British International School of Boston is one of the finest international, private schools in Massachusetts. Sharpened by our British heritage and globally benchmarked curricula, we offer outstanding learning experiences from our vibrantly green Jamaica Plain campus — preparing your child for success on the world stage.

As part of the Nord Anglia international family, BISB’s world-class teachers and collaborations with MIT, Juilliard, and UNICEF will motivate your child’s excellent performance and enrich their character as a global citizen.


At British International School of Boston (BISB), we offer a private learning-focused environment, where we center experiences around every student’s uniqueness, strengths, and talents, as part of their personal journey of growth. We cater to what fascinates our students, allowing their curiosities to nurture a mindset of lifelong learning and commitment to their passion.

Our talented teachers deliver differentiated lessons and specific, individualized feedback, which guide your child’s strategic next steps — so they can accelerate where they’re ready to be challenged or give extra care where your child needs the boost.

We follow the globally renowned English National Curricula and other international curricula, like the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, the most prestigious qualification of global education. As a significant part of your child’s journey, we also help them move confidently toward an internationally connected future.

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British International School of Boston opened its doors in 2000 in Dedham, Massachusetts with a handful of founding families and a half-dozen teachers. As word quickly spread of the strength of our academic programs, our independent, private school quickly outgrew its first location. We then moved to a purpose-built building on the beautiful, wooded Showa campus in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston.

In 2013, BISB joined the growing Nord Anglia Education family of international schools, connecting us to a worldwide community of first-rate educators and learners. Nord Anglia has enhanced our curricula and offerings with Global Campus and collaborations with MIT, The Juilliard School, and UNICEF.

BISB’s growth and academic successes have continued throughout the years. Today, we’re delighted to serve over 520 students, from the ages of 18 months to 18 years old.

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Erica Brown
“Our son has thrived academically and socially during his five years at BISB. The instruction has been excellent, the teachers are beyond wonderful, and he’s academically ahead of his peers attending other schools.”
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Lucie Claughton
"The teachers at BISB inspire me every day to work hard, challenge myself, and be the best person I can be. I feel very supported and am so pleased to be a part of this community.”
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Emma Claughton
“The BISB community welcomed my family with open arms even before our first day. With the staff’s kindness and dedication, the students’ infectious enthusiasm, and the uniquely tailored, differentiated learning, we couldn’t be happier. My kids are thrilled to go into school every day and are progressing in ways we could never have imagined.”
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Tara Ossiani
“Having spent 15 years at BISB, I can confidently say it feels like family. From when I was four years old to now at 18, I’ve been supported by an incredibly caring community, who have always encouraged me to reach my full potential.”
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John Graff
"BISB has some of the hardest working, most creative, and most genuinely inspiring teachers a child can learn from!”
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Russell Brown
“The challenging curriculum at BISB develops creative thinking skills and a global mindset. Seeing our children engaged in their learning and excited to go to school is a testament to the quality of the teachers and the friendships they’ve made.”
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Joshua Claughton
"I’m proud to be a student at BISB. From representing the school at sports, to taking part in cabaret, to representing the student body in the Student Council, and much more, we’re all able to contribute to making this a great place to learn and be successful.”
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Golnaz Abboud
"Ten years ago, we were driving around the JP area and discovered BISB. We were looking for a daycare for our baby daughter. By luck, the headmaster and toddler teacher were setting up the brand-new toddler room. It was as if the skies had opened for us. Now, both our kids adore their school, and they’re getting a world-class education."


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Monday–Friday: 7.30am–4.30pm
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416 Pond Street, Boston, Massachusetts, United States 02130


British International School of Boston gives your child just the right balance of support and challenge that they need to accelerate through their strengths. We welcome you to visit our campus to meet our talented teachers and see our world-class learning experiences firsthand.

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