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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B+
Address
416 Pond Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Telephone
(617) 522-2261

Applying

Application Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$36,190
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid
$5,000
From British International School of Boston

BISB is committed to helping every student, from 18 months to 18 years, achieve academically, personally, and socially in an inclusive, vibrant community. The diverse student body represents 80+ heritages and there is little transience as 75% of the community is local. We are a top choice for American and international families eager to find a personalized, inspiring, and challenging educational experience.

Every parent wants the best for their child — so do we. BISB delivers high quality, transformational education and ensures excellent academic outcomes by going beyond traditional learning.

British International School of Boston Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1310
19 responses
Average ACT
32
9 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Bonding Trips
    23%
  • School Fête
    21%
  • Heritage Day
    15%
  • Sports Day
    15%
  • Camp
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Trivia Night
    4%

    Students

    Diversity
    B
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    445
    56%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    9:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    76%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
    Poll
    81%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
    Poll
    81%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    77%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
    85%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
    77%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
    Living in the Area
    A-
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      B+
    3. Housing
      C-
    Area Feel
    Urban Suburban Mix
    Median Household Income
    $83,105
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,375
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $426,595
    National
    $184,700

    British International School of Boston Reviews

    64 reviews
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    Our daughter came to BISB in middle school and was immediately welcomed and included by her peers – students who come from all over the world! She has been challenged by teachers who genuinely care about her growth as a student and as a person. Staff are warm and supportive. We are especially excited about the Int’l Baccalaureate program that will give her an incredibly rigorous and well-rounded preparation for college.

    She has been able to explore new interests like Science Olympiad, drama, and basketball while continuing with her passions of sports (tennis and soccer) and creative writing. The athletic teams will never be Division I champs, but they field competitive, strong teams and teach teamwork and sportsmanship. We were lucky to have several top-notch school options for our daughter and are incredibly happy to have found BISB.
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    BISB offers an exceptional education! Through a spiraling curriculum, students deepen their knowledge from one year of study to the next. The students receive differentiated instruction and love the learning process. The school teaches all students how to be good to themselves and to others. I am awed by the talents of my daughter's teachers. My child is taught as an individual, as a pupil in her primary class, and as a member of the BISB community. It's a brilliant combination.
    BISB is extremely good at preparing their High School students for college. A college counselor works exclusively with the Juniors and Seniors on improving their applications and is available whenever needed. Along with this, the IB Diploma program itself prepares you not only on the academic level but also with the pressures of college. In terms of the teachers, many are very impressive and genuinely strive to make sure their students succeed, while others are less so. The school is definitely on the road to improvement and has begun thriving. The sports are very limited, competitive being: soccer, basketball, and volleyball. While this is a downside (limited choice), the school invests a lot of interest and time into these sports and these teams succeed.