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  • Distinctly Different

    We offer a distinctly different option from other private schools in Boston, providing your child with the opportunity for a high level of academic success.

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  • Globally Recognized Curricula

    Our combination of curricula is regarded as one of the finest in the world by leading colleges and universities.

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  • Nurturing Risk In A Safe Environment

    We celebrate success and encourage risk taking, all within a safe and supportive environment where well-being comes first.

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  • Inspiring Every Child

    Our staff are dedicated to knowing every child well and adapting their approach to ensure all are successful.

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    We are the school of choice for discerning parents who seek a genuine 21st century education for their children. Join us.

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  • Inspiring Innovation

    We're bringing the national computer programming, Hour of Code, to our school.

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Lower School

To help your child become an able, confident and inspired learner, we focus on skill development. Working individually and collaboratively, your child will consider topics from multiple perspectives and make meaningful connections between subjects.

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  • A young boy swims in a pool
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Your child deserves more than is the norm in a traditional elementary school. The British International School of Boston offers that.

In our Lower School, students use a unique combination of the National Curriculum of England and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), offering structure in core subjects as well as creativity, personal development and developing global awareness.

The National Curriculum of England

The National Curriculum of England is valued by thousands of schools around the globe for its well-conceived structure. It allows your child's progress to be tracked individually, freeing our teachers to offer your child both the support and the challenge they need. It also creates an environment in which your child becomes an integral part of the learning journey. 

Our core subjects of math and literacy are taught using the National Curriculum of England.

The International Primary Curriculum

The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is one of the fastest growing curricula in the world, used in more than 1,600 schools and 92 countries.  Rooted in an understanding of how your child's brain is developing, the IPC lays a foundation for future success and an appreciation of the greater world. 

The IPC uses a thematic approach, which weaves together a variety of subjects in an integrated and interesting way your child will love. Topics such as "Chocolate," "Myths and Legends,"  "Brainwave," "Going Global" and "Making the News" will bring learning to life as your child studies history, geography, science, art, music, technology and more through these themes.

With international mindedness imbedded throughout, this program also allows your child to develop a deep awareness of other cultures and heritages. Equal focus is given to the development of individual qualities essential to 21st century success, including morality, respect, adapability and perseverance.

Rounding out your child's experiences will be specialized lessons in physical education, music, computer skills, art and science. Your child will have weekly French lessons throughout the Lower School, and beginning in Year 3 will also study Spanish each week.

Contact us to schedule a tour and discuss how your child will grow at the British International School of Boston.

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