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    MYP IB World School Authorization

    January 13, 2014

    The British International School of New York is proud to announce that is has been authorized as an International Baccalaureate World School for its Middle Years Program. BIS-NY was authorized as a PYP school back in 2009 and is delighted that its students now benefit from the global perspective and the inquiry based philosophy of the I.B. throughout their journey at BIS-NY. Our IB Authorization is a magnificent achievement. We are now an IB World School form Nursery to Eighth Grade […]

    Craigholme Choir

    October 15, 2013

    It is always enjoyable and rewarding when our BIS-NY pupils get to interact with children from other schools. Earlier this month, BIS-NY welcomed the Craigholme School’s “Festival Choir” for a visit at BIS-NY as they performed all over New York City on their tour. Craigholme is a top private school in Glasgow, Scotland and their all girl’s choir are exceptional. Whilst at BIS-NY they performed an exciting set for our students at and then were accompanied to Central Park by Mr. McWilliams, […]

    International Baccalaureate: Are we ready for the toughest exams in the world?

    September 23, 2013

    The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) is featured in the news! This interesting article examines the MYP program, looking into whether or not it could become more prevalent in the UK. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/international-baccalaureate-are-we-ready-for-the-toughest-exams-in-the-world-8180728.html

    The Amateur Architect

    This article looks at ‘The Amateur Architect’ camp in NYC and features our very own Livia Brody. Check it out! http://curbed.com/archives/2013/08/01/a-look-at-swanky-rooftops-as-designed-by-middle-schoolers.php

    Speech Day 2012-2013 Videos

    June 21, 2013

    Thank you all for your support and devotion. All our pupils are remarkable but we all know that your support is central to their success. I hope you all have a wonderful Summer Holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back on September 9th.      

    NYS Common Core testing:

    June 14, 2013

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/09/opinion/sunday/the-common-core-whos-minding-the-schools.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

    Social and Emotional Learning

    June 6, 2013

      The Missing Piece — How Social and Emotional Learning Can Empower Children and Transform Schools. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-bridgeland/social-and-emotional-learning_b_3274283.html

    Water Aid America!

    May 28, 2013

    BISNY Second-Graders Walk for Water: The second graders at BIS-NY after learning about the water, wanted to support WaterAid in their mission to create a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. “The children decided that they wanted to not just raise money, but to improve awareness and empathize with the way people without water would feel. They agreed to walk for water just like kids without water do.” http://www.wateraidamerica.org/get_involved/community_fundraising/british_international_school_of_new_york.aspx

    A fun application

    May 3, 2013

    This application is absolutely fantastic if you want to play with music and beats with your class. You basically drop and drag beats and melodies onto characters from a band and they sing, rap etc.  Its designed for children and a class favourite (and its free) http://www.incredibox.com

    Article: Students Face Tougher Tests That Outpace Lesson Plans

    April 16, 2013

    It is worrying that High School graduates may not be ready for college level work! http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/15/nyregion/with-tougher-standardized-tests-a-reminder-to-breathe.html?_r=0 Inquiry based curriculum, critical skills and team work are essential for success in the C21st. BIS-NY has a lot of this right but we are always looking to sharpen and deepen our methods!