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Open to all 15 to 17-year-old students*


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We hope you enjoyed this year’s Art and Poetry Evening at BIS. From the Primary School poetry recital, the Slam Poetry Contest, and the beautiful artwork hung ...


Over spring break we have been working very hard to better organize both sections of our Library. In the Primary Library we have sorted all picture and story ...

Welcome to our School

Bishkek International School is a non-profit community school providing excellent international education in a safe, supportive and happy environment. Small class sizes, an attractive, well-resourced location and vibrant teaching all contribute to an educational environment that enables students to achieve success.

Student numbers have increased from 20 students when we opened in 2011, to over 250 students in 2018, with new students joining every term. Sixty percent of students are American, Asian and European citizens, who are children of employees of embassies, international organizations and international business or NGOs. Forty percent of students are Kyrgyz citizens. The school welcomes all students regardless of ability, gender, ethnicity, language, or religious belief and everyone is encouraged to take part in all school activities.


We are an authorized International Baccalaureate, IB World School, offering the IB Diploma Programme , a two-year educational programme for High School students aged 16–18, providing entry into many universities worldwide.

For the first two years of High School we offer the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) with examination at age 16 in seven to nine subjects, as the ideal preparation for the IB Diploma Programme, as well as providing the option for some students to leave for College after IGCSE exams. High School students may also opt to take national state examinations in addition to internationally accredited IB and Cambridge Assessment International Education.

High School Profile

Our Middle School, for students age 11-14, follows the IB Middle Years Programme with a broad and balanced curriculum that promotes inquiry and interdisciplinary learning.

Middle School Profile

Primary School runs from age 5 to 11, following the IB Primary Years Programme . Each class has two teachers and small class sizes. The education program includes English, Mathematics, Science, Art, Music, Physical Education, Dance, Geography, History, and Russian or Kyrgyz language as a second language option and French or Mandarin or extra English as a third language option.

Primary School Profile

Preschool accepts children from age 2 to 5 in three classes and follows the the IB Primary Years Programme from age 3.

Beyond the academic curriculum, the school provides a comprehensive education program including Sports, Art, Music, Dance and a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

BIS Team

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