Your child will thrive at The British International School Bratislava. We are the largest international school in Bratislava with outstanding teaching professionals, high academic standards, a family atmosphere and an environment that inspires children to learn.
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The British International School Bratislava inspires high educational achievement in all of its students, and provides a supportive learning environment in which students can discover a world of opportunity.
We inspire your child to be the best that they can be. At BISB, we prepare your child for their role in a challenging and rapidly-changing world. We provide an environment that is nurturing, academically stimulating and internationally aware. Our students become confident, open-minded, respectful young people, inspired to become responsible and active global citizens.
HIGHEST QUALITY LEARNING
BISB offers an exceptional International Baccalaureate Diploma programme, which is recognised by Slovak and international universities. Every year, over 97% of our IBDP graduates successfully pass the IB Diploma Programme with higher than the global average points achieved.
While academic excellence remains an absolute priority at BISB, we are equally focused on providing opportunities for your child to flourish beyond the confines of the traditional curriculum and formal classroom.
We are the only international school in Bratislava that offers a unique Global Campus network, which connecting all of the schools in the worldwide Nord Anglia Education family. The Global Campus gives your child access to a variety of exceptional experiences and opportunities.
valid for the academic year 2022/2023
This school has more than one campus in Bratislava:
Oaks: Ages 7 to 18
Address: Pekníkova 6
841 02 Bratislava
Willows: Ages 3 to 5
Address: J. V. Dolinského 1
841 02 Bratislava, Slovakia
Maples: Ages 5 to 7
Address: Pekníkova 4
841 02 Bratislava, Slovakia
We educate your child for a changing world. We collaborate with UNICEF and pioneering institutions such as MIT and Juilliard, developing programmes that will give them the skills, qualities and outlook to create their own exciting future.
In collaboration with The Juilliard School, we aim to transform your child's understanding of the performing arts.
MIT programme will open your child's eyes to the possibilities of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Students will tackle challenges and workshops created by MIT experts, and develop skills that will help them invent the future.
We work with UNICEF to introduce your child to some of the planet's most pressing issues. Through World's Largest Lesson, our Student Summit and our Global Challenges, we inspire them to think about how to change the world for the better.
Language support for students not fluent in English
English Additional Language Lessons
Additional language classes offered by the school
Spanish, French, German, Korean, Slovak
Use of technology in the classroom
Information technology plays an important role in the daily life of students at BISB, whether it is learning new skills in ICT lessons, using technology as a tool when working on other subjects, using the school learning platform, using email to communicate or accessing the internet for information.
BISB is equipped with a high capacity wifi network which enables access to the Internet anywhere in the building, we have 2 ICT suites and numerous portable devices to support learning.
Students in years 2 to 9 have access to their own school iPad for use as a tool in school. The iPads will be used to facilitate collaboration, research, multimedia presentations, translation and an understanding of the capabilities of mobile technology. Older students are increasingly encouraged to bring their own portable device to use as a tool for learning.
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)
Yes, we use virtual classroom technologies.
Do teachers assign homework to their students?
Approximate hours of homework given
The amount and type of homework depends on the age of students (year group) and specific subjects. In Primary school students might have less homework than in Secondary school.
No at the moment, but we always recommend that parents contact us well in advance of their planned move to Slovakia to secure a place.
Entry evaluation for students
We do not do any assessment for students age 3-10 (Primary school); in Year 7-9 students do an online English test so we can see their level of English and how much support they will need. Students applying to Year 10-13 must sit the English and Mathematics tests, before we can give them an offer.
Brief description of entry evaluation required
English test - online Oxford reading test ; Maths test - written test
Deadline for registration (new academic year)
No deadline, but early enquiry is highly recommended.
Students can join after academic year begins
Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation
External examinations or assessments available
International Baccalaureates Diploma (IBD) and International General Certificate of Secondary Education ( IGCSE)
Results in these examinations
Students' scores on the IB Diploma averaged 33 points, compared to the global average of 29.6 points.
In IGCSE, 96% of our students achieve grades A-C.
Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?
Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs
Yes, we have a dedicated Special Education Needs (SEN) team who works closely with the students with specific learning needs.
Learning support offered
1:1 support on weekly basis ; in class support in collaboration with the class and subjects teachers; specific timetable adapted to student`s needs; specific adaptation for student`s need in examinations
The school supports gifted, able and talented students
All our students are challenged to achieve the best results possible. Teachers encourage gifted and talented students to with more difficult task, with challenging projects and activities.
In the morning a supervision is available from 7:50. There is an after school care for Early years children from 14:45 - 16:30
Extracurricular activities or clubs offered
Variety of over 60 different clubs covering different sports, arts, music, drama, etc.
School provided lunches
Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)
Vegetarian, gluten free and lactose free options.
Sports activities included
Swimming, ice skating, gymnastics are run on top of normal Physicals education lessons covering a range of different sport activities.
Sports facilities at the school
- Gym, 2 bubble gyms in winter
- New all-weather sporting surface
- Basketball courts
- A 200-meter athletics track
- A half-size Astroturf football pitch
- A 1.296 m2 outdoor field providing a wide range of sporting opportunities including football, basketball, tennis or badminton
- Playgrounds for the younger children are provided with high quality and stimulating play equipment
Sports teams or sport competitions available for students
Qualities and characteristics best defining the school
The British International School Bratislava is a friendly and welcoming school that aims for high educational achievement in a supportive learning environment. BISB offers a distinguished educational experience and our teachers who are both highly qualified and experienced share the same commitment to ensure that every child’s potential is fulfilled.
Teaching approach of the school
BISB inspires high educational achievement in all of its students, and provides a supportive learning environment in which students can discover a world of opportunity.
Why choose The British International School Bratislava?
Our students enjoy the benefits of a range of facilities. The British International School Bratislava is located on three campuses in Dúbravka (north-western part of Bratislava).
Some of the facilities are: large and airy classrooms, primary library, STEAM room, 6 modern well-equipped science labs, 1 special ICT room with film technology, large library with dedicated areas for IB students and a suite of computer for research, music rooms, social area for students, gym, 2 bubble gyms in winter, fitness area, all-weather sporting surface, dance studio, basketball courts, 200-meter athletics track, half-size Astroturf football pitch, 1.296 m2 outdoor field providing a wide range of sporting opportunities (including football, basketball, tennis or badminton), playgrounds for the younger children, multipurpose hall/theatre.
Your child will enjoy an education that challenges and excites. We believe that each child has talents and our job is to help your child make the most of their natural ability. They will gain skills to inspire them to be life-long learners capable of excelling and making a difference in the world. We care about all our students and we want the best for them educationally but also socially and emotionally.
In Years 10 and 11, students study for IGCSE certificates. In Years 12 and 13, students study for the IB Diploma. This is a challenging two-year course of study which, if successful, culminates in the award of the IB Diploma. The IB Diploma is one of the most highly regarded programmes for entry into universities across the world.
We place a high value on our Enrichment Activities in both the Primary and Secondary School. Enrichment activities are designed to give students the opportunity to try new things, learn new skills.
We have an extensive enrichment programme which offers activities for everyone to become involved in. Whether you enjoy sports, performing arts, culture, well-being, STEAM or service, there will be something for you to enjoy.
Students also have the chance to participate in high profile events such as the International Award, the Tanzania Expedition, Young Enterprise Award, and Maths and Science Challenges.
We are delighted that you are considering The British International School Bratislava for your child’s education. We welcome children of all nationalities at BIS. We offer open enrollment school accepting children aged 3 to 18 years throughout the year.
We are looking forward to answering all of your questions and welcoming your family to our school.