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CurriculumsIB and British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
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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 15 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: 14,673 лв
to: 25,766 лв
This school has more than one campus in Sofia:
BSS School & BSS College: Ages 8 to 18

Address: Lozenets, 21 "Georgi Raychev" street Sofia, Bulgaria

BSS Kindergarten & Infant School: Ages 2 to 8

Address: Lozenets, 18 "Radi Radev" street, Sofia, Bulgaria

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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

260

Number of nationalities represented in the school

42

Most common nationality

Bulgarian

Ratio of local students to international students

40% local, 60% foreign

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

15

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Mixed

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, French, German, Arabic, Greek, Bulgarian

Use of technology in the classroom

We are the only Apple school in Bulgaria - our students learn MAC OS and Windows at the same time. Students from Grade 3 to 12 actively use iPads in their every day learning activities.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

We aim to equip students with independent learning skills to enable them to research in preparation for class activities and tasks set to reinforce learning. The submission of work and rules regarding referencing / plagiarism is governed by the BSS academic honesty policy. Higher level subjects will receive up to 3 hours per fortnight and Standard Level up to 2 hours per fortnight.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

No

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Applicants sit on exams in English and Mathematics. Students applying for IGCSE and IB DP also have an essay to write and an interview with the IB Coordinator.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

31 May

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

Students in Grade 6 – CIE Primary Checkpoint Exams in English, Mathematics and Science
Students in Grade 8 – CIE Lower Secondary Checkpoint Exams in English, Mathematics and Science
Students in Grade 10 – International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Exams - mandatory exams in English, Mathematics, Science / Biology and a choice of 2 to 5 additional subjects
Students in Grade 12 - International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme exams in 6 subjects and 3 additional modelues - Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) and Extended Essay.

Results in these examinations

Above UK average

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

Yes - door-to-door service

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

No

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We have a very strong Gifted and Talented Programme. Our students participate in different international competitions - English, Mathematics, Science, Debating, Sports, etc.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

8:30

School finish time

16:00

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, from 16:00 to 18:00

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We offer many extracurricular activities depending on the age of the students in the following categories: Sports, Art, Music, Creative, STEM and Language Arts.

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education and Dancing classes

Sports facilities at the school

Two outside playgrounds for football, basketball and volleyball, a playground with facilities for climbing and a gym.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, we have teams in Football, Basketball, Volleyball and Field Hockey.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Innovative, Aspirational and Forward Thinking

Teaching approach of the school

Child-centered, Whole child approach, Cross-curricular, Thinking Based

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