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ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCES

Students truly get to live their learning at the British International School of Houston through a stimulating variety of immersive opportunities that give them a head start on their future success. Whether it’s through experiences beyond the classroom, choosing a strategic pathway in preparation for university life, or by making social impact with UNICEF, every student builds their personal goals alongside their confidence, resilience, and creativity.
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There’s no limit to what our students can achieve. Because of our student-centred approach and balanced support, they’re thriving now and will continue to thrive in the future. BIS Houston empowers young people to earn high academic outcomes and successfully contribute to the world.

Barrie Scrymgeour
Principal, British International School of Houston
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A JOURNEY OF GROWTH AND CHALLENGE

Students at the British International School Houston learn using the English National Curriculum and other world-leading curricula, including the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or Career-related Programme – highly rigorous yet balanced programmes for your child to reach academic success. Our internationally experienced teachers guide every child through these curricula with the right mix between support and challenge for their goals and abilities. By working closely with parents as well, our teachers understand each child’s ambitions and offer personalised pathways to prepare for their desired university destination. 

These world-leading curricula – directed by our exceptional teachers, with the advice of our college counsellors – lead our students to achieve top academic results on the world stage and earn acceptances from top-tier universities like Rice University, University of Pennsylvania, Oxford, Cambridge, Columbia, and Stanford.


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A GLOBAL EDUCATION FOR THE FUTURE

Through hands-on experiences in and beyond the classroom, British International School Houston students take the lead in their own learning. Our world-class teachers and curricula help to guide your child with everything they need for success – whatever they choose to be or do in life.
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Outstanding Learning Experiences
Whether it's on an outdoor camping trip, during a project tackling the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, or in an eye-opening conversation among peers, every experience at BIS Houston allows our students to grow, make connections, and reflect upon their learning.
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Outstanding Learning Experiences

Our extraordinary experiences at the British International School of Houston give your child a unique start toward their future. In our international environment of over 80 nationalities, we embrace different ways of thinking, problem-solving, and contributing to communities. Our world-class teachers integrate real-life experiences to lessons and projects, and they help to scaffold our students' thinking, so they're fully capable of expressing, discussing, and reflecting their understanding.

Global Campus, Nord Anglia’s online learning platform, is an important virtual experience at BIS Houston for our students to connect with their peers across the world. Through challenges on the platform, students broaden their awareness with different global perspectives and deepen their knowledge. Global Campus' Social Impact Programme is also a key feature that also allows our students to learn about the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We task them with creating their own original solutions to some of the world's biggest problems, as part of UNICEF's Global Challenge. In turn, they can discover unique ways to contribute their skills and talents to benefit others.

Students become empowered to make a difference, both in their local communities and globally, during their time at our international school in Houston. They participate in exciting outdoor activities, including camping challenges posed by International Awards USA; or they attend the Nord Anglia Citizenship Expedition in Arusha, Tanzania, for example, where they help build a local sustainable school in a different environment. These life-changing experiences cultivate their global citizenship and help to shape their social purpose within communities.

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The World's Best Teachers
Our talented, highly qualified teachers at British International School Houston build a strong relationship with every child by recognising their ambitions and helping them to carve out their distinctive path towards the future. Every day, they'll nourish your child's development while fostering their love for learning.
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The World's Best Teachers

With their care and passion for learning, BIS Houston's teachers create deeply meaningful experiences that motivate our students to pursue their interests, construct knowledge, and develop life skills. 95% of our parents confirm this strong relationship between their child and teacher, and 96% know their child is happy. For our youngest to our oldest of students, every day at BIS Houston is distinguished by how well our teachers continually build up their excitement to learn – while guiding them in staying determined and confident as they pursue their goals.

In a thinking and learning environment, a motivating and effective teacher is the most important element influencing student achievement. 80% of our teachers are global talents who have been recruited internationally for their excellence, and 100% have a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or the professional Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) certification that showcases their rigorous level of training. Our students benefit from these highly experienced educators who actively apply our teaching approach, curriculum methodology, and assessment procedures to shape our students' preparation. International Baccalaureate (IB) teachers, additionally, are certified and trained by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) - making them experts in teaching the IB-specific curriculum for all our students' success.

We believe everyone at our international school in Houston is here to learn, including our teachers. Through professional development opportunities on Nord Anglia University (NAU), our teachers strengthen their abilities with continuous improvements and take advantage of premier resources from Apple, MIT, and Juilliard. All our performing arts teachers, for example, work closely with Juilliard Curriculum specialists in dance, drama, and music to boost our students' creativity.

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Academic Excellence
By following the globally respected English National Curriculum, International Primary Curriculum (IPC), International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), and the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) curricula, BIS Houston students unlock their greatest potential on the world stage with an ideal mix of support and challenge from their teachers.
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Academic Excellence

From a young age, BIS Houston’s students fully embrace their learning journey, as our talented teachers build their love for discovering more. Students begin exploring each topic in the classroom by sharing their existing knowledge and then building upon that knowledge in each project or assignment, taking the opportunity to enhance and then re-solidify their understanding. This cumulative approach across all subjects allows every child to develop into a curious, motivated, and independent learner.

Our unique combination of world-renowned curricula – beginning from the age of three with the English National Curriculum’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) – work together to take an in-depth, interdisciplinary approach that allows your child to connect their learning across all subjects and follow their fascination through each theme or topic’s relevance to the world. Carrying this approach throughout Middle School, our students eventually become very well prepared to experience rigorous, internationally benchmarked testing in High School. They excel in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma – some of the most impressive qualifications in the world.

We understand that some of our ambitious students may have an intended career path, so we additionally offer the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP), which allows them to earn college credits from Baylor University, the Savannah College of Art and Design, or Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University while still in High School. BIS Houston’s teachers and college counsellors work closely with students and their parents to understand their ambitions and to provide exceptional support for their intended path. As a result, BIS Houston’s students continually show that they’re ready to thrive in the world, with remarkable results on the global stage that earn them spots at Rice, UPenn, Oxford, Cambridge, Columbia, Stanford, and beyond.

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The Nord Anglia Education Family
With over 80 nations represented on our campus, BIS Houston embraces a culture of vibrant diversity alongside global opportunities to connect with the Nord Anglia international family spread across 31 countries of the world. Through fun events, expeditions, and competitions, our entire international community joins together to support each other.
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The Nord Anglia Education Family

The BIS Houston and Nord Anglia Education family embrace an open culture of inclusion and belonging, where we actively champion our diversity. Lunar New Year and International Day, for example, are very exciting times of celebration when families come together to share their different cultures and participate in heritage activities. We also embrace our school's spirit through our House system – where everyone belongs to one of four houses (Fire, Water, Earth, and Air), and we build relationships across our school through fun events and competitions.

Our supportive environment extends across the whole family, as parents take an active role in supporting their children's success. An important part of this is BIS Houston's one-of-a-kind Parent Café that accommodates and encourages parents' presence on campus. At the Parent Café, they host events to welcome new families and strengthen relationships in the community. Additionally, a memorable occasion in every BIS Houston student's learning journey happens during reflection times, when parents and families may join in celebrating 'entry' and 'exit' points in their children's growth.

BIS Houston alumni also contribute to our international family. Alumni regularly visit us and represent our community as role models, so current students can gain invaluable insights into their international pathways. BIS Houston alumni frequently state how our academics and activities make students so well-prepared for their university studies and adult lives – and open up many life-changing opportunities.

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Our Social Purpose
At the British International School of Houston , we help your child become a leader who makes meaningful contributions to the world. We have opportunities for positive impact woven throughout our academics, international collaborations, enrichment exercises, and after-school activities.
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Our Social Purpose
Students at the British International School of Houston discover how to make a positive impact on the community around them. For our youngest to our oldest of learners, we follow the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and participate in UNICEF’s Global Challenge, which work together to equip our students with awareness and knowledge about the most pressing problems of today that need leaders to address them, locally and internationally.

To complement the skills-based activities throughout our curricula – from first-aid certification to entrepreneurial initiatives – we task all BIS Houston students with the challenge of designing inspiring solutions to the world’s most urgent problems. No matter how big or small, local or global, BIS Houston’s students go on to discover how to make a difference in the world: they host fundraisers for UNICEF; host blood drives and volunteer with medical causes; lead their own assemblies about the UN SDGs; and create their own projects as part of the IB Programme’s ‘Creativity, Activity, Service’ (CAS) component. Our students also share their thoughts on pressing global issues through Model United Nations (MUN) conferences. These well-rounded experiences work together to expand our students’ world view. They develop into leaders of our future, as they become experienced in ways to help others and contribute to a variety of communities.
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An Advanced Learning Environment
BIS Houston's state-of-the-art campus with seamlessly integrated technology makes learning visible across all spaces. Our environment is open and welcoming, encouraging collaboration across our community and inspiring our students to strive for all their aspirations.
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An Advanced Learning Environment

BIS Houston's campus grand, state-of-the-art design across 275K square feet is like no other in the Houston area. All indoor spaces of our school building include natural day light, airy windows, and glass walls, which increase the visibility of learning activities and inspire students’ connections. We have an immense centralised, flexible, and collaborative workspace that has been designed specifically around students' age-appropriate activities and needs – uniting the whole community in our commitment to learning.

92% of BIS Houston parents agree our school provides a stimulating environment for their child. Our distinctive centralised, well-illuminated, and glass architecture borrows features from university settings, where students can easily communicate and learn from each other – whether they're moving between research, lab work, or quiet study. Our naturally lit school library, The Agora, is another exemplary feature inspired by collegiate settings and shared by students of all ages.

Additionally, several of our other facilities have been designed strategically for skill-building activities. For example, students can boost their well-being, public-speaking skills, creativity, confidence, or teamwork in the suitable spaces that further their goals – from our outdoor recreational areas and sports fields, MIT-inspired makerspace, or comprehensive Performing Arts Centre. Among these spaces, our Performing Arts Centre has been designed with a dance studio, black box performance space, auditorium, and outdoor amphitheatre to nurture students' skills across creativity and innovation.

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