We inspire your child to be the best that they can be. At The British International School Bratislava, we prepare your child for their role in a challenging and rapidly-changing world. We provide an environment that is nurturing, academically stimulating and internationally aware. Our students become confident, open-minded, respectful young people, inspired to become responsible and active global citizens.
The British International School Bratislava offers an exceptional International Baccalaureate Diploma programme, which is recognised by Slovak and international universities. Every year, over 97% of our IBDP graduates successfully pass the IB Diploma Programme with higher than the global average points achieved.
While academic excellence remains an absolute priority at The British International School Bratislava, we are equally focussed on providing opportunities for your child to flourish beyond the confines of the traditional curriculum and formal classroom.
We are the only international school in Bratislava that offers a unique Global Campus network, which connecting all of the schools in the worldwide Nord Anglia Education family. The Global Campus gives your child access to a variety of exceptional experiences and opportunities.
The Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme has been designed to give your child a deep engagement with music, dance and drama. Your child will follow an innovative embedded arts curriculum created in collaboration with The Juilliard School, a world leader in performing arts education. It enriches the high-quality teaching and learning offered in our school with the artistic values, traditions and expertise of The Juilliard.
What our parents say:
"November of 2010 is when Vivan started at BISB in Reception, and how time has flown!
We would like to say a big “thank you” to all of you and to every single member of school, for providing an excellent supportive environment for him to learn, grow, develop, and for ultimately playing a big role in helping him become what and who he is today -the varied learning & growth opportunities he has had, plus being in an eclectic, supportive community environment, has given him a solid foundation and an enriching one to carry forward and face all the new and exciting challenges ahead of him.
We as a family will cherish all the fantastic memories - the school, the friends Vivan and we have made, all the places we have traveled, and of course Bratislava city which has been our home for so many years.
Thank you all so much once again and the very best for 2020-2021!"
Testimonials from BISB parents on Virtual School Experience during the Covid-19 Crisis
This a challenging time for all our students, parents and BISB staff. Our teachers are doing an amazing job bringing the learning to your homes. We have already recieved several positive comments from many parents. Thank you for your continued support. 🙂
" I would like to say big thank you to all teachers in our school. It is fantastic how they adapt to the situation and how they are getting on with online teaching. I admire their creativity and the ability to learn new things and make children occupied in the same time. Two days already I see my son to wake up in the morning happy and excited while he sits by PC and gets ready for online learning. I am very happy he is part of BISB education process. This situation showed me again, how high level is at BISB and way ahead of other schools.
Thanks a lot 😊“
Year 7 Parent
" My wife and I would like to express our thanks to all of you at BISB for the great work you have done to keep our children safe and for providing an excellent eLearning alternative during the COVID-19 crisis. It has been a great effort on your part, and we see that BISB's response is well coordinated and better managed than anything we have experienced with other schools and institutions. The actions you have taken earlier on to keep the staff and students safe were timely and evidence of a competent team responding to a crisis. Thank you very much."
Year 8 Parents
" Dear principals and teachers of BISB,
I am a parent in this school for 10 years. It is the first time I am experiencing a case like this and I had a looong letter for you all to express my feelings about how you are handling this hard period of time however considering how precious the time is for you, I chose to delete it and just say: THANK YOU all for your immense effort, continuous support, endless patience to make our kids continue to their education.
It is highly appreciated how quickly and well-organize this system is working from the very first minute. Kids are excited, focused, interactive..
It is just amazing.
Adin M. BISB Parent
" Dear BISB Senior Leadership team, Thank you - thank you all so very much - for everything you do each day to keep our school community up and running. Honestly, the highlight of each day has been that the kids wake up and eagerly get going on digital learning with their classmates and teachers. I do not know what we would be doing right now without this pattern of normalcy. Highlights this week - thus far - include:
Digital music lessons with Mr. Tommaso & Brano - so much learning!
Science with Mr. Linley - he hums along outloud and seems quite cheerful during the lessons on sexual reproduction - I guess the kids are happy to learn this remotely
Mr. Williamson - reaching out directly when he noticed that our Y5 student wasn't keeping up with work
French with Mr. Gobert - doing out loud conversation assessment and learning with the Y9 and Y7 students - and demonstrating incredible amounts of patience during group lessons
Science with Mr Pickering - challenging the students to use home materials to enhance learning
Leadership with Mr. Evans - keeping my Y9 focused on additional activities that are well suited to home projects
In general, I'm just incredibly grateful for all of this. BISB is making a tough situation much, much easier for us. If I could bring you each a basket of chocolates, I'd do it right now! "
"I would recommend it because my child was happy there for almost 10 years and that is the most important thing for me. Excellent knowledge of English and family atmosphere."
"Pleasant atmosphere, good facilities and investment in the children's futures. "
"My children like to go to the nursery school very much and they return home happy and satisfied with what they experienced during the day. They cannot wait to go to the nursery school after weekends and holiday."
"Excellent teachers, excellent equipment, friendly, almost family-like attitude, very motivating..."
"Excellent education results, connection with chain of schools around the world, equipment of school and excellent possibility for communication between the school and parents, friendly relationship teacher-pupil... and many other things."
"Excellent attitude, level of education, preparation for universities all around the world, the standard of students' behaviour."
" I think it is the best in Bratislava City. It's global, progressive, international."
"The school builds self-confidence of my child, it is well-equipped and has excellent teachers, my child is happy there."
"Our child is happy! He is making progress, feels more confident and independent each year. Great teachers that are more than just teachers! Really good range of clubs to choose. Opportunity to learn music instruments. Good classmates with no problems among them when it comes to friendship."
"It's definitely the best school in Bratislava!"
“The teachers really care. They take an individual interest in my children and I feel that they are really giving feedback, and mentoring my child specifically. It is a very individual approach. The school has a good philosophy on teaching. The teachers are good. They listen. The school communicates and acts on feedback. It has good facilities; it has a good culture of inclusion. It is diverse. There are a range of activities, both mathematical, linguistic, performing and sport.”