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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

    French Teacher British International School of Charlotte

  • 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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The Globally-Renowned International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at BISC

An Inspired Future

The IB Diploma Program prepares students for success and life in a global society. Now offering part and full financial scholarships!

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The Globally-Renowned International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at BISC

This program of study leads to a highly-regarded qualification that is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities.

The British International School of Charlotte is one of the finest IB schools in North Carolina. We prepare our Year 12 (Grade 11) and Year 13 (Grade 12) students for what comes next through the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme leading to the receipt of a prestigious qualification that is highly regarded by top colleges and universities worldwide. The IBDP focuses on building critical thinkers who are extremely prepared for higher education and to succeed at life in a global society.

During the two-year course of study, students partake in 6 subjects, 3 taken at higher level and 3 at standard level. These courses consist of a literature-based language course, a conversational-based second language course, a social science, a physical/biological science, a maths course, and an elective course.

Students will also complete 3 additional core components to include Theory of Knowledge, an extended essay, and CAS (Creativity, Action & Service) to develop well rounded, international individuals, who will thrive throughout the rest of their lives.

The impact of being part of an international school

The IB Diploma Program encourages students to ask challenging questions, learn how to learn, develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture, and develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures.  With over 60 different nationalities, an experienced international staff, a global network of peers, and highly personalized learning, the British School of Charlotte is an ideal choice for students interested in the IB Diploma.

Global networking and enhancement opportunities

As a Nord Anglia Education school, we are part of a global family of schools across the US, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.  Belonging to a global network opens up unique opportunities for our students to work on international projects and collaborate with peers around the world.

What do our students say?

“The IB courses are very demanding. However, having small classes means that my learning is focused on what I need, and I really enjoy the challenge”

“Teachers use lots of different teaching approaches, including group work, discussion, practical work, and I really enjoy the mixture of learning methods”

“I feel well prepared for college”

Preparing for university and college admissions

We partner with our sister school The British International School of Houston to offer college counseling for students in years 12 and 13 to thoroughly prepare them for entry in to universities and colleges throughout the world.  Our college counselor has extensive knowledge of the entry requirements and procedures for private and public US and Canadian schools and the different requirements of the UK and European universities.

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    Does your child have the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century?

    Learn how our new approach to STEAM learning will benefit your child in the future. Through our program with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, your child will gain the skills needed for the 21st century.