Admissions - Policy

Naseem International School enrolls students from the international and local community in Bahrain. Our families join our international IB programmes to benefit from an international education within the context of our local Islamic culture. Our students are bi-lingual and are educated to become active and involved global citizens.    

We welcome prospective parents to arrange a private tour of the school prior to admittance. Please contact our Admissions Officer, Mrs Badriya Zainal on 17-782000, direct line 17-782003 or for an appointment. 

Naseem International School Admissions Policy
While the school makes every effort to accept qualified students, the admission of a student is subject to the rules, policies and regulations of the Advisory Board and the Bahraini Ministry. NIS reserves the right to reject any application, limit the number of enrollments, as well as exclude any student at any time whether before or after enrollment.

Before a student is officially enrolled at NIS, the parents must complete all the necessary admissions procedures, including an agreement to follow the school’s policies.

Criteria for Enrollment
- Kindergarten Program Ages 3-5
- Children must have self management skills with regard to eating, following instructions and toilet
- Previous school reports, where applicable, are required.
- Children who turn 4 by September will be eligible for KG1
- Children who turn 5 by September will be eligible for KG2

Elementary Program Ages 6-12
Children entering the Elementary programme must be 6 years old by September and meet all requirements for admission. Students entering later should be able to demonstrate attendance at a previous school, and will be placed according to their age and years of formal schooling.

Official records and/or recommendation forms must be presented for the previous school, prior to acceptance to the programme.

Middle School / High School Program Ages 12-18
Middle and High School students must be able to demonstrate satisfactory completion of the previous grade to be offered placement in the next grade. 
Admissions throughout the year will be limited according to the requirements of the IB ( for MYP and DP).


  • Students who require significant modification of the NIS instructional programme.
  • Students who have educational disabilities that require services not provided by NIS.
  • Students who are not benefitting from the programme due to lack of interest, persistent behavior problems, or failure to maintain a satisfactory grade average
  • Students who do not adhere to the school’s policies, rules, procedures, regulations and student discipline and uniform code.
  • Students for whom there has not been full disclosure of educational records at the time of admission.

Application Process
Requests for enrollment are taken on-line, by phone and in person.

  • Prospective parents are given an information packet.
  • A meeting is scheduled with the Principal, Director or Admissions Officer to explain the programme and answer any questions.
  • Prospective parents and students are taken on a school tour.
  • At the end of the tour the Admissions Officer will review the registration process and at that time the parent can submit the application and registration forms.
  • Although the school follows a continuous admission policy, no new student will be admitted after the April holiday unless they are transferring from another international school.

The following documents must be submitted in the first stages of the admission process:-

  • Transfer Letter from the Ministry of Education issued at the end of the school year
  • Original CPR of the student
  • 2 Photographs
  • Copy of the birth certificates
  • Record of immunization and health form
  • Previous school reports (for past 3 years)
After the documentation has been lodged the student will sit for a placement test. On acceptance by the Principal, Director or Admissions Officer, the parents are informed to complete the formal offer and agreement.

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