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Katy, TX (May 9, 2016) The British International School of Houston (BISH) is now accepting applications to award two rising Grade 11/Year 12 students a full-tuition scholarship to its International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme beginning in the 2016-17 academic year. Each scholarship, good for two years of study, is valued at more than $55,000.

The application deadline is May 26. For more details and to apply, visit the BISH website.

Over the past three years, examination scores for BISH students in the IB Diploma Programme have placed them in the top 3 percent in the world, the top 1 percent in the United States and first in Texas and Houston. BISH credits these successful outcomes to its highly personalized learning and interdisciplinary curriculum that encourages students to be ambitious.

The IB Programme is widely recognized worldwide as the most rigorous course of study currently available to students aged 16 to 19. Leading universities praise IB graduates for their critical thinking, communication and research skills, intellectual curiosity and global perspectives.

“The IB program is a good fit for our style of learning at Johns Hopkins University, because research is at our core,” said Adam Ortiz, assistant director of admissions during a recent presentation about the IB program hosted by BISH and featuring Dr. Siva Kumari, director general of the International Baccalaureate Organization®.

“Success in an IB program correlates well with success at Harvard,” added Marilyn McGrath Lewis, assistant dean of admissions. “We are always pleased to see the credentials of the IB Diploma Program on the transcript. GPA is not nearly as important a factor in university admission as the IB Diploma.”

The IB Programme encourages students to think independently and challenge assumptions. Students take courses in various subject areas, conduct research and engage in community service. Curriculum details are at ibo.org.

BISH will award the IB Programme scholarships to two highly motivated students, at least 15 years of age, who demonstrate intellectual curiosity and independent thinking, respect for other views and a desire to make a difference in the world.

About the British International School of Houston

The British International School of Houston, a Nord Anglia Education school, is a private international school catering to the needs of local and international students from Early Years through Grade 12. The school will move to a brand new 270,000 sq. ft. facility this summer, conveniently located off Texas Interstate I-10 at Westgreen and Franz, between the Energy Corridor and Katy. This state-of-the-art campus sits on 33-acres with world-class facilities for 2,000 students including modern learning spaces, numerous science labs, design technology labs, an aquatic center, extensive sports facilities and a performing arts center. The school offers a challenging, broad course of study that culminates with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB). For more information on the British International School of Houston, visit www.bishouton.org, call 713.290.9025 or email admissions@houston.nae.school.

Our international curriculum is designed to inspire, motivate and engage students to take control of their own learning. Our personalized approach is designed to offer just the right balance of challenge and support so that every student makes exceptional progress.

Courtesy of British International School of Houston


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