The British International School of New York

Tel: (212)481-2700
Grades: NS-8 | 260 students
The British International School of New York is an outstanding IB World School that provides an excellent educational foundation for children, from the ages of 3 to 14 years, by integrating the widely acclaimed International Baccalaureate model with the best of the British curriculum.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. European Council for International Schools
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 2006

Student Body

Total Students 260 students
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 51 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 17 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $35,650
Tuition Notes Tuition cost is for the 2011/2012 school year.
Admissions Director Kristin Geiger
Admissions Associate Christina Gerhard

School Notes:

  • The British International School of New York (BIS-NY) was established in 2006 on Waterside Plaza, an upscale development on the banks of the East River.
  • Facilities include an on-site swimming pool, secured playground, gym hall and Smart Boards in every classroom. French or Spanish is taught from Nursery all the way through the school with other languages available starting in 6th Grade.
  • Individual music lessons are offered in addition to the class lessons, and a Summer Camp is run through the months of June to August.
  • The co-ed student body is a mixture of British ex-patriots, American nationals and students from countries spanning the rest of the globe.
  • The school teaches a mix of the English National Curriculum blended with the methodology of the International Baccalaureate. This combination is unique in New York City and deemed to offer a strong mix of academic rigour and transdiciplinary learning all within an intimate and nurturing environment.
  • Graduates from The British International School of New York have taken up places at distinguished schools both locally and abroad. Please refer to our website for more information regarding onward placement.
  • BIS-NY is the sister school of the Abercorn School in London, England and the Abercorn International School in Austin, Texas.

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is United Nations International School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is United Nations International School (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Epiphany Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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Highly recommended. Beautiful physical plant. Incredibly professional teaching staff. High, fair standards. Great experience
- Posted by Parent, 07/20/15

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