In the 60s and 70s, there were many American families living in the city, but the local schools did not offer a North American model of instruction. The idea of sending their children to a boarding school did not appeal to Eloise R. Bennett and her family (the founders of BIS ). They decided to open their own school in a garage on Millers Road which came to be known as the American Community School and later as Bangalore International School.
Today, Bangalore International School is an institution where global education is seamlessly integrated with positive social values, coupled with creative freedom that equips every student with necessary life skills.
At BIS we constantly endeavour to nurture students to become responsible citizens and the school's inclusive environment ensures that every learner is offered an exposure that goes beyond text books.
We care…for ourselves, for each other, for our school, for our planet.
We are connected…in building the capacity of all BIS learners for deep conceptual thinking, competency in life-worthy skills, and the character for life’s challenges guided by a personal moral compass.
We are a community…inclusive of all learning profiles, welcoming of multiple perspectives, engaged in a continuous conversation among all learning partners about how to sustain and improve quality of learning and life at BIS.
From a tiny in-house expat project in 1969, BIS has grown into an unbelievably vibrant and successful academic institution that manages to combine cutting edge instruction with an old-world school charm for its growing student body. Never complacent, BIS has always shown exponential growth in every area and today, is proud to be among the top international schools in Bangalore.
We are one of those few schools in the country that practice a system of inclusive education. Our highly qualified team of Special Educators ensure that children with diverse needs are given individual attention. This is also one of a handful of schools where children who have special needs spend the maximum possible time with their peers – forging relationships, navigating new challenges and being given the best of both, specialized instruction and the proverbially precious school years. Here, at BIS, we make all available platforms as fertile as possible in order to enable growing talents to flourish and thrive. Whether it is debating at a Mock UN conference or drumming one’s way into Berkeley, computing complex algorithms or understanding interstellar travel, BIS will ensure that a child’s interests and talents meet in a manner that is cohesive, constructive and creative.
This is an institution where students become a part of a greater family; a place where the collective effort goes into ensuring that students, who come to us seeking an education, leave with a sense of empowerment and a realization of their responsibility, not only towards themselves, but also to the world around them.
Our Board of Trustees comprises five parents of students currently enrolled in the school and are responsible for the governance of the school. They form the framework and laws, which serve as guidelines to manage the administrative operations of the school.
BIS is managed and run by the Head of School who is in charge of the day-to-day management and is the legal representative of the school. The Head of School is assisted by the faculty.