International Education

British International School, Bratislava

J Valastana Dolinskeho 1, 84102, Bratislava, Slovakia
Tel: (+421) 2 643 66992
Fax: (+421) 2 643 64784
bis@computel. sk
www.bis. sk
School Summary:
National, UK, curricula.
IGCSE examinations
230 students, 2-16 yrs.

The British International School, Bratislava, was established in 1997 by the Nord Anglia Education Group. The school has 230 students aged from two to 16 years. In September 2005 the school will extend its age range to 17, and to 18 in 2006. From 2005, the school will be offering university entrance level courses from the University of Cambridge, to complement the Cambridge IGCSE qualifications that are currently available.
The British International School, Bratislava operates a curriculum based on the National Curriculum of England with modifications to support the internationally diverse student body. German is offered to all students from the age of six (Year 2), with French from the age of eleven (Year 7). Class sizes are small (maximum 20) with two or more teachers working in the classroom for some or all of the school day as part of the learning support programme. English as a Second Language tuition/support is offered in the context of normal classroom activities or on a withdrawal basis, and there are specialist teachers for this.
The school aims to offer a harmonious and caring environment with academic rigour stressed and all students encouraged to achieve their potential in a wide range of subject disciplines.
British International School, Bratislava is located in two purpose-built school facilities, within 400 metres of each other, primary students in one and secondary students in the second. All classrooms are large, light, and airy, with a full range of educational resources. There are two libraries, two computer laboratories, two science laboratories, an art room, and a music room, as well as numerous audio-visual facilities and classroom based computers. The school benefits from extensive school grounds and has daily use of gymnasiums on each site. All students take swimming, when a team of qualified instructors coaches them.
The British International School, Bratislava is situated 10 km from the centre of Bratislava in a pleasant suburb of the city. There is a snack and a hot meal service daily. A wide range of extracurricular activities are run during lunchtimes and after school. A school bus service operates.