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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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Melvin Blount

Director of Finance and Operations

Director of Finance and Operations

Melvin is responsible for leading the accounting and financial operations at BISW.

I attended St Joseph’s University in Philadelphia on a track scholarship, earned varsity letters in cross country and track, and was team captain of the track team during my senior year. After graduating with a degree in accounting and with more than 25 years of experience, I assumed positions in accounting and finance for companies such as SmithKline Beecham, Hershey Foods Corporation, Waste Management, and the University of Maryland. While at Maryland, I earned my MBA as well as a Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity Policy. Earlier in my career, I passed the CPA examination in Pennsylvania. Before my hire at BISW in January 2018, I worked as an independent consultant for two years.

At BISW, I am responsible for leading the accounting and finance function and staff.  My position is accountable for supervising purchasing, accounts payable, travel, billing and collections, facilities, IT, security, and transportation.  I am directly responsible for financial reporting, variance reporting, and budget development at the school.

Away from work, I enjoy traveling with my wife. I also enjoy watching basketball, and track and field, and “American” football. My favorite teams are the Philadelphia Eagles and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill men’s basketball team.

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