|Name of School||:||Philippine School Bahrain|
|Address||:||Bldg. 989, Road 3222, Blk. 732, A’Ali
P.O. Box 10417, Manama, Bahrain
|Telephone Number||:||(973) 176-454-51|
|Fax Number||:||(973) 176-441-01|
|Date Established||:||October 1994|
|Start of Operations||:||26 August 1995|
|Permit from Host Govt.||:||95/477|
|Date of issuance||:||27 September 1995|
|Permit from Deped||:||Government Permit - 001
Government Recognition - 001
|Date of Issuance||:||GP - 04 March 1997
GR - 27 May 2016
|Senior High School Permit||:||No. 1|
|Date Issued||:||18 April 2016 (For SY 2016-2017)|
|Tracks/Strands||:||Academic: ABM, STEM|
|School Owner||:||Community- owned|
|No. of Enrollees||:||166 (Pre-school)|
|(SY 2015-2016)||:||585 (Elementary)|
|School’s Category||:||Category I|
|School Director||:||Dr. Geronimo R. Salem, Jr.|
|High School Principal||:||Dr. Ferdinand J. Epoc|
The Philippine School Bahrain (PSB) was established in 1994 through the initiative and cooperative efforts of 27 Filipinos who became its founders. The school provides pre-elementary, elementary and secondary education to Filipino children in the Kingdom of Bahrain. It uses the Philippine curriculum to facilitate the smooth integration of home-bound children in the mainstream of Philippine education system. Upon the approval of the Ministry of Education, and with three rented villas at the Kanoo Gardens, it formally opened its doors to Filipino students on 26 August 1995. Because of its strong commitment to provide quality education, the PSB was recognized by the Philippine government on 30 March 2000. Through the leadership of the Board of Governors headed by Mr. Rodrigo Acosta, Chairman, and Mr. Reuel Castro, Vice-Chairman, the PSB has become an institution which promotes not only academic excellence but also Filipino values and cultural heritage among Filipino children in Bahrain.
Today, through the bayanihan spirit and unwavering support of Filipinos in Bahrain as well as the unfailing generosity of the government of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the PSB has developed into a big institution of learning in a spacious campus at A’Ali. The PSB is a Filipino home away from home. It faithfully abides by its motto “excellence through wisdom” for the greater glory of every Filipino, for the Philippines, for the Kingdom of Bahrain and for God.
The PSB is also preparing for PAASCU accreditation. Dr. Geronimo Salem, school principal, personally visited the PAASCU office in Quezon City to signify the intentions of the school to pursue accreditation. The teachers are sent annually to seminars, workshops and trainings in the Philippines to keep them abreast with the current trends in education and to keep them more responsive to the needs of the community they serve.
The school remains active in cultural events and other extra-curricular activities. It has produced graduates who fared well in leading universities in the Philippines.
Founders of the Philippine School Bahrain
Rodrigo C. Acosta
Jose Larano, Jr.
Maria Esperanza Liamco
Akmad A. Sakkam
Ruby P. Sakkam
Other members of the Filipino community who took part in the organization and establishment of Philippine School Bahrain
Mario SantiagoJoel Valenzuela