Bangladesh International School, English Section, is a community which is designed primarily to provide the best quality education to our children.
The school was established for students of the Bangladeshi community of Riyadh in the year 1990 to satisfy a perceived need for an English medium school for the Bangladeshi students. It was previously known as “Bangladesh Embassy School” as it was run by the Embassy of Bangladesh in Riyadh.
Later, administration and management were handed over to the Bangladeshi parents community; the school is currently run by a Board of Directors elected from from the parents of the school.
As with all international schools in Saudi Arabia, the school is open to students of all nationality.
The school has two sections:
1) The Junior section – Grade KG to Grade 2 (coeducation)
2) The Secondary/Higher section – Grade 3 to Grade 12 (with separate boys and girls sections according to the education law of the Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia)
The school was originally established as the “English Section” of the Bangladesh Embassy School located on Al Amir Faidal Ibn Turki Ibn Abdul Aziz Street, Hayyat Wazarat. The growing student population necessitated a move to an independent campus in the Sulaimaniya district, then shifted to a newer facility on Khazzan St. The latest facility is located on Dabbab Street, Olaya.
The school follows British curriculum and is well known for its outstanding academic performance. From grades eight to ten, the students are taught the IGCSE curriculum devised by the University of Cambridge International Examination. Students in grades 11 and 12 are taught the A-Levels curriculum from Edexcel.
Each year graduates go to world class universities in Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Canada, USA, England, Australia and other nations for higher education.
The school commemorates special days marking Bangladesh’s Victory Day and Independence Day, National Mother Language Day and Bengali New Year. Special programs are organized and hosted by the students and the Bengali Culture department. These include poetry, songs, dramas, dances among other activities. The school also conducts activities like debates, speech and Quran competitions, spelling bee and general knowledge.
Our vision is to help raise each child into a balanced human being, having their core strengths embedded in the learning experiences emanating from our rich socio-cultural roots.
Our diverse curricular and extra-curricular offerings aim to stimulates growth and innovation among students by inspiring fresh ideas with different perceptiveness, creative thinking and strong conviction.
Our goal is to create relevant learning opportunities for students, both inside and outside the classroom, that help them develop critical thinking skills and character, as well as become lifelong learners and responsible citizens necessary to excel in today’s fast paced society.
BISES tries to pursue its students towards excellence through a refreshing and thorough program of cognitive and self-improvement. The school focuses on academic excellence and co-curricular activities to prepare the students for university life and future challenges.