University & Future Schools

At The British International School of New York we prepare our students to succeed, wherever their future may take them and at whatever stage that next move might happen.

We know this future may differ for each of our families, but there is a common strand that runs through all; to ensure our students leave us ready and able to take on the challenges of their next opportunity, prepared academically, socially and emotionally.

We recognise that deciding upon the next school can be a stressful decision and that the school can play a fundamental role in aiding the decision making process from identification of suitable schools, looking at timelines for when best to apply, exam preparation, interview technique, and advising on acceptances. 

Although our Upper School now provides an option for BIS-NY families to stay on with us until university, for those with other plans our placement continues to be an important part of our offering and a measurement of our collective success as a part of your child's journey. For more information about the Cambridge International Programme IGCSEs and A-Levels in the Upper School, please visit here.

College Placement & School Profile

At BIS-NY we're committed to providing our students with  individualised support throughout the college planning, application, and acceptance process.

With access to dedicated guidance from our college counselling team, the students will have consistent support and advice with their questions while planning for and applying to colleges and universities. Our college counselors will regularly meet with students and their families as they prepare for the college application process as well as working with colleges and universities.

Throughout the process, we know our upper schoolers can be confident given the international profile of the the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and the Cambridge A-Level programmes, the most widely taken and highly sought after by top institutions worldwide, agreed to be the best preparation for higher education.

Global recognition & University Preparation: Cambridge IGCSEs and A-Levels

Cambridge qualifications are recognised and valued by universities all around the world, including in the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Germany and beyond. In places such as the United States and Canada, good grades in carefully chosen Cambridge International A Level subjects can result in up to one year of university course credit.

Over 880 universities in the US formally accept Cambridge International AS & A Levels, including all Ivy League and Ivy Plus universities. These universities include Brown, Harvard, MIT, Stanford and Yale. Many more US universities accept Cambridge qualifications on application. In the UK, all universities accept Cambridge qualifications.

BIS-NY works closely with universities to make sure Cambridge qualifications develop the skills and knowledge students need to succeed at university. In a 2018 survey of higher education admissions tutors at the world’s leading universities, 100 per cent of respondents said Cambridge programmes give students excellent preparation for university.

To find out more about recognition of specific Cambridge qualifications, see the Guidance for universities page or visit the Cambridge Recognition Database.

Questions & School Profile

For more information on the process for college placement please contact us, and to access the school profile, please visit here or click the button below to download.


Future Schools

We are extremely proud of our students' results in gaining places at the onward schools of their choosing, a selection of which is detailed below:

New York City 

  • Avenues School
  • Bard High School Early College
  • The Bronx High School of Science
  • The Brearley School
  • Calhoun School
  • The Chapin School
  • Columbia Prep and Grammar School
  • The Dwight School
  • Dwight - Englewood School
  • Ethical Culture Fieldston School
  • Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Performing Arts
  • Grace Church School
  • Horace Mann School 
  • La Scuola D’Italia Guglielmo Marconi
  • Leman Manhattan
  • Loyola School
  • LREI
  • Milton Academy
  • The Nightingale Bamford School
  • New Explorations into Science Technology and Math (NEST + M)
  • Packer Collegiate Institute
  • Poly Prep Country Day School
  • Regis High School
  • Riverdale School
  • The Spence School
  • Stuyvesant High School
  • Trevor Day School
  • Trinity School
  • United Nations International School
  • Xavier High School

United Kingdom

  • Abercorn School
  • Brighton College
  • Colet Court (St Paul’s Preparatory School)
  • Cheltenham Ladies College
  • City of London School for Boys
  • Epsom College
  • Eton College
  • Highgate School
  • James Allen Girls School
  • King’s College School
  • Kingston Grammar School
  • Knightsbridge School
  • Lady Eleanor Holles
  • Latymer Upper School
  • Marlborough College
  • Millfield School
  • Oundle School
  • Princess Helena College
  • Rugby School
  • Sevenoaks School
  • Sherborne School (Mathematics Scholarship)
  • Shiplake College
  • Stowe School
  • St. John's, Leatherhead
  • St. Paul's Girls' School
  • St. Paul's School
  • Sussex House
  • University College School
  • Winchester College
  • Wycombe Abbey

University Acceptance* 

Although BIS-NY's Upper School is only in its second full year of graduating students we are delighted by the caliber of offers and places that our students have achieved so far, a selection of which are listed below.

*Updated as of May 2024.


  • Cardiff University
  • Durham University
  • Goldsmiths University, London
  • Imperial College London
  • King's College London
  • Newcastle University
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • University College London
  • University of the Arts, London
  • University of Bath
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • University of Kent
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Lincoln
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Reading
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Warwick
  • University of the West of England (Bristol)
  • University of Westminster
  • University of York



  • LISAA School of Design, Paris



  • University of Utrecht, Amsterdam



  • McGill University, Quebec - Entrance Scholarship
  • University of New Brunswick
  • University of Ottawa


  • Bard College, NY
  • Barnard College, NY
  • Bates College, ME
  • Bennington College, VT
  • Brandeis University, MA
  • College of Holy Cross, MA
  • Connecticut College, CT
  • City University of New York (CUNY)
    • Baruch College
    • Brooklyn College
    • Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music
    • City College
    • Hunter College
    • York College
  • Colgate University, NY
  • Drexel University, PA
  • Dickinson College, PA
  • Emory University, GA
  • Franklin & Marshall College, PA
  • Fordham University, NY
  • Gettysburg College, PA
  • George Washington University, Washington D.C.
  • LaVerne University, CA- Presidential Scholarship
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MA
  • Mount St. Mary's University, MD
  • Northwestern University, IL
  • Pace University, NY
  • Penn State University, PA
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, NY
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, IN
  • Rutgers University, NJ
  • Santa Clara University, CA
  • Sarah Lawrence College, NY
  • School of the Art Institute Chicago, IL
  • School of Visual Arts, NY
  • St. Michael's College, VT
  • State University of New York (SUNY)
    • Alfred State College 
    • Empire State College
    • Fredonia
    • Old Westbury
    • Oneonta
    • Purchase College
    • Stony Brook University
    • University of Binghamton
    • University of Buffalo
  • Trinity College, CT
  • University of California, CA
    • Berkeley
    • Los Angeles
  • University of Hartford, CT
  • University of Massachusetts (Boston), MA - Dean's Scholarship
  • University of Tampa, FL
  • University of Wisconsin (Madison), WI
  • Vassar College, NY
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology, MA
  • Wesleyan University, CT
  • Wheaton College, MA

I would like to thank all my teachers for the curriculum they have taught me within the classroom and for the life lessons they have taught outside of it. I am grateful for my time here and I cannot wait for my next chapter. The memories I have made here can never be forgotten and BIS-NY will always have a special place in my heart. Thank you everyone who has made my school experience the amazing one it is.