Tuesday, December 29, 2015

American School fees in Kuwait 2015

MoE sets American schools’ fees at KD 1,600-7,000

KUWAIT: The education ministry’s private education directorate set the fees to be collected at various American schools operating in Kuwait for the 2015-2016 school year (from kindergarten to high school) at KD 1,653-7,000 per student. Private education director Abdullah Al-Basri issued a memo explaining the details of fees to be collected by the 10 American schools in Kuwait per student in all four educational stages. The details showed that fees at American Private School were KD 3,123 for the first and second levels of kindergarten, KD 4,059 for primary stage, KD 4,370 for intermediate and KD 4,893 for the secondary stage.

Basri said fees at the American International School would be KD 2,498 for junior kindergarten, KD 2,706 for senior KG, KD 3,645 for primary, KD 3,851 for intermediate and KD 4,271 for secondary stages. He added that fees at Universal American School would be KD 2,003 for first level kindergarten, KD 2,484 for the second level, KD 3,324 for primary, KD 3,523 for intermediate and KD 3,727 for secondary stages. Fees at the American Academy for Girls would be KD 2,293 for first level kindergarten, KD 2,601 for the second level, KD 3,331 for primary, KD 3,602 for intermediate and KD 4,002 for secondary stages. Fees at the American Creativity Academy for boys would be KD 2,287 for first and second levels of kindergarten, KD 3,325 for primary, KD 3,752 for intermediate and KD 4,256 for secondary stages.

Basri said fees at Kuwait American School would be KD 1,655 for first level kindergarten, KD 1,841 for the second level, KD 2,767 for primary, KD 2,950 for intermediate and KD 3,278 for secondary stages. Fees at the Atakamul International School would be KD 1,653 for first and second levels of kindergarten, KD 2,698 for primary, KD 2,870 for intermediate and KD 3,044 for secondary stages. Fees at the International Creativity Academy would be KD 2,287 for first and second levels of kindergarten and KD 3,325 for primary. Fees at American Bilingual School would be KD 2,435 for first and second levels of kindergarten, KD 3,617 for primary, KD 3,911 for intermediate and KD 4,245 for secondary stages.

Basri highlighted that the highest fees would be collected by the American United School, where first and second levels of kindergarten cost KD 5,000 each, KD 6,000 for primary and KD 7,000 for the intermediate stages. – Al-Rai

Holy Crap those fees are high! 7,000 KD for intermediate? What will they charge for secondary? American schools are out of control! It's not like they get a Harvard education.

4 comments :

  1. Generally speaking, private education caters to a certain group of sociaty. The tuition fees are reflective of that.

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    1. And what society would that be? The ones who place their kids in the schools for bragging rights or the expats who are here trying to make a living?

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    2. The ones with means. Expats are not the targeted clients, I think.

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  2. Private school fees here are too much. But question is are there really worth it education wise? How much do these schools even pay their teaching staff? Do they invest in their infrastructure too? I've only seen a few that do.

    International schools are good business but hope to see some better alternatives in Kuwait in the future.

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