SOCIAL PURPOSE

Students at the British International School of Houston discover how to make a positive impact on the community around them. From a young age, they discover that they can improve the life of another. Whether it’s by designing a project that addresses a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) from the United Nations or getting involved in service with peers, our students are change makers.

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GLOBAL IMPACT

BIS Houston connects students to a greater understanding of the world through our innovative Social Impact Programme on ‘Global Campus’, Nord Anglia Education’s online learning platform that connects Nord Anglia international students across the globe.

 

This programme teaches our students about the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, so they can think critically about some of the world's biggest issues. Following many discussions and activities around the SDGs and beyond, our teachers then challenge our students to participate in UNICEF’s Global Challenge by devising their own solutions.

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GIVING BACK

There are also many ways BIS Houston’s students exercise their leadership skills while contributing their talents to the benefit of a community. They may, for example, participate in our ‘Share a Dream’ programme for social outreach activities and events. ‘Share a Dream’ is Nord Anglia’s social purpose platform that empowers BIS Houston’s students to create change. Students help plan, execute, and report on outreach activities, like volunteering and work with NGOs. Through these activities, students collaborate with their classmates around the world.

BIS Houston’s students have also fundraised and volunteered by:
  • adopting animals at the Houston Zoo.
  • giving to the Salvation Army's Angel Tree.
  • hosting blood drives through the Gulf Coast Blood Bank.
  • walking with their families at Alzheimer’s walks.
  • donating to the Movember Foundation, bringing attention to men’s health
  • participating in service learning through a trip to Tanzania
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TAKING THE LEAD

At BIS Houston, students will initiate different activities that show their commitment to the wellness of others. Our Model United Nations (MUN) team exercises their leadership through conferences, for example, where students share their thoughts on pressing global issues. They discuss and debate, and they become ambitious about proposing solutions that may have a positive impact.

 

Similarly, our Year 12 students participate in the International Baccalaureate (IB) component known as ‘CAS’ (Community, Activity, Service), where they take the lead to design and execute their own service projects. We’re home to over 60 vibrant projects every year, allowing our students to make visible contributions to our community.

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CREATING AN AMAZING FUTURE

BIS Houston believes education has the power to change the world. The exceptional learning opportunities we give our students – alongside support from our outstanding teachers – build a remarkable foundation for making a difference.

OUR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
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