Director of the Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Program (CPISP) Dr. Cynthia Gessling received at the Court of the Crown Prince an official from US college preparatory school Tabor Academy, Mr. Connor Bozzi, who is visiting Bahrain to learn about Bahraini culture and the educational system in Bahrain’s governmental schools.
Dr. Gessling welcomed Mr. Bozzi and praised the continued ties of cooperation between the CPISP and Tabor Academy. She affirmed that five CPISP scholars attended Tabor Academy before going on to gain acceptance at top Ivy League universities, and that two scholars are currently enrolled there. Dr. Gessling noted that the Program places students from governmental schools into preparatory schools in the United States or boarding schools in the United Kingdom for a period of two years to obtain either an American High School Diploma or to complete their A – Levels, before they apply to university, in order to strengthen their English language, writing, and research skills, and to adapt to their respective educational and cultural environments in preparation for university.
From his side, the Tabor Academy official praised Bahrain’s educational system and thanked the CPISP and the Ministry of Education for arranging his visits to Sh. Abdulaziz Al-Khalifa Secondary Boys School and Isa Town Secondary Boys School. He also praised the academic excellence of the CPISP scholars enrolled at Tabor and said they have adapted positively in their new environment and have taken an active role on campus and in the classroom. He wished the CPISP scholars success and praised the efforts of the Program to develop outstanding Bahraini students and provide them with top international educational opportunities.