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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.

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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.

    BISB Students Across all Divisions

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  • Inspiring Innovation

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

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Richard Thornhill

Head of School, Richard Thornhill

Head of School

I regard it as a privilege to be Head of School of The British International School of Boston. To have the opportunity to lead such a wonderful international school community in a city with rich culture is something I cherish every day.

Before coming to Boston, I served as the Head of School in Beijing, Shunyi. Prior to joining the Nord Anglia family of schools, I graduated with a Bachelor of Education (Honours, QTS) at Nottingham Trent University. I have been a Headteacher, Executive Headteacher and most recently Chief Executive Officer of a federation of schools in London for over twenty years. This experience has involved the full school age range and the delivery of the highest quality educational provision.

I was appointed one of the first National Leaders of Education in the UK and have served on the Boards of the Training and Development Agency for Schools and the National College for School Leadership, both in the UK.

Above all, however, is my passion to see young people succeed. There is no greater joy for a professional educator than to see students, grow, develop and blossom. All of us at BISB are committed to provide the highest quality of education and thus turn our students dreams and ambitions into reality.