Where is the school located?

The school is well located on 67 A Bronirovannaya St. in a quiet residential area, not far from the centre of Bishkek but away from main roads and other dangers.

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Directions: If you go South on Manas Avenue towards the mountains, turn right on Gagarin just before Bishkek University of Humanities. Follow the road for 500 m and the main road then turns to the right alongside the National Surgery Centre where there is a small mosque on the corner of the road. When the main road turns again to the left after 50 meters, don’t follow the main road to the left but go straight on down Ordjenikidze street, then take the first road on the left. That is Bronirovannaya and BIS is 100m down the road on your right.

How long is the school day?

The school is open from 7.45 am. Students should be in class at 8.00 and lessons start at 8.15. Formal school finishes at 15.30, but afterschool clubs and aftercare run to 17.30 so students can be collected either at the end of the formal school or after extra-curricular activities.

Are there weekend classes?

BIS does not offer weekend classes.

Is there a school uniform?

BIS does not have a school uniform. Students must wear appropriate clothing for the school day.

Can my child still join the school if they do not speak English?

Yes. Many students who started the school without English are already fluent in English. We provide intensive English support for those students who need it, and with small class sizes and two teachers in each class, students receive individual educational support. However, from age 9 and up new students have an English exam before entry to assess their ability and there may be additional charge for additional English lessons for these students if required.

Do students have to do homework?

Yes. Students from 5 years old receive homework on a daily basis to enable parents to be involved in the education process. Homework may take between 20 to 60 minutes each day and may be in any subject.

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