Founded in 2004, Al Wisam school is an independent co-education school that aims to provide affordable, high quality schooling within the private sector of the education industry in the Kingdom of Bahrain. In 2009, the British Cambridge curriculum was introduced to the school, and thereafter in 2010, the IGCSE Cambridge board exams were conducted.
In 2011, when leadership team members identified a need for change, the school campus was shifted to a new location, which would be able to facilitate the needs of students and teachers alike. The new campus currently comprises of various facilities to engage student learning such as an indoor multi-purpose hall, an outdoor football pitch and a shaded basketball court, in addition to a state of the art preschool play area, a playground, an air conditioned canteen, science and ICT laboratories as well as equipped music and art rooms.
Following a tumultuous beginning, 2011 was the year in which the first cohort of young grade 12 students successfully graduated from the school. After the successful initiation of the IGCSE exams, the A-level external examinations were introduced to grade 11 and 12 students and the Edexcel board was soon after added and authorized as part of the IGCSE and A-levels curriculum. To further enhance and pave the path to excellence, the Cambridge progression tests and the external checkpoints examinations were adopted by the school and are currently being implemented in grades up to grade 8.
In 2015, the School successfully obtained Local quality assurance with a stamp of approval from the QQA authority in Bahrain, as well as attaining international accreditation by the Middle States Association (MSA) certifying AWIS as an internationally renowned school.
Today, the school caters to the educational needs of over 800 students from 21 different nationalities ranging between the ages of 2 and 18.