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  • A Global Family

    We come from over 60 different countries, and leave for some of the best universities around the world.


  • Personalized Education

    We offer inspiring education designed to nurture your child’s strengths, with one of the broadest post-16 curricula in North America.


  • Outstanding Teaching

    Our exam results are well above the global average, thanks to our inspiring and dedicated teachers.

    Maths Teacher

  • Exceptional Individuals

    Your child will grow into a considerate, confident adult, ready to explore a world of opportunities.

    Support Staff

  • Join Our School

    We’re a warm and welcoming community, and make parents and children feel like they’re part of something special.

    New Parents

  • Every Day is Different

    Catch up on the latest news and find out what we’re doing to brighten up your child’s school day.

    EY French

  • Get in Touch

    We’re looking forward to hearing from you, and answering your questions


Meet Our Senior Leadership Team

Our senior leadership is responsible for maintaining the direction and values of the school.

  • Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson


    Mark Wilson

    I have been teaching since 1997 and spent 14 years teaching and leading schools in the UK before joining Nord Anglia Education in 2009 as Vice Principal / Head of Secondary at The British International School Shanghai, Pudong.

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  • Gema Averette

    Gemma Averette

    Head of Primary School

    Gemma Averette

    I am not only passionate about the education of our students but also the wellbeing, social and emotional health of children. One of the things that I value most about being part of BISH has been the opportunity for me to work with students of all ages, at all stages of their development across the school.

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  • Kari Boazman

    Kari Boazman

    Head of Early Years

    Kari Boazman

    With a background in education, special education, and leadership, I have taught everything from Early Years to University, along with everything in between. I have been involved with educational institutions for over 30 years and I love being in the classroom, writing curriculum, and developing leaders of all ages. I’ve served as Head of Primary at the last three schools we’ve joined, which have all included Early Years through Year 6. 

    My husband and I both have been part of the Nord Anglia Education family while working at the British International School of Budapest and now here at the British International School of Houston.  I am an International Baccalaureate (IB) workshop leader, a site visit validator for both the Council of International Schools and for the International Baccalaureate, and I am a certified workshop leader for Concept Based Learning. 

    Overall, I am a life-long learner, an inquirer, an avid reader, a risk-taker, a passionate international educator, and an amateur photographer. I love to be active in the outdoors, exploring new places, and spending time with my family. I have first-hand experience as a third culture child and as an English as an Additional Language learner, which helps me to empathize and design curriculum to meet the individual needs of our learners. 

    What the students say about me...

    “Mrs. Boazman helps you in English and she makes games in English to help you.”

    “I like when she (Mrs. Boazman) helps with other things even if it’s not about EAL.”

    “You can learn and play at the same time.”

    “She (Mrs. Boazman) is a good English teacher.”

    This School is different to all others I have worked at because…

    BISH is a wonderfully unique place to work because everything revolves around establishing a sense of community. For instance, consider the neighbourhoods, the BOMA, the Agora, and the collaborations occurring at all levels. Throughout the school all learners are encouraged to be open-minded, respectful, inquirers, and caring. Our community is warm, welcoming, and inclusive thus providing everyone a sense of belonging. We feel very grateful to be a part of such a phenomenal school community and have felt very welcomed and enveloped.   

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  • Jane Chastant

    Jane Chastant

    Director of Admissions and Marketing

    Jane Chastant

    I started in education when I taught in South Korea. I then worked in admissions and marketing for 15 years in higher ed prior to coming to BISH.

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  • Daniel Franklin Primary Year 6 Class Teacher

    Daniel Franklin

    Assistant Head of Primary

    Daniel Franklin

    Moving to Houston to live and work was a fantastic opportunity for me, both personally and professionally.  I was intrigued by the challenge of working and living in a new country; teaching such a diverse group of children; and opening myself up to new life experiences. 

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  • British International School of Houston

    Chau Giang

    Facilities Manager

  • Matthew Harris

    Matthew Harris

    Athletic Director

    Matthew Harris

    Matt Harris joined the British International School of Houston in the fall of 2017 as the new Athletic Director. Matt came from Phoenix, AZ where he most recently served as an Assistant Athletic Director and Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Arizona Christian University in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to his collegiate work experience, Matt served as the Director of Athletics at Scottsdale Preparatory Academy and at Rancho Solano Preparatory in Scottsdale, Arizona. During his tenure at Rancho Solano, Matt had the opportunity to work closely with athletic directors from Nord Anglia schools: North Broward, Windermere Prep, and The Village School. 

    Matt's background in education also includes twenty-two years of experience in roles as a middle school and high school English teacher, and as a coach in cross country, basketball, and track and field. Originally from Crookston, Minnesota, Matt played basketball and graduated from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) with a bachelor's of arts in English Education. He also holds a master's degree in Education Leadership from Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ).

    In his role as Athletic Director, Matt oversees all of our Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs), Recreational and Competitive Athletics, Facility Rentals, and campus spirit store. 

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  • Steven Murphy

    Steve Murphy

    Head of High School