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Arts Programme

Our students excel at the arts due to the wide variety of extra-curricular activities we organize, ranging from dance, to craft, to photography.   

The Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme has been designed to give our students a deep engagement with music, dance, and drama, as well as enhance their cultural literacy. 

Arts programme at the British International School of Houston

About The Curriculum

Our students will develop skills such as critical thinking, resilience, risk-taking and discipline which students can use in their learning in any subject. Students will develop cultural literacy, broadening their understanding of cultural and social history around the world to give them a global experience.

The programme will inspire and equip our students with the skills, curiosity and cultural literacy to engage with the performing arts throughout their lives.

Beyond The Curriculum

Performing Arts at the British International School of Houston is flourishing and we aim to provide opportunities well beyond the classroom. Our dedicated teachers are passionately committed to inspiring and developing young performers.

Current ensembles on offer across different age ranges include:

  • The Tempos Choir: Year 1 and 2
  • The Dynamics Choir: Year 3 and 4
  • The Half Notes Choir: Year 5 and 6
  • The Accents Choir: Year 7 to 13
  • The Voices of BISH: Parent and Community Choir
  • String Ensemble
  • Ukulele Ensemble
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Junior Theatre Company
  • Senior Theatre Company
  • Music Technology
  • Composition
  • Mandolin Group

Sing up is done through CHQ where you will also find details of times and days. In addition, students are encouraged to form their own ensembles and are welcome to rehears in the Performing Arts Department.

Performance Opportunities

Over the year, there are many different performance opportunities available to all students.

Performances can be something that students have been learning in an instrumental lesson, in or out of school, something that they have learnt in class or something that they have prepared themselves.

Performance are also a regular feature of school and community events and celebrations as well as class and year group assemblies.

BISH Studio (Instrumental Lessons)

Numerous instrumental and vocal lessons take place each week with visiting specialist music teachers. There are also opportunities for students to enter for external examinations with the Associates Board of the Royal School of Music.

Instrumental Lessons Block Dates:

Block 1

30 August 2021

 3 December 2021


Block 1 Make Up Lessons

6 December 2021

10 December 2021


Block 2

5 January 2022

1 April 2022


Block 2 Make Up Lessons

4 April 2022

8 April 2022


Block 3

25 April 2022

3 June 2022


Block 3 Make Up Lessons

6 June 2022

10 June 2022


Enrollment for one to one instrumental lessons is through CHQ at the start of each CCA block: under BISH Studio (Music Lessons).