General Information

About the School

Creativity Private School (CPS) is an independent co-educational day school offering education from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 9.


Creativity Private School (CPS) has 2 campuses; one is located in Salmaniya and the second is in Adliya (former British School of Bahrain campus).


CPS is governed by an appointed Board of Trustees, Director of Finance, Director of Curriculum and Staff Development, Principal, Headmistress and an Administrator Supervisor .

The Faculty

The faculty consists of 12 administrators, 52 teachers , Coordinators, Learning Resource teacher, Athletic Directors, Activities Directors, and a Counselor, plus 4 paraprofessionals. The majority of the faculty members are UK Or US qualified teachers and hold Graduate or Masters degrees. The faculty takes great pride in offering the best education to its students.

School Year

CPS follows a traditional Bahrain school year of 180 school days. Classes commence in late August/early September and conclude mid June. The school year is divided into two Semesters. In addition to local holidays, the school observes a one week holiday in the last week of Ramadan and a spring break in late January/early February.

School Week / Day

Students attend classes five days a week from Sunday to Thursday. The school day begins at 7:15 a.m. for all students. Classes in Kindergarten are dismissed at 1:00 pm, and 2:00 p.m. for elementary, middle school and high school.

Class Size

In average the class has 18 to 22 students. The overall student/teacher ratio is 11 to 1. CPS recognizes the importance of suitable class sizes to maximize the educational program.

Checklist of Ways to Assist Your Child

Ask yourself, does my child:

  • Dress on their own? This helps your child in sequencing activities and helps develop fine motor skills.
  • Brush his/her hair?
  • Clean his/her teeth?
  • Sleep in his/her own bed?
  • Button his/her shirt?
  • Wear shoes in the correct feet?
  • Know where he/she lives?
  • Know his/her telephone number?
  • Know how to tie his/her shoe laces?
  • Sit with family during meal times and feed himself/herself?
  • Show interest in sitting and completing puzzles? This is good for memory.
  • Bring home letters from school and give them to you?
  • Tidy away toys
  • Read his/her reading books and take responsibility for putting them in their school bags to get ready for next day?

Some Helpful Advice For Parents:

During the school day your child is exposed to variety of experiences associated with school life. If you want your child to reach his/her potential, then consider the following advice:


Separation from Home

This can be a very traumatic experience for some children especially if this is their first time attending school. Some young children feel the school day is an extremely long time away from their family.

You can prepare your child by providing opportunities to leave your child with family or friends while you go shopping or visiting friends. This should be for a very short time to begin with, gradually increasing the time until your child is comfortable with people other than the immediate family and understands that when mom or dad tells them “I will be back to collect you”, that this actually happens.

Never tell your child that you are returning immediately and then not keep that promise. A child quickly knows when an adult doesn’t tell the truth about returning and this contributes to the child feeling insecure and distrustful of adults.

Your child has many pleasant lessons to enjoy and needs to feel comfortable and relaxed in order to gain the most benefit from them. Experience is the foundation of all learning. This is especially relevant to young children.


At this stage, children need the attention and follow up of their parents about their school life. We advise the parents to offer their children time to play and communicate about certain topics. Teachers at AHIS can help the parents by giving them information on how their child can spend their time on educational, cultural and interesting activities.


This is the first concept your child needs to understand and accept for school life. You can assist by:

Making certain your child comes to school on time every day. Students who are constantly late miss very important teaching points that cannot be repeated due to the strict schedule of classes. Young children learn more easily in the morning.

This has a direct link to bedtime routine. Your child will have an active and busy day and needs to come to school refreshed and ready to take an active role in lessons. Young children are often reluctant to go to bed earlier than the other members of the family. Having a bedtime routine for your child and keeping to it can encourage this.

Your child may come home from school and practice some school work, supervised by an adult. There may be lunch or dinner with the family then time to play or watch TV before going to bed.

Bedtime Routine

Your child needs to wash on their own but under supervision before going to bed.
Your child should be able to put the toothpaste on the brush and brush their teeth on their own.
Your child should be able to put on their pajamas.
A bedtime story read by mom/dad is a relaxing way o prepare a child for sleep.
If your child is afraid of the dark, a night-light may provide the necessary comfort.
Alternatively, leaving the door slightly open with a light on in the hall often does the trick.

We will always be pleased to explain our curriculum and its aims to you. The prime motivation for children’s early learning is their own joy in life and the pleasure they gain from the experiences offered to them.

We hope your children will be provided with a rich varied environment, which will help them to develop effectively so that they can cope with the demands of later schooling and life in general.

Is My Child Working Well?

During the year, there will be an opportunity for you to meet with the class teacher and the specialist teachers, to see how your child is doing. We will also have on display the manipulative and equipment the children will be using in order to obtain new skills and achieve the targets set for them.

You will receive a written report about your child’s academic progress at school based on skills they are required to acquire and their curriculum.

Young children grow quickly and develop skills at different rates. If they can’t do something this week, they may be able to do it a few weeks later. While there is no perfect formula that determines when your child is truly ready for school, CPS can help you prepare your child by providing you with check lists and guides.

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (American Curriculum)

  • Sees the student as center of the educational system, not the textbook or the teacher.
  • Supports the building of the student’s personality and leadership qualities.
  • Offers the newest advances in Science and all the other areas. They continuously update their programs and provide the latest technology, equipment and educational materials.
  • Encourages research through the Scientific process, discussion and improved listening skills.
  • Believe that education should be dof joy without the high degree of strict rules found in the other system.
  • Acknowledges theories to be given to the students when they plan their schedule.
  • Allows a large degree of choices to the students when they plan their schedule
  • Offers flexibility that adapts to student’s abilities.
  • Shows consideration for the diversity of language, beliefs and cultures.
  • Provides full support to the teachers so they can concentrate on the student’s needs.
  • Creative, colorful and attractive in the presentation of the books and materials.
  • Offers newest techniques in science.
  • No unified national curriculum . American educational publishing companies complete in updating their textbooks and advanced teaching methods. Competition assures that only the best and well designed curriculum packages are offered to school.

Aside from the American Curriculum, we also offer the following co-curricular programs to our students:

MAP Examination (Measures of Academic Progress)

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

International Baccalaureate (IB)

World Maths Day

World Spelling Day

Education and managerial vision:

Philosophy and goals:

Excellent in education is a major goal in building a developed nation and productive human beings. The integration of ethics and education, by addressing the spiritual, emotional, cognitive and physical well being of our students, is the major goal of our excellent educational program.

Modern methodology:

Our modern scientific process has its foundation in the science reform act that was adapted recently by the American Congress.

Advanced management:

The application of modern management theories such as : Total Quality Management , Strategic Planning, Creative Thinking, Team Work, Effective Leadership, and theEdward de Bono. Decision making processes distinguishes our school from many others.

Family involvement:

Parents are the primary educators of a student, and we believe that their involvement and support together with that of the teacher and the school administration is essential in establishing ethical values.

An atmosphere of joy:

Education should be joyful and modern. The use of multimedia, computer presentations, and audiovisuals are used together with games and hands on activities in all classes.

Team work:

Classes are designed to promote team spirit and cooperation.

Promotion of Values

Life skills :

New courses (life skills) are taught with the goal of building a balanced personality. the student will learn ethics, creativity, leadership, building relations, respect of parents and elders, speaking and listening skills, table manners, and other skills that will be needed in future. To fully realized these goalsadded and they are:

  1. Robotics Program – includes LEGO Mindstorm and VEX Robotics (both competed internationally)
  2. Chess – where students are starting to show remarkable achievements locally and in GCC.

Guidance and counseling :

Specialized counselors trained in psychology of students and caring for emotional health. Uses modern guidance techniques when dealing with educational and other problems and while working closely with parents. Training is also provided by specialists to teachers, students and parents.

  • Activities center for clubs, trips programs and summer school
  • The school bank where the students collect points depending upon grades, behavior and activities and activities. Points are used to reward all students at the year-end instead of rewarding only few students.

Extra Curricular Activities :

To further enhance the talents and skills of the students, a weekly(or more) extra-curricular activities are being conducted in each class. Assigned teachers to head the different committees prepares a weekly activity depending on the grade level. These committees are:

  • Junior Chef Committee – encourages culinary talents of students which also promotes enthusiasm on the fun of preparing healthy food.
  • Go Green Committee – focuses more on the importance of plants and trees, its role in the environment and ways of conserving them.
  • Mini Cinema Committee – for entertainment and enhancing story summarization skills of students
  • Young Artists Committee – arts and crafts related activities
  • Young Tourists Committee – students are able to explore different countries
  • Patriotism / Citizenship Committee – activities emphasizing in the importance of love of country
  • UNESCO Committee – awareness of global issues, crisis and celebrations
  • Young Scientist Committee – exploration of the wonder of Science
  • Globe Committee – Earth conservation related activities
  • Traffic Committee – proper etiquette while in a car in the streets
  • Inshad Committee – Inshad recital headed by the Islamic Studies teachers for both boys and girls
  • Cultural Committee – consists of effective writing, drama and speech communication
  • Energy Conservation Committee – emphasizes on conservation of our daily utilities such as water and electricity

We are different

  • New American curriculum – modified to correspond with our values and culture.
  • Exceptional philosophy and goals.
  • Modern management methodology.
  • Teaching of life skills.
  • Specialize counseling services.
  • Full school facilities.
  • Low teacher student ratio.
  • Motivation program.
  • Activities and club center.
  • International services.
  • An atmosphere of joy.
  • Health education.
  • Physical education with full facilities.
  • A computer curriculum using state of the art equipment.
  • Ministry of education vacation’s.
  • Separate buildings for boys and girls. (in future).
  • Active parents, teachers and students association.
  • A creative summer program.
  • Tutoring program.
  • Qur’an memorization and recitation.
  • Modern presentation of Arabic language and Islamic religion
  • Special classes for enhancement of Arabic, English, and other subjects (special need children).
Pre-Kindergarten 4-5
Kindergarten 5-6

Elementary School
1st Grade 6-7
2nd Grade 7-8
3rd Grade 8-9
4th Grade 9-10
5th Grade 10-11

Middle School
6th Grade 11-12
7th Grade 12-13
8th Grade 13-14

High School
9th Grade (senior 1) (Freshman) 14-15
10th Grade (senior 2) (Sophomore) 15-16
11th Grade (senior 3) (Junior) 16-17
12th Grade (senior 4) (Senior) 17-18
Score valid for 2 Years 2 Years 2 Years
Test Fees Rs. 7200/- $165 $99
Subject Test Fees $94 (Listening) or $83 (Others)
ASR Fee (per Univ.) Rs. 1000/- $17 $10
Test Dates Every week Every week Every 2-3 months
Test Centers IDP & British Council i.e. Many 1 at all major cities
Retaking of Test No minimum time frame Not in the same month Not specified
Type or Testing PBT* iBT* CAT
Maximum Marks 9.0 Bands 120 2400
Minimum Qualifying Score 5.5 Bands 73 Bachelor’s
79 Master’s
Modules Tested Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening Essay, Reading, Writing, Mathematics

Grade Level Entrance Equivalencies

Students transferring from the British school system of “YEARS” are sometimes confused when transitioning to the American system of “GRADES”. The British system of years 1 – 13 is not numerically equivalent to the American system of grades 1 – 12. Please refer to the chart below for equivalent placement when transferring from one system to another.

Pre – K (Child Development Program) KG (N) 3.5
Kindergarten I Reception 4.5
Kindergarten II Year 1 (I 1) 5.5
Grade 1 Year 2 (I 2) 6.5
Grade 2 Year 3 (J 1) 7.5
Grade 3 Year 4 (J 2) 8.5
Grade 4 Year 5 (J 3) 9.5
Grade 5 Year 6 (J 4) 10.5
Grade 6 Year 7 (S 1) 11.5
Grade 7 Year 8 (S 2) 12.5
Grade 8 Year 9 (S 3) 13.5
Grade 9 Year 10 (S 4) 14.5
Grade 10 Year 11 (S 5) IGCSE 15.5
Grade 11 Year 12 (L6) 16.5
Grade 12> Year 13 (U6) 17.5

نظام الدبلومة الأمريكية و تقييم الدرجات بالمدرسة و نظام SAT

يتحصل الطالب من المدرسة علي شهادة الدبلومة الأمريكية المعادلة لشهادة الثانوية العامة و المعتمدة من هيئة الاعتماد الأمريكية(CITA ) و التي تؤهله للالتحاق بالجامعات في البحرين كما يحق له الالتحاق بالجامعات الأمريكية أو جامعات أي دولة أخري.

يلزم للطالب بالمدرسة دراسة ما لا يقل عن عدد ( 24 ساعة معتمدة ) بالنظام الأمريكي في المراحل الدراسية من G9 حتي G12 تحتسب للطالب لكل مادة يدرسها من نصف ساعة ( في حالة أخذ هذه المادة مرتين خلال الأربع مراحل الدراسية) إلي ساعة معتمدة و ذلك حسب المادة.

يلتزم الطالب بدراسة عدد ( 8 ) مواد دراسية في الفصلين G11 و G12 يدرس عدد ( 5 ) مواد في G11 و عدد ( 3 ) في G12 .

قررت وزارة التربية و التعليم دراسة المواد التالية: اللغة العربية ، التربية الدينية و التربية القومية طبقاً للمنهج الوزاري في جميع المراحل التعليمية و سوف يتم اختبار الطلبة في هذه المواد تحت الإشراف الوزاري. طبقاً لهذا القرار لن يسمح لأى طالب بالدخول إلى الجامعات دون النجاح بهذه المواد .

يلزم للطالب لكي يتمكن من الالتحاق بالجامعات في النظام الأمريكي تجميع اكبر عدد من الدرجات من الامتحانات المختلفة و التي تتوزع كالآتي:

  • 40 % نتيجة امتحان (8) مواد دراسية خلال الفصلين الدراسيين G11 و .G12
  • 60 % نتيجة امتحان SAT1 الإجباري في اللغة الإنجليزية و الرياضيات بنتيجة لا تقل عن 1440 من 2400 للجماعات الحكومية و 1200 من 2400 للجامعات الخاصة ابتداء من العام الجامعي 2007-2008.
  • 15 % إضافية في حالة نجاح الطالب في امتحان SAT2 و حصوله علي 1100 درجة من المجموع الكلي 1600 علي الأقل و تزيد بزيادة درجة الطالب في الامتحان ابتداء من العام الجامعي 2007-2008.

ملاحظات مهمة:

** بداية من العام الدراسي 2007/2008 تكون درجة النجاح في امتحان SATI بحيث لا تقل عن 1440 من 2400 بنسبة 60%.
و تتغير درجة النجاح في امتحان SAT2 بحيث لا تقل عن 1100 من 1600.
** للالتحاق بالجامعات بداية من( العام الجامعي ) 2008/2009 لابد من قضاء ثلاث سنوات علي الأقل بالنظام الأمريكي.

يدرس الطالب بالمدرسة منهج الثانوية العامة لمادتي الدين و اللغة العربية و التربية القومية يلزم له اجتياز امتحانات الثانوية العامة في هذه المواد بنجاح ( لا تضاف درجات هذه المواد إلي المجموع العام ) لكي يحق له الالتحاق بالجامعات في.

جزء من ال 40 % التي يتحصل عليها الطالب باجتيازه الامتحانات المدرسية يعتمد علي سلوك الطالب بالمدرسة و نسبة الغياب و البطولات الرياضية و الطالب المتفوق و المسابقات العلمية و Honor Student و أشياء أخرى من هذا القبيل.

امتحان ال ( SAT ) هو الامتحان الذي يلتزم الطالب بدخوله كي يتمكن من الالتحاق بالجامعات سواء في البحرين أو الجامعات الأمريكية. وتقدم المدرسة كورسات خاصة بامتحان SAT .

و هو ينقسم إلى جزئين SAT1 و هو إجباري و SAT2 و هو اختياري :
SAT1 (SAT Reasoning ) و هو امتحان إجباري في مادتي اللغة الإنجليزية و الرياضيات بنظام الاختيار من متعدد Multiple Choice .

و قد أضيفت إليه مؤخرا كتابة موضوع التعبير ( إنشاء ) Essays في امتحان اللغة الإنجليزية.

و للطالب الحق في دخول امتحان ال SAT1 بداية من G7 بصورة تجريبية و لكن لا تحتسب درجته إلا بداية من G11 .

بداية منG11 و حتي نهاية G12 يحق للطالب دخول امتحانات أي مادة من SAT1 أو SAT2 بعدد ( 6 ) مرات لكل مادة

و تحتسب له اعلي نتيجة يتحصل عليها.

الدرجة النهائية لامتحان SAT1 هي 2400 درجة ( 800 مادة الرياضيات ، 800 Reading ، 800Writing ).

يتمكن الطالب الناجح في امتحانات SAT1 ( حسب نتيجته ) الالتحاق بالكليات النظرية فقط.

يلزم للطالب للالتحاق بالكليات العملية ( الطب – الصيدلة – الأسنان – الهندسة …….الخ ) اجتياز الامتحان الاختياري SAT2 المؤهل للالتحاق بالكليات العملية.

SAT2 (SAT Subject ) و يمتحن الطالب هذا الامتحان لسببين :

ليتمكن من الالتحاق بالكليات العملية.

و لزيادة درجته النهائية حيث يضيف امتحان SAT2 نسبة ( 15 % تعادل في الدرجة النهائية حوالي 10.7 % ) فوق نسبة ال 100 % التي يتحصل عليها الطالب من دخول امتحاني ال SAT1 و امتحانات المدرسة.

يختار الطالب في امتحان ال SAT2 مادتين إلى ثلاث مواد من عدة مواد حسب الكلية التي يريد الالتحاق بها و المواد هي ( رياضيات متقدمة – أحياء Biology – كيمياء – فيزياء – التاريخ الأمريكي – لغة فرنسية أو ألمانية أو إسبانية ).

ملحوظة : المدرسة تدرس اللغة الفرنسية فقط.

SAT II فزياء و رياضيات إجباري في حالة الطلاب الذين يرغبون في الالتحاق بالكليات العسكرية ( فنية عسكرية ، بحرية و دفاع جوى)

اذا رغب الطالب في الالتحاق بكليات مثل ( الطب – الصيدلة – الأسنان – العلاج الطبيعي – التمريض – الطب البيطري …..الخ) فيلزم له دخول امتحان الأحياء Biology إلزاما بالإضافة إلى أية مادة أخرى من المواد ( فيزياء – كيمياء – رياضيات ) .

و اذا رغب في الالتحاق بكليات مثل ( الهندسة – الفنون قسم عمارة – البترول و التعدين – تخطيط المدن – الهندسة الإلكترونية – الكمبيوتر و المعلومات – معاهد التكنلوجيا……..الخ ) فيلزم له دخول امتحان الرياضيات المتقدمة إلزاما بالإضافة إلى أية مادة أخرى من المواد ( فيزياء – كيمياء – أحياء Biology ).

لذا فمن المهم لمن يرغب في أن تكون له فرصة الالتحاق بكل الكليات العملية أن يكون اختياره لمواد SAT2 هو ( الأحياء Biology + الرياضيات )

تقييم امتحان الSAT2 من درجة 1600 ( 800 درجة لكل مادة ) .

– يمتحن الطالب الامتحانات الخاصة بالمدرسة بداخل المدرسة ….. أما امتحانات ال SAT فيتم أدائها بأحد المراكز المعتمدة من قبل هيئة AMIDEAST و لذا يرجي من الطلبة و أولياء الأمور المسارعة بالتسجيل للامتحان و دفع مصاريف الامتحان لضمان حجز مكان للطالب في الأماكن المعتمدة بالإسكندرية.
– كل محاولة من محاولات امتحان SAT1 تكلف الطالب مبلغ 475 جنيها , بالنسبة لامتحان SAT2 فان كل محاولة تكلف مبلغ 430 جنيها في حالة اختيار مادتين للامتحان , و مبلغ 475 جنيها في حالة اختيار ثلاث مواد للامتحان.
– ترسل الإجابات إلى أمريكا عن طريق ال AMIDEAST لتصحيحها و ترسل نتائج التصحيح مرة أخرى إلى ال AMIDEAST و منها للمدرسة.
– يتسلم ولي امر الطالب قبل بداية العام الدراسي كتاب ال Student Hand Book و الذي يحتوي علي القواعد العامة للمدرسة.
– أي شكوي أو اقتراح يسحب النموذج الخاص من السكرتارية ووضعه في الصندوق