General

King’s College School will start classes in August 2022, offering classes from Reception (age 4) through Year 8 (age 12). Then every year we will add a grade until we get to Year 13 (age 18) - 12th grade in the US system), preparing our graduates for entry into the top-ranked universities in the US, UK, Europe and around the world.

King’s College School, The Bahamas is owned and operated by Inspired, the leading global group of premium schools which operates over 70 schools educating more than 50,000 students on 5 continents.  Inspired is a for-profit group and does not solicit donations or charge any debentures. Inspired constantly invests in its schools to ensure that students benefit from its top global educators and state-of-the-art facilities. All of our schools are recognised globally for offering the highest education standards and achieving the best results, ensuring entry into the leading universities worldwide.

A typical day at King’s College School, The Bahamas will begin around 8:30 am and end around 3:30 pm, with a slightly shorter day for younger students and extending until 4:15pm for Senior students in Years 7 – 13. Younger learners with shorter days will have a break and lunchtime, while older students will have a break before and after their lunch.

Admissions

  1. Submit an application form.
  2. Set up a first visit (virtual or school tour).
  3. The Headteacher will meet and interview all families who apply to join the school.
  4. All students who apply to join the school take a GL Cat-4 assessment (except for Nursery and Reception – where there will be a meeting with the Head of EYFS). Testing Fees are included in the Application Fee.
  5. The school requires reports from the previous school to receive an acceptance letter.

Yes, the application process fee is US$ 150. Once your child has been accepted, you will need to pay a $1,000 deposit, which will be deducted from your first term’s fees.

  1. Copies of valid passports or IDs (parents and student).
  2. Application Form completed and signed.
  3. Special Education Needs (SEN) and allergies form completed and signed (if applicable).
  4. Two passport-sized photographs.
  5. Up-to-date vaccinations register or a letter of good health from a certified doctor.
  6. Student Birth Certificate.
  7. School Reports of all previous education.
  8. Letter of recommendation from the last school attended (when applicable).

Applicants from Reception to Year 1 are required to meet with the Head of Primary or a senior primary staff member.

For Year 2 onwards, King’s College School, The Bahamas applicants must take a CAT 4 exam, which measures the way each student learns.

Note: The CAT 4 is not a knowledge test. There is no way to fail or pass, nor any way to prepare for this diagnostic test.

Yes, you have to make a deposit of US$ 1,000 to reserve your child’s place. This will be deducted from the first term’s fees.

Meals are not included in the fees. Students can bring their own lunch or order meals, which will be provided on-site at a charge.

King’s College School, The Bahamas school fees will include educational materials (books, notebooks, art materials, etc.), school day trips (within Nassau) and student insurance for all students as part of our fees.

No, King’s College School, The Bahamas will NOT include uniform and extracurricular clubs in yearly fees. These will be charged separately.

Yes, King’s College School Bahamas will provide this information during the enrolment process.

Curriculum

King’s College School, The Bahamas offers students a blended curriculum that combines the British curriculum and the International Baccalaureate.

Throughout their schooling, students will be immersed in the best international education. The British GCSE curriculum creates open-minded, creative and dynamic individuals, with students learning from first-hand experience – not just textbooks. The King’s College School, The Bahamas programme provides a structured and rigorous learning pathway to ensure deep learning and skills development.

As the school grows, students in Years 12 and 13 will move on to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, a world-renowned and internationally recognised qualification. This gives students a robust preparation for university or the world of work. Upon graduation, students receive the globally recognised IB Diploma.

Our blended curriculum gives students an advantage by developing academic rigour from the globally acclaimed Cambridge International GCSEs, then embedding the transformational global learner profile characteristics from the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme that supports the most successful transition into the leading universities worldwide.

At King’s College School, The Bahamas, we regard foreign language acquisition as being critical for internationally mobile children and families. Therefore, in addition to opportunities within the curriculum for French and Spanish languages, children can receive tutoring after school in French and Spanish (if they so choose) to accelerate their learning.

Here are some of the IGCSE courses typically offered at King’s College School and other Inspired schools: 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.

Here are some IBDP courses typically taught at King’s College School, The Bahamas and other Inspired schools:  Biology HL/SL, Chemistry HL/SL, Physics HL/SL, Mathematics: analysis & approaches HL/SL, Language A: Language & Literature (English) HL, Language B: French & Spanish SL/HL, Language AB Initio: Spanish SL, Geography SL, Psychology HL/SL, Sport, Exercise & Health Science SL, & Computer Science SL/HL.

Campus

Yes – there will be a house system at the school consisting of four houses – each with a house colour, name and identity.

Yes, King’s College School, The Bahamas will offer a bus service with a reputable transportation company offering different pricing plans according to the bus route.  We will have more details as we get closer to the start of the school year.

Scholarships

Any resident of The Bahamas is eligible to apply for a scholarship.

For August 2022 entry, scholarship applications need to be submitted by 31st March 2022.

Students will be required to submit an enquiry form, attend an interview and complete a scholarship assessment. 

Scholarship awards vary and will be awarded based on individual circumstances.