Arabic & Islamic Curriculum

KG follows the California Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten in English Language Arts and Mathematics. We also follow the Next Generation Science Standards, and provide hands on science investigations to engage students in their exploration of science.

The Elementary School provides a warm and caring atmosphere where students collaborate practically, think creatively, reason critically, and communicate effectively. Elementary School at BAKIS starts at age 6 to 10 years (grades 1 – 5 in the American system).

The program includes a combination of core subjects (English, Mathematics and Science) taught by class teachers, and specialist classes taught by subject specialists in Arabic, Islamic Studies, Social Studies, ICT, Music, Quran, Art, Physical Education and Moral Education. Elements of UAE heritage, history and Islamic culture are incorporated during teaching and learning activities across all disciplines.

The Middle School at BAKIS commences from 11 to 14 years (grades 5 – 8 in the American system). The transitional years of middle school see a shift to more student-driven inquiry and action. We balance academics with increased social responsibility to prepare students to be caring, proactive members of the school community and beyond. In this phase, students have specialist teachers in all subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Arabic, Islamic Studies, ICT, Social Studies, Art, Music, Quran, Physical Education and Moral Education. Personal and social development is recently introduced across all Grades from Grade 1 to 9 and is taught during social studies. As is the case in all sections of the school, elements of UAE heritage, history and Islamic culture are incorporated during teaching and learning activities across all disciplines.

The High School at BAKIS comprises grades 9 – 12 (ages 15 – 18). At this stage, students are ready to become the leaders and the innovators of the future. They are also starting to think about their future after high school, and to make some choices about where their interests, talents and energies lie. BAKIS has a robust program of elective subjects which begins at grade 10. Students continue with the core subjects such as English, Mathematics, Physical Education, Arabic, Islamic, Moral Education and ICT, and also have choices for elective subjects including Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Business and Accounting. At this stage, students also consider whether they want to pursue AP (Advanced Placement) courses in the Sciences, Mathematics or Arts. Students and families work closely with academic and college counselors to make informed decisions about their futures. As is the case in all sections of the school, elements of UAE heritage, history and Islamic culture are incorporated during teaching and learning activities across all disciplines.

Subjects offered from MOE Curriculum Arabic, Islamic, Social Studies and Moral Education subjects are offered from KG to Grade 12 based on MOE curriculum.

STEM It is critical to have students engaged with STEM education from as early as possible as studies have shown that even in Kindergarten; STEM learning enhances children’s enthusiasm, interest and exposure. All students are exposed to STEM education compulsorily. The timetable accommodates this activity for all grades from KG to Grade 12.