The British International School of New York is located on 23rd Street in Manhattan overlooking the East River.
The campus itself is a great learning center for students ages 3 through 14. An independent school unaffiliated with any religious sect or denomination, BIS provides an on-site swimming pool, two playgrounds, several flexible-use educational spaces, state-of-the-art library and media center, and “seamless access to the internet” in the classrooms. Classrooms are also equipped with interactive whiteboards.
The British International School offers classes for nursery school students through eighth grade. The curriculum is a combination of the International Baccalaureate and the English National Curriculum.
The focus of education at BIS is to provide students with an international education and allow them to make discoveries on their own. Developing critical thinking skills is emphasized. And children are encouraged to study foreign languages, which faculty consider an integral part of the learning process with a focus on communication and self expression. Students can learn French, Mandarin, Italian, and Spanish.
Students are also exposed to athletics, creative art and design technology, music and drama, and information communication technology.
Faculty also teach students to respect each other and their differences with the end goal being to nurture globally-minded students with a future-looking direction. An after school program is available as well as summer school.