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Our goal at BGS is to achieve excellence in education without compromising the basic skills and values of life.

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BGS Profile

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, 31952 | CEEB # 692139 | Tel: (966)13-882-2645 |

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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 and energy. Parents of students are employed in medical, business, banking, education, IT 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 to Grade 6 and girls are from Pre-School to Grade 12.



Bayan Gardens School is a college preparatory K-12 private international school with a student body of over 300 students and 100 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 excellent universities and colleges worldwide. Bayan Gardens School is accredited by Cognia (USA) for the American Diploma Program and the STEM Program.  BGS is licensed by the Saudi Ministry of Education. 


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.



​BGS has a unique dual Arabic and English curriculum. In grades 1-3, the day is organized in 10 periods, with four periods taught in Arabic and six 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.



Students participate in various conferences, internship programs and regional competitions. Special academic events are held throughout the year including: Science Exhibit, MIT Edgerton Center, Saudi Maker Exhibit and Conference, School Maker Faire, Mass STEM Week Challenge, Math Challenge, Entrepreneurship, Global Peace, Breast Cancer Awareness, Earth Appreciation, and Sports Day.

Innovation Hub


BGS offers STEAM related activities ranging from Robotics, Laser Cutter, Arduino projects, Fashion Tech, Internships, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Drama, 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:

  • Al-Yamamah University, KSA

  • Alfaisal University, KSA

  • American University of Dubai, Dubai, UAE

  • American University of Paris, Paris, France

  • American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE

  • Aramco CPC, KSA

  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA

  • Boston University, Boston, MA, USA

  • Business School Lausanne, Chavannes, Vaud, Switzerland

  • Chapman University, Orange, CA, USA

  • City University, London, UK

  • Concordia University, Quebec, Canada

  • 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

  • Humber University, Canada

  • Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, KSA

  • International University of Geneva, Genève, Switzerland

  • King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, KSA

  • 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

  • Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, KSA

  • Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University, 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, Boulder, CO, USA

  • University of Colorado, 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

  • University of Surrey, UK

  • University of York, UK

  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA

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