Shaikha Hessa Girls’ School was established in 2001 as the first private, all girls’ school in Bahrain. SHGS provides an international curriculum with International General Secondary Education Certificate (IGCSE) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP). It celebrated the successful graduation of the fifth cohort since 2008.

SHGS offers high quality academic programs that promote leadership, with an emphasis on both value of integrating the latest in technology and the importance of multi-cultural understanding. SHGS is a National School with an international environment that emphasizes Arabic and Islamic values. We pride ourselves to have in our school community over twenty-four nationalities.

SHGS is recognized by the Ministry of Education of the Kingdom of Bahrain. It is fully accredited (2007) by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, USA (MSA), is a full member (2011) of the Council of International Schools (CIS), and a candidate (2012) for full joint accreditation with CIS and MSA. The school is authorized (2011) by the Edexcel for the International General Secondary Education Certificate (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) as an IB Diploma Awarding Institution (2007). SHGS is proud to be the first IB Diploma World School for Girls in Bahrain.

Shaikha Hessa Girls’ School believes that each girl is unique and that valuing the importance of oneself is critical in the pursuit of leading a fulfilling life. We are seriously devoted to bringing our students the best education in Bahrain. We try to maintain a low teacher-student ratio, and provide our teachers every incentive for continuous improvements, growth and development. We aim to create a nurturing and supportive yet academically challenging environment that allows each student to reach her full potential.