One of the distinctive traits of the Benjamin Franklin International School is the importance we give to our international school community and how deeply we care about it. We believe community engagement is key to student success. As our mission states, our purpose is to engage our diverse school community in the pursuit of educational excellence and success for all students. We can only achieve that if our entire school community (parents, students, teachers and staff) is working together towards the same goals. At BFIS this engagement is palpable. Parents come to school not only to drop off or pick up their kids but also to connect with teachers, staff and other parents. We offer numerous opportunities for parents to get involved with and enhance their children's learning experience.
A TRULY INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
As an American International school, every year BFIS welcomes students and families from all around the world to join our diverse and expanding international community, represented now by 56 different nationalities. BFIS is a truly international school that explores and celebrates cultural differences. Our staff also comes from different countries and bring a rich diversity of knowledge and experiences to the classroom, helping our students to appreciate and understand differences, as well as develop an open-minded perspective to create a more tolerant and respectful society. At BFIS we embrace our diversity as a source of pride and strength and consider it an essential element of our identity.
Much of what students learn from their greatest teachers is not detailed on a syllabus. They build and maintain positive and meaningful relationships with students, promote health and emotional wellbeing in the classroom, respect students' differences and ways of thinking, encourage kids to persevere and think out of the box and help to create a caring and loving environment. They do their daily work with heart, commitment and passion.
We recognize that teachers are the heart and soul of our school. That is why recruiting world class teachers are key to our students' success. Our faculty team includes astonishing professionals with many years of experience in different international schools all over the world