Bombay International School is a co-ed international day school affiliated with the International Baccalaureate (IB), Geneva and the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), UK.
Established in the year 1962, the school is a pioneer in integrating learning by doing, innovative teaching and active learning. The school is managed by Bombay International School Association and the parents of the students are registered as members.
The school believes parents are important participants helping in many spheres of school life. They are considered as valuable resources with varied perspectives to help improve the education process.
Bombay International School does not have a huge campus and claims to be “a small school with a large heart.”
The classrooms are well-ventilated with air-conditioners, equipped with projectors and AV equipments. The school has rooms for extracurricular activities like AV room, music room, art room and a room especially for yoga, dance and gymnastics. The school also has a spacious auditorium with attached green room.
The school has a well-stocked and well ventilated library which provides humongous literary resources to students, three science laboratories (for physics, chemistry and biology) with international safety standards and bus facilities for students and teachers.
Sports facilities at BIS include grounds and courts for football, cricket, karate, table tennis, athletics, gymnastics and basketball.
Bombay International School’s is affiliated with the the International Baccalaureate (IB), Geneva and the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), UK.
The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for children aged three – 12 nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.
Middle School at BIS administers the Cambridge Lower Secondary Curriculum. Cambridge Lower Secondary develops skills and understanding across various subjects for the first three years of secondary education. It provides a flexible framework for developing skills and understanding in subjects such as English, mathematics, science and ICT and also introduces students to interdisciplinary learnings in the social sciences and arts. Combined with this world-class curriculum, high-quality support for teachers and varied assessment, our students gain in meaningful ways. The Cambridge Lower Secondary curriculum builds into the requirements of the Upper Secondary Programme.
BIS offers the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) in grades 9-10.
BIS offers a wide choice of subjects across Languages, Math, Sciences, Arts, Drama, Humanities and Technology giving the child depth and breadth through a foundation for further study. Students are thus prepared to progress to pre-university study through the International Baccalaureate Diploma offered in grades 11-12.
The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students.
Extracurriculars: Apart from the academic curriculum, the school also offers its students extracurricular activities such as football, yoga, allowing students to express themselves through art, dance, photography, quiz, debates and interschool sports activities.
Dr. Cyrus Vakil (principal)
The admissions process to lower prep at BIS begins when the child is three years old, approximately twelve months before the child is admitted to the school (at approximately age four). The website is to be checked for the eligibility criteria. The first step towards the admission process is the online registration form available on our website in July-August. Parents have to fill this form and submit it online, followed by the payment of registration fees. This is followed by form filling, where both the parents are required to be present at a given date where they come in to the school premises to fill up the form.
For admission to IBDP, BIS welcomes students who balance high levels of academic achievement and extracurricular activities to join its Diploma Programme. Applications for admission to the IB Diploma Programme are invited usually in the months of August and September. The form for IBDP applicants needs to be filled by the student and submitted along with the requisite documents and the registration fee at the IBDP office. Students will then need to appear for an entrance test. Shortlisted students are then called for a personal interaction with members of the admissions panel. Parents are made aware of the admission before the end of the same year.
An email can also be sent to [email protected] requesting for details on admission. The school does not entertain any phone calls for any information.
Bombay International School believes parents are important participants helping in many spheres of school life. They are considered as valuable resources with varied perspectives to help improve the education process.
BIS is ranked among the top 10 boys boarding schools of India in the EducationWorld India School Rankings 2020-21.
Since Bombay International School is a day school, there is no provision for accommodation.