AGES 5–11


At the British International School of Houston’s private elementary school, known as Primary School within our community, our learning programme is centred around each student discovering who they are and their place in the world – both as a learner and as an individual. BIS Houston follows the English National Curriculum and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), and our young learners additionally benefit from specialist classes in world languages, physical education, and the performing arts, which includes our Juilliard-enhanced curriculum in music and dance.

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BIS Houston’s Approach to Learning in Primary School

The British International School of Houston believes the experiences learners have in Primary School should be centred around developing their curiosity, exploring through play, and connections to the real world. Our students’ learning has been designed to encourage meaningful interactions among their peers and adults.

BIS Houston’s Primary School follows a holistic, enquiry-based approach to learning that focuses on building each student’s curiosity, independence, and agency. We ensure our students feel supported, challenged, and inspired, while providing ample opportunities to discover who they are and how they learn.

Students value the role they play in the learning process by reflecting on their progress and setting their own learning targets under the guidance of our Leader Learner Profile. We support students to develop their self-esteem by embracing both success and failure as pathways through learning. We value their effort, and we nurture their engagement, as we provide opportunities all to succeed.

What Differentiates Our International Elementary School in Houston, Texas 

BIS Houston utilises the following globally respected curricula to ensure our students’ diverse needs are met, and their personal experiences are recognised and respected.

The Goals of Our Primary Curriculum

At BIS Houston, our primary curriculum: 


The British International School of Houston recognises every child’s interests, talents, and goals. Our highly experienced teachers build up the individual strengths of your child, creating projects that help them achieve globally recognised qualifications – so they can discover their own pathway to their desired future.

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