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WELCOME TO BFIS!

It is important to us that new families feel a part of our international community as soon as possible, providing a quick and easy transition for students and parents. To meet this goal, BFIS provides a Welcome Program designed to help new students and their families make early connections within our friendly and inclusive community. Once you arrive, you’ll become part of it.

This page is fluid and will continue to be updated throughout the summer. All new families should review this page and use the various sections below as a check list to complete all requirements prior to the start of 2021-2022 school year

"Excellent welcome program, we especially liked the pre school, during holiday buddy introduction. It provided all three kids the chance to get to know someone before the first days of school, plus explore the city and their surrounds. Again the best orientation/buddy program we have been involved with." (Ford Family)
"Definitely a highlight for our 2 girls! It made them feel very welcome and reduced much anxiety!"(Forer Family)

School Year 2021-2022

We still don't know what the next school year will look like. The school is planning different scenarios. Most probably, teaching and learning at BFIS will be very similar to the school year 2020-2021 with students on our campus all year long. Probably, Covid restrictions and protocols will loosen a bit but some of them will still be in place. Please, take a look at our current Covid protocols.

 

Mission and Values

Our purpose is to engage our diverse school community in the pursuit of educational excellence and success for all students.

 

 

 

  • Maximize Individual Student Potential
    All students should have the opportunity, instruction, guidance and support necessary to succeed in school and maximize their individual academic, social and emotional potential. Students must be active participants, at the center of the learning process, in an environment that encourages them to pursue their dreams.
     
  • Joy
    Joy and wonder are essential elements in the learning process which breed passion and creativity.
     
  • Hard Work and Perseverance
    Effort is more important than talent and should be cultivated in all aspects of school life. Success is earned through hard work and commitment.
     
  • Shared Responsibility
    Responsibility for excellence in education is shared by all members of the school community.  Success is achieved through teamwork and collaboration.
     
  • Lifelong Learning
    Students should cultivate the habits of mind to be curious, independent learners who pursue their passions and understand the beauty and power of knowledge.
     
  • Culturally Diverse Community
    Students develop compassion, empathy, and insight in an inclusive, culturally diverse community that requires them to consider various perspectives and adapt to different ways of being.
     
  • Character Development
    All of our actions and decisions should be guided by clear ethical principles. Doing what is right requires honesty, integrity and courage, and it is the school’s responsibility to support students in developing these essential traits.
Visits to Campus

If you are a new family and have never visited campus, please do not hesitate to:
- Write to Admissions at admissions@bfischool.org to schedule an appointment.

Middle and High School Electives Courses 2021-2022

Please, read the attached descriptions of the various elective choices by grade level and determine with your child what elective they would like to take next year. 

Grade 6 Electives

Grade 7 Electives

Grades 8 Electives

Grades 9-10 Electives 

School Services (Transportation, Bus )

During Orientation Morning, our personnel will inform you about the BFIS lunch services and transportation (bus routes and stops). You will be able to sign up your child(ren) to those services during that morning. 

If you want to read a little bit more about our services, please visit our website

Communications

In an effort to enhance communication and make planning easier for our families, BFIS has established a weekly email schedule. Here is what to expect once the school year begins:

On Tuesday: The Weekly with information from all divisions about what is going at school, events calendar, announcements, messages from the Head of School, Counselors, Principals, university visits and tours, parent workshops, etc. 

On Friday: Next Week Events with information about all the school events taking place the following week. 

Vaccinations Requirements 2021-2022 and Heath Form

As per the regulations from the Generalitat, we will be asking all parents to ensure that your vaccinations are up to date for the start of the school year in September 2021. 

 

There is always so much work and the PTA (Parent and Teacher Association) is always in need of volunteers. Please consider collaborating with the school by sharing your time and/or your expertise/passions. On the PTA website you will find volunteering forms to submit if you are interesting in collaborating with the school.