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Your child will be warmly welcomed in a caring, international environment that will help them thrive from day one.


At the British International School of Charlotte, we encourage thinking in different and better ways — showing kindness to others, celebrating academic achievements, and most importantly, embracing our differences. We pride ourselves in our many represented nations and cultures and take every opportunity to celebrate what makes us all unique.

Each student has a Personalized Success Plan (PSP) that identifies and structures the support and challenges that are unique to their interests and style of learning. This personalized approach at BIS Charlotte allows every child to unlock their full potential in all areas.
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We’re delighted to invite you to begin BIS Charlotte’s admission process to join our international community! 

Our process has been designed to make enrolling as smooth as possible for your family. Please review the steps and documents required by clicking the button below.
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We’re delighted you’re interested in learning more about our school. To explore our campus, get a better feel for the ethos of our community, and learn more about the type of education we offer here at BISC, please follow our steps below.
Let us know you’re interested in learning more!
Submit an online inquiry form or give us a call to let us know more about your family, and we’ll be delighted to schedule a campus tour for your family to explore more about BISC together.
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Step 1
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Schedule a campus tour.
We welcome families to schedule an in-person visit to our campus — or a Virtual Discovery Meeting with our Director of Admissions, if you’re unable to visit in person. Visiting our school will give your family the opportunity to experience our environment, meet some of our teachers, and feel the BISC difference firsthand. Virtual Discovery Meetings also allow your family to learn more about BISC, have your questions addressed, and talk about next steps.
Step 2
Apply for enrollment.
Submit our online application form — only one per family is necessary.

If your child is of applicable age, we’ll request transcripts/grade reports and teacher evaluation forms (which we’ll send your way) to be submitted prior to conducting the student assessment.
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Step 3
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Schedule an assessment visit.
An admissions team member will reach out to coordinate with you and our academic team to schedule your child’s assessment visit with us. This is an opportunity for your child to learn more about BISC and for our teachers to learn more about your child!
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Our tuition fees at the British International School of Charlotte reflect the world-class, personalized, and private education we provide — including our incredible global opportunities, collaborations, and programs that expand your child’s interests and understanding of the world.
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We’ve designed our admissions process to accommodate both local and international families to provide flexibility and convenience to those switching schools mid-year or relocating to Charlotte.

As such, we do not have set enrollment periods. Families are welcome to tour, apply, and enroll at BIS Charlotte at any time throughout the school year.
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Our Admissions team is here to help you at any time during the admissions process. To ensure a smooth experience for you and your family, we’ve listed the documents below that we'll need from you prior to enrollment.
Documents needed prior to enrollment:
  • The submission of our online application form.
  • Your child’s school transcripts/grade reports, if applicable.
  • Teacher evaluation forms (we’ll send these to you for your child’s current teacher to complete and submit).
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Students at BISC not only receive personalized learning but are supported in discovering how they learn best, infusing self-confidence and enabling the ability to adapt and persevere. Simply put, BISC students learn the necessary skills to succeed in higher education, but more importantly in life!
Andrea Zerrillo
Director of Admissions and Marketing


  • What’s BIS Charlotte’s mission or educational philosophy?
    Our educational philosophy is "Create Your Future." This emphasizes the importance of empowering students to take an active role in shaping their own futures. We recognize that every student is unique and has their own strengths, interests, and goals. We place a strong emphasis on personalized learning and providing students with the tools and resources they need to pursue their individual passions and achieve their goals.
  • How many students does BIS Charlotte have? How diverse is the student body?
    Our student body of about 200 students is a vibrant and diverse community, representing over 20 nationalities from all over the world. Our multicultural environment provides an exciting opportunity for students to learn from and appreciate different perspectives and cultures from around the world.
  • What’s the student-teacher ratio?
    • 18–24-month Program: 1:5 teacher to student ratio (10 students max)
    • 2-year Nursery Program: 1:7 teacher to student ratio (14 students max) 
    • All other classes: 1:20 teacher to student ratio
  • Is the atmosphere competitive or more nurturing?
    We believe that every child is unique and has their own learning style. We provide a nurturing environment with a personalized approach to learning for all ages, where students can thrive and achieve their full personal potential.

    Our small class sizes allow our teachers to get to know each child on an individual level, building strong relationships based on trust, respect, and open communication. This enables our teachers to tailor their teaching approach to meet the specific needs of each student, providing them with the support and guidance they need to succeed.
  • What's the advantage of the British educational style over the American way of teaching and learning?
    The British educational system places greater emphasis on what educator's call “inquiry-based learning” than in the American system. This means that, through the UK curriculum and approach, there’s a greater focus on encouraging students to ask questions, investigate problems, and develop their critical thinking skills.

    One of the ways this is reflected in the British approach is by continually using open-ended questions and discussions in the classroom. Teachers may pose questions to their students, encouraging them to explore different perspectives and come up with their own ideas and interpretations. This approach empowers students, because they’ll have more agency, self-direction, and motivation in their learning as they relate it to their existing knowledge and experience.

    UK-trained teachers also know very well how to deliver differentiated learning as part of their teaching certification. This means that although they may teach the same lesson to a group of students, they can proceed to tailor the level of difficulty to each child’s goals, interests, and needs, so each child can advance with the right amount of support or challenge for their development. To complement this approach, UK-trained teachers are also well experienced in assessing students’ personalized learning styles and adapting instruction accordingly.
  • At BIS Charlotte, are there other charges, such as for books, lab fees, transportation, and so on?
    You can find further information regarding any additional fees here.
  • What financing options or financial aid does BIS Charlotte offer?
    Families who are interested in applying for a need-based scholarship are welcome to submit a TADS form for review.
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Schedule a campus tour or a Virtual Discovery Meeting (VDM) to begin your family’s journey at BIS Charlotte! We look forward to learning more about your child and discussing how our personalized approach and nurturing environment can support and inspire your child to reach their personal best.

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