MOVING within the international energy industry with a young family can often mean that a stable education is one of the biggest considerations for parents.
The British International School (BIS) in Houston is confident it offers world-class facilities, exceptional staff and a record of student achievement that will reassure parents that their children’s education is in good hands.
This session, the school is set to enhance what it has to offer, when it moves into its new, $80 million state-of-the-art facilities in Katy, a developing suburb of Houston.
Unveiled by BIH principal, Andrew Derry, at OTC in May, the new facility more than doubles the school’s capacity – from 850 students at the current campus to more than 2,000 and will also generate over 100 new jobs for high-quality teachers and administrative support staff.
Serving students ages three to 18, the school uses the most up-to-date pedagogical and brain research to offer a truly world-class approach for students and learning. It also encourages all its pupils to take part in its community involvement programme, and offers a mix of expatriate and local students.
Andrew Derry, who is responsible for running the new campus, told delegates: “What we are offering students is a truly personalised approach to learning, built around best practice.
“The British International School of Houston is already a very successful school with very high standards and examination results at all levels.
“We will uphold and continually improve these since they provide the vital pathway to further educational opportunities for our students.
“At the same time, we will prepare our students with the contemporary skills, attributes and concepts that prepare them for their fast-changing, globally connected, technology-rich future.
“Our learning environments are completely designed around the diverse needs of our learners. Our ‘neighbourhood’ concept provides a range of environments, each particularly suited to a style of learning; from individual areas, to fully collaborative, technology-rich areas. There is always a learning environment suited to the approach our students need.”
As part of the new development the school will be partnering its students with the best of the best, such as the world-renowned Julliard School of Performing Arts.
Adds a spokesperson: “It will also continue to deliver its international curricula for both expatriate and local students, providing a passport to the finest universities and colleges in the US, UK and around the world.
“Students’ outstanding academic success achieved through the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme places the British International School of Houston in the top five per cent of the more than 3,000 IB schools across the world.”
Nord Anglia is a family of 42 premium schools across the world offering IB programmes to students and Mr. Derry stressed that there is much more to the schools than straightforward passing of exams.
“We feel it is important that we also instil a sense of community spirit in all of our students,” he explained. “That is why students cannot graduate from any of our schools without completing some sort of community involvement programme.
“And we will continue to be building on our community involvement in our new location.”
Notes to editors:
The British International School in Houston (BISH) is part of Nord Anglia Education – one of the world’s leading international operators of premium schools catering for kindergarten to the end of secondary school.
Nord Anglia’s 42 schools in China, Europe, the Middle East, SE Asia and North America offer International Baccalaureate programme.
The BISH has an established reputation amongst the expatriate community and can offer continuity of education for those moving from other geographic locations.
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