Bayan Gardens School
Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia
Community: Located in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Alkhobar is a thriving commercial and industrial center. The main industry is oil. Parents of students are employed in medical, business, banking and engineering fields. 60% of the parents have a college degree. Schools: Bayan Gardens Schools are a college preparatory K-12 private elite schools with two branches, one for girls with a student body of over 600 students and 200 faculty members and the other for boys with a student body of over 100 students and 30 faculty members. The schools opened in fall of 1999 and its first senior class graduated in the spring of 2012. Bayan Gardens Schools is accredited by the Saudi Ministry of Education and AdvancED. Calendar: BGS schools year begins in September and ends in June. Students attend schools 179 days, divided between 4 quarters and 2 semesters. Classes are 40 minutes each and meet 5 times a week, Sunday to Thursday. Curriculum: Bayan Gardens has a unique dual Arabic and English curriculum. In grades 1-3, the day is organized in 10 periods, with five periods taught in Arabic and five periods taught in English. In grades 4-12, BGS follows the American Diploma Program, where 7 periods are offered in English and 3 in Arabic. Elementary core curriculum consists of English Language Arts, Math, Science, Arabic Literature, Islamic Studies and Social Studies. In addition to the core academic subjects, students are required to take Computers, Math lab, Science lab, Art, Guided Reading and P.E that is included in the instructional day. BGS Middle and High schools (MHS) offers 2 programs: The Math and Science Academy and the Regular Program. MHS core curriculum consists of English Language Arts, Math (Pre- Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Pre-calculus, Applied calculus, Geometry, Statistics) Science (Integrated Science, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry and Gateway to Engineering), Economics and Personal Finance.