“I am really glad to see IBSB embark on the HPL journey. The IBSB teachers have consistently offered my son tailored support and stimulation. I am glad to see the school raising the bar on itself and I look forward to seeing the fruits and benefits of HPL!” – Year 2 parent
High Performance Learning
A powerful idea
High levels of educational performance are for the majority not the minority. There is room at the top for all pupils at IBSB. We believe all students can be high performers.
By systematically teaching our pupils the skills and attributes they need to be High Performance Learners motivating them to improve, leading enquiry based learning, involving parents in the journey, and working with our pupils to challenge and support them as and where needed.
How Great Learners Behave
We teach our pupils the values and attributes designed to ensure students are ready to learn, ready to work, but equally important – ready for life in a world that is changing and challenging.
How Great Learners Think
We teach our pupils how to think, so that if they do not understand something YET, they know they have the skills and confidence needed to achieve their goals.
“I have enormous respect overall for the amount of hard work, passion and dedication the teachers at IBSB put into their work. The foundation is strong: the IBSB values truly underpin learning. In our 5 years journey so far with IBSB, I as a parent have also learnt a lot, most notably about the growth mindset and resilience.” – Year 5 parent
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
Many of our pupils join us with limited or no English. Our dedicated EAL Team are extremely successful in providing the basic language skills needed to learn in an English Speaking environment. In just a short few months, you will see the results.
We pride ourselves on the diversity of our club programme. From karate to yoga, from debate to graphic design, from chess to mindfulness, your child can choose a different programme each term to discover a future lifelong passion.
Events & Shows
Our pupils love to perform and we ensure they have plenty of opportunities to shine. Last year, our junior school choir sang with over 8,000 other primary school children at London’s O2 Arena as a celebration of Young Voices. We were the only International School to perform that evening- we even sang on the plane on the way over.
We strongly encourage involvement in local and international competitions, from maths to public speaking to football and swimming, and everything else in between.
“I asked my daughter many times if she likes school and her answer is always yes. The positive attitude comes from committed and caring school staff, incredible students, and supportive parents. IBSB it’s more than a school, it is a family!” – Year 5 parent
We know that you trust us with the most precious thing in your lives, your child, and we work to ensure you are a part of their journey. We welcome our parents as partners, building trust as we work together toward a common goal.
Charity and Community Action Service
We actively engage with our charity partners to raise awareness and funds to help those in need, teaching our children the gift of humility and gratefulness, whilst having some fun along the way.
We encourage members from the wider school community to enrich our curriculum, offering valuable learning opportunities both on and off campus. School trips and special visitors are a regular occurrence for our students, helping to connect our classrooms to the local community and the wider world beyond.
IBSB is located in the heart of Bucharest
Due to its privileged central location, IBSB is easily reachable by both parents and students, from any part of the city. Attracting pupils from all around Bucharest, our school is situated around many residential areas, shopping centres and we are perfectly connected to the public transportation facilities. This offers our pupils superb access to the attractions and Historic sites of Bucharest such as the Lia Manoliu National Stadium, University Square, Romana Square, Victoriei Square, and the Old Town of Bucharest, which are only a few minutes away.
A school with a safe, supportive learning environment
We want to know that our children are safe and happy, and that the school is looking after their emotional development, supporting them in the process of growing up and learning about the world, educating our children about the dangers of life and how to keep safe. IBSB is not just a school, but a learning community, and this is what makes IBSB so special.
We offer students a rigorous academic curriculum
The National Curriculum of England provides students with the ability to do all these things. The curriculum is academically rigorous with a proven track record of success, offering students a rich extracurricular programme designed to foster and develop interest in a wide variety of areas. The curriculum is broken up into 5 Key Stages, with each Key Stage setting out clear goals for students to aspire to, allowing students to move at their own pace, providing both the challenge needed for high achievers and the support needed for students with learning difficulties.
We offer students a personalised learning programme
What makes IBSB such a special school is the simple fact that each and every child has an individual learning plan, with the teachers and parents working together in partnership as a team to support each student in achieving their goals.
IBSB actively involves parents and listens to them
Parents play an important role in the learning process at IBSB, providing not only home support, but also work experience opportunities, and coming in to give workshops on different careers, attending school events, and helping out in organising them. Where the level of student participation or effort drops, parents are informed immediately, with action plans put in place – with the agreement of both students and parents – to help keep students on target to achieve the goals set at the start of each year.
We challenge students on a daily basis to aspire towards success
We want our children to enjoy the process of learning, to know that they are being academically challenged and are making good progress in their studies each and every day. We want to see evidence that our children are becoming ever more confident and responsible, acquiring the social skills necessary to bond with others, to be able to form deep lasting friendships, learning the importance of teamwork through interacting with other students in group sports and activities, developing leadership skills and abilities as a part of the process.
Top Graduate Programme since 2006
IBSB provides an educational environment where students are actively encouraged to strive for academic excellence. Every year we have students graduating with an A-A* average across 3- 5 A Level subjects, with 95% of students graduating from IBSB going on to study at higher education institutions both in Romania and around the world, including prestigious institutions such as the Berklee College of Music, the New York Film Academy, UCL, LSE, Cambridge, and Yale.