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CIS University Fair

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Friday, November 16, 2018

CIS University Fair at BFIS. Seventy universities from all over the world gathered today at the BFIS Auditorium to offer information about their programs to secondary schools students in Barcelona who aspire to study internationally. It was a successful and full-attended event with hundreds of students and parents visiting the fair. 

List of visiting universities: 

Adelphi University, United States

American University, United States

Arts University Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Bath Spa University, United Kingdom

Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom

Bocconi University, Italy

Concordia University, Canada

Creighton University, United States

Earlham College, United States

École hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland

École Polytechnique, France

Elon UniversityUnited States

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, United States

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

ESADE Business School, Spain

Falmouth University, United Kingdom

Florida Atlantic University, United States

Florida Institute of Technology, United States

Franklin University Switzerland, Switzerland

Hotelschool The Hague, Hospitality Business School,  Netherlands

Hult International Business School, London, United Kingdom

IE University, Spain

Indiana University, United States

IUBH University of Applied Sciences, Germany

John Cabot University, Italy

La Salle - Ramon Llull University, Spain

Leiden University College The Hague, Netherlands

Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, Spain

Loyola University Chicago, United States

Lynn University, United States

Maastricht University, Netherlands

NABA - Nuova Accademia Di Belle Arti, Milano, Italy

Northumbria University, United Kingdom

Nova Southeastern University, United States

Purdue University, United States

Regent's University London, United Kingdom

Rennes School Of Business, France

Richmond, The American International University in London, United Kingdom

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States

Ryerson University, Canada

Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus, Spain

San Jose State University, United States

Savannah College of Art and Design, United States

Sciences Po (Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris), France

SOAS University of London, United Kingdom

Syracuse University, United States

Temple University, Japan Campus, Japan

Texas Tech University, United States

The American University of Paris, France

The University of Akron, United States

The University of British Columbia, Canada

The University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Toulouse Business School, France

University College Utrecht, Netherlands

University of California, Irvine, United States

University of Colorado Boulder, United States

University of Leeds, United Kingdom

University of Missouri, United States

University of Navarra, Spain

University of Reading, United Kingdom

University of Roehampton, London, United Kingdom

University of South Florida,  United States

University of Southern California, United States

University of St Andrews, United Kingdom

University of the Arts London, United Kingdom

University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Utrecht University, Netherlands

Webster Leiden Campus, Netherlands

Next Generation of Science Standards

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

On Friday September 21st, science consultant, Paul Andersen showed the parent community the power of the Next Generation Science Standards. Parents were shown a phenomena, asked questions about how it might work, drew models of their thinking, and then suggested ways to carry out an investigation.

Paul´s message...

  • Kids should be doing more science and at younger ages; 
  • Don´t kill the wonder of science by explaining how the science works. Show them a phenomena that they have to figure out first and let them investigate how it might work.
  • We can support scientific thinking by helping kids ask questions, model their thinking, and plan and carry out investigations.
  • Thinking should be framed through the following lenses:Patterns, Cause/Effect, Scale/Proportion/Quantity, Systems, Energy/Matter, Structure/Function, Stability/Change.

The video of this session will be available soon.

We are committed to offering sessions like these throughout the year to support the exciting shifts happening across the school.  

First Day of School 2017-2018

Monday, September 4, 2017

Welcome to a new school year! We are so excited to see new and returning parents! We have been busy preparing everything to ensure a wonderful experience for your student(s) this year. Our first day of school is normally a big day no matter where you're from. It's usually marked by excitement, energy and a bit of anxiety, especially for the little ones. BFIS welcomed today, September 4th, 690 students from 52 different nationalities. Welcome back students and parents! We are looking forward to a year full of excitement and wonderful learning experiences!

Excellent IB and Selectividad Results 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Last week more than 159,000 International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program (DP) students around the world received their results from the May 2017 examination session. In Spain, 2,684 students sat the IB exam, achieving a national pass rate of 84.7 percent and an average score of 31 points.

IB Results International School

BFIS is once again delighted to announce another year of excellent IBDP results. This year, we had 54 diploma candidates (100% of students did the full IB Diploma Program) and once again, we had a 100% pass rate with all 54 students receiving the IB Diploma.  This is the second year in a row all of our students in the Diploma Program successfully obtained the IB Diploma. This is well above the global and Spanish average of 80% and 84.7% respectively.  It is also worth mentioning that 36 BFIS candidates (66%) were awarded the bilingual diploma. Our average score improved, reaching 35 points, approximately 5 points above the 30 points of global average.  Our highest score also improved, reaching 44 points, and 20% of our students scored 40 points or more, a result that is only achieved by 5% of students worldwide.


Seven BFIS students also took the Fase Específica of Selectividad, Spanish university entrance exams, to improve their IB scores, with the possibility of earning up to four additional points. 27 BFIS students requested the Spanish credential and their average score (with or without taking the Fase Específica) is 9.1. The Spanish national average score is not available yet but in 2016 was 6.3. The average score for the 7 BFIS candidates who also took the Fase Específica is 10.6.

The significant accomplishments of our students in such a challenging academic program are a credit to their hard work and to the efforts of our faculty and families in supporting them over the two-year course. The students leave us with impressive results that have gained them entry into a range of competitive colleges and universities worldwide, including Kings’ College London, UCL, Imperial College, University of Edinburgh, and Durham University in the UK and University of Michigan, Carnegie Mellon and UPenn in the United States among others.

We wish our Class of 2017 every success as we continue to build on our achievements in the IBDP at BFIS.