - G12). Each division has its own principal, who is responsible for the day-to-day running of his/her school. The three principals report to the School President.