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. 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. We also welcome you to book a virtual visit or video call at your convenience so you can get a sense for our vibrant and welcoming community.

For families looking for the 20/21 school year next year, we are optimistic to a return to a more normal existence, but for now our admissions process is staying virtual. Applications are now open and we look forward to connecting as you consider the schools that might be the best fit for your family. 

With families coming to BIS-NY from NYC and from all over the world, we have always worked with families individually to make our admissions process as simple as possible. Now, more than ever, our team is here to support families at every step. 

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. 

Apply now, decide later... 

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


Arrange a virtual visit, video call or get in touch with our team


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. 

Applying from the UK or internationally? 

For UK and international families that cannot visit us in person, we welcome remote applications and our team will work with you on an individual basis as you plan your relocation. 

We encourage you to contact our Admissions team either by phone or email in order that we can help fully support you and answer any questions you may have. We recognise that some of our families may be applying from the UK or elsewhere overseas and may require some assistance with an unfamiliar application process, and are able to work with our families to manage streamlining the process for those who are remote as effectively as possible.

Rolling Admissions 

As part of our mission to serve these families who cannot be in New York during the usual Admissions cycle, we do offer rolling admissions throughout the year, where space is available. If you are unable to visit us in person please do get in touch. Our team will be delighted to answer your questions and talk through mid-year admissions and life at BIS-NY with you.

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. 

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