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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.

    Year 3 Teacher

  • 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

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

The British International School is very proud to deliver the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award.

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  • DoE
  • DoE Hike
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trip
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The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award. The British International School of Boston is proud to be the only school in the metro Boston area to offer The Award and has been doing so since 2006. In 2017 we were pleased to have our first participant complete their Gold Award!

The Award is divided into three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. For each level, students create their own program and work towards goals in Community Service, Physical Activity, Special Skills, an Adventurous Journey and a Residential Activity (Gold only). Students are eligible to start their Bronze Award in Year 10. During Years 12 and 13, IBDP students can count their activity hours to both the Award and their CAS requirements.

For the Adventurous Journey, students go on a hiking expedition in New England. Previous locations include: Pawtuckaway State Park (NH), the Berkshires (MA), the White Mountains (NH) and Monadnock State Park (NH).

Students who take part in The Award attend weekly club meetings led by our teachers. Sessions cover a range of activities including navigation, campcraft and first aid.

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