Attending an Open Morning at IBSB will offer you and your children the chance to experience our academic programme first-hand, learning why IBSB is rated in the top 10% of all schools in the UK. You will be able to talk directly with our students to find out about their personal learning journey, meet the teachers and the school leadership team, and discover how we inspire, support, and celebrate student achievement on a day to day basis within a caring and friendly community.
Your visit will begin with morning tea with the Heads of School and the Admissions team, followed by a short presentation by some of our students, who will share their personal learning experience with you, before they take you on a personalised tour of the school. You will be able to visit a variety of classrooms to see learning in progress, look through the class textbooks and student workbooks to gain a view of their learning across time, and speak directly with the teachers, who will be happy to answer any question you may have.
As a part of the morning programme, your children will be able to join their class to experience what a lesson feels like at IBSB, meeting our teachers, and we hope making some new friends along the way. After lunch staying with their new classmates, the children will be entertained by a drama group, Juxi Magic, who specialise in shows with a wholesome message – just a small taste of our extracurricular enrichment programme. During this time, parents will have the opportunity to attend a presentation on our ‘Curriculum for Excellence’, explaining why so many of our students make above average progress and go on to study at the best universities around the world – presented by some of our Year 13 students. There will also be plenty of time for a question and answer session with our Heads of School.
At IBSB, we pride ourselves on offering our students the support they need to succeed in their studies – we invite you to come along and see for yourselves.
When you build a house, the most important part is to ensure you have a solid foundation. Education works in much the same way. We take the approach that each child is unique, with special talents and abilities and an individual learning style. We acknowledge that children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates, and believe that all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.
The Primary School Curriculum follows the National Curriculum for England and offers our students a rich learning environment, challenging our students to set high goals and to strive for academic excellence in a truly international context. Our classes are taught by an international team of qualified, experienced native English teachers, each with a bilingual Romanian teaching assistant present in every class.
Due to its privileged central location, IBSB is easily reachable by both students and parents from any part of the city. Attracting pupils from all around Bucharest, our school is situated close to many residential areas and shopping centres, and is perfectly connected by public transportation. Our position also offers our pupils superb access to local attractions and facilities, including centrally located museums, galleries and parks.
We provide an educational environment with a proven track record 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 our graduating students going to study at higher education institutions both in Romania and around the world. Our students have been accepted into many top universities, such as Oxford, UCL, LSE, Cambridge, Warwick and Yale, to name just a few.
We take the approach that each child is unique, with special talents and abilities and an individual learning style. We acknowledge that children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates, and believe that all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.
We see our children as naturally competent learners from birth, resilient, capable, confident and self-assured, and have designed a programme to build on these qualities, developing positive supportive relationships to nurture an inquisitive approach to learning where making mistakes is viewed as an important part of the learning process.
In educating our children to become strong, responsible, independent learners, our teachers recognise that the learning environment plays a key role in supporting and extending a child’s development.
Our classes offer a safe, caring environment, which promotes physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being, with good communications skills, as part of the core curriculum. We have a strong focus on developing key literacy and numeracy skills, artistic abilities and interests, and a general knowledge and understanding of the world.
Languages are an important part of our learning journey here at IBSB because we understand that learning languages at an early age builds learning capacity for later, and so the children joining our programme in the early years have the opportunity to learn three languages or more from the age of 5, including English, French, German, Spanish, Romanian, Japanese, and Chinese.
With a proven track record of graduate alumni studying at many of the top universities around the world every year, learning at IBSB is much more than just passing exams with high grades.
At IBSB, the focus in Primary School is on developing the right set of values to ensure our students develop a love of learning and grow into lifelong learners.
The Primary School Curriculum follows the National Curriculum for England and offers our students a rich learning environment, challenging our students to set high goals and to strive for academic excellence in a truly international context. Our classes are taught by an international team of qualified, experienced native English teachers, each with a bilingual Romanian teaching assistant present to help ensure that each student is working toward their goals and making good progress.
The curriculum focuses on the key areas of: English, Mathematics, Computing, Modern Foreign Languages (Options: French, Spanish, German), Music, PSHE, PE.
Each of these subjects is taught discretely and as such is allotted specific time each week on the Primary Timetable. All children are expected to learn Romanian either as a native (following an adapted Romanian curriculum) or as a non-native, following the MFL (Modern Foreign Language) curriculum. English as an Additional Language (EAL) is provided for those children who join us with limited or no English, until such time as their abilities allow them to access the curriculum along with the rest of their class. To read more about Primary School Curriculum for each Key Stage please click here.
If you cannot attend the Open Morning, you can always arrange a personal visit or tour of International British School of Bucharest by contacting the Admissions Department below. For further information regarding the Primary School Open Morning please contact: