At Northwest Bilingual School, our program involves learning in two different languages. Both Arabic language subjects and English language subjects are integrated into a full school day. A diverse variety of topics and subjects are explored daily and during some periods simultaneously in both languages, enriching the content through multi-cultural reflection and study. The following is a list of subjects taught and each is classified under the focal language in which they are taught.

English Language Subjects Taught in Both Languages
(Depending on the Content)
Arabic Language Subjects
English Language Arts Drama Arabic Language Arts


Social Studies Islamic Studies
Science Living Values Quran
Art   National Studies

English Language Curriculum

Every day, through-out our classrooms, NORTHWEST students have many opportunities to build and explore oral language, reading, social studies, math, scientific investigation reasoning, and critical thinking through meaningful activities that comprise our curriculum. The curriculum not only reflects the experiential learning methods of the NORTHWEST way, including hands-on, theme-based inquiry and technology driven classrooms, but also reflects the classic content, concept, and skills-based learning of the Virginia Performance Standards of Learning. Below is a direct link for the standards of learning and curriculum for each grade level the major skills and concepts covered in our Elementary curriculum.

Arabic Language Curriculum

NORTHWEST uses the Kuwait Ministry of Education curriculum for all of the Arabic language-based subjects. The curriculum is detailed and comprehensive and is delivered in an exciting way. Through the use of technology, creative materials, and interactive lessons, NORTHWEST students explore many diverse topics and become competent, proactive learners who are fully equipped to succeed. Below is the link for the M.o.E. website and its curriculum overview.