• Distinctly Different

    We offer a distinctly different option from other private schools in Boston, providing your child with the opportunity for a high level of academic success.

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  • Globally Recognized Curricula

    Our combination of curricula is regarded as one of the finest in the world by leading colleges and universities.

    World Class Learning

  • Nurturing Risk In A Safe Environment

    We celebrate success and encourage risk taking, all within a safe and supportive environment where well-being comes first.

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  • Inspiring Every Child

    Our staff are dedicated to knowing every child well and adapting their approach to ensure all are successful.

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  • Join Our Community

    We are the school of choice for discerning parents who seek a genuine 21st century education for their children. Join us.

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  • The BISB Bulldog Sports Teams

    Go Bulldogs!

    Fall Family Fair at the British International School of Boston

  • Tell Us About Your Child

    Every child is unique. Tell us about your child and we'll explain how we can help them be successful and happy.

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  • Inspiring Innovation

    We're bringing the national computer programming, Hour of Code, to our school.

    Coding lessons at the British International School of Boston

Learning Assistants and Support Staff

Our learning assistants and support staff are certified teachers who work with students throughout the year groups. These valued members of staff ensure your child receives individual attention in the classroom.

  • Kate

    Kate Gostick

    Part time Additional Learing Needs Teacher

    Kate Gostick

    I came to teaching, very much as a vocation, later in life. I had taken a career break to raise my three boys, all of whom are dyslexic. I had already worked in hospitals, private practice and Universities in the UK specializing in vision and special needs, particularly reading difficulties and decided that teaching children who learn in a different way would be a very fulfilling career. I gained a PGDip through Birmingham University in Special Ed and Inclusion focusing on Language and Literacy Difficulties and Social, Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties. Last year I completed a course which allows me to become an Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association, thus giving me the qualification to diagnose dyslexia and put into place interventions. I am also an Orton Gillingham Certified tutor. Whilst living in Germany I worked supporting middle school pupils in Maths classes in a private international school. Since returning to Boston I have worked part time in the ALN department at BISB and provide private Orton Gillinham tutoring from home. I have also worked in the Children's Dyslexia Center of Massachusetts providing one to one Orton Gillingham lessons.

    I am not a natural athlete so I feel my biggest achievement was earning a black belt in mixed martial arts. It taught me that what you achieve is not always down to your innate skills, but hard work and perseverance. I like to take on challenges that push me and I hope that I can pass this on to my students and teach them to be resilient so that they can achieve success.

    I have been researching my family tree for the last few years and at the moment I am combining this with my love of scrapbooking by making scrapbooks detailing my ancestors lives and history of the places they came from. I also love to bake and walk with my Newfoundland dog Matilda and spend time with my husband and three boys.

    I feel BISB treats every child as an individual allowing them to reach their full potential in a way that suits their own learning style.

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    Diane McBurney

    Year 1 Learning Assistant

    Diane McBurney

    I received my formal education in Australia and have a degree in Early Childhood and Lower Primary Education. I have been fortunate to have lived and taught in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Over the course of my teaching career I have headed early years programmes in both private and local authority schools, ran independent toddler programs and playgroups, and taught in primary schools as well as high schools. Within schools I have established immigrant family support groups and new parent support groups, as well as working with “at risk“ young children and their family and “at risk“ teens, including pregnant teenagers and teenaged mothers.  

    Already residing in the area, it was a wonderful opportunity to be offered a position at the British International School of Boston. The experience to be part of a developing British educational initiative in a region known for educational excellence was a unique opportunity not to be missed. The mission and core values of the school, plus the rich international community of students and staff, added to my decision to join and to continue at the school.

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  • Meghan

    Meghan Curran

    Learning Assistant

  • Kyle

    Kyle Cohan

    Learning Assistant

    Kyle Cohan

    In May 2017, I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Lesley University with a B.A. in Elementary Education and English. In addition to working at BISB, I am currently working towards a Master’s degree in Special Education at Lesley University.


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  • Anne Houndo

    Anne Houndo

    Early Years and Heritage French Teacher / Learning Assistant

  • Mariam Luhigo

    Mariam Luhigo

    Learning Assistant

    Mariam Luhigo

    I received my B.A. degree in Education from the University of Dar-es-Salaam, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, in 2005. I majored in Literature and Linguistics, which allowed me the opportunity to obtain a Fulbright Scholarship and teach Swahili at the Five Colleges in Amherst for one academic year, in 2010 - 2011. Soon after, in the fall of 2011, I attended Bowling Green State University where I received my Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Bowling Green, Ohio. While receiving my Masters degree, I worked as a Graduate Assistant in a program called GEAR UP, where I helped high school students prepare for college. Just before I completed my Masters program, I interned at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for a whole month in 2013. In early 2017, I worked as a Curriculum Fellow at Bridge International Academies where we created curriculum for academies in Kenya.

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  • Lillian Overmyer

    Learning Assistant

    Lillian Overmyer

    I graduated from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts where I received a double major B.A. with honors in English Literature and Political Science. During my free time at Holy Cross, I volunteered as a tutor at a nearby middle school and was a journalist for the Holy Cross Athletic Department.

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  • Danielle Perrotta

    Learning Assistant

    Danielle Perrotta

    I have been working in the education field for the last nine years. I've worked with students ranging from infants to middle school aged children. This will be my third year at BISB.

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