Who we are
Distinguished Learning for a Changing World
A motto, a philosophy that is truly believed in Al Bassam Schools (BS) is the Finest Education. Together, the administrators, faculty and staff have created a warm and nurturing professional learning community in which students may flourish to achieve sustainable development.
Al-Bassam Schools were founded in 1420/1998 as leading innovative schools in Dammam, known for its quality of education, well-rounded environment, and its commitment to academic excellence.
The schools is a recognized as a leader in the country with strong commitment to the global citizenship while ensuring that students remain firmly rooted in their culture and Islamic values.
Our progress is rapid and community satisfaction is considered a pride for us as we always focus on excellence in all academic and behavioral fields. Our main goal is to graduate distinguished students and productive global citizens who serve their country and possess high skills in thinking, discussion and life.
The school is accredited by the following:
- AdvancEd: http://www.advanc-ed.org/
- AIAA: http://www.aiaasc.com/
- Currently, the School is seeking CIS Accreditation: https://www.cois.org/index.cfm
Al Bassam Schools University Acceptances
Reputable National and International Universities
Attended by Al-Bassam Schools Valedictorians
99% College Acceptance Rate
|Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University – Dammam – Scientific Track|
|Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University – Dammam – Health Track|
|Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University – Dammam – Engineering Track|
|Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University – Dammam – Applied Studies Track|
|Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University – Dammam – Distance Learning.|
|Prince Mohammed bin Fahad University|
|Aramco – CBC|
|King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals|
|SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation)|
|University of Bahrain|
|University of Sharjah|
|American University of Sharjah|
|Aramco – ICT|
|Jubail University College|
|King AbdulAziz University|
|King Faisal University – Riyadh|
|King Faisal University – Ahsa|
|Not joining a university|
|King Saud University – Riyadh|
|Sulaiman Al-Rajhi Colleges – Al-Qassim|
|Jubail Industrial College|
|Abu Dhabi University|
|American University of Madaba -Jordan|
|American University of Beirut- Lebanon|
|Dammam University – Humanity Track|
Al Bassam Schools seek hard to provide efficient teaching staff who is capable of achieving the educational mission. Our professional academic staff consists of qualified, experienced and highly dedicated teachers representing 17 different nationalities.
Sustainable Professional Development
Al Bassam schools provide maximum opportunities for continued professional development through various workshops, diplomas and training programs run by Head of the Quality Assurance & Performance Assessment Unit.
We work on developing and supporting employees’ abilities with modern approaches in the field of education. The schools adopt professional development plan and Strategic Plan including continuous professional programs for all employees at the level of senior management, the level of middle management and the level of teachers through training programs conducted by internal and external experts.
The main purpose is to exchange experience and identify the latest approaches in education and leadership to achieve the sustainable development for all staff.
Quality Assurance & Performance Assessment Unit
The quality of the educational product has become a prerequisite to achieve excellence and leadership. Accordingly, Al Bassam Schools are keen on establishing Quality Assurance and Performance Assessment Unit (QAPAU) in order to keep pace with the global developments and achieve standards of excellence in performance at all educational levels.
The role of this unit is to check and assess inputs, processes and outputs according to the standards and indicators of local and international authorities. It provides reliable measurement tools including the assessment of the learning domains: cognitive, affective and psychomotor. The main purpose is to identify and measure the quality performance, diagnose difficulties and early intervention for dealing appropriately either in remedial or supportive plan. Moreover, the Quality Assurance & Performance Assessment Unit estimates employees’ current and future training needs in all areas of school work and designs development programs reflected positively on performance excellence and quality.
Al Bassam Schools facilities include the following:
- 4 Big Air-conditioned Basketball Courts
- 2 Green Pitches
- 25m Covered Swimming Pool
- 15m Covered Swimming Pool
- 3 Fitness Room
- 6 Specialist Science Laboratories
- 6 Computer Laboratories
- 6 Art Rooms
- 3 Design Technology Rooms
- 3 Robotic Room
- 3 Science Club
- 3 School Clinics
- 4 School Libraries
- 4 Canteens
- 2 Multi-purpose Auditoriums
- 600 Seats
Al Bassam Schools’ community consists of a rich variety of internationally diverse parents, students and staff members. Al Bassam Schools require rigor and excellence of its community, both socially and academically. Accordingly, we encourage an open, reflective, and secure environment where everyone is encouraged to respect their culture and the culture of others.
Al Bassam Schools, which offer a broad academic bilingual curriculum with Arabic and English as two languages of instruction, strive for academic excellence, supported by a co-curricular program to develop holistic learners.
There are three main academic programs in Al-Bassam Schools: the Saudi National Curriculum, the British International Curriculum IGCSE and the International programs (PYP-IB) curriculum. Our schools are keen on accurate planning to implement the standards of these academic programs in a professional manner through annual plans resulting in daily lesson plans. These plans consider the three domains of learning: the cognitive domain based on the Bloom taxonomy, the affective domain based on Krathwohl, et al. taxonomy and psychomotor domain based on Simpson taxonomy. Therefore, we have been able to find comprehensive and balanced plans for the academic programs for all learning domains and for students at their different levels.
In addition, students are encouraged to take other English proficiency tests such as IELTS and TOEFL, if required, to be eligible for graduation.
Extra-Curricular and Co-curricular Activities
In the interests of the holistic development of the student, our schools offer numerous extra-curricular and co-curricular activities throughout the year which promote physical, emotional and social growth. Al Bassam Schools offer an extensive After School Activity Program. Al Bassam Schools also involve students in many sporting, cultural and academic activities which link directly to the curriculum including Sports Day, Student Open Days, Open House, United Nations Day, Standard Arabic Language (Fos-ha) Day, field trips, Model United Nations, Student Council, Makkah-Taif Trip, Winter Camp, SciTech Trip, EXPO, Small Library Initiative and various exhibitions.
|School Name: Al Bassam Schools (BS)|
|Address: P.O. Box 945, Al Shatea District, Zip Code 31421, Dammam,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
|Telephone: (00966) 13 809-1144. Ext: 242/245|
|School’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Website Address: albassamschools.com|
Heads of School
|Dr. Yousif H. Al-Bassam, Owner and Board Chairman|
|Mr. Mazen A. Al-Bassam, Boys Campus Principal|
|Mrs. Basima Bubshait, Girls Campus Principal|
|Mr. Sahar Al Hajaj, International Campus Principal|
|Mr. Mosaed Al Sabt, Secondary School Principal|
|Mr. Sulaiman Al Oqail, Intermediate School Principal|
What is mentioned earlier is tip of the iceberg. Our ambitions do not stop at that point but exceeds to what is much more. We have ideas for expansion plans and determination to be, by God willing, the first not only in the Kingdom, but also in the Arab world entirely. With the effort and the will of all employees at Al-Bassam Schools, we aspire to be at the forefront pioneers. The best is yet to come.