About Us

KES History

Kuwait English School was established in 1978 by the founder, Mr. Mohamed Jassim Al Saddah and Mrs. Rhoda Elizabeth Muhmood; both of whom shared a passion for education.  The school opened in a modest villa in September 1979. In 1984, with a population of some 1500 students of all ages, a purpose-built school was opened. Since that time there have been innumerable developments to ever improve the facilities and the quality of education. 

In 1991 a specialised learning department “The Green Unit” was opened to cater for students with learning disabilities; this department has become an icon for recognising and nurturing talent, however modest or concealed and providing the students with useful life skills along with confidence. 

In June 2022, SAMA Educational Company became the new owners of this pioneering educational institution.

SAMA Educational Company operates a group of schools inside and outside Kuwait. In Kuwait, SAMA operates the American Creativity Academy (ACA)with 5,740 students over four campuses. ACA has obtained accreditation from the Council of International Schools (CIS), Middle States Association (MSA) and the International Baccalaureate (1B). SAMA also operates the American Creativity AcademyNurseries (ACAN) offering education services to over 6000 students in different areas of Kuwait. SAMA further owns the Sylvan Learning Center, an international learning brand with 600 centres around the world, that specialises in providing individualised and focused instruction in English and Maths. 

Outside Kuwait, we are partnering with the prestigious Aldenham School that was established in 1597, with great experience and history in British education. In September 2022, we opened the doors to the first Aldenham school outside the United Kingdom. It is located in Riyadh, KSA. In Oman, in September 2023 we shall open a Royal Grammar School Guildford (RGS) school that has a history of over 500 years in education.

It will be evident from our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds that, week by week, throughout the school year, new history is created through the many activities of each Department.  

Always, one will find some activity of interest, both in school hours and after school time, be it sporting, dramatic, artistic, musical etc.  Complementing rigorous and challenging curriculum opportunities, life-enhancing experiences are provided in abundance.  

Our KES students, at every level, have confidence in their abilities, self esteem and to constantly develop an attitude ‘To Give Of Their Very Best.’

KES History

KES was founded in 1978 by Mr. Mohamed Jassim Al Saddah and Mrs. Rhoda Elizabeth Muhmood.

Academic Success

KES provides its students with a tradition of success to access the best universities in the world.


KES values its bonds with its graduates and works hard to create bonds between them.