2023 Back to School Welcome Site

Ahead of welcoming you and welcoming you back to BIS-NY, we are delighted to share the following key links and information as you start you prepare for the new school year.

Please note Upper specific information will be shared directly by Mr. McWilliams in the coming weeks.

Save The Date - Curriculum Night
Tuesday, September 12th from 5.30pm

Save The Date - Back to School Picnic on the Plaza
Thursday, September 14th from 3:45 - 5:00pm
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Admissions Team at admissions@bis-ny.org or 212 481 2700. 

We can't wait to see you on Tuesday, September 5th!

Correspondence from Mr Morrow

Please find below additional start-of-school updates from Mr Morrow, as sent through Heads Office, for your reference as we continue to plan for September. We will update this section with further emails as shared with families and staff in the coming weeks. 

First Day Checklist

The following items must be completed or reviewed prior to starting school for all students.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our Admissions Team (admissions@bis-ny.org) who will be delighted to assist.

Uniforms & Dress Code

Uniform is required for students in the Honey Bees (Nursery) through Year 9. Students in Years 10 - 13 move to a dress code. More details on what is required/expected for both can be found below.

Getting Started Online

Please find our Uniform Guide here, to help direct your selection on the website.

Create an account with LandsEnd here and indicate school as The British International School of New York OR search school number 900118894.

After School & Enrichment

BIS-NY is pleased to offer a wide array of after school options for students of all ages. More details and sign up instructions for specific opportunities (such as clubs and sports teams) are available from the school.

Sports Teams & Clubs

BIS-NY will continue to offer competitive sports teams throughout the year. We hope to be competing in the American International Private School League (AIPSL) and Confederation of New York Schools And Team Sports (CONSAT) league in the following sports. 

More details and sign-up options will be shared over the summer.

Please see below for some further information from last year on these, but note they may be subject to change later on in the summer as venue's confirm their requirements:

School Calendar &
Key Dates

  • Curriculum Night - Tuesday 12th September - 5.30pm
  • Back to School Picnic- Thursday 14th September - 3.45pm
  • Week commencing Monday 19th September
    UN General Assembly -
    Beware the awful traffic across the city!
  • Monday, September 25th
    School Closed for Yom Kippur
  • Monday, October 9th - Tuesday, October 10th
    School Closed for Autumn Break
  • Monday, November 20th & Tuesday, November 21st
    Parent Teacher Conferences (no lessons)
  • Wednesday, December 20th
    Last Day of Autumn Term (half day, dismissal at 12:30pm)

Please review the full 2023/2024 school year calendar here

Lunch Orders - Nursery to Year 6

  • The Nutrislice app is now available to order lunches for the first week of term. Please be sure to order by Wednesday 29th August, no later than 2:00pm.
  • For families in Years 6 and below, please download the Nutrislice app from apple or google for weekly lunch ordering.
  • Students in Year 7 and upwards will choose their lunch on the day.

Transport to BIS-NY

For families looking to take a school bus to school or to park, please review the information below as early as possible before the start of school.


BIS-NY has a welcoming, active Parents' Association dedicated to supporting the school’s mission and fostering a vibrant, inclusive community. All parents are members of the PA and your involvement is valued and encouraged.

For more information and an opportunity to complete an important survey, please enjoy the Welcome Letter from the PA here.

Who's Who at BIS-NY

Ensuring that each student is happy, supported and well known continues to be one of the main priorities of the school as we recognize how important this is in enabling children to feel secure, confident and ready to learn. 

All members of staff are committed to the care and well-being of students and their work in this area is coordinated primarily through the divisional structure in the school.


Please email us at admissions@bis-ny.org, or call us on 212 481-2700, we're in over the summer and here to help!