Frequently Asked Questions​

Most frequent questions and answers

The school is well located on 67 A Bronirovannaya St. in a quiet residential area, not far from the centre of Bishkek but away from main roads and other dangers.

Arrival time at school is from 7.30 to 8.00. Teachers are available in classrooms from 7.45 am. High school students go directly to their form class when they arrive. Primary and Middle school students should wait in the café until 7:45 before going to their classroom. Lessons start at 8:00 am. For most year groups the curriculum finishes at 15:30 but afterschool clubs run to 16:30. Students can finish at 15:30 or 16:30.​

BIS does not offer weekend classes.

BIS does not have a school uniform. Students must wear appropriate clothing for the school day.

Yes. Many students who started the school without English are already fluent in English. We provide intensive English support for those students who need it, and with small class sizes and two teachers in each class, students receive individual educational support. However, from age 9 and up new students have an English exam before entry to assess their ability and there may be additional charge for additional English lessons for these students if required.

Grade 5 and 6 students may have homework every day. Middle School Students also receive homework every day from subject teachers. All students from Grade 5 up to Grade 8 have Student Diaries, where students should write their homework requirements. Diaries are checked by Form Teachers every Friday, and individual subject teachers may also write comments in the diary. Parents of Middle School students should review Student Diaries each weekend and more often than this if required for a student who is less organized themselves.

Students in IGCSE and Diploma have homework every day and are expected to be responsible to complete their homework without parental involvement.