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 -18 offering the widely acclaimed International Baccalaureate framework to promote critical thinking and inqury combined with the content and rigor of the English National Curriculum.
BIS-NY's Upper School is accredited to offer the highly regarded Cambridge International IGCSEs and A-Levels which are globally recognised for their quality and portability.
At BIS-NY it's our students that are at the center of the school, we warmly encourage you to come and see what makes BIS-NY so special for yourself.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 295 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $51,750
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The British International School of New York places among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
295 students
Student Body Type

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
65 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
17 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(Smart Casual Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
16 extracurriculars
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 Upper offers the world class qualifications from Cambridge International Examinations, recognised for their quality and portability.
  • BIS-NY is the sister school of the Abercorn School in London, England.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 295 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $51,750
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in New York, NY is $36,144 for elementary schools and $43,019 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in New York, NY is 59% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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