Naseem International School was established in January 1982 by Mrs. Sameera AbdulJabbar Al Kooheji, to answer a pressing demand for a quality, 'world’s best practice’ bilingual school to cater for Bahraini and other Arabic Children.
In January 1982 it opened its doors to Nursery students, in Burhama. By June 1982, enrollment had grown from five students to sixty students. In 1985-86, enrollment had reached 100 students and 130 in the following year.
In 1986-87 Naseem School moved to bigger premises in Ghudaibiya. An Elementary section was started. In April 1991, the school moved to yet bigger premises in Adliya The Middle School section was started.
At the beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadan, year 1414 (February 1994), work on the new Naseem School campus started. The building was completed in April 1995. The 1994-1995 academic year commenced on the new campus when the main instructional areas had been completed in a record six months
In 1995-1996, The International Baccalaureate Diploma was in place and the number of students involved in the program grew steadily from then. The diploma results have been consistently good over the years.
In October 1997, the School was accredited from N to G8 by the Middle States Association for Schools and Colleges (MSA).
- In 1997, the Ministry of Education announced that the Naseem Diploma that is offered to Naseem Students is equivalent to the Ministry of Education’s Diploma.
- In June 1998 our first senior class graduated
- In 1999, the school added the word International to its name to become Naseem International School as a result of the teaching programme adopted and the growing number of international educators employed.
- In 2002, the school introduced the PYP programme, Nursery to Grade 5.
- In September 2002, an Arts complex was opened which houses a sports hall, art studio, music and home economics rooms, and a soccer playing field and shaded car park for faculty and staff..
- From September 2004, the IB MYP was introduced. These curricular developments are a reflection of the school’s commitment to student-centered learning and a belief in fostering and developing those skills required for the High School program, further education and life-long learning.
- In 2004, NIS was accredited from G9 to G12 by the Middle States Association for Schools and Colleges (MSA), which makes it fully accredited N to 12.
- In 2006, a cafeteria, classrooms and a conference facility were completed.
- In 2008 the Elementary School was authorized to deliver the IB Primary Years Program.
- In January 2012 the MS was authorized to deliver the IB Middle Year Program.