Bishkek International School (BIS) Kyrgyzstan
This international school in Kyrgystan was founded by a group of international and local parents as a non-profit community school and legally registered as a non-profit foundation in 2010.
The school is a fully authorized International Baccalaureate, IB World School, offering the IB Diploma Programme, the IB Primary Years Programme and IB Middle Years Programme. The IB Diploma is a two-year educational programme primarily aimed at students aged 16–18 that provides an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education and is accepted by many universities worldwide. The IB Primary Years Programme runs through Preschool and Primary School and the IB Middle Years Programme is offered in Middle School.
The school has around 300 students, age two to eighteen years old, representing over 30 countries. The school accepts all students regardless of ability, gender, ethnicity, language, or religious belief and everyone is encouraged to take part in all school activities. Fifty-five percent of students are American, Asian and European citizens, who are children of employees of embassies, international organizations and international business or NGOs. Forty-five percent of students are Kyrgyz citizens. To ensure the international approach of the school and to enhance cultural interaction between students from many different countries of the world, school policy limits student intake from any single country to maximum 50% of all students.