BIS provides a comprehensive education program with a wide range of learning resources to ensure that all students achieve their best potential in the school.
Our mission is to enable our students to:
- develop their intellectual curiosity and achieve their academic, sporting and creative potential;
- be confident in their abilities and respectful of others;
- learn about local and global issues and be prepared to tackle common challenges;
in a school which:
- delivers and celebrates excellent teaching for internationally accredited education;
- values diversity and inclusivity;
- promotes the well being of the whole school community;
- contributes positively to the development of the Kyrgyz Republic
BIS provides education for children from two to sixteen years of age. Every year we add more classes at higher levels so that students joining now will be able to complete their full school education to 18 or 19 years old with BIS.
BIS is accredited with Cambridge International Examinations, the world’s largest provider of international education and qualifications for school students. The Cambridge Curriculum is founded on the values of the University of Cambridge and is designed to develop students who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged. Each curriculum framework is designed to engage students in an active and creative learning journey, with a comprehensive set of progressive learning objectives providing a solid foundation upon which the later stages of education are built.
Beyond the standard academic curriculum BIS provides a comprehensive education program including PE, Art, Music, Dance and a wide range of extra-curricular activities so that our students learn and appreciate a full and active life. Our students love the varied, interesting and active curriculum and they are always happy to come to school and learn. Since BIS education is normally provided in English language, optional language and literature lessons in both Russian and Kyrgyz are provided after school every day to enable students to also fully develop their skills in these languages.
Curriculum and Accreditation
BIS is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Commission on International Education (CIE).
BIS is a fully authorized International Baccalaureate, IB World School, offering the IB Diploma Programme, the IB Primary Years Programme and IB Middle Years Programme. The IB Diploma is a two-year educational programme primarily aimed at students aged 16–18 that provides an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education and is accepted by many universities worldwide. The IB Primary Years Programme runs through Preschool and Primary School and the IB Middle Years Programme is offered in Middle School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy and commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that BIS believes is important for our students. IB Certificates
The school is also accredited as a Cambridge International School by Cambridge Assessment International Education and currently provides the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and the International Certificate of Education Group Award (ICE). Students choose at least seven IGCSE subjects from five different groups so that they also qualify for the ICE (International Certificate of Education) Group Award. The ICE Group Award provides a broad and balanced curriculum, including two different languages, and is a good base for entry to the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme. Cambridge Certificate
The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic Ministry of Education and Science fully accredits BIS to deliver the national curriculum with examination in Grade 9 and Grade 11 for the State Certificate of Secondary Education. Education licenses cover preschool, primary school and secondary school. School Licences.
In addition to external qualifications for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, the Cambridge IGCSE programme and Kyrgyz State Certificate of Education, BIS also awards a High School Diploma to graduating students.