Our Campus

We know light and air can make all the difference to how children learn, and being located next to the east river imbues a true 'blue mind' to every day for our students. Research has shown a direct correlation between being close to the water and a sense of relaxation in humans; something which is of particular importance in a big city like New York. 

Conveniently located on river at east 23rd Street, we have been particularly fortunate to grow our school in such a spacious, serene and private environment. Our facilities offer students of all ages the right balance of belonging in spaces that fit them and their particular stage of learning, with a level of independence as they progress up our school. Our facilities include our swimming pool, playgrounds, science labs, and art studios to name but a few. Combined with our world-class partnerships for additional P.E. facilities at Asphalt Green, our proximity to the east river fields for athletics and outdoor sports for our teams to compete in, BIS-NY really is so much more than just a school. 

Waterside Plaza is ideally located for those looking for the advantages of life in the big city, but offering a close community feel, and room to breathe. At BIS-NY we are privileged to be part of this community, to share in the secure feeling promoted by the attentive Waterside team, to revel in the breath-taking views whatever the weather and enjoy the community spirit which pervades the campus.

Explore our campus online - or plan a visit when suits you best

For families not able to make it to Manhattan to visit us in person, we have prepared a mini-Campus Map to give you an idea of the facilities and space that our schools offers, nestled in the intimate and welcoming surroundings of Waterside Plaza. Although you won't be able to hear the children, or see that buildings, you'll have a good sense of how to orient yourself when you get here!

Arrange a Private Tour to see our unique campus for yourself. We look forward to welcoming you to our oasis in the big city.

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Map Points

River View
BIS-NY Upper
Garden View
Plaza View - STEM
Lower Playground
Upper Playground
Swimming Pool
Urban Garden
Modern Languages
Waterside Cafe