Admissions Overview

After a year like no other, and having safely reopening for 5 days a week of in-person school we are delighted to be looking forward to a more regular upcoming school year this September.
With families coming to BIS-NY from NYC and all over the world it is our pleasure to support you and your family at every step. Please explore the information below and don't hesitate to be in touch; we're here to help.

Looking forward: Applying for September '21 and September '22

For families looking for September '21 and beyond, we are optimistic to a return to a more normal existence, but for now our admissions process is staying virtual. Applications are still open for September '21 where places are available so please explore the website and do be in touch for more information beyond the application process below.

For families just starting to plan for admission in September '22, we are happy to offer a virtual visit or video call at your convenience. We know how tricky it can be to get the measure of a school from the website alone. Our applications will open in the summer.

Occasional places: In-year and rolling admissions

As NYC reopens, BIS-NY has been delighted to welcome back so many of its families for a return to school in-person school, 5 full days a week. Our open campus with distinct buildings, each with their own entrances and exits, allow for all our children to attend school, staying safely within their smaller classes (pods).

For more information about limited openings to join our in-person program this year, we welcome you to explore our re-opening measures and to book a virtual visit or video call at your convenience so you can get a sense for our vibrant and welcoming community. . Our team is here to provide flexibility and reassurance at every stage of our admissions process to give you the support you need as you look ahead, and we are available from 8am to 6pm daily via email, telephone or live chat here on the website.

The Application Process


Step 1: Apply Online 

Step 2: Email a copy of your child's birth certificate or passport 

Step 3: Email supporting documents* 

*the documents required vary slightly by age group. The information below will tell you exactly which documents are needed for each year group. 

Questions about applications?

Reopening Guide

We are delighted to welcome back our in-person learners for a full day 5 days a week. To find out how we are offering a safe return to school please review our Back to School Guide. 

Upcoming Admissions Events

We know how important it is to get to know our school and will be hosting a series of events throughout the year designed to connect you to members of our team and share more information about life at BIS-NY. 

Please explore and RSVP to the events below, or register your interest for future events and recordings. 

The adventure begins! Forest School at BIS-NY

This year, as we reimagined our Early Years program, we have been particularly excited to introduce "Forest School'; a movement that is transforming early education with proven results. 

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Apply now, decide later... 

 Our team and simple application process are here to provide flexibility and reassurance. 


Arrange a Video or Telephone call with our team, and explore our regular Admissions Events


Apply online & provide supporting documentation*.  


Once we have your completed application we endeavor to make a speedy decision, so you have your options as soon as possible.  


* Supporting documentation varies per age group. see full requirements in the left hand table. 

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BIS-NY is a school of knowledge and of principles. Classic themes are taught in a breathtakingly modern, relevant and dynamic way. My son is immersed and engaged far past the time the school day is done. He is thinking, not just learning.