Our goal is to achieve excellence in education without compromising the basic skills and

values of life.

 

PO Box 180, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, 31952 | CEEB # 692139 | Tel: (966)13-882-2645 | Fax: (966) 13-894-9991 |

www.bgs.edu.sa

Contact Info: bgsannouncements@bgs.edu.sa

BGS Profile

Community

 

Located in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Al-Khobar is a thriving commercial and industrial center. The main industry is oil. Parents of students are employed in medical, business, banking and engineering fields. Over 90% of the parents have a college degree. The majority of the student body is primarily Saudi nationals. Boys are enrolled from Pre-School 1 to Grade 3 and girls are from Pre-School 1 to Grade 12.

School

 

Bayan Gardens School is a college preparatory K-12 private school with a student body of over 600 students and 200 faculty members. The school opened in the fall of 1999 and its first senior class graduated in the spring of 2012. Students continue to be accepted in  universities and colleges worldwide. Bayan Gardens School is accredited by the Saudi Ministry of Education and AdvancED Global for the American Diploma Program and STEM Program.

​​Calendar

BGS school year begins in September and ends in June. Students attend school 180 days, divided between 4 quarters and 2 semesters. Classes are 45 minutes duration and meet 5 times a week Sunday to Thursday.

Curriculum

 

​BGS 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, Information Technology, Arabic Literature, Islamic Studies and Social Studies.  In addition to the core academic subjects, students engage in project-based learning in the Maker Space, Math Lab, and Science Lab. Art, Guided Reading and P.E are also included during the instructional day.

 

BGS Middle and High school (MHS) offers 2 programs: a Regular Grade-level Program and an Honors accelerated program through the Math and Science Academy (MSA). MHS core curriculum consists of English Language Arts, Math (Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, Geometry, Statistics), Science (Integrated Science, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Gateway to Engineering, Civil and Architectural Engineering, Principles of Engineering), Economics and Personal Finance. All High School students from Grades 9-12 are required to take college preparatory classes.

Electives offered in Middle/High School

Math and Science Academy

 

BGS Math and Science Academy offers an accelerated honors-level program which engages students in design thinking and project based learning. The requirements to be accepted in the MSA program are: 87% or higher in each subject, outstanding social skills and recommendation letters from faculty members.

Extra-Curricular

 

Students participate in various conferences, internship programs and regional competitions. Special academic events are held throughout the year including: Science Exhibit, Saudi Maker Exhibit and Conference, School Maker Faire, Math Challenge, Entrepreneurship, Global Peace, Young Poets, Earth Appreciation, and Sports Day.

Innovation Hub

 

BGS offers STEAM related activities ranging from Robotics, Laser Cutter, Arduino projects, Fashion Tech, Internships, Basketball, Soccer, Drama, Taekwondo, Zumba, Aerobics, Photography and Art.

Grading Scale

Academic Grading Scale

​​​​​​​​​​GPA/Rank in Class

 

All courses are included in a student’s grade point average. A student’s overall GPA is a cumulative average and includes courses taken at BGS. The GPA is calculated, both Weighted and Unweighted. An additional 1 grade point is added for honors and advanced courses.

BGS does not rank students.

4.00 GPA Calculation

Graduation Requirement

Students are required to complete a minimum of 24 credits in High School in order to graduate.

University Acceptances

Graduating students from BGS have been accepted in the following universities:

  • American University of Dubai, Dubai, UAE

  • American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE

  • American University of Paris, Paris, France

  • Boston University, Boston, MA, USA

  • Business School Lausanne, Chavannes, Vaud, Switzerland

  • Chapman University, Orange, CA, USA

  • City University, London, UK

  • Concordia University, Canada

  • CPC Aramco, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

  • Dammam University, Dammam, KSA

  • Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  • Emerson College, Boston, MA, USA

  • Fordham University, Bronx, NY, USA

  • George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  • Hult International Business School, Cambridge, MA, USA

  • Humber University, Canada

  • International University of Geneva, Genève, Switzerland

  • King’s College, London, UK

  • Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait

  • LSU, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

  • Newbury College, Boston, MA, USA

  • Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA

  • Ottawa University, Canada

  • Penn State University, State College, PA, USA

  • Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  • Prince Mohammed bin Fahad University, Dammam, KSA

  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

  • RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons Ireland), Manama, Bahrain

  • Simmons College, Boston, MA, USA

  • Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, USA

  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  • UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

  • University of Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain

  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA

  • University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA

  • University of Concordia, Quebec, Canada

  • University of Manchester, UK

  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA

  • University of Nottingham, UK

  • University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA

  • University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA

  • University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE

  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA

Learn from the past,
integrate with the present,
to prepare for the future.