Chairman of the board
Chairman of the Board - Saleh Al Mekhlef, KBS Founder
In 1998 Saleh Al Mekhlef, entrepreneur, innovator, and visionary founded Kuwait Bilingual School in his home city of Al Jahra, Kuwait. Wanting to deliver quality, international and bilingual education to Kuwait’s second largest metropolis, Mr. Salah collaborated with Sheikh Ali Al Salem Al Ali Al Sabah to provide new, broader educational opportunities, quality, values-based education, and the first private bilingual school to the families in the North-Al Jahra- Kuwait’s second largest city.
KBS Foundations were laid in March 1998 and completed in August, with school commencing in September 1998 as a single 45-student Nursery, KG 1 and KG 2 class. Since then, enrollment has steadily grown to its present K-12 enrollment of over 1800 students in an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, accredited by the Middle States Association (USA).
Under his leadership, the school has achieved a strong reputation as a safe, caring and disciplined environment with the highest standards for academics, sports, arts, and extra-curricular programs.
Additionally, KBS is nurtured by the commitment, dedication and love of its international staff and students who value both Global Citizenship and an appreciation for the culture of Kuwait, as well as Bilingual Arabic/English language skill development.
It is a rising star on the horizons of education in Al Jahra, Kuwait and the world, developing:
“Children of today, leaders of tomorrow.”