The RVIS library has purposely been designed to act as a bridge between the elementary and secondary programs. Its bright, spacious windows and natural light have become a focal point of the school. Five specially designed science laboratories, dedicated fine and performing arts facilities and… Read More
What Makes us Different
Our location in the Riffa Views housing development provides us with unique access to world-class sporting facilities. Our students have access to the Riffa Views Colin Montgomerie PGA level championship golf course, outdoor tennis facilities located on campus (six outdoor courts), a 25-meter… Read More
What Makes us Different
The faculty of Riffa Views International School has been carefully selected from the very best available teachers from around the world. Annual recruiting trips by the Director ensures that our faculty is of the highest caliber. We aim specifically to recruit teachers with prior experience teaching… Read More
What Makes us Different
The facilities at Riffa Views International School are second to none. RVIS engaged the services of RMJM Hillier Architecture to complete the design of the school. Hillier, a US based company, are experts in school design and construction and have years of experience in designing overseas schools.… Read More
What Makes us Different
From its inception Riffa Views International School has made a commitment to providing the highest quality technology resources for its students. The technological infrastructure available to RVIS students is truly exceptional. The entire school has been wired with fiber-optic cable as well as a… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
Secondary Guidance and College Counseling
The Counseling Program mission is to maximize each and every student’s potential in the academic, personal/social, college/career, and global domains. The program is comprehensive, developmentally and culturally appropriate. It supports lifelong learning and global citizenship.
Students of any nationality will be admitted to RVIS based on their ability to benefit from the RVIS program and the potential contribution they will bring to the overall make up of their class and the school.
Riffa Views International School is committed to the success of each student. For this reason, the admission team looks beyond the entrance exam scores. Although this is a vital part of the process, the team also takes into account academic history, developmental appropriateness, and confidential school reports, when making its decision. This holistic approach allows RVIS to choose outstanding… Read More
Applying to RVIS
Contact the Admissions Office at 1656-5004 Sunday through Thursday from 0830-1500 to make an appointment to meet with the Admissions Coordinator for an overview of the school's program and a tour of the facilities. Admissions testing may be scheduled as soon as the completed application form and required documents are received. There is also a BD 50 registration fee due at the time of the… Read More
RVIS Tuition & School Fees
Riffa Views International School is an independent, not-for-profit organization and its operating costs are met from the tuition fees. These fees are set each year by the school's Board of Trustees.
Application & Forms
You may download and print out the admission application forms. The admissions packet of forms depends on the grade for which your child is applying, either Nursery / Pre-K / Kindergarten, or Grades 1-12. Download Form Here
The RVIS Dolphins Athletic Program has gone from strength to strength with increasing numbers of students choosing to represent the school in competitive leagues. We have age group teams starting in Elementary School, as well as Under 13, Junior Varsity (Under 16) and Varsity teams.
The performing arts are a vital part of all students’ education. Theatre and music not only allow for a creative outlet but students build self-confidence through the study of character development and performance in front of their peers and the school community. The study of performing arts had… Read More
The purpose of High School Student Government is to ensure that students have a voice in our school and are represented by effective leadership. This group of dedicated students gives consistent time and attention to student concerns and questions, discusses relevant topics with faculty, and runs… Read More
The concepts of respect, tolerance, concern for other, integrity, honesty and selflessness are woven into everything we do at RVIS. Our students are encouraged to become positive, ethical global citizens contributing locally and globally to the world around them. Every student is actively involved… Read More
Model United Nation
Model United Nations (MUN) is a simulation of the United Nations General Assembly. In MUN, students play the role of ambassadors to debate current issues on the agenda. Student ‘delegates’ make speeches, prepare draft resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and… Read More
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School Calendar 2019-2020
Parents are a very important part of our school community. We value your contributions and depend on your support with regards to your childrens' education. Parent communication is an ongoing priority at RVIS. This website is intended to provide a portion of that communication. Please see the Parent Calendar as well as other links in this section to help you and your family be informed about the events and activities of the school.
School Bus Program
Al Hutaim Transportation and Tourism Company, a contracted transportation company, provides a convenient and professional bus service for RVIS students. RVIS children using the bus service must wear a seat belt at all times and no child will be seated in a jump seat. Al Hutaim provides a morning pick up arriving at RVIS between 7:45 am and 7:55 am, and the choice of three afternoon departures from school. The first departure time is at 1:50 pm for Pre-K and Kindergarten, and the regular school departure time is 3:15 pm. Children participating in the After School Activities program can opt for an… Read More
The RVIS school uniform is designed to provide choice for RVIS students while at the same time ensuring that RVIS student dress reflects well on the school and conforms to the cultural and social norms of Bahrain. Students are expected to wear the school uniform at all times at school, or when attending school activities out of school. Students who arrive to school not wearing their uniform may be required to go home and change. All RVIS uniforms must be purchased at the House of Uniforms in Al Ali Shopping Mall (beside Seef Mall); Telephone +973 1773 0650. The House of Uniforms opening hours are… Read More
Parent Consultative Council (PCC) -
The purpose of the PCC is to promote opportunities for communication between the school and its parent community. PCC members regularly advise the School Director; and provide support for school initiatives. Download minutes of meeting here.
Parent Teacher Partnership (PTP) -
The PTP was founded as a social partnership between parents and teachers of RVIS whose charge is to strengthen the relationship between the school and the community.
The RVIS Early Childhood program is an inquiry based differentiated program that fosters independence and explorative learning. Teachers use developmentally appropriate practices that allow students to explore a variety of ideas and concepts through relevant first-hand experiences and manipulatives. The program adopts a holistic approach involving the teacher, school, child and parent where children are cared for in a safe, warm environment that fosters their cognitive, physical, language, and social-emotional development. Positive reinforcement, having fun and acquiring social competence ensure that well adjusted, successful learners evolve from Early Childhood to Elementary.
Daily Routines reinforce Mathematics and Literacy concepts through morning meetings, calendar skills, daily schedule, environmental print, music and singing.
Opportunities to Explore
The Music program is one or two times a week depending on the age of the student. The overall goal is to provide lots of opportunities to explore music in different ways. Kids sing songs, play games and explore instruments to experience many different musical concepts. Units of study include Vocal Exploration, Instrumental Exploration, Musical Opposites (Fast/slow, loud/quiet, high/low), and Steady Beats. The Pre K and KG classes also end the year with a performance showcasing some of the songs they've learned throughout the year. By the end of EC music, students have a strong foundation of musical skills gained from a wide variety of experiences. They should be able to keep a steady beat and know how to use their voices for singing.
The goal of the Physical Education Department is to promote a healthy lifestyle helping students develop appropriate skills for their age level.
Through units of study such as Team Building, Chasing Games, Soccer, Throwing/Catching, Hitting/Striking, Basketball, and Swimming, students develop important skills while learning good sportsmanship and teamwork.
Through a growth mindset approach, the elementary Art program explores what it means to be an artist and to create a work of art. The elements of art that are studied throughout the program include, line, form space, color, shape, value texture, drawing, painting, ceramics, weaving/textiles and sculpture. Students also focus on evaluating, reflecting, and assessing their artwork through the creation of portfolios.
The Language Arts / Arabic program at Riffa Views International School is split into Native and Non-native classes that focus on creating an understanding and appreciation of the richness and complexity of language through the integration of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
The Arabic Department encourage reading both in and outside of the classroom and strive to create a community of proficient readers. We also invite each student to experiment with language to develop a unique voice and a passion for the written word. As the students’ progress through the grades, they are exposed to content and skills that build on their prior knowledge and move them from concrete to abstract thinkers.
Early Childhood students enjoy the Library for a 30 minutes every 6th school day. The intent is to develop a love for reading at an early age. Students are read to in a comfortable group setting, often infusing topics related to regular classroom instruction. At the end of each lesson, students have the opportunity to check-out books to read at home with their families.
Muslim students attend Islamic Studies classes for 45 minutes once every six days. The goal of the course is to give students a basic foundation of their religion to help promote and create balance in their physical, mental, and spiritual lives. The students will study specific units related to Quran, the Prophet's Seerah and Ahadeeth, Aqeedah, Fiqh and Ethics. By the end of the course students will feel they have a stronger connection to Allah and Islam, as well as have a good understanding of how to be a better Muslim.