The British International School of Houston's students excel at the arts due to the wide variety of extracurricular activities we organise – ranging from dance, to craft, to photography. The Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme has also been designed to give our students deep engagement with music, dance, and drama to enhance their cultural literacy.

About Our Arts Curriculum

The British International School of Houston's arts curriculum encourages students to develop skills like critical thinking, resilience, risk-taking, and discipline, which they can apply to the study of any subject. Students also develop their cultural literacy, broadening their understanding of cultural and social history around the world to give them a global experience.

Our arts programme inspires and equips our students with the skills, curiosity, and cultural literacy to engage with the arts throughout their lives.


Beyond the Curriculum

The Performing Arts at the British International School of Houston are flourishing, and we aim to provide opportunities well beyond the classroom. Our dedicated teachers are passionately committed to inspiring and developing young performers.

Current ensembles on offer across different age ranges include:

Sign up is done through CHQ, where you'll also find details of times and days. In addition, we encourage students to form their own ensembles, and they are welcome to rehearse in the Performing Arts Department.


Performance Opportunities

Over the year, there are many different performance opportunities available to all students.

Performances can be something that students have been learning in an instrumental lesson; in or out of school; something that they've learned in class; or something that they've prepared.

Performances are also a regular feature of our school events, community celebrations, and class and year group assemblies.


Instrumental Lessons (BISH Studio)

Numerous instrumental and vocal lessons take place each week with visiting specialist music teachers. There are also opportunities for students to enter for external examinations with the Associates Board of the Royal School of Music.

Instrumental Lessons Block Dates:

Block 1

30 August 2021

3 December 2021


Block 1 Make Up Lessons

6 December 2021

10 December 2021


Block 2

5 January 2022

1 April 2022


Block 2 Make Up Lessons

4 April 2022

8 April 2022


Block 3

25 April 2022

3 June 2022


Block 3 Make Up Lessons

6 June 2022

10 June 2022


Enrolment for one to one instrumental lessons is through CHQ at the start of each CCA block: under BISH Studio (Music Lessons).


At BIS Houston, there are so many opportunities for your child to pursue everything that interests them. No matter what their aspirations may be, we’ll stimulate their growth through thrilling activities that connect them to a larger understanding of the world.

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