• Truly International

    We have students from over 50 different countries at our school, making us a truly international family.

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  • Inspiring and Passionate

    Dedicated, motivated and highly professional, all of our staff at The British International School Bratislava are here to ensure that every child thrives.

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  • Excellence & Achievement

    We focus heavily on academic rigor and achieving great results, but also encourage our students to develop their own individual skills and interests meaning that every child thrives.

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  • High Quality Learning

    Our passion is education. We help to prepare young people of all ages to embrace the challenges that life brings and the international global society in which their future lie.

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  • Start your journey with us

    We are proud of our growing family of parents, teachers and socially-confident students. We’d love to welcome you too!

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  • Unique Opportunities

    We enrich your child’s learning experience with opportunities beyond the ordinary.

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  • Did you know?

    We just launched our very first BISB cookbook made by our wonderful PTA.

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Juilliard at Our School

So Juilliard is in our school, we have heard a lot about this from the school and in the press but what does it actually mean on a day to day basis for our students?

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It means much more practical hands on lessons with an emphasis on being creative.

Students are being given the opportunity to explore given pieces of music practically by moving to it or responding with an instrument or coming up with their own ways in which we may never have thought of before. 

If you'd have walked into the music department this year you could have seen dancing or lying on the floor with eyes tightly closed or finger puppet conversations as well as more 'traditional' methods.  

Students are being asked to study 12 given set works throughout the program and respond in a variety of ways as a listener and they are also asked to really get inside what it is like to be a composer.  What is it like from the point of a musician - from you as the musician's point of view. 

Students are being asked to invest and grow a particular skill set where performance features heavily.  The Juilliard programme uses a PALA assessment system 'Performing Arts Learner Ambitions' in order to teach desirable skills that can prepared students for all walks of life.  It is felt widely that 'performing' is a very important skill as many of us perform on a daily basis when giving talks or lectures in front of a group of people and it benefits us not to be nervous, something that we are really trying to help the students with. 

Alongside active creative lessons and transferable skill learning our students are also getting amazing oppotunity after amazing opportunity where lots of talented ex-Juilliard performers come in and speak with the children and perform for them.   That is very special and I don't think you'd find opportunities like this very easily again.  

We've adored working with them this year and hope our relationship continues to blossom next year.

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