Class of 2017
Oasis Basketball Bahrain
IB Bahrain
Encouraging Independence for Tomorrow's Leaders
Beyond the Classroom
Beyond the Classroom
Small Class Sizes
Small Class Sizes that Lead to Big Opportunities
Best School in Bahrain
Inspiring Students to Pursue their Dreams
We are an IB School
World-Class Facilities
Diverse
Over 30 Nationalities
Tuesday
December 10

Pirates Assembly

Day 6

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Monday
December 11

HS Assembly

Day 1

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Tuesday
December 12

PTP Sale Event

Day 2

1:45PM - 3:15PM
Thursday
December 14

National Day Celebration

Day 4

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Friday
December 15

Winter Break

Dec. 15 - Jan. 6

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Sunday
January 7

Classes Resume

Day 5

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Tuesday
December 10

Pirates Assembly

Day 6

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Monday
December 11

HS Assembly

Day 1

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Tuesday
December 12

PTP Sale Event

Day 2

1:45PM - 3:15PM
Thursday
December 14

National Day Celebration

Day 4

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Friday
December 15

Winter Break

Dec. 15 - Jan. 6

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Sunday
January 7

Classes Resume

Day 5

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Latest News

Assistant Director, Principal
Dec 5
Posted by:
Dr. Kurt Nordness - Director and Ken Davis
December 5, 2017
Announcing Jo Garrahy as RVIS’s Assistant Director and Kasey Burns as the new Elementary School Principal. As Riffa Views International School enters its second decade and continues to introduce new initiatives and enhance existing programs, it is imperative that the school works to streamline the ever-growing efforts to run a “school on the move”.
Explode
Nov 16
Posted by:
Ken Davis
November 16, 2017
This year, RVIS’s middle school teachers along with the Technology Integration Specialist, launched a passion based, student directed program where students collaborate, explore, and share their interests beyond the classroom. Coined the “Explode!” Program, the model is based off the research by Daniel Pink, a world renowned education innovator. Through this model, teachers act as learning coaches, helping students plan their projects and offer support where needed. A teacher in the “Explode!“ program reflects that, “The nature of the program allows students to…
Viva Bahrain Partnership International Schools
Oct 31
Posted by:
Dr. Kurt Nordness & Ken Davis
October 31, 2017
Riffa Views International School is proud to announce a new partnership with VIVA Bahrain. This partnership is the latest in a long-term journey by RVIS toward becoming a worldwide leader in innovation and technology. From the beginning RVIS committed to infusing technology into all aspects of the school. RVIS integrated 1:1 laptops for all grades, Interactive Whiteboards in all classrooms and access to high quality wireless internet in all corners of the school.
NESA Bahrain, Riffa Views International School, NESA Fall Training Institute
Oct 22
Posted by:
Ken Davis
October 22, 2017
Riffa Views International School is proud to be hosting world-renowned leaders in professional learning at the Near East/South Asia (NESA) 2017 Fall Training Institute. Over the last 50 years, NESA has become synonymous with promoting exemplary professional learning opportunities for educators around the world. RVIS is proud to be hosting NESA for the second consecutive year.
Princeton Partnership
Sep 17
Posted by:
Ken Davis and Dr. Gary Bicker
September 17, 2017
Last year marked the beginning of a budding RVIS partnership with two highly-regarded independent schools in Princeton New Jersey, Stuart Country Day School, an independent K-12 girls’ school and Princeton Academy, an independent K-8 boys’ school. Last year marked the beginning of a budding RVIS partnership

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On Tuesday the 12 of December, the After School Activities Vendors will be in the Breezeway at 2:45 to 3:15 to introduce their activities and answer any questions. Please join us! #rvisionaries #bh #internationalschool #bahrain #rvisasa Early Childhood after-school activities were a success! We look forward to seeing our EC students participating next term! Come to the Vendor Day at 2:45 tomorrow in the breezeway to learn more. #rvisionaries #bh  #internationalschool #bahrain #rvisasa We are excited about our upcoming #nationalday celebration! Come check out the PTP Bahrain Bazaar! There will be leather crafts, palm trees paper, crochet, paintings, Naghda embroidery, Bahraini Chests, pottery, dhows, puppets and Arabic perfume. #rvisionaries #bh #internationalschool #bahrain #rvisptp Fast Fact Monday! Did you know that #RVIS has an active Parent Teacher Partnership group? This group helps to organize events, raises money,  and build connections between the school and the community. Thank you for all your work! 
If you want to help, let us know and we will connect you with the group officers.  #rvisionaries #bh #internationalschool #bahrain #rvisptp Alumni Sunday! Life at University isn't all studying! Cooking Curry and baking gingerbread cookies! #rvisionaries #bh #internationalschool #bahrain #alumni #rvisalum Flashback Friday! Looking back 8 or 9 years! Little did these students know that the trees they planted would still be growing at RVIS. Leave a comment if you are in the picture!  #rvisionaries #internationalschool #bh #bahrain #flashbackfriday Thank you everyone for participating in the #wintershoeboxappeal! There will be a lot of happy people because of your help. #rvisionaries #internationalschool #bh #bahrain RVIS is an active member of an International Sports League. OASIS is a group of international schools from around the region that come together to compete in a variety of sports. #rvisionaries #internationalschool #bh #bahrain #godolphins #rvisathletics Meet our Middle School Student Council. These students take on leadership roles within the school to help organize events and give students a voice. #rvisionaries #internationalschool #bh #bahrain @rvia_bh bake sale open for business! All proceeds go to the #RVIA housing project. #rvisionaries #bh #bahrain #internationalschool Mr. Meinen partnering with students on #GeniusHour projects! Personalized learning journey for every student. #rvisionaries #internationalschool #bh #bahrain @RVIA_BH meeting with #arcapitabank to discuss the #RVIA housing project. #rvisionaries #internationalschool #bh #bahrain

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Academic Program

Early Childhood
Early Childhood
Our Early Childhood program employs developmentally appropriate, holistic approach to teaching. It focuses on academics and social emotional growth. Throughout the program our team works hard to cultivate the inquisitive nature of children to encourage learning in all environments. The Nursery program at RVIS, offers the internationally recognized Reggio Emilia learning approach. The Nursery program is designed using an emergent curriculum where projects and themes are inspired by the children’s own interests.
 
 
Elementary
Elementary School
Offers an experiential curriculum that focuses on the development of the whole child through a wide-range of innovative teaching practices and activities. Teachers at RVIS also have a wide-range of teaching tools to enhance the learning for each student. We believe that children are motivated to learn when they experience success and develop their understanding. They make connections and build their learning around important concepts. In the elementary school student development is nurtured by highly trained, caring, passionate teachers and support staff.
 
 
Middle School
Middle School Curriculum
The RVIS middle school curriculum is relevant, challenging, integrative, and exploratory. It is based on challenging international standards and includes learning activities that create opportunities for students. The curriculum provides direction for what young adolescents should know and be able to do. It supports them to achieve the attitudes and behaviors needed for a full, productive, and satisfying life.
 
 
High School
High School Curriculum
Riffa Views International School is a College Preparatory school based on U.S. and International Standards. Starting in 9th grade, the students are introduced to a rigorous and supportive academic program. It begins to prepare them for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in their 11th and 12th grade years. As student wrap up their 10th grade year, they have the opportunity to select from three different graduating paths: a U.S. equivalent diploma, IBDP Certificate, or IBDP Diploma.