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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.

    Year 10 in Spanish

  • 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.

    Swiss Alps Expedition

  • 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.

    British International School of Boston Lower School students at assembly

  • The BISB Bulldog Sports Teams

    Go Bulldogs!

    Soccer Teams

  • Tell Us About Your Child

    Every child is unique. Tell us about your child and we'll explain how we can help them be successful and happy.

    Toddler Parent

  • Inspiring Innovation

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

    Coding lessons at the British International School of Boston

Learning Assistants and Support Staff

Our learning assistants and support staff are certified teachers who work with students throughout the year groups. These valued members of staff ensure your child receives individual attention in the classroom.

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    Diane McBurney

    Year 1 Learning Assistant

    Diane McBurney

    I received my formal education in Australia and have a degree in Early Childhood and Lower Primary Education. I have been fortunate to have lived and taught in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Over the course of my teaching career I have headed early years programmes in both private and local authority schools, ran independent toddler programs and playgroups, and taught in primary schools as well as high schools. Within schools I have established immigrant family support groups and new parent support groups, as well as working with “at risk“ young children and their family and “at risk“ teens, including pregnant teenagers and teenaged mothers.  

    Already residing in the area, it was a wonderful opportunity to be offered a position at the British International School of Boston. The experience to be part of a developing British educational initiative in a region known for educational excellence was a unique opportunity not to be missed. The mission and core values of the school, plus the rich international community of students and staff, added to my decision to join and to continue at the school.

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  • Meghan

    Meghan Curran

    Learning Assistant

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    Kyle Cohan

    Learning Assistant

    Kyle Cohan

    In May 2017, I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Lesley University with a B.A. in Elementary Education and English. In addition to working at BISB, I am currently working towards a Master’s degree in Special Education at Lesley University.

     

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  • Anne Houndo

    Anne Houndo

    Early Years and Heritage French Teacher / Learning Assistant

  • Mariam Luhigo

    Mariam Luhigo

    Learning Assistant

    Mariam Luhigo

    I received my B.A. degree in Education from the University of Dar-es-Salaam, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, in 2005. I majored in Literature and Linguistics, which allowed me the opportunity to obtain a Fulbright Scholarship and teach Swahili at the Five Colleges in Amherst for one academic year, in 2010 - 2011. Soon after, in the fall of 2011, I attended Bowling Green State University where I received my Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Bowling Green, Ohio. While receiving my Masters degree, I worked as a Graduate Assistant in a program called GEAR UP, where I helped high school students prepare for college. Just before I completed my Masters program, I interned at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for a whole month in 2013. In early 2017, I worked as a Curriculum Fellow at Bridge International Academies where we created curriculum for academies in Kenya.

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  • Lillian Overmyer

    Learning Assistant

    Lillian Overmyer

    I graduated from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts where I received a double major B.A. with honors in English Literature and Political Science. During my free time at Holy Cross, I volunteered as a tutor at a nearby middle school and was a journalist for the Holy Cross Athletic Department.

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  • Danielle Perrotta

    Learning Assistant

    Danielle Perrotta

    I have been working in the education field for the last nine years. I've worked with students ranging from infants to middle school aged children. This will be my third year at BISB.

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  • Lauren S.

    Lauren Sippin

    Learning Assistant & Drama Teacher

    Lauren Sippin

    I graduated in 2013 from Fairfield University with BA in English and Theater. I then continued my studies to receive my Masters in English Education in 2015. In the summer of 2017, I was graciously granted the opportunity to attend a course at Juilliard in accordance with their program through NAE. I learned key concepts that the program endorses throughout the Performing Arts, and how those concepts can be interwoven into other course subjects as well - such as creativity, engagement, and discovery based learning. Because of this amazing experience, I am a huge advocate for The Juilliard music curriculum at BISB.

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