We’re delighted to welcome our first school in Kuwait – Dasman Bilingual School – to our international community, further strengthening our presence in the Middle East. 

Spread over seven buildings headquartered in the capital Kuwait City, Dasman is home to one of the largest private school campuses in Kuwait. Educating 3,600 students and with 600 staff, Dasman joins our growing community now across 17 countries, teaching more than 90,000 students. This includes our six schools in Dubai and one in Abu Dhabi.

Since first opening its doors in 1996, Dasman has grown from a school of 400 students to close to 3,600 students today. Despite this growth, it has retained its community feel and inclusivity, with students graduating from Dasman as true ambassadors for their culture and home countries. Dasman fosters true inclusiveness, with the integration of mainstream students with special needs students. This promotion of compassion and acceptance is further encouraged via staff members and leadership management, working collectively to endorse the school’s strategic values of ‘Engage, Empower, Innovate’ with the entire Dasman community.

Talking about this recent news, David Baldwin, Chief Executive Officer for the Middle East, said: “I am pleased to welcome Dasman Bilingual School into our global community. We deeply value and respect the individual character and culture of each of our schools. Dasman Bilingual School is a much-loved school at the heart of its community; a school that embodies authentic learning and character development in a safe, positive, and nurturing learning environment. We look forward to providing enhanced opportunities for Dasman staff, students and families, and working together to drive innovation in teaching and learning, enabling our students to thrive in a rapidly evolving world.”

Ms Samar Dizmen, Superintendent for Dasman Bilingual School, who will remain in her role, said: “I am thrilled that Dasman Bilingual School is joining Cognita’s innovative global community of schools. We share a mission to provide students with the best possible educational experience, so that they can leave school poised not only to do well in life, but also to be responsible global citizens. At the same time, Cognita has profound respect for each school’s character and culture, and I look forward to making further progress by pooling our expertise.”

By being part of the Cognita family of schools, Dasman educators and students join a global community that is rich in knowledge, opportunities, and best practices. School leaders and teachers will also have access to cutting-edge, tailored professional training programmes including Cognita’s partnership with the world-leading University College London Institute of Education.

Welcome to our Cognita global community, Dasman!