Bishkek International School is a non-profit community school that provides excellent international education in a safe, supportive and happy environment. We feel the warm and friendly atmosphere that exists is a major factor in helping our students to maximize their potential. Small class sizes, an attractive well- resourced location and vibrant teaching all contribute towards an educational environment that enables students to achieve success.
Our school is five years old and we have engendered a sense of belonging and care within the school. Student enrolment is now over 150 students, with more students joining every term. Seventy percent of our students are American, Asian and European citizens, who are children of employees of embassies, international organizations and international business or NGOs. Thirty 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 students aged 16–19, providing entry into many universities worldwide.
For students age 11-16 the school follows IB Middle Years Programme, as well as elected options for Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination at age 16. Beyond the academic curriculum, the school provides a comprehensive education program including PE, Art, Music, Dance and a wide range of extra-curricular activities.
Primary education 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, ICT, Geography, History, and Russian or Kyrgyz language as a second language option and French or Mandarin or extra English as a third language option.
Preschool accepts children from age 2 to 5 in three classes and follows the the IB Primary Years Programme from age 3.