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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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  • 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.

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  • Inspiring Innovation

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

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Helen Staniland

Helen Staniland

Director of Student Welfare for Year 10 - Year 13 & Business Studies and Geography Teacher

After 6 years of sand and skyscrapers in Dubai, I made the move from the United Arab Emirates to the United States! I am originally from the Midlands but moved to Yorkshire for university. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of Leeds and PGCE in Business Education from Sheffield Hallam University before beginning my teaching career in Sheffield. I have been teaching for 8 years now and will be starting at BISB as a Business and Geography teacher. I also have experience as a University and Careers Counselor and enjoy offering advice about subject choices and university applications. Before completing my teacher training, I worked as part of the Virgin Group for Virgin Active. Inspired by one of my favourite entrepreneurs, Richard Branson, I value ambition, creativity, innovation and taking risks in the classroom.

Outside of lessons, I am involved in a range of different activities including CAS, Model United Nations, Duke of Edinburgh, and swimming. One of the highlights from my time in Dubai was to travel to Nepal with a group of 30 students to provide aid for children living in orphanages. I have continued to take an active role in charity work and returned to Kathmandu in 2015 following the devastating earthquake.

In my spare time, I am a keen trekker and take every opportunity to head off into the mountains. I have been lucky enough to travel around the Middle East and Asia to visit some of the world’s most beautiful and interesting places. Having visited Boston a number of times, I am excited to explore the surrounding areas and go on some new adventures.

BISB is unique because we provide personalised learning to all students regardless of age, background and ability. Through encouraging excellence and ambition, all students have the potential to fulfill and exceed their potential.