Shaikha Hessa Girls’ School was established in 2001 as the first private, all girls’ school in Bahrain. SHGS provides an international curriculum with International General Secondary Education Certificate (IGCSE) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP). It celebrated the successful graduation of the fifth cohort since 2008.
SHGS is recognized by the Ministry of Education of the Kingdom of Bahrain. It is fully accredited (2007) by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, USA (MSA), is a full member (2011) of the Council of International Schools (CIS), and a candidate (2012) for full joint accreditation with CIS and MSA. The school is authorized (2011) by the Edexcel for the International General Secondary Education Certificate (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) as an IB Diploma Awarding Institution (2007). SHGS is proud to be the first IB Diploma World School for Girls in Bahrain.