It’s always an adventure to go to school in a new country, but some international schools are also housed in incredible buildings or sited in amazing locations. Here are just a few of these amazing places. Take the tour…
The British International School, Phuket
The British International School, Phuket (BISP) is an English-medium, co-educational, day and boarding school, established in 1996. The impressive 44-acre campus has eight boarding houses, primary and secondary schools, and sports facilities including swimming pools, tennis courts, football pitches, and a golf centre. The student population consists of 850 day and boarding students, with 60 nationalities represented.
Concordia International School, Shanghai
Concordia International School, Shanghai is an international private Christian school based in Pudong, Shanghai. The school’s launch in 1998 followed considerable research and numerous requests from the Hong Kong corporate community for a school. Since opening with just 22 students, Concordia now has more than 1200 between 3 and 18 years of age.
The New York International School, New York
The New York International School educates American and international students between the ages of 2 and 13, offering an American curriculum with an international outlook. The school campus is located in an historic landmark building on the Upper East Side’s ‘Museum Mile’, right next to Central Park, which promises some fantastic opportunities for learning and outdoor experiences.
John F. Kennedy International School, Switzerland
Located in the beautiful Gstaad area of Switzerland, John F. Kennedy International School is an English-language, co-educational international boarding and day school for around 60 students between the ages of 4 and 14 years. Established in 1971, the school offers a family-like atmosphere, a clear international philosophy and a rich programme of sports and activities, including daily skiing in winter.
Hout Bay International School, Cape Town
Hout Bay International School was established in 1999 and now educates some 370 boys and girls between the ages of 3.5 and 18. The school is proudly South African, embodying an international outlook and the spirit of ‘ubuntu’ – compassion and humanity. Surrounded by mountains and the sea, and located just 20 minutes from Cape Town, this new state-of-the-art campus was completed in 2013.
Aljezur International School, Portugal
Located a short distance from the town of Aljezur in the western Algarve, Portugal, Aljezur International School provides secondary education taught in English for 10 to 17 year olds, following the Cambridge international syllabus. Since 2013 the school has occupied a large converted farmhouse along with a large annexe and four hectares of land with a river running through it.
International School Moshi, Tanzania
The main campus of International School Moshi was founded in 1969 on the slopes of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. The second Arusha campus opened in 1986 and moved to its current location, in the foothills of Mt Meru, in 1996. The combined school now teaches over 500 students between the ages 3 and 19 from more than 40 countries, including 150 boarders at the Moshi campus.
Oslo International School, Norway
Situated in Bekkestua, Norway, the Oslo International School educates around 600 day students aged 3 to 19 representing 44 countries. The original 1960s buildings were substantially updated in 2009 to create a visually impressive and modern campus designed around the needs of the different age groups taught at the school.
Wells International School, Thailand
Starting with just four kindergarten students in 1998, the Wells International School, Thailand has since grown to its current enrolment of 750 students aged from 4 to 19 on three campuses in Bangkok. The impressive sports facilities shown here are part of the On Nut campus, which serves around 480 primary and secondary students.
Harrow International School, Hong Kong
Harrow International School, Hong Kong is a British international boarding and day school in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong. Newly built and opened in 2012, and affiliated to Harrow School in the UK, it was the first British boarding school in Hong Kong and the third Harrow-family school in Asia. The co-educational campus serves around 1100 students from Early Years to Sixth Form, with boarding available for girls and boys from Year 6.
The Green School, Bali
Established in 2008, The Green School, Bali is an international school catering for students aged 3 to 16. Both the school’s campus – comprising a dozen bamboo buildings with no walls or air-conditioning – and its curriculum are focused on sustainability and the environment. The school caters for some 400 students from 32 countries, offering a unique education in one of the most amazing settings imaginable.
British International School, Phuket (Winter's)
Concordia International School, Shanghai (Shu He Architectural Photography)
New York International School (New York International School)
John F. Kennedy International School (tbc)
Hout Bay International School (Hout Bay International School)
Aljezur International School (Aljezur-International, CC BY-SA 3.0)
International School Moshi (Roman Boed, CC BY 2.0)
Oslo International School (Ivan Brodey (photographer) and Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL)
Wells International School, Thailand (Kuruzovich, CC BY 3.0)
Harrow International School, Hong Kong (Winter's)
Green School, Bali (Winter's)