Create Your Future!

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At British International School of Boston, our talented teachers motivate every child to get immersed in their learning, fueled by their interests and goals. Our teachers also enhance the international perspective that’s part of every child’s learning journey, strengthening their global awareness and making activities fully relevant.

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  • EARLY YEARS
  • LOWER SCHOOL
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL
  • HIGH SCHOOL

EARLY YEARS

Our youngest learners build their love for learning, while playing and exploring the world around us.
Ages
18 months - 4 years
Nationalities
80+
Languages taught
French and Spanish
Curriculum
The National Curriculum of England and the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC)

LOWER SCHOOL

Our young learners discover more about the world, driving their learning as they eagerly begin to answer their own questions.
Ages
5–10
Nationalities
80+
Languages taught
French and Spanish
Curriculum
The National Curriculum of England and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC)

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Our Middle Schoolers lead their own learning through in-depth, multifaceted explorations across the subjects, answering the “whys” and “hows” of the world.
Ages
11 - 13
Nationalities
80+
Languages taught
French and Spanish
Curriculum
National Curriculum of England

HIGH SCHOOL

Our High Schoolers build their skills, talents, and abilities towards vibrant futures, as they apply their lessons to the world and create connections across subjects.
Ages
14–18
Nationalities
80+
Languages taught
French and Spanish
Curricula
International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
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  • EARLY YEARS
  • LOWER SCHOOL
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL
  • HIGH SCHOOL

A TYPICAL DAY AT BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BOSTON

Our days are filled with many playful activities, as we explore the outdoors, connect our understanding to what we can see and know, and dive into specialist classes that nurture our creativity and curiosity. 
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CIRCLE TIME
We start our day by gathering on our classroom’s carpet, connecting with each other. We sing a song and go through the day’s schedule, which includes many adventures!
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CONNECTING WITH EACHOTHER
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FOREST SCHOOL PLAYTIME
The outdoors is a place to learn and connect with nature. During our weekly Forest School, we have exciting hands-on lessons that stimulate us through many different activities and interactive experiences.
PLAYING OUTDOORS
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REFUELING, RECONNECTING
We pause midday to have a nutritious lunch, either packed from home or provided through Lunchbox. As we refuel, we talk with our peers and teachers about the things we’re interested in.
LUNCH TIME
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SPECIALIST LESSONS
In the afternoons, we dive into a specialist class taught by an inspiring expert. Whether it’s in music, dance, Spanish, or STEAM, we love practicing new skills and showing what we’ve learned so far!
NURTURING SKILLS
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GYM CLASS
In the afternoons, we dive into a specialist class taught by an inspiring expert. Whether it’s in music, dance, Spanish, or STEAM, we love practicing new skills and showing what we’ve learned so far!
GETTING ACTIVE
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AFTER-SCHOOL FUN
After school, we can participate in several stimulating activities, including outdoor and indoor play or hands-on art projects — before we see our families and head home.
PLAYING AND CREATING

A TYPICAL DAY AT BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BOSTON

Our days are filled with stimulating challenges and hands-on activities, as we connect our understanding to the world beyond, build our skills, and dive into mind-nourishing explorations.
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MATH LESSONS
When we learn math, we work in two small groups, where one group practices the math of our grade level and the other goes into greater depth with higher-level math. This way, our teachers individualize our learning based on our own pace and level of challenge.
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CHALLENGING OURSELVES
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SPECIALIST LESSONS
We take exciting classes with specialist teachers in music, dance, and a language — either Spanish or French. Our dance lessons include techniques from the famous Juilliard School of performing arts. All lessons build our skills and talents.
BUILDING SKILLS AND TALENTS
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LUNCH TIME
We take a midday break over a 30-minute, healthy lunch, as we can catch up with friends. Afterward, over recess, we get outside for 35 minutes of movement! 
REFUELING AND RESETTING
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SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS
Following the UK curriculum in science, our lessons prompt us to explore lots of things about animals, as we do practical experiments and learn how to research. We’re always stimulated by the projects and challenges that come from the experts at MIT.
INVESTIGATING THE WORLD
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A LOCAL FIELD TRIP
We’re always looking to apply what we’re learning in the classroom to the world beyond. If we’re exploring money in math class and health through the IPC, for example, our teacher will take us on a scavenger hunt in our local grocery store to purchase fruit and make nutritious snacks.
COMBINING SUBJECTS
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AFTER-SCHOOL BUZZ
After school, we can complete homework together or read and rest in a quiet area. We may also choose to participate in clubs like chess, yoga, martial arts, or afternoon sports.
KEEPING ACTIVE

A TYPICAL DAY AT BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BOSTON

Our days are bustling with skill-building activities, so we can apply our creative and critical thinking to a wide variety of subjects. As we connect our understanding to the world beyond, we become eager to go deeper.
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CRITICAL THINKING IN ENGLISH
In English class, while we’re studying Shakespeare’s The Tempest, we not only read the text carefully, but also focus on using critical literary analysis during our written assignments.
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ANALYZING AND SUMMARIZING
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REPRESENTING WHAT WE SEE
In the calm environment of art class, we’ll use acrylic paint to sketch out and then paint in detail “still life” objects arranged throughout the studio. We’re challenged to really see and represent what’s in front of us — using color, shape, tone, and texture.
PAINTING AND UNDERSTANDING
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SCIENTIFIC FINDINGS
When we’re in our science lab, using the pH scale, we’ll work together to explore the difference between an acid and an alkali. We’ll discuss neutralization and some of its applications, then present our findings to the rest of our group.
TESTING AND RECORDING
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BASKETBALL DEFENSE
In Physical Education, we’ll prepare for a game of basketball by running through drills on defensive strategy. Once we’re in a game scenario, we confidently block our opponents and react quickly to offensive bursts.
PRACTIZING STRATEGIC SKILLS
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MATHEMATICAL INVESTIGATIONS
When we use algebra in math class, we solve linear equations with fractions — in the form of an investigation. After working in small groups, we present our solutions to the whole class group.
USING FRACTIONS
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CREATING APPS
We’ll work in pairs in Computer Science, using the colorful, free, open-source software “Blockly” to create our own programs — kind of like building scaffolding that gets more and more complex. By the end of the unit, we finish our “building” and publish our own app!
CODING, BLOCK BY BLOCK
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MEDIEVAL HISTORY
In history class, we’ll create and present our own medieval town — in response to our teacher’s challenge to build a world that shows our understanding of Medieval society, The Manor System, infrastructure, religion, and more.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE
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AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
After school, the skill-building continues! If we’re a student athlete, we’ll practice with our team and compete against others in organized games. We can also participate in exciting clubs, like STEAM Club. STEAM Club can easily visit MIT to learn from inspiring staff and university students.
ENRICHING OUR INTERESTS

A TYPICAL DAY AT BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BOSTON

Our days are full of advanced activities, whether we’re working towards our IGCSEs or the IBDP. We study a variety of subjects in depth and connect our understanding to the world — as we get ready for an exciting future, driven by our passions and interests.
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SPANISH EXCHANGE
In Spanish class, we’ll practice our skills in peer-review pairs, using a script of questions and the exam expectations to get ready for our oral exams.
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ORAL CONVERSATION
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BUSINESS DECISIONS
Returning from our recent field trip to a local factory, in Business Studies, we’ll present our analysis of the production process, marketing, and finances that led to the decision-making we observed in the factory.
OBSERVING AND ANALYZING
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PYTHAGORAS’ THEOREM
We discover how to apply Pythagoras’ theorem in our trigonometry unit in math class. We continue to apply the rule to calculating and measuring the sides of similar and congruent shapes.
CALCULATING AND MEASURING
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CONTEXTUAL LITERARY ANALYSIS
In English Lit, we succinctly define the contextual factors around John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men using the “Pecha Kucha” technique of creating 20 slides with 20 seconds of commentary, per slide — covering The Dust Bowl to Roosevelt’s New Deal from the 1930s.
CONNECTING HISTORY AND LITERATURE
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ROLE-PLAYING HISTORY
We act out history as either a German soldier or woman during a structured “speed-dating” activity, where we show the expectations of the ideal German female during the rule of the Nazi party in the early 1940s.
INTERPRETING AND RE-ENACTING
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DISCOVERING PROFESSIONAL TRACKS
During our double period, we’ll participate in BISB’s annual “Careers Carousel” that includes listening to 20 different professionals speak about their work and then meeting one-on-one for 15 minutes each. Their insights help us make decisions about our IB subjects and college aspirations.
CAREERS CAROUSEL
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CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES
We enjoy participating in or leading different clubs, whether we’re planning our own Model UN Conference or preparing for the “Adventurous Journey” element of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. We can even lead clubs for Lower and Middle School students, like charity or dance activities.
LEADING AND SERVING
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MENTORING OTHERS
We can also peer-mentor individual or small groups of Middle School students, helping them navigate some of the exciting areas of growth that are part of adolescence. Meanwhile, we become stronger leaders, using our empathy to understand our mentees’ positions.
GIVING BACK

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