mission & vision

The International Academy of Kuwait is a school: Committed to academic excellence through personalised learning for every student with careful attention given to students individual learning needs. Where rigorous goal setting is linked to quality assessment of learning outcomes. It is a school where lessons are enjoyed and students are supported beyond the classroom in their journey to adulthood. Where students, staff, parents and the wider community share a close connection, are happy, challenged and rewarded. Where we develop a deep respect for Kuwait’s religious and cultural norms. Where we all have a voice within a culture that recognises each person’s individual ability. Where we all have a strong sense of personal worth and where under achievement is not accepted. Where we all aspire to excel. To be one of Kuwait’s leading and most inspiring co-educational international schools, providing a well-resourced, strongly academic, British style education.

who we are?

about IAK

The International Academy of Kuwait has a strong tradition of teaching in English and providing high quality learning and teaching programes, using experienced and qualified teachers from around the world. We serve a multi-cultural and multi-national student body, with an emphasis on academic excellence based on the Curriculum of England and Cambridge framework leading to the IGCSE examinations. Our student population of over almost 2000 students comprises mainly local ex-patriate Arab families as well as Kuwaiti nationals.

Open Door Policy

IAK welcomes and encourages students from a diverse background of nationalities and religions to apply. Anybody who knows IAK will know that there is a commitment from our students, staff and the wider community, to values such as tolerance, compassion, honesty, trust and most of all, respect for one another.

the curriculum is divided into five areas

AreaSection Of The School Year GroupsAge Of StudentsExternal Exams
Foundation YearsEarly Years Kindergarten Reception 3,4
Key Stage 1 Primary School Year 1 & Year 2 5, 6Y2, KS1 SAT Test
Key Stage 2 Primary School Year 3, 4, 5, 6 7, 8, 9, 10 Y6, KS6 SAT Tests
Key Stage 3 Secondary School Year 7, 8, 9 11, 12, 13 Y9, KS3 SAT Test
Key Stage 4 Secondary School Year 10 & Year 11 14+ Y11, IGCSE