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  • Charlotte's Premiere International School

    An international school is an advanced curriculum that promotes a genuine interest in the lives of others.

    Student from the British International School of Charlotte

  • Success for Every Child

    A personalized approach to teaching and a curriculum that delivers academic and social confidence

    BISC Science student at the British International School of Charlotte

  • Challenging and Fun

    Over 60 enrichment activities throughout the year and a diverse and supportive student community

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  • Dedicated and Inspiring

    Our teachers never stop learning and have experience in shaping learning outcomes to every individual child

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  • Enrolling now and for 2022-2023 school year

    We offer experiences beyond the ordinary. Visit us today to learn more.

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  • Where Today Prepares for Tomorrow

    Find out what’s going on at school right now and see the types of experiences your child will have

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  • Primary

Primary School Age Range

Equivalent to Elementary School in the United States, the Primary years are for children from age 5 to 11.

Head of Primary

Emma Lundy, Leader of Primary 

The School Day Structure

08:30 Drop off
08:45 Registration
08:50 Assembly (Monday and Friday)
09:15 Lesson 1
10:15 Recess
10:30 Lesson 2
11:30 Lesson 3
12:30 Lunch and outdoor play
1:30 Lesson 4
2:30 Lesson 5
3:30 Home time or enrichment

Enrichment clubs are available until 4:30 PM. After School Care Club is available until 6:00 PM.

Curriculum Followed

The structure of the Primary years combines the National Curriculum for England and The International Primary Curriculum. Our combined curriculum ensures that core skills in Maths and Literacy are developed alongside subject-specific knowledge that is exciting, active and meaningful to your child, inspiring a lifelong love of learning. 

A Thematic and Fun Approach to Learning

The International Primary Curriculum is an internationally renowned curriculum, currently used in more than 50 countries around the world. Through highly motivational and engaging themes, children learn about science, technology, art and music, geography and history, physical education, literacy, and numeracy in a holistic way. They don't just learn how these subjects directly relate to their world, but also how the subjects relate to one another. 

Personalization for Primary School Students

We understand that children learn in different ways and have preferred learning styles. Our highly trained British teachers create varied and interesting learning opportunities that are active, vibrant, and dynamic. We take into account your child’s motivations, prior experiences and knowledge, cultural experiences and learning preferences, and we plan learning approaches tailored to stretch each individual.

Subjects and Skills Taught

  • Literacy (Reading, Phonics/Spelling, Writing, Speaking and Listening)
  • Mathematics
  • Information, Communication and Technology (ICT)
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art
  • Music
  • Foreign Languages (French and Spanish)


During Primary School, your child will have the opportunity to study French and Spanish. As your child progresses in his or her studies, he or she will have the option to learn additional languages.