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  • Authentically International

    "International" is more than a label here. It is at the very core of everything we do and how we do it.

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  • Transferable Curriculum

    A curriculum handpicked for its international focus and global recognition, culminating in the IB Program.

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  • Inspiring Each Other

    Our students will embrace your child with open arms. Our students inspire each other to succeed.

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  • Dedicated and Inspiring

    Our teachers are recruited for their ability to nurture lifelong learners and inspire excellence.

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  • Your New Community

    We welcome you to our inclusive community. From day one you and your child will feel at home with us.

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  • Every Day is Different

    Your child will experience something new every day. Find out what's happening and connect with each other.

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  • Ask Anything

    Speaking directly with us is the best way to get your questions answered quickly. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Rachel White-Hunt

Rachel White-Hunt

Director of Performing Arts & NAE Juilliard Regional Head

Passionate educator and teacher of the Arts, Rachel White-Hunt has always been interested in the power of the arts in education and its development as a subject. She works closely with Juilliard and NAE as one of their top advisors in the development of new curricula. She is also the head of a global team of Performing Arts leads in addition to running the PA faculty here at BISW.

I work at BISW as Director of Performing Arts and, in my mind, it is the best job there is. I get to work with our wonderful BISW students and help their creativity grow, which is something I’m passionate about.

I teach predominantly middle and upper school to IB but have taught from nursery to IB in the past. Setting up concerts and performance events is a large part of my role, as well as educating all on why the Arts are an integral part of our students' weekly experiences.

In addition to being Director at BISW, I work for Nord Anglia Education as the NAE Juilliard Regional Head, developing curriculum and supporting all our school's great work around the world. I love being at the forefront of such an amazing collaboration and having a post that enables me to work with our global family and share good practice. Just as I enjoy helping students learn, the experience of sharing good practice, helping with professional development, making global links, and facilitating global projects is one I feel very feel privileged to have. It also allows me to bring great concepts and opportunities back to BISW.

Prior to this post, I was Director of Performing Arts at our sister school in Chicago for nine years, and head of music in a local London school before that.

I have a bachelor's degree in performance arts from Leeds University. During this four-year degree, I spent a year at the University of North Texas in both the jazz and classical program. Having realized that I really got a buzz from sharing my love of the arts with others, I did my PGCE at Roehampton University. I'm deeply interested in the innate creativity we all have within us and how we as educators can facilitate environments where all students feel they can tap into this and explore.

I'm a professional clarinetist and saxophonist, but after many years of teaching music, I can get a sound out of a lot of instruments! I'm also a keen runner and have completed the Chicago Marathon and many halves.

I was so inspired by our dance element within the Juilliard creative classroom and my visit to Juilliard that I am now taking some dance lessons.

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