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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.

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  • Exceptional Individuals

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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    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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  • Jonathan Cox

    Head of Secondary School

    Jonathan Cox

    I began my professional life in Corporate Training and moved into teaching around twenty years ago as an English Language and Literature teacher. In the UK I joined the Fast Track Teaching Scheme, working in challenging schools to raise standards. Since moving into International Education in 2010, I have worked as an Academic Advisor, Deputy Head and Head of School in both Singapore and Phnom Penh. My passions as an educator are the development of personal learning and different pathways through to graduation. I am very excited at the rich opportunities that BISH offers to develop my work in these areas.

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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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    Chau Giang

    Facilities Manager

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    Gary Lawson

    Athletics Director

    Gary Lawson

    I have over a decade of teaching experience and over 20 years of soccer coaching experience. I graduated from Buckinghamshire Chilterns University with BA (Hons) in Leisure Management & Sport Studies followed by a PGCE in Physical Education from London Metropolitan University. I also hold an Advanced National Diploma, a National Diploma and a Goalkeeping Level One Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and hold a United States Soccer Federation Coaching License. I've played Semi-Professional football in England and began my coaching career at Watford FC before moving to the US to coach soccer.  I was the Chair of Physical Education and Girls Varsity Head Coach at Brooklyn Friends School, before joining Nord Anglia Education as Athletics Director at our sister school in New York. I have also served as Head Women's soccer coach at St Joseph's College Brooklyn (NCAA DIII) and was selected to the `Sports 40 under 40' class of 2018 in the Coaches and Athletics Director Magazine highlighting as one of the top coaches in the US. 

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  • Christine Schwerin

    Christine Schwerin

    Finance Director

    Christine Schwerin

    Working in finance has always been my passion. I started my career in investment management before moving on to work at a hedge fund in Manhattan. I changed my focus to corporate finance after earning my MBA. My corporate life included leadership experience in Corporate Strategy and Treasury at a Fortune 500 company. Later as a Director of Finance, I oversaw financial planning and analysis as well.

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