Governance & Leadership
Al Raja School operates as a private, non-profit institution. It is governed by a Board of Governors comprising of alumni, parents and members of the broader community who freely give their time and energy in faithful service to this important institution of Bahrain. Administration, faculty and staff come from a variety of back grounds. There is a multi-cultural mix of Christian and Muslim, eastern and western, Bahraini and expatriates. They, as those before them, are committed to providing the youth of Bahrain with an education which will help them grow to become strong and sensitive members of their family, their community, and the world in which they live.
Message from the Principal
If you are new to Al Raja School, let me be the first to welcome you! If you become involved with our school, you will find what thousands before you and before me have already found – it is a very special place. It is not uncommon to come across people in Bahrain who have been a part of this community and they will all have their own unique reasons for loving Al Raja.
One of attributes of Al Raja that I am most proud of is its reputation for rigorous academics, which has lasted over the past 100 years. We are excited about what our students learn, how they learn it, and where it takes them after Al Raja School. We are a school that is grounded in the Arabic language giving students a firm foundation in the language of their home as well as being thoroughly prepared for attending universities abroad. Graduates have gone on to a number of universities: University of Bahrain, Georgetown University in Qatar, American University of Sharjah, University College London and other universities in Bahrain and around the world. These student accomplishments are only possible with a staff that is dedicated to learning and growing in their profession.
More significantly, people remember the relationships they have made here. I have met countless people of all ages who recall fondly their former teachers and fellow students. I talked with one man who attended in the 1930’s and told me stories of his experience as one of the first boys to attend the school. Many parents send there children here because of the great relationships they had with their own peers and teachers when they were a students at Al Raja. Many former students often come back to serve on the Board of Managers.
We are proud of the rich history we have had in Bahrain, and we are prepared to continue to educate the next leaders of this great Kingdom. We look forward to seeing you on campus.