• 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!

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  • Tell Us About Your Child

    Every chld 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.

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Senior Leadership Team

Our school leadership team is committed to providing the best future for your child and our school. The team works closely with our staff to maintain a safe environment for all learners.

  • Darren Nicholas

    Darren Nicholas

    Headmaster

    Darren Nicholas

    Before becoming Headmaster at the British International School of Boston, I gained a large amount of experience in school leadership and over two decades of experience in education, after graduating from the University of Exeter with an Honors degree in History.

    My previous role was Headmaster of The Westgate School in the UK where, over a six year period, I drove strong academic achievement and gained and maintained an ‘outstanding’ rating for the school from the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted). Prior to this position, I worked in a number of schools in the South of England, following three years’ experience of education in Japan.  

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    Ems Northey

    Deputy Head of School

    Ems Northey

    Before coming to America, I went to Kingston University where, much to my parents’ horror, I seemed to be an eternal student. After just over 8 years, I came away with a degree in Education, a degree in Psychology, and a Masters in Education and Educational Leadership.

    I moved to America in August 2002, making me the second longest serving member of staff. Prior to this, I taught for 18 years in three schools in the UK. For 14 of those years I was Head of the Lower School in an independent primary school in London.

    When I first moved onto the international circuit, I decided to go back into the classroom, teaching in both Reception and Year 1 for three years. When I started at BISB the school was located in Dedham. Before accepting the role of Deputy Head of School, I was Head of the Primary School at BISB for several years. I don’t teach nearly as much as I would like anymore, but I have really enjoyed watching the school grow and develop.

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  • Head of Lower Primary

    Anna Vangel

    Head of Lower Primary & Year 2 Teacher

    Anna Vangel

    I began my teaching career in 1998 after  graduating from Newman College in Birmingham with a B.Ed with Honors in Geography. I then spent three years teaching in a Primary school in Macclesfield, Cheshire. During my third year, I decided I wanted to teach overseas so I joined the VIF program and taught Kindergarten in North Carolina. 

    After my time overseas, I returned to the UK and taught in a Primary school in Congleton, Cheshire. In both UK schools I quickly became part of the school communities and was very involved in events with the school’s parent teacher association and leading curriculum areas, including Geography and Religious Education.

    After working back in the UK I still wanted to work overseas and the British Schools of America appealed to me because it was a young group of growing schools. I wanted to be part of the team taking the schools forward.  I joined the BISB team in 2004 and have taught in Year 2, Year 1 and Reception.  I am also the Head of Lower Primary and a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

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  • Head of Middle School

    Marco Cirillo

    Head of Middle School

    Marco Cirillo

    I studied Geography and Development Studies at the University of Sussex before moving to Spain to work in the family construction business and coach soccer.  Working with youth soccer allowed me to see players respond to advice and develop as individuals. This experience inspired me to return to my native London and study a PGCE in Secondary Geography at Middlesex University.

    I am a strong advocate of the attributes an international education can provide students within an increasingly globalized and competitive world.  After seven years in the independent sector in the UK, I decided to fulfill a career long dream by teaching within the international environment by moving to Beijing.  Here, I was able to see the benefits of international education first-hand. When I saw an opportunity at BISB, I knew that it was one not to be missed! The reputation of the school and Nord Anglia Education is held in high regard within the international community, and an ideal place for a teacher to grow professionally.  I subsequently arrived in Boston in 2014 to continue on my journey.

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  • Head of High School

    Anne McCarthy

    Head of High School/English Teacher

    Anne McCarthy

    I am currently in my 17th year of teaching English and have held a variety of leadership roles at several schools. My leadership and management experience includes: seven years as Assistant Head of Year – at two very different teaching establishments; Head of Media Studies for 2 years; Head of English for 9 years; and Head of High School for 4 years.

    When I was interviewed for my post at the British International School of Boston, I knew that the school prioritized students and learning. The focus is on the progress of the individual child, with no-one left behind. I have not been disappointed. Being a member of Nord Anglia Education and the introduction of High Performance Learning, this is even more prevalent.

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  • IB Coordinator

    Ruth Williams

    Logistics Coordinator/International Baccalaureate Diploma Prog...

    Ruth Williams

    I began teaching Science after working in industry for both the BBC and a geophysics research company. Having worked as a volunteer teacher with VSO in Zimbabwe, I realized just how much I had enjoyed the educational environment when I worked in an industrial setting after returning to the U.K. At that time, I moved full-time into education.

    At BISB I coordinate the IB Diploma Programme and have a whole school role as Logistics Coordinator.

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    Susan Burke

    Finance Manager

    Susan Burke

    Originally from Boston’s north shore, I joined the British International School of Boston as the finance business manager in 2016 with experience that comes from living and working overseas in Europe and Asia for many years.

    With over 20 years of financial services industry experience at leading financial services corporations, my career has been specialized in international finance, taxation, human resources, and operations management with extensive focus on strategic development for offshore start-ups and turnarounds defining and implementing process improvement and change management in both US and international contexts.

    I recently transitioned back to the US hoping to build on that strong foundation in education management.  Combining my passion for education and business management, with the sheer variety of activity that this role entails and the stimulating challenge it poses, holds great appeal for me striving for continuous improvement, innovation and embracing change to meet the needs of the BISB community.

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    Jane O'Hare

    Head of Upper Primary & Year 6 Teacher

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    Anique Seldon

    Director of Admissions & Marketing

    Anique Seldon

    I joined the British International School of Boston after working for two years in the admissions office at Fay School. My professional career, however, actually began in law. I attended college in Wales, and went on to practice pharmaceutical liability. Eager to gain some international experience, I secured a position in New York, working as an intern at a law firm. While in the U.S., I also volunteered as the Assistant Director of an AIDS Foundation and, upon my return to the U.K., assumed the role as Chief Executive of the Alzheimer's research organization, C.A.R.E. 

    In 2011, I moved to the United States to marry an American I met during my time in New York. After a year of working to determine the next step in my career, I decided to pursue a job in independent school admissions and began working at Fay School. It was a great fit as I love meeting with families, event planning, analyzing data and looking at trends. I could also apply my legal background as admissions deals heavily with visa issuances and contracts. 

     

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