At King’s College School, The Bahamas, your child receives an international education that creates open-minded, creative and dynamic individuals. Students at our school will be encouraged to be creative in their thinking and to work hard. This attitude, combined with the Inspired approach, ensures academic excellence and a rewarding experience for every student. We believe in creating open-minded, dynamic individuals; students will learn from first-hand experience, not just textbooks.

Learn Through Play
 

Learn Through Play

The unique Inspired Approach to Early Years combines the learning-through-play philosophy of Reggio Emilia with additional numeracy and literacy activities to ensure that every young learner gets a head start. From kicking a ball, building with blocks and painting, to singing in a group, our specialised teachers encourage young learners to understand their environment and develop into happy, motivated students. Sometimes it gets messy, but it will always be rewarding and will help students develop socially, mentally and physically.

Exploration & Evaluation
 

Exploration and Evaluation

In Key Stage 1, we engage a more structured approach to the school day, to help students build upon what they have learned in the previous stage and to embed a deeper learning for reading, writing and mathematics. Students will still be encouraged to explore and play, but they will also be able to describe their discoveries in words and numbers.

Communicate and Articulate
 

Communicate and Articulate

As children are naturally curious, in our junior school, students are encouraged to learn about things that interest them while consolidating their numeracy and literacy skills; learning how to apply these basic skills to other subject areas, such as science, art and history.

Deeper Learning
 

Deeper Learning and Results

Students in Year 7 and up to Year 11 study the Cambridge International Lower Secondary Curriculum, followed by the Cambridge Upper Secondary International GCSE programme. IGCSE courses typically offered at both King’s College and other Inspired schools include English First Language, English Literature, English as a Second Language, Geography, History, Global Perspectives, French, Spanish, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Art & Design, Music, Mathematics, and Additional Mathematics. Courses will be selected based on student preferences.

Cambridge International GCSEs

IGCSEs are the national British curriculum exams taken at the end of Year 11, and at King’s College School, students will study the Cambridge International version of these. The International GCSE content is more global in its context.

A broad range of subjects is on offer to give a curriculum which accentuates personal enquiry and independent study, as well as appealing to the unique strengths and ambitions of each student.

All students study Maths, English, Spanish, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at IGCSE. In addition, students can choose from the following subjects: Art, Computing, Drama, Economics, Environmental Management, Geography, History, Physical Education and Music.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
 

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is designed to meet the educational requirements of students aged between 16 and 18 years. It aims to develop critical and compassionate thinkers who, as learners in the 21st century, are prepared for success at university and life beyond. In order to facilitate lifelong learning, we offer a challenging and balanced two-year curriculum.

The IB Diploma is recognised and welcomed at the top universities across the world, including Harvard, Yale, MIT, Stanford, Princeton and Oxford.


Pastoral Care
 

Learning Languages

At King´s College School, The Bahamas, we regard foreign language acquisition as being of key importance for internationally-minded children and families. Therefore, in addition to opportunities within the curriculum for French and Spanish languages, children can receive additional tutoring after-school in French and Spanish to accelerate their learning of these essential world languages. These extra classes will be delivered by fully qualified teachers of French and Spanish.

 

Pastoral Care

Teaching and non-teaching staff will offer the best guidance to students as they grow and develop in the school.

For younger students, the class teacher and learning assistant are the initial points of contact for help and advice, either through their class teaching or on an individual basis. Our pastoral and wellbeing leader ensures all students' needs are planned for and met through the curriculum and assembly programme, as well as providing counselling to support the student’s emotional needs and wellbeing, as needed, on an individual basis.