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Bali Island School – IB World School

Bali Island School

Bali Island School (BIS) is an IB World School, fully authorised by the International Baccalaureate to deliver the primary years, middle years, and diploma programs from preschool to grade 12.

BIS is a nonprofit, college-preparatory school which operates in accordance with Indonesian law that is accredited by the Council of International Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, as well as the International Baccalaureate Organisation.

What makes BIS special is our extraordinary caring community. We are offering a home away from home for the whole family. Our students’ safety, happiness, and development, both academic and personal, are always our main concerns. We provide a gentle and inclusive atmosphere in which students feel welcomed and recognised. We offer excellent pastoral support that is a hallmark of a small school setting. Moreover, parents are well connected to each other and to our staff, completing our BIS community. We have a proactive parents’ association that engages in projects throughout the school year.

Academics are important for us at BIS. To ensure our competitiveness with other schools, we monitor our students’ progress with both internal and external tools. Our results on the International Schools Assessment from grade 3 onwards show that academically, our students compare favourably to students in other international schools worldwide.

IB Diploma graduates at BIS have exceeded the IB DP world average for the past several years. Yet we don’t only care about our average class achievement, but about every individual student. We have small classes and a healthy student to teacher ratio of 7 to 1. That allows us to watch every student’s development carefully and to support everyone properly.

At BIS, your child will receive an education that is relevant to a globalised and rapidly changing world. Our units are designed to allow students to make choices about their inquiry, develop perspectives, and to consider the impact of decisions on others. We focus on both our students’ academic and personal development with a progressive and holistic curriculum.

We have IB trained, dedicated, and experienced international teaching staff, with over 85 per cent being expatriates. Our teachers are well versed in differentiating the learning experience to meet the needs of each individual student.

Our vision for BIS is to be the school of choice for internationally-minded families choosing to live in Bali. Being open-minded and learning about different cultures is very important to us. Our student body is made up of 27 different nationalities. Our diverse faculty hails from 14 different countries.

Transition procedures and support are especially important in international schools. Enrolling your child in an IB school facilitates moving to another country, as the child can transition to the new IB school right where he/she had left off.

At BIS, we help new students to get comfortable in their new environment. Besides our counsellor who monitors new students closely, we assign every new student a “buddy” student who helps your child get to know our school.

We have outstanding education outcomes and university placements, which leads to an easy transition after graduation. Students have been accepted by outstanding universities all over the world.

See: Bali Island School’s Response to COVID-19

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