SCHOOLS  [Click here to get more details on Kuwait Schools]
Falcon English School 
Gulf English School 
Gulf Indian School 
Iranian School 
Kuwait English School 
Kuwait National English School 
Lycee Francis De Koweit 
New English School 
Om Al Qura for Educational Services 
Pakistan School 
Universal American School 
5636373, 5636353
5629215, 5659361
3918210/4
5317153
5655218/6
2656904/5/6, 2652457/8
5730024, 5730026
5319921, 5318060
3723185, 3723184
5610437
5615858

 
SCHOOLS - LANGUAGES
American Language Institute of Kuwait Amideast 
British Council 
British of Institute of Training and Education 
Institute Voltaire 
Polyglot Languages Institute 
Razy Educational Institute 
5310738, 5327794, 5310739, 5327795
2533227, 2533204, 2515512, 2520067
2636952/4
5319734
5327271, 5327372, 5324622
5741910

 
SCHOOLS - NURSERY

Al Arabia Nursery 
Arab Nursery 
Baraem Al Nile Nursery

Cascade (British Nursery school)
Happy Childhood Nursery 
Jabriya Nursery School 

5327094
5327094
4717013

5424748
2632517
5330436


 
SCIENTIFIC,TECHNICAL AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Arab Consultant Company 
Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences 
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research 
Kuwait Science Club 
2461925, 2421851
2425898
4830776, 4835572/3, 4836100
5396564

 
UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES
College of Business Studies 
Kuwait University 
2641433
4811779

 
EDUCATION IN KUWAIT (A brief Summary)
School attendance in Kuwait is compulsory for all children between the ages of six and fourteen, put public education is provided free to Kuwait children only. All schools, whether the Ministry of education (ME) regulates public or private. The Kuwaiti educational system, after kindergarten, consists of elementary, intermediate and secondary levels, each of four years duration.
Nursery & Kindergarten
The ME provides free kindergartens for Kuwait children between the ages of four and six.
For expatriate children between two and four years there are a large number of private nursery schools. The better ( and more expensive ) once are registered with the private education department of the ME ( see KPG business directory under playgroups ). Fees for those with a good size and range of facilities are about 75 KD a month per child. Expatriates often organize their informal playgroups. These are publicised mainly by word-of-mouth and tend to be transitory. Many schools for foreign children have kindergartens for children aged four to six.
Elementary, Intermediate & secondary
Attendance at state schools is restricted to Kuwait children, the children of teachers working for the ME and the children of expatriates who obtained residence prior to 1960. All other expatriate children must be educated privately. In 1997-98, there were 104 private foreign schools in Kuwait, of which 42 were following non-Arabic curricula. With more than 120.000 students, over 75.000 pupils were attending Arabic foreign schools and over 40.000 were enrolled in non-Arabic schools were Arab children of whom nearly half were Kuwaitis.
Before the war there were only 15 non-Arabic foreign schools in the country. Demand for a Western education has increased more than three-fold since liberation. According to educationalists, there is a marked preference among Kuwaitis for a Western education for several reasons. There include the perceived inadequacy of state education, the importance of an English language education as a preparation for further education overseas and life in general, and t he advanced curricula of the non-Arabic foreign schools in Kuwait. Despite comparatively high fees, schools that teach American and British curricula are booming.
All foreign schools in Kuwait must be accredited to the private Education Department (PED) of the ME. The PED supervises the schools by over-seeing staff qualification and school facilities, and ensures compliance by regular inspections. The ME also regulates school fees. Private schools for non-Arabic children follow their home country curricula, such as American, British, French, German, Indian, Pakistani, etc, though all schools are also obliged to incorporate local cultural and language studies into their curricula. Standards achieved compare favorably with those in the pupils’ home countries.
Academic year
The academic year runs from late August or early September to mid-June. Expatriate schools usually have three days off in October, breaks twice a year of a fortnight each, and official holidays. The school week is Saturday through Wednesday. The school day usually begins at 7:45 am and finished at 2 p.m., though these timings vary a bit between schools.
Higher Education
The Ministry of Higher Education (MHE) regulates education beyond schools level. The country has one university and several technical schools. As regards degree courses, Kuwait University practices restricted entry policy for expatriates. Twenty places are reserved for students whose parents at KU. A further 50 places are available to students who obtain scholarships through the MHE. The governments have announced plans to allow the private sector to establish new universities, which would be open to all.
Adult & Vocational Schooling
KU’s Center Community Service and Continuing Education (CCSCE) offers non-degree courses for students over 16 years in various subjects such as language (Including Arabic as foreign Language) arts, administration, education, engineering, computers, law, secretarial studies, etc, which are open to expatriates. These courses are administered from building 3KH, Khaldiyah campus. Fees are fairly nominal.
State-funded adult education and vocational training is provided by the public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET), which is also the central authority charged with carrying out the governments vocational education policies, PAAET has several full-time colleges as well as field and industrial training centers, where students may learn technical and professional subjects including teaching, commercial studies, nursing, and mechanical and electrical trades, Some courses are open to expatriates.There are several privet institutions in the country offering a variety of full and part-time courses in business studies, secretarial skills, computing and languages.

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