academic excellence

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Key Facts
World’s top 100 universities
Our students’ success takes them to the world’s best universities, including Cambridge and Yonsei.
100% IBDP pass rate
Our IBDP class of 2021 achieved a 100% pass rate and the best results in our history.
Among the best in Europe
Our IBDP average score of 34-35 is among the highest in Europe.

PERSONALISED PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS

Through a blend of internationally recognised British and international curricula, our teachers deliver exceptional learning experiences and outstanding academic outcomes. Every step of your child’s education is personalised, too, nurturing their strengths, interests, and ambitions.

We’re incredibly proud of our students’ results. Our International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) score of 37.4 in 2021 – four points above the global average – puts our students among the highest achievers in Europe. Outstanding academic success opens doors to a world of opportunities, and many of our students continue their education at the world’s top universities, including Cambridge and MIT. 

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EARLY YEARS
  • EARLY YEARS
  • Primary
  • SECONDARY
  • IB DIPLOMA

OUR CURRICULA

At BISB, our students follow the best of British and international curricula. We’re the only school in Bratislava that teaches the English National Curriculum. We also deliver the internationally renowned Cambridge IGCSE and IBDP, and offer our local students Slovak lessons. This enables them to gain both an IBDP qualification and the Slovak Maturita.

Taught by our world-class, native English-speaking teachers, lessons offer the ideal blend of challenge, support, and opportunity. Our teachers take the time to understand how each child learns best, too.

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3 to 5 years old
Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception)
Fun, friendship, and discovery: we create a nurturing environment for our youngest learners, where they learn through play, get creative, and explore the world around them, including at our Forest School.
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OUR CURRICULA

At BISB, our students follow the best of British and international curricula. We’re the only school in Bratislava that teaches the English National Curriculum. We also deliver the internationally renowned Cambridge IGCSE and IBDP, and offer our local students Slovak lessons. This enables them to gain both an IBDP qualification and a Slovak Maturita.

Taught by our world-class, native English-speaking teachers, lessons offer the ideal blend of challenge, support, and opportunity. Our teachers take the time to understand how each child learns best, too.

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5 to 11 years old
English National Curriculum
Our primary curriculum combines exceptional learning experiences in the core subjects with plenty of opportunities for play and discovery. Teachers ignite students’ imaginations in a safe, supportive environment, building their confidence and resilience, and preparing them for the next stage in their education.
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OUR CURRICULA

At BISB, our students follow the best of British and international curricula. We’re the only school in Bratislava that teaches the English National Curriculum. We also deliver the internationally renowned Cambridge IGCSE and IBDP, and offer our local students Slovak lessons. This enables them to gain both an IBDP qualification and a Slovak Maturita.

Taught by our world-class, native English-speaking teachers, lessons offer the ideal blend of challenge, support, and opportunity. Our teachers take the time to understand how each child learns best, too.

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11 to 16 years old
English National Curriculum (Years 7-9) and Cambridge IGCSE (Years 10-11)
Our secondary curriculum nurtures students’ growth, both academically and emotionally. As well as preparing them for the IBDP, personalised learning experiences broaden their world view, help them to think critically, and encourage them to take on new challenges.
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OUR CURRICULA

At BISB, our students follow the best of British and international curricula. We’re the only school in Bratislava that teaches the English National Curriculum. We also deliver the internationally renowned Cambridge IGCSE and IBDP, and offer our local students Slovak lessons. This enables them to gain both an IBDP qualification and a Slovak Maturita. 

Taught by our world-class, native English-speaking teachers, lessons offer the ideal blend of challenge, support, and opportunity. Our teachers take the time to understand how each child learns best, too.

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16 to 18 years old
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
The pinnacle of secondary education, the IBDP provides the perfect springboard to the world’s top universities. Through a wide choice of subjects, tailored support, and one-of-a-kind opportunities, the IBDP develops motivated, independent, and internationally minded young people.
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  • Early Years
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • IB Diploma

EARLY YEARS

Age range:
2.5 to 5
Nationalities:
12
Teacher-student ratio:
1:10
Language we teach in:
English

PRIMARY

Age range:
5-11
Average class size:
20
Languages taught:
6
English, Slovak, French, German, Spanish and Korean
Parents tell us:
94%
of primary parents say their child is happy at our school

SECONDARY

Age range:
11-18
Average class size:
18
Languages taught:
6
English, Slovak, French, German, Spanish and Korean
Parents tell us:
94%
of secondary parents say their child gets a high quality education

IB DIPLOMA

Age range:
16-18
Average class size:
12
Languages taught:
6
English, Slovak, French, German, Spanish and Korean
Academic success:
37.4
our 2021 IBDP score is 4 points above the global average
primary
  • Early years
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • IB DIPLOMA

A TYPICAL DAY AT BISB

At the British International School Bratislava, no two days are ever the same. That’s down to our personalised teaching, variety of learning experiences, and one-of-a-kind extra-curricular opportunities.
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Smiling faces
Good morning! There’s always a sea of happy faces when the gates to our Early Years campus open. Your child’s teacher will be there to give them a warm welcome.
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Circle time
Singing, playing games, sharing their news, and talking about what’s in store for the day – circle time is the best way to kickstart your child’s morning. It also helps to improve listening and language skills.
Circle time
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Forest School
It’s time for an adventure into the Dúbravka forest. Your child will become an explorer, discovering everything there is to know about animals and plants, building dens and toasting marshmallows.
Forest School
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Snack time
Unsurprisingly, our children love this part of the day! We provide nutritious snacks and tasty lunches that will keep your child active and engaged all day.
Snack time
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Learning through play
Next up, it’s play time – but with a twist. We encourage learning through play, teaching basic reading, writing, maths, music and social skills through fun experiences.
Learning through play
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The great outdoors
Our students love learning in the fresh air, getting tactile with water, sand and mud. Our outdoor kitchen is the ideal place for messy play, where children can concoct crazy potions and let their imaginations run wild.
The great outdoors

A TYPICAL DAY AT BISB

At BISB, no two days are ever the same. That’s down to our personalised teaching, variety of learning experiences, and one-of-a-kind extra-curricular opportunities.
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A healthy start
Our children start the morning in the best possible way. Personal, Social, Health and Emotional (PSHE) sessions, including yoga, movement and mindfulness, prepare them for another big day of learning.
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A healthy start
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Learning in different ways
How many flights of stairs does it take to summit Mount Everest? Your child will find out! Our world-class teachers present the core subjects in exciting ways, developing problem-solving mathematicians, creative writers, and curious scientists.
Learning in different ways
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Make some noise
It’s time to get creative! Your child can star on the stage, learn a musical instrument, or showcase their singing voice. Our collaboration with The Julliard School opens up a world of artistic opportunities.
Make some noise
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Getting hands-on
Our STEAM lessons are full of ‘wow’ moments. Practical projects inspire investigation and exploration, getting young minds ticking and embedding a love of science, technology and engineering.
Getting hands-on
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Follow your passion
From martial arts and football to cooking, gardening, filmmaking and Lego, our 70 extra-curricular clubs offer something for everyone. There are plenty of opportunities to try something new, too.
Follow your passion

A TYPICAL DAY AT BISB

At BISB, no two days are ever the same. That’s down to our personalised teaching, variety of learning experiences, and one-of-a-kind extra-curricular opportunities.
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Ready to learn
Tutor time exercises our students’ brains through quizzes, debates, and themed assemblies. Our tutors check in on your child’s well-being, too, making sure they’re happy, healthy, and ready to learn.
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Ready to learn
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Taking on a project
It’s a vital period in your child’s education, which is why academic learning is personalised through exciting projects and one-of-a-kind collaborations. From art and design to maths, physics and history, every day throws up new challenges.
Taking on a project
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Driving change
It’s time to take action. Join the Student Council, sign up for Model United Nations (UN), or learn about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in collaboration with UNICEF – your child can make a real difference every day.
Driving change
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Get moving
After a healthy, nutritious lunch, students head to the pitch, track, gym, and dance studio. Physical activity brings so many benefits, not only getting students moving, but also developing their resilience, teamwork and communication.
Get moving
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Global connections
Logging on to the Nord Anglia Global Campus platform, your child will connect, collaborate and learn alongside students from across the world. They’ll gain a better understanding of different cultures and broaden their horizons, too.
Global connections
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Activities for all
The exceptional learning experiences don’t stop when the bell rings! Extra-curricular clubs – ranging from badminton and Zumba to computer science and photography – give your child the chance to do what they love.
Activities for all

A TYPICAL DAY AT BISB

At BISB, no two days are ever the same. That’s down to our personalised teaching, variety of learning experiences, and one-of-a-kind extra-curricular opportunities.
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Global thinkers
Our oldest learners’ morning kicks-off with tutor time. Our IBDP develops a global outlook and taking part in activities that build interpersonal and reflective skills is a great way to start the day.
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Specialist subjects
Time for our students to delve into their specialist subjects. From climate change and astrophysics to the English language, the IBDP Extended Essay inspires your child to become an expert in their field.
Specialist subjects
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Creativity, Activity and Service
Core CAS activities are built into every IBDP student’s week. Learning the guitar or violin, playing badminton or basketball, and volunteering on local projects – the world is your child’s oyster.
Creativity, Activity AND Service
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Leading the way
Every day is a chance to make a difference, and one of the best ways is through our student leadership team. They create change in our school and the community, as well as speaking up on the international stage.
Leading the way
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Enriching collaborations
It’s a wonderful world, and our exclusive collaborations with The Julliard School, MIT and UNICEF give your child a better understanding of it. Themed projects encourage creativity and problem solving, and build students’ confidence.
Enriching collaborations
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MEET OUR ALUMNI

Our alumni form friendships that last a lifetime. Since we opened in 1997, our graduates have gone on to achieve remarkable things and become lifelong ambassadors for our school.

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Klara H. (2018)
"BISB gave me security and support throughout my early life. Only after coming to university, and having to do everything by myself, did I realise the amount of background work that went into our school studies."
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Slavomir T. (2010)
Exactly 10 years after graduating from BISB, Slavomir was added to the prestigious Forbes 2020 ‘30 under 30’ list.
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Mina Ch. (2014)
"BISB – and especially the IBDP programme – helped me get ready to read and write academic papers in university courses. A huge thank you to all my teachers!"
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Michal H. (2016)

Michal runs an independent branding and design consultancy, and recently started a blog on his entrepreneurial journey. He attributes the ease with which he finds content creation to his time at BISB and the 'hundreds of hours of essay writing!'.

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Nikola M. (2015)

After spending 13 years at BISB, Nicola went on to study Computer Science, IT and Business Management at University College London. Her research on the effects of robotic teleoperation through virtual environments saw Nicola invited to present at the 2021 International Astronautical Congress. Nicola now works with the European Space Agency and is pursuing her dream to become an astronaut.

OUR STATS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

94%
IBDP pass rate for the class 2023.
Our average IBDP points score in 2023 was
33.3
four points above the global average.
95%
of our graduates go to university.
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HOW WE TEACH

INSPIRING YOUR CHILD'S LEARNING

Our talented international teachers will inspire your child to develop a lifelong love of learning.
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LEARNING FROM THE BEST

Our teachers never stop learning. Through the Nord Anglia University learning platform, we make sure they get the right opportunities to develop and grow. We also encourage our staff to collaborate and share ideas with teachers across our family of schools. This means they deliver cutting-edge academic programmes and extra-curricular experiences. 

Our development programmes are supported by accreditation from the best training organisations. These include the world-renowned International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) and Cambridge IGCSE.
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OFFERING THE RIGHT SUPPORT

ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE (EAL)

Our expert team of English as an Additional Language (EAL) teachers run courses for students who need help with their English. They also organise extra lessons for those who want to learn at a faster pace. We’ve found immersing your child in an English-speaking community quickly helps them to become fluent speakers. 
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FOREST SCHOOL PROGRAMME

A WORLD OF OUTDOOR ADVENTURES AWAITS

Our innovative Forest School Curriculum brings learning to life, as our early years and primary children get outdoors, connect with nature, and immerse themselves in experiential learning. Adventures into the Dúbravka Forest are packed with fun activities, from building dens and climbing trees to learning about plants and local wildlife. This teaches our students about the world and develops essential life skills.
OUR FOREST SCHOOL

EXCEPTIONAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES

Your child will discover a world of opportunities at BISB. Whatever their passion, our one-of-a-kind experiences, extra-curricular activities, and life-changing residential trips add a unique dimension to their education.

Outstanding Experiences
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