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Installation Overview --NSA Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain


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Installation Overview --NSA Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain

Adm. J. C. Harvey Jr., commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, speaks with students during a visit to the Department of Defense Dependent School in Bahrain.

Photo courtesy U.S. Navy; photo by: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Schaeffer

The Department of Defense Dependents School in Bahrain is located on a 26-acre campus in Juffair near NSA. Bahrain International School Association operates a dormitory adjacent to the school which serves approximately 120 students from grades 9 to 12.

The Elementary level follows the American curriculum from Kindergarten through Grade Five.

The Middle level comprises American grades six, seven and eight. Students are offered a number of core subjects as well as exploratory courses and a range of electives.

The Secondary level offers both the American Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate programs. The American Curriculum is a flexible combination of required courses and electives, each offering one academic credit for each successfully completed school year.

The International Baccalaureate program allows students who have succesfully completed Grade Ten to pursue a two-year advanced study leading to the award of the IB Diploma.

Special services include Arabic studies, counseling, English as a second language, special education, language arts/reading improvement, compensatory education and enrichment activities. College examinations are also offered to our students. We offer SAT, ACT and other entrance examinations. We also have a system wide testing program, CTBS, which is administered to students in grades 3 to 11.

The school offers a wide variety of curriculum extensions through after school activities as well as an extensive sports program for all students. Each year the drama department produces an excellent musical. Required gym attire is white t-shirt and dark shorts. The school does have a conservative dress code in line with local customs that depends on the age of the children.

You must register your child(ren) in person. All of the following documents must be submitted for students to be admitted (please hand-carry these items, students can not be admitted without them):

1. Military orders, one copy per student. 2. Dependent Entry Approval Message (contact your personnel officer). 3. Copy of student's passport or birth certificate. 4. Social Security number of the student (mandatory for U.S. citizens). 5. Emergency contact person and telephone number other than parent. 6. Academic Reports and grades from the current school including three years previous academic reports and grades. 7. Completed DS Form 122, Certification of Immunization, (available through NSA Medical Department). 8. Bahrain School Registration Forms (check in advance with registrar for current forms package). Includes application, education history, request for student records, school bus transportation form, ethnic identification questionaire, and Form 600 (to be signed in presence of registrar).

Students attending the school must meet minimum DoDDS immunization requirements (Hepatitus B, varicella, chicken pox, diptheria, pertussis, tetanus, mumps, measles, rubella, oral polio vaccine and tubercular skin test). Hand carry proof of immunizations.

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