British International School of Cracow
The British International School of Cracow (BISC) was founded in order
to provide an English-based education to the growing international
community in Cracow, based on the English National Curriculum. The
BISC opened on 1 September, 1995, and now educates children between
the ages of three and nineteen, from twenty different countries.
The British International School of Cracow (BISC) is accredited
by three English examining boards: London University (Edexcel),
Cambridge University, and NEAB, entitling students to sit IGCSE,
'AS' and 'A' level examinations on the school premises.
The British International School of Cracow (BISC) contains well-equipped
science and ICT labs, a growing library, and gym facilities/swimming
pool located close by. All school textbooks are purchased from the
Class sizes are small throughout the school, which allows teachers
to meet the educational needs of the individual pupil. Foreign languages
are strongly emphasised, and non-fluent speakers of English follow
an ESL programme. French and German pupils are offered three hours
tuition per week in their native language, upon parental request.
Twice a year, all children from Key Stages 2 and 3 (ages 7-14)
attend a week's camp in the mountains of Southern Poland or Slovakia;
a ski camp in January and a 'Green' camp held during May where outdoor
activities are emphasised. Both camps also contain daily lessons
in core subjects.
The The British International School of Cracow (BISC) has very
strong art, music and drama departments. Each year these subjects
combine in concerts and musical productions. Individual class performances
also take place at various times during the year. Extra-curricular
events include ice-skating, a dance club, a maths club, and weekly
instruction in 'survival' Polish for parents.
The The British International School of Cracow (BISC) has a very
active PTA, which meets every month, and an Advisory Board which
holds six meetings per year. The PTA strongly promotes voluntary
mothers' help within the school, and also organizes social events
for pupils, staff and parents.