Admissions

JOIN OUR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
Joining BIS Houston means being supported in a thriving learning community where we celebrate each other’s success.

WELCOMING YOU

The British International School of Houston’s Admissions Team welcomes students of all cultures and backgrounds into our flourishing international environment, where our talented teachers work closely with every child to boost their growth every step of the way. 

This crucial relationship helps to build every child’s love for learning from a young age – and eventually leads to a lifetime as a confident thinker and resilient leader. 95% of BIS Houston’s parents attest to their children’s great relationship with their teachers, and 96% confirm their happiness.
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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The British International School of Houston welcomes students from every part of the world. While most enter at the beginning of the academic year, we can admit new students at different times in the year, space permitting.

We’ll assess the fit between your child and our school and offer a place based on availability. Sibling places and Nord Anglia transfers have priority, although these places are not guaranteed.
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ADMISSIONS SUPPORT

Applying to the British International School of Houston is an exciting step in your child’s journey. Our private school's admissions team may support you at any stage. Please contact us with any questions, no matter how big or small.
To apply, please prepare:
  • Your child’s drawing or writing task as defined in ‘Entry Requirements’, appropriate to your child’s age.
  • Teacher evaluation forms for your child’s year group, defined in ‘Entry Requirements’.
  • Your child’s transcripts from the current and previous school year.
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TUITION FEES

BIS Houston’s tuition fees reflect our premium quality as a private school. Our state-of-the-art facilities, extracurricular activities, and highly experienced international teachers give your child the best learning environment to unlock their full potential.


Discover more about what items our fees cover and our financial aid and scholarships.

BIS HOUSTON TUITION FEES
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OUR STEP-BY-STEP ADMISSIONS PROCESS

Here's what to do.
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Give us a call, send us an email, or submit our online enquiry form.
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Discover BIS Houston
Visit BIS Houston to experience the fit for yourself! You’ll discover our open campus and bright, welcoming classrooms. You’ll also talk to our teachers for firsthand information.
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APPLY

You’ll submit your online application.

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WHEN TO APPLY TO BIS HOUSTON

Applications are accepted throughout the school year and places are offered based upon availability.

For the upcoming 2024–25 school year, we recommend applying before the priority deadline of December 4th, 2023. We are accepting applications for select year groups, based on spaces available.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What’s the admissions process at BIS Houston?
    Please reach out to our school via online enquiry form or by phone. Our admissions team can set up a time to connect with you to guide you through next steps including the application. They'll answer any questions and explain BIS Houston’s entry requirements.
  • How will you help my child settle into BIS Houston?

    Our warm community, including our experienced teachers, help students feel welcome. As an international school, we understand the worries children may have when moving to a new city or country, and we know the best way to help them settle in. Students are assigned a 'buddy' who can help them navigate everything there is to know at BIS Houston.

    We offer many outstanding learning experiences in and beyond the classroom – including numerous extracurricular activities – that help our students immediately connect with peers over common interests, build fulfilling friendships, and develop strong relationships with teachers.

  • What accreditations and affiliations does BIS Houston hold?

    The British International School of Houston is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC); Apple (as an ‘Apple Distinguished School’); the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) office to offer Cambridge IGCSE courses; and the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

    The International Baccalaureate (IB)’s year-long accreditation process, in particular, is special because it means our school is fully prepared to deliver excellent preparation for the IB. This includes the preparation of resources; teachers’ training to deliver the IB-specific curriculum; and an authorisation visit.

    Each accreditation includes a highly recognised curriculum and approach to teaching and learning; student assessments appropriate to the age group; professional development for teachers; and a process of school authorisation and evaluation.

  • Does BIS Houston have qualified teaching staff?

    Yes, as part of Nord Anglia Education’s international standards of excellence, BIS Houston selects only the world’s best educators to teach at our school.

    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.

    Learn more about how we teach at BIS Houston.

  • Are the qualifications obtained at BIS Houston recognised and valued worldwide?

    Yes, year after year, BIS Houston’s students achieve remarkable results on the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma that are well above global averages. The IB Diploma Programme is considered the gold standard in global education. See our stats for more information.

    As a result of their academic success through our world-leading curricula, BIS Houston’s graduates are accepted into top-tier universities across the world. These include Northeastern University; University of Oxford; Imperial College London;  University of Edinburgh; Durham University; King’s College London; Cornell University; Columbia University; California Institute of Technology (Caltech); University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); and Parsons School of Design in Paris.

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DISCOVER MORE ABOUT BIS HOUSTON

Join BIS Houston for a campus tour or virtual discovery meeting to help your child step forward in their distinct learning journey. We look forward to meeting you to discuss what makes students thrive at BIS Houston and what we’ll offer your family.

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