Choosing an International School? Remember Four Points!
IB curriculum offers four major progarammes, that is PYP (Primary Years Programme), MYP (Middle Years Programme), DP (Diploma Programme) and CP (Career-related Programme).
Boston International School is the ONLY IB Continuum school in Wuxi that offer all three programmes of PYP, MYP and DP.
Cambridge International Education includes IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education).
AP curriculum is not mandatory to American college application. They are college preparatory courses. If students are able to complete four AP subjects, they are more likely to be accepted by univerisities.
Boston International School is registered in College Board (CEEB # 694610) and authorized to offer AP curriculum.
★Scholastic Aptitude Test
The SAT is a standardized test developed by the College Board widely used for college admissions in the United States. Boston International School students can take SAT tests in our school.
Our graduates of 2019 received an extensive amount of offers and scholarships from universities around the world, including Top 50 universities.
03 School Membership
When choosing an international school, parents should value the memberships, authorizations and accreditations of that school. As they present not only the theory and aim of the school, but also demonstrate that the school makes various world-class standards and practices. BIS are members of CIS and WASC.
★Council of International Schools
The Council of International Schools (CIS) is a membership community committed to high quality international education. CIS is a membership community working collaboratively to shape international education through professional services to schools, higher education institutions, and individuals. The CIS vision is to inspire the development of global citizens through high quality international education: connecting ideas, cultures, and educators from every corner of the world.
★Western Association of Schools and Colleges
The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC), a world-renowned accrediting association and one of the six regional accrediting agencies in the United States, works closely with the Office of Overseas Schools under the U.S. Department of State. ACS WASC provides assistance to schools worldwide, primarily in California, Hawaii, Guam, Asia, the Pacific Region, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.
In addition, Boston International School is also a member of some Asia international school associations like ACAMIS and EARCOS.
With all these membership authorization, Boston International School is bound to achieve an internationally high level of operating and teaching.
Faculty is a key element to decide the academic level of a school. For an international school, foreign teachers are definitely more important. Parents should pay more attention to teachers and their certificates.
In 2019/2020 academic year, Boston International School will be under the leadership of senior foreign teachers.
Boston International School has established a partnership with St Joseph High School from the United States and will offer not only the IB Diploma but also the AP courses for high school students. This will offer more choices for our students. More than half of St Joe's graduates are accepted by top 100 universities in the U.S. BIS's American curriculum will refer to theirs, and our qualified graduates will receive the American high school diploma.
In 2019, teachers and students of St. Joseph High School visited our campus. There will be various forms of students’ exchange programs between BIS and SJHS every year.
Except for language courses, all other subjects are taught by native English-speaking teachers. There are more than 70 foreign teachers in the school and all of them have international teacher qualifications, an average of more than 10 years teaching experience, more than 5 years of IB teaching experience, and more than 1/3 of the teachers have a master's degree or above.
At Boston International School, the ELL program starts at first grade in Primary School, and is for all students from P1 – M3, with both “pull out” and “push in” support. We utilize multiple internationally recognized testing tools that are aimed at helping teachers identify and focus on individual student needs. We also offer several ELL programs after school during our Extracurricular Activity time to better assist students in need.
At Boston International School (BIS), we place equal emphasis on students’ intellectual and personal development, encouraging them to learn from everything they do. BIS offers a wide and diverse range of activities that are geared towards developing interests and skills in a wide range.
We compete in core sports like Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Track & Field, Cross country, Badminton, Table tennis, Softball, Touch Rugby, Swimming and Golf during the sport season. Other leisure physical activities are offered as well.
In order for our students to have a better understanding of technology and to enhance their creativity, we offer classes such as introduction to coding, robotics, Model United Nations, cooking, photography, journalism, living green, music appreciation and art clubs.
For students who need extra help with their academics, we also offer academic and homework help sessions, including English conversation, reading and math tutoring.
BIS is a registered full-membership school in local and international sports conferences. We endeavor to enter our teams into as many competitions as possible, especially for the core sports of volleyball, basketball and soccer.
Our students not only compete in competitions within the Jiangsu Province but also in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Association of China and Mongolia International Schools
- 70+ member schools across the greater China Region
- Open to Senior students - Silver Division (Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer)
- Other invitational tournaments, open to Senior and Junior
- Travel fee required
Suzhou Youth Athletic Conference
- 8 member schools in Suzhou, Wuxi, and Changshu
- Volleyball, Basketball, and Soccer open to Senior students
- Track & Field, Cross Country, Badminton, and Table Tennis open to Senior and Junior students
China International Schools Sports Association
- 30+ member schools based in Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing, Wuxi and Hangzhou
- Beginner and Junior Division
- Non-competitive and participation based
- Tournaments in Touch Rugby, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Cross Country, Table Tennis, Badminton, Track & Field, and Softball
Complete security systems, 24-hour guard service, separate pathways for pedestrian and vehicles and pedestrian spaces separated from vehicle traffic, indoor air purification systems, and regular evacuation drills provide a high level of safety and security for students.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Campus health services and the student services center support the physical and emotional health or wellbeing of every student.