FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

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Frequently asked questions

  • How many students are in each class at British International School of Boston?

    In a classroom with students of varying ability levels, many schools find it difficult to have all students attain minimum expectations while still stretching or supporting your child's personal needs.

    At British International School of Boston, our classes always have fewer than 20 students, and our teachers work with learning assistants to ensure every child receives personalized support.

    Explore the personalized approach to learning we use to individually support and challenge each student.

  • How does British International School of Boston prepare students for the future?

    The world is changing, and many of the jobs today's children will hold will be very different from those their parents held.

    At British International School of Boston, we know students need international awareness, communication skills, and opportunities to explore the world around them. Mutual respect is the norm in our diverse classrooms, while annual international learning trips in our Middle and High School offer incredible educational experiences. We also embrace discussion-based learning, which ensures students gain key social and communication skills and the confidence needed for success in college or university and their careers.

    Discover how we will introduce your child to a world of learning through our curricula, The Global Classroom, trips, and extraordinary experiences.

  • How does British International School of Boston bring learning into the real world?

    While the learning that occurs in the classroom is important, hands-on activities that bring learning into the real world are just as vital.

    At British International School of Boston, we know that students learn best when they can apply their knowledge and skills to a real-life situation. As such, we host regular field trips throughout Greater Boston, and invite speakers, professional leaders, and parents into our school for learning activities.

    Learn more about how we also use Global Campus in our school.

  • How does British International School of Boston celebrate student success?

    It’s important that children receive recognition for their achievements in school and extracurricular activities.

    At British International School of Boston, we hold monthly assemblies for elementary students, recognizing new students each month for their social and academic achievements on a dedicated board. At an end-of-year award ceremony, we recognize our Middle and High School students, while regular “student features” in our newsletter and school blog also provide timely praise for students' hard work.

    Read more about our students' successes on the school blog.

  • What extracurricular activities does British International School of Boston offer?

    While the academic experience a student receives at school is vital, the extracurricular options available are also important when choosing a private school.

    At British International School of Boston, children as young as three years old can participate in after-school activities. We offer a wide range of clubs and athletics every term, ensuring every child can explore and find their passion, whether it’s in art, drama, science, technology, or sports.

    Explore the many extracurricular offerings available to our students.

  • What extracurricular activities does British International School of Boston offer?

    It's important to know whether your child will feel comfortable on a day-to-day basis in their school.

    British International School of Boston offers the structure and consistency that students need, while also providing plenty of time for play and recreation. Our Middle and High School students have time to take elective courses, and their homework is scheduled in a way that ensures they can balance it with after-school activities.

    Learn more about a typical day in our school.