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Ages 2 to 18

International School of Bucharest

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CurriculumInternational, British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): 53,016 lei
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Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: 53,016 lei
Address: 1R Sos Garii Catelu Str, Sector 3, Bucharest, Romania
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Number of students

750

Number of nationalities represented in the school

40

Most common nationality

The major nationalities are Romanian (making up 35% of ISB student body) and Turkish (15%), followed by Chinese, British, Hungarian, and Greek families.

Ratio of local students to international students

35% local : 65% international

Max. number of students per class

The maximum number of students in a class is 20.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

The large majority of teachers are native English speakers. They are supported by a number of English speaking international staff, who enhance the multicultural nature of ISB.

Language support for students not fluent in English

English as a Second Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Spanish

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Placement test

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Admission Officer will contact the students applying to Year 7-13 in order to schedule an English and Mathematics placement tests. Native English speaker students will not be asked to complete an English test. Students joining Primary School are not asked to complete a placement test. They will meet the appropriate KS coordinator on their first visit at the school and may be interviewed. All new primary school students will be assessed by the class teacher at the beginning of the school year.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins

ISB accepts registrations throughout the year, however, certain classes may be at full capacity.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, IGCSE, A Levels

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

ISB is a non-selective school and is proud to offer additional learning support through its team of highly experienced staff. ISB provides an extensive range of help, assistance and advice for those families with children who have mild to moderate learning needs as ISB believes that all students within ISB are entitled to receive a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum which provides them with an equal opportunity to develop their full potential.

Learning support offered

Through a programme of tailored support, the progress of students is carefully monitored and recorded, with consultation and feedback to parents being a vital and integral part of the learning process. For students with more complex needs, a Learning Support Assistant* may be provided, and in some instances children may require the additional support of outside experts, such as speech therapists or educational psychologists, in which case ISB's team of special educational experts will work closely with professionals in the community.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

When a student is naturally gifted, ISB wants to make sure it stretches and challenges them. ISB ensures its teachers are fully aware of how to work effectively with exceptionally able students and get the best from them. ISB also runs specialist sessions for students to advance higher-level thinking skills.

School start time

8:30

School finish time

15:00

Supervised care before/after school

ISB has carefully designed an Extended After School Programme which is aimed to both complement and enrich children’s education and support the working parents.
The programme is available for Early Years to Year 9 students and runs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 15:00- 18:00.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

ISB offers various extracurricular activities such as: violin, piano, karate, judo, basket, tennis, football, gymnastic, robotics, swimming, cooking, art, etc.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports facilities at the school

Football field, basketball court, gym

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Established in 1996, authorised by the Romanian Ministry of Education and accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), associate member of Council of British International Schools (COBIS), International School of Bucharest (ISB) provides a complete and high standard educational programme for students from ages two to eighteen.

ISB serves the educational needs of the international community in Bucharest as well as the educational needs of the Romanian students who are committed to access an international education curriculum in English. We welcome children of all races, religions and cultures and we consider applications throughout the year based on space availability.

ISB operates on a new purpose-built campus situated in Bucharest, Sector 3, 1R Sos Gara Catelu. 40 nationalities are represented among our 750 students. Our school follows the Cambridge Curriculum for Primary and Secondary and offers International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme which allow our graduate students to apply and be admitted in prestigious universities worldwide, including Romania. English is the language of teaching at ISB and the majority of our teachers are native English speakers.

Teaching approach of the school

ISB provides each student with a broad, balanced education in a safe and supportive environment. ISB promotes an enjoyment of learning, creativity and excellence whilst working in close harmony with its diverse community.

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