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CityBaku
CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees: Not public
Reviews: 4.9
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 17 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2022/2023.

Address: Abbaszadeh Str 8, AZ 1073, Baku, Azerbaijan
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Number of students

700

Number of nationalities represented in the school

More than 30 nationalities are represented at BOS.

Most common nationality

UK, Turkey, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Spain, France, India, Kazakhstan, Germany, USA etc.

Ratio of local students to international students

Around 25% of students are international students.

Max. number of students per class

The maximum number of students in the classroom is 20-22 students.

Average number of students per class

16-18 an average

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

From 3 years old (Nursery) up to grade 2 (year3), all classes have one mainstream teacher, teaching all core subjects and one full-time assistant.

Native English speaking teachers

Most of the teachers are locals, international teachers represent 15% of the total academic staff and teach different subjects across the school.

Language support for students not fluent in English

The school offers English as an Additional Language (EAL) for non-native speakers with weaker English. In addition, there is a learning support department supporting students with mild learning support needs.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Azerbaijani, Russian, French, German, Spanish, PSHE

Use of technology in the classroom

All the lessons at BOS are integrated with IT. All classrooms are utilized with modern smartboards, projectors, wifi. There are designated computer labs for students' use, and school Ipdas and MacBooks are available for students' use. In addition, from grade 6 and upwards students are following Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy. The school has purchased an Isams program for the school management system.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

All students have their school account and use Google Classroom. Online classes are available through the GSuit Platform.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

The school follows the Homework policy, and assigns an appropriate amount of homework for students starting from Grade 3 and upwards.

Approximate hours of homework given

The following times serve as a guideline for daily homework periods:
Primary School
- Foundation stages: none
- Grade 1 to 2: 20 minutes per night
- Grade 2 to 5: 30-40 minutes per night

Secondary School
- Middle School: Grade 6 to 8: 50-60 minutes per night
- High School Grade 9 to 12 60-90 minutes per night

Uniform required

Yes, the uniform is mandatory at BOS.

Waiting list

Our admissions continue throughout the year for international students. Those who cannot join due to lack of required documents or visa issues, or not meeting the admission assessment requirements can be placed on a waiting list for another try.

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment and interviews, as well as tests, are conducted before admission. We also make a screening of students, like inquiry from the previous school if any concern may arise.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

We conduct interaction in Early Years, Assessment/Interviews in primary school, and diagnostic tests in secondary school, mainly in Match and English. It is important to provide the previous school and grade confirmation for every student, except for Early Years.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Enrollment is open throughout the year, except for high school which ends in May.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, with condition that the student provides school confirmation for the previous weeks/months in order to continue the same class at BOS.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

99%

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, A-Levels and Compulsory State Examination for local students

Results in these examinations

A*, A, B, C

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

BOS is a multicultural community and internationalism is respected across the school. We respect all cultures, religions, and nationalities, and there is no particular religion practiced at school.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

We accommodate all students, either religious or non-religious.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, we accommodate students with mild learning support needs.

Learning support offered

SEN students with mild issues, such as concentration, dyslexia, and others, if the capacity of the school allows.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We have a department of gifted and talented students and arrange a set of activities and motivation programs for them.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

The latest start time for school is 8:45 Azerbaijan time

School finish time

Early Years finish at 14:45
Grades 1 and 2 - finish at 15:35
Grade 3 and upwards finish at 16:30 latest with activities.

Supervised care before/after school

Late picked-up students can wait in the school library to wait for their drivers or parents with an adult supervisor.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

BOS offers a comprehensive after-school activity program, including full use of the gymnasium.

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Sports activities included

PE classes and afterschool activity options, including swimming and tennis.

Sports facilities at the school

Football, basketball, tennis, swimming, boxing, and some others upon need.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Other facilities at the school

Library, theater, science labs, art rooms, pottery classes, canteen, open-spaced playground, IT labs.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Baku-Oxford School was founded in 1998 and quickly established itself as one of the leading international schools in Baku. Since then the school has gone from strength to strength increasing enrollment year on year while improving facilities and learning opportunities for students. BOS is accredited by the Council of International School (CIS), and a Member of ECIS.

Teaching approach of the school

Our mission: We raise empowered, compassionate and creative thinkers of the global community!
Our vision: Learn, Thrive and Be Unique at BOS!

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