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The New English School

Founded by the late chairman, Mr. Tareq S. Rajab, The New English school was the first private, co-educational day school in Kuwait to offer the British curriculum from Kindergarten to A level. 

The New English School

Since its foundation, over 50 years ago, the New English School has continued to nurture and enable its students. A robust balance of strong academics, life skills and student well-being, allow NES alumni to go on to become leading lights in their field of choice.

Learning at Every Opportunity

Every situation is an opportunity to learn. Students at NES learn through investigation and inspiration, finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, and following their own curiosity to explore how the world around them works.

Pioneering In Education

The chairman comes from a family with a history of pioneering in education and he established the school at a time of change in Kuwait in which he foresaw the need for education with English as the medium of teaching.

Thriving from the Start

The first classes of NES opened in a villa in Shamiyah, actually starting at Secondary level and very soon after extending backwards to Kindergarten. It was soon apparent that this educational venture was outgrowing the original premises, so a purpose built campus was opened in 1974, and to date, improvements and extensions continue to maintain an environment that allows students to thrive.

Sports at the New English School

The New English School remains deeply involved in both the competitive and organisational elements of school sports in Kuwait and across the Middle East. Providing a wide range of sporting opportunities for our students allows them many chances to shine, develop new interests and learn new skills.

Student-led Initiatives

Enabling students to plan and execute projects and initiatives can help them to see that their actions can be wide-reaching and overwhelmingly positive. Developing leadership, teamwork, organisational and interpersonal skills through student-led events, such as our Sixth-Form's Macmillan Charity Coffee Morning, gives ownership to the students and an opportunity to achieve outside the academic.

Charitable Works

Raising funds for charity has always been a core value for NES - a responsibility that is taken seriously and always conducted with pride. We are privileged to be able to support Syria and Turkey in the wake of the recent disaster - one that has hit close to home for many of us in the school community.

 Students pplay violin at the New English School gala concert in Kuwait
Performing Arts

The school has a long history of supporting the performing arts, which are often celebrated through events such as the Gala Concert. The standard and dedication of the students are extremely high and are a great source of pride for the school community.

Students perform in the choir at the New English School gala concert in Kuwait
Performing Arts

The school has a long history of supporting the performing arts, which are often celebrated through events such as the Gala Concert. The standard and dedication of the students are extremely high and are a great source of pride for the school community.

Students play violin at the New English School gala concert in Kuwait
Performing Arts

Recognising the importance of music is one of the cornerstones of the philosophy of education at NES. Outstanding musical expertise, numerous opportunities and passionate professionals help to drive the development of our students' creativity.

Future Leaders

Students at NES work hard and show unparalleled motivation to become someone who can shape the future. Student-led initiatives such as the NES Model UN give our pupils the experience and skills they need to become future leaders.

Future Leaders

Students at NES work hard and show unparalleled motivation to become someone who can shape the future. Student-led initiatives such as the NES Model UN give our pupils the experience and skills they need to become future leaders.

The "I am an NES student" code is central to everything we do here at the New English School. We believe that instilling these key values in our students guides and enables them to become well-rounded individuals, with the skills to succeed as a respected member of the community. 

We encourage all members of our school community to measure themselves against these standards, with our staff leading by example.

Year 1 NES students work together to solve a maths problem involving money.

Highlights

Throughout the year, our students are exposed to a wealth of high-quality learning opportunities. Whether social, sporting or academic, our students apply their positive attitude to these opportunities, leading to some truly inspiring moments. Have a look below to see some snapshots of our students' experience here at NES.

Charitable Works

Celebrating Learning

Students celebrate book week by dressing as their favourite character, Harry Potter.

Excellence Through Opportunity

Students perform in the choir at the New English School gala concert in Kuwait

Supporting Others

Early Independence

A Community of Leaders

Latest News

Upcoming events and links to recent NES news can be found here.
NES Students Participate in the Harvard Model Congress - Middle East

After a three-year hiatus, NES students were delighted & proud to return to the Harvard Model Congress in Dubai as true global citizens. NES students arrived well-prepared and eager to collaborate with their fellow delegates. New friends and networks were fostered leaving a lasting legacy for next year’s cohort. Well done and congratulations to all students.

NES Students Awarded 49 Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards

We’re thrilled to announce that NES students have been awarded 49 Cambridge outstanding learner awards. These awards recognise truly exceptional performances in IGCSE, AS and A-Level examinations and place the recipients among the top students both in the region and globally.
We’d like to congratulate all our students and staff for their hard work and great success.

Visiting Alumnus - Kevin Mathew

The first visiting NES alum for this year was Kevin Mathew. Kevin left NES in 2018, after a prestigious career here at the New English School, including acting as Head Boy in his final year of studies. After studying Industrial Engineering at Georgia Tech University, he went on to work at Microsoft on their groundbreaking Copilot AI program.
In his talk to students, Kevin spoke of the importance of making the most of every opportunity, including acting on the feedback of others. He finished his talk by highlighting the importance of emotional intelligence, particularly the positive impact of collaboration, listening, reflecting and being grateful.

Year 3 Science - Dissection

Our Year 3 students have been studying the different structures of flowers, and engaging in practical activities such as the dissection of lilies. This allowed the students to get a detailed view of the internal and external components that make up a flower. 

They then used their observation skills to create detailed scientific drawings of the different parts of a plant, labelling them with the correct scientific vocabulary.

NES Young Ambassadors

We’re pleased to announce that two of our fantastic students have been successful in joining this year’s Young Ambassador program. Mia has been paired with the Deputy Ambassador of the Netherlands, whilst Lillian will be working alongside the Ambassador of Australia. This will give them unprecedented insight into the roles and responsibilities involved in international diplomacy. Congratulations girls!