The British International School of New York

  • 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, by integrating the widely acclaimed International Baccalaureate model with the best of the British curriculum. From September 2017 BIS-NY is accepting applications for its Upper School which will will open in 2018 offering the highly regarded Cambridge International IGCSEs and A-Levels.
  • We warmly encourage you to come and see what makes BIS-NY so special for yourself & join us in a Private Tour of our school.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded2006
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students295 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers65 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size17 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Smart Casual Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$45,550
Admissions DirectorCarina Szabo

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBallet, Basketball, Cycling, Dance, Football, Gymnastics, Indoor Soccer, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and FieldBalletBasketball,
CyclingDance,
FootballGymnastics,
Indoor SoccerSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and Field

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Arabic, Brownies, Coding, Debate Club, Girl Scouts, Global Chefs, Mandarin

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Empire State of Sound, Set Design, The School Play

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fencing, Ice Skating, Karate, Table Tennis, Yoga

School Notes

At BIS-NY we pride ourselves on providing a gentle welcome to all new families and appreciate how important those first few days and weeks are in settling the family, regardless of when in the year students start with us and where they have come from, be it another school here in New York, another city in the USA or from abroad. We know how daunting choosing the best educational environment for your child can be, particularly if you're moving at the same time.

Rest assured that our team is here to help as you explore your options. Our warm and hands on approach is there to help guide you in the decision making process, answering questions and sharing context and information as you familiarize yourself with the city and some of the unique opportunities on offer here, so you can feel empowered and at ease as you start to settle in to your BIS-NY adventure.

Here's some useful information to support you as you consider your options: 
  • 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.

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