About Us

Welcome to KES

Head of School

Chris Hansen

“We all share the common aim, to ensure that each student in our care accesses the most valuable, fulfilling and enjoyable learning experiences at each stage of his/her school life.”

‘The Aim Makes Great The Life‘ has been the motto at Kuwait English School (KES) since it was first established in 1978 and has a mission to Inspire, Challenge and Encourage. The school is proud of its history and remains ambitious, innovative and focussed on providing an excellent education for its students. Students who have graduated from KES go on to study at some of the finest universities around the world and develop strong and long lasting bonds with the school.

KES welcomes students aged 3 – 19 years, offering them the finest in various areas of education including music, art, design, as well as in and after school activities like sports, drama and robotics. We are proud of the all round holistic education that helps to develop such well rounded students equipped with the skills and values needed to become successful leaders of tomorrow.

The school is divided into four main areas, each one supervised, overseen and developed by four Head Teachers who, along with their staff teams, care deeply about education and the quality of life from which the pupils benefit both in and out of school.

  • Early Years Department -KG and Reception (3 to 5 years)
  • Primary School -Years 1 to 6  (5 – 11 years) 
  • Secondary School – Years 7 to 13 (11 – 18 years)
  • Green Unit – Special Needs (6 to 20 years)

Total number of students: approx 2500

KES was the first school in the Middle East to implement the use of Google Chrome in their classroom and is now a Google Reference School.

Please come and visit us in person to see at first hand our school’s wonderful community.

KES is your dream place of learning…

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.