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  • A Global Family

    We come from over 50 different countries, and leave for some of the best universities around the world.

    Global Family at British International School Houston

  • Personalized Education

    We offer inspiring education designed to nurture your child’s strengths, with one of the broadest post-16 curricula in North America.

    Reading at British International School Houston

  • Outstanding Teaching

    Our exam results are well above the global average, thanks to our inspiring and dedicated teachers.

    Staff at British International School Houston

  • Exceptional Individuals

    Your child will grow into a considerate, confident adult, ready to explore a world of opportunities.

    Confident Student at British International School Houston

  • Join Our School

    We’re a warm and welcoming community, and make parents and children feel like they’re part of something special.

    Warm Community at British International School Houston

  • Every Day is Different

    Catch up on the latest news and find out what we’re doing to brighten up your child’s school day.

    Happy Students at British International School Houston

  • Get in Touch

    We’re looking forward to hearing from you, and answering your questions

Tips For Moving To Houston From the British International School

We know that everyone needs a little help when moving to a new city, so we wanted to offer some advice for the parents of prospective students.

We understand that you are moving your lives, your family, and your unique expectations. Moving to Houston for any reason, there are several very important facts to consider.

  • Immunizations are an important part of protecting your child's, your family's, and your community's health, and state law requires students in Texas schools to be immunized against certain vaccine-preventable diseases. More information about required vaccines for school is available on the Texas Department of State Health Services website www.ImmunizeTexas.com.
  • After moving to Texas, new residents must apply for a Texas driver's license within 90 days, and complete vehicle inspection and registration within 30 days. The Texas Department of Public Safety issues drivers licenses and oversees vehicle inspections, while the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles registers vehicles.
  • If you will be living in the city without a vehicle, you may have to make use of the area's mass transit system, which is limited. Bottom line: new residents need a car.
  • You should also consider an EZtag for your vehicle – you can’t use the Westpark Tollway without it, and it will speed up any journey on the Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8). Buying a sat nav (called GPS here) is also a good idea, although most smart phones now have this feature.
  • Houston averages over 200 sunny days per year. Temperatures vary greatly in from summer to winter, ranging from the high 90s in July and August to the 30s in January. The city experiences 4-5 months with temperatures above 90 degrees, with the humidity causing a heat index even greater than the actual temperature. Snowfall is rare, but rain is common. Houston receives about 50 inches of rainfall a year, which can sometimes cause flash flooding. Be sure to pack a varied wardrobe to accommodate the fluctuating climate.
  • Houston has state-of-the-art medical facilities. If you are sick or injured you don't have to worry, as the city is home to the largest medical center in the world.

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