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 2018-2019
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 middle school program offers a rigorous American curriculum designed to nurture independence while providing the necessary structure to ensure a successful 3 year experience. The highly-qualified and experienced teachers work hard to ensure that lessons are rigorous and engaging, while allowing for student-centered inquiry.
In addition, the advisory program cultivates students to thrive in the middle school environment, and develops their skills as local and global citizens. Moreover, students are given the chance to travel abroad to expand their learning and experience new cultures as well as help with community service internationally and locally.
Week of Action
The International Trips in our Secondary School are designed to help our students experience different cultures while participating in community service. The trips also connect with the curriculum and provide context for what students are learning in the classroom. These well-rounded trips provide a robust learning experience for each student who attends.
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 school competes in variety of sports, including Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Tennis, Badminton and Swimming.
RVIS is a member of three leagues:
PSL (Primary Sports League)
BPSSL (Bahrain Private Schools Sports League)
OASIS Activities Conference
Our student-athletes model our school mission with Respect, Honesty and Responsibility and we intend to carry on this tradition with our students continually growing and achieving. Our coaches and students come from a variety of backgrounds and this international approach enhances our programs and the experience of being an RVIS Dolphin. Every member of the coaching staff is passionate about their sport and continues to maintain the highest possible standards.
The performing arts are a vital part of all students’ education. Theatre allows for a creative outlet and helps build self-confidence through the study of character development and performances to a wider audience. The study of performing arts also indicates an increase in students’ language skills and development, their public speaking abilities, and their enjoyment of the school day in general. At RVIS, Middle School students participate in Creative Dramatics- a class designed to introduce them to many aspects of dramatic performance. This class allows students to explore imaginative play, Readers Theatre scripts, puppet-making and improvisation techniques.
In High School, students are able to choose between Theatre and Art as an elective. In Theatre, students perform monologues and scenes in various styles. They explore the history of theatre, going back as far as the Greeks through to modern day performances. Students analyze scripts and do research to determine a characters background and motivation.
The performing arts are a vibrant and exciting part of the RVIS community.
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 navigate the Model UN conference rules of procedure - all in the interest of promoting international cooperation resolving world problems. RIVS Model United Nations team has the opportunity to participate in weekend conferences in Bahrain as well as attend international conferences around the world.
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 in service learning and community service, participating in many meaningful, charitable projects such as raising funds for Think Pink, Terry fox fundraiser, BSPCA and RIA Centre for children with special needs.
A Together-Apart Model for our Secondary School
Why Single Gender Education in a Co-educational Setting?
Brain Research has indicated that male and female brains are wired differently and therefore acquire knowledge more effectively through different approaches. Research has also indicated that males and females are predisposed to different interests as they grow. At RVIS we take this research into consideration when teaching and planning curriculum, in order to maximize student learning.
There is a long standing myth that males are better than females at math. Research has show that this is false, and that many math curricula may be more accessible to male brains. Neuroscientists have studied the brain while males and females complete specific tasks such as math and spatial reasoning. It was discovered that a more primitive, subconscious section of the brain is active while males are learning mathematical concepts. Females on the other hand, use a portion of a conscious section of the brain that also controls language and is most efficient when given context.
What this means for learning is that males are more likely to be able to take the abstract concepts and make sense of them in the real-world. Females perform better when they have the real-world context first, and work in reverse to the abstract. Equally capable, different modes of learning.
A consistent finding in research is males and females innately find different interests in areas of literature. Females are more inclined to choose fiction, books about people’s experiences and emotional difficulties they must overcome. Boys are more apt to choose non fiction; war stories and books about struggles. What does this mean for education? Choosing a book that appeals to students will most likely lead to a more enjoyable experience for the student which will naturally lead to a deeper understanding of the literature and higher participation.
Adolescence is a challenging time under the best of circumstances. As students mature, self image becomes a prominent part of life, especially from the opposite gender. Data gathered from single gender programs indicate that females worry less about self-image and are more likely to participate and take risks in single gender classrooms. It has also been shown that females are more likely to enter fields related to math and science in a learning environment that is single gender.
We also believe that a crucial aspect of development is learning to communicate and work in co-educational settings. For this reason, we emphasize a “together” model in non-academic areas such as: lunch time, passing periods, assemblies and school trips. This gives our students the chance to broaden their peer group and learn important aspects of communicating with people who literally think differently.
This together-apart model allows our students to experience the best of both worlds: A learning environment that is tailored to genetic dispositions, while enjoying setting that allows for a broader, more diverse peer network.