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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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  • Join Our Community

    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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  • Connect with Us

    Stay up to date with our vibrant community!

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  • Inspiring Innovation

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

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Admissions Process

As a selective Boston-area independent school, the British International School of Boston follows an admission process in order to enable us to get to know your child and your family.  Complete an inquiry form or application using the yellow tabs above, or contact our admissions team via email or phone (617.522.2261), and we can walk you through the steps, from inquiry to enrollment.

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Application Process

Our application process varies depending on the age of the child applying.  Please see the checklists below for each age grouping’s specific requirements.

  1. Contact the BISB admissions team to schedule a Virtual Discovery Meeting or tour of the school with our Director of Admissions. This is an opportunity for you to tell us about your child and your family as well what you are seeking in a school experience. Our Director of Admissions will share information about BISB’s unique approaches to personalized learning and answer your questions.  This will last approximately one hour.
  2. Complete and submit an online application and a "Required Additional Information for Application” form. Our application deadline for the first round of decisions is January 15.  We will continue to accept applications after January 15 and process them after the first round has been completed.
  3. If your child is in school or child care, have the current school provide BISB with report cards and student evaluations by January 15, as listed on the appropriate checklist below.
  4. Applicants to 5th through 12th grade (Year 6 through Year 13) must take a standardized test and have the results sent directly to BISB by January 15. Details on checklists below.
  5. We will schedule a visit / interview between your child and our teachers.
  6. All applications received by January 15 will be notified of the admissions decision on March 10.  Please note that after January 15, we will be happy to continue receiving applications and will fill spaces still open in our classes.
  7. Families accepted on March 10 must complete their enrollments by April 10.

If you have any questions about the admissions process at any time, please do not hesitate to email admissions@bisboston.org or call us at 617.522.2261.

Standard Application Online

We also accept applications online via the SSATB's Standard Application Online. Click on the icon to the left to access this standardized application.

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