British International School of Tunis (BIST)
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4.4 from 18 reviews
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About British International School of Tunis (BIST)


British International School of Tunis (BIST) is about providing the best possible education one that creates lifelong learners with a passion for knowledge and adventure, fully equipped to meet the challenges of a dynamic world. We welcome people of all nations and backgrounds and strongly believe that a school thrives most by engaging with its local community to celebrate the rich historical, cultural and social resources to be found on our doorstep.

Between the ages of 3-19 children are taught using the UK National Curriculum. This is divided into Early Years Foundation Stage and 5 Key Stages. In addition, the BIST curriculum provides special attention to the diversity and heritage of our location.

The British International School of Tunis vision of technology is to support our culture of innovation, creativity and collaboration by providing access to technology that empowers students to be self-directed, responsible and adaptable learners in our global and interconnected world – anytime and anywhere.

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Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 19

Max Class Size

Unknown

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18 Reviews of British International School of Tunis (BIST)

Average Ratings

Overall 4.36
Facilities 3.54
Academics 3.69
Teachers 3.92
Sports 3.62
Music & Arts 3.54
Science & Tech 3.69

Reviewer Nationalities

Tunisian (6) Jamaican (1) French (1) British (1) Turkish (1)

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Joumana, 13/05/2024 @ 14:49:54
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The school has big potential to be a leader school between all of the International Schools in Tunis but unfortunately the unsustainability of the International teachers cause a problem in covering the academic side which effect the students academic results. On the other hand there's poor communication between the head of managements and the parents in clarify the school strategy and plan for next year. The school is not able to find a good teachers and the ability to keep them for whole academic year.

Rami Qaddoumi, 10/05/2024 @ 09:53:24
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I think that Mr. Steven, the principal of the secondary school is doing a good job, but I blame the owners who are not investing good money in the school in order to help the academic staff to provide a good education for the students. The parents for the secondary school are paying a tuition for the school. Also, I think that Mrs Kayren is doing a great job at the primary school since she came two years ago. Again I blame the owners, be generous and play a role in providing good funding the teachers of the school. Profits are not everything but the reputation of the school.

nebil sinaoui, 08/05/2024 @ 10:36:03
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The level of teaching and supervision is very good. What I would suggest is that there should be more communication with the parents, so that they have more details about the children's curriculum and progress.

Burcu Farhoud, 07/05/2024 @ 14:49:01
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Excellent teaching staff, great community, awesome boutique school tailored for both expat and local families

Hela, 07/05/2024 @ 14:10:51
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It's a very good school, the students are thrilled and they have excellent methods!!!

Sabrin, 07/05/2024 @ 11:26:18
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BIST maintains an inclusive curriculum aligned with the UK standards and ensuring that all children receive an excellent education. Pupils are trained to foster critical thinking , responsibility , independence and love for learning . Some of the areas Bist excells is reading, writing and outdoor learning where the children combine their Maths skills , science knowledge and prior knowledge to achieve the learning goals.

Mrs Ks, 07/05/2024 @ 09:03:32
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Having spent 10 years at BIST, I can confidently say it os a great place, largely due to the exceptional professionalism of our management especially Mrs Karyn. She is highly respected by the entire staff for her supportive leadership style. Under her guidance our s house has thrived, fostering a positive and collaborative atmosphere. Im grateful to be part of such an outstanding institution.

Mrs.R, 06/05/2024 @ 20:51:05
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The school has been operating for more than 10 years. It's the 1st school offering the British Curriculum in Tunisia and until today it's the only fully accredited school from the UK standards (COBIS & BSO). Through these 10 years, a lot of managers, directors, heads came and went so different opinions can emerge from different experiences at different times at BIST. What I can say is that currently, as an admin member who has been with the school for 3 years, is that it offers a good working environment to the academic staff so they can offer the best teaching for the kids. The management listens and tries to take feedback and push to be the best school in all aspects despite many hardships. There is a good sense of harmony between locals and expats, pupils are brilliant and smart, the campuses themselves, especially with a lot of renovation in the primary one , offer the best learning opportunities for pupils and a aesthetically pleasing space for staff. There is a lot of outdoor learning areas to accommodate to the PBL and hands on experience for learning that the curriculum is offering. I would definitely recommend BIST for the children for it's academic excellence and for the staff as lovely working place.

Lina, 04/05/2024 @ 16:45:17
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I started there as a teaching assistant , but now I'm a qualified teacher. The management saw my potential and trusted my abilities, especially Mrs. Karyn, who has always been supportive. The staff is highly skilled, wonderful, and genuinely cares about the children. The school is excelling in Project-Based Learning (PBL), with an innovative curriculum that makes it truly stand out. What's really exciting is that the school has embraced Project-Based Learning (PBL), a forward-thinking curriculum that focuses on hands-on, real-world learning experiences. The whole environment has transformed, and you can see the impact it's having on the students' engagement and enthusiasm. It's a place where innovative ideas are welcomed, and it's been amazing to be part of a school that's now shining because of it.

Mr D, 03/10/2023 @ 05:21:24
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I worked here and the place is not a very good work place! A Teaching Assistant who had been at the school for a number of years was fired on the spot due to a parent complaint, which is absolutely disgusting!!! No protocol for dismissal of staff as the school has such a high turnover of staff with around 30 different teachers employed in one year is ludicrous! Staff get threats from management especially Teaching assistance as they are forced to work crazy hours (40+ hours) for around 1000TND per month which is roughly $500 a month pay compared to teachers which are on around 8500TND ($2500). Recently taken over by a so called education group name Britus whom are part of the group GFH Financial, previously known as Gulf Finance House whom only provide funding to the school in the form of a loan. Despite a $1b+ company owning the school they lack the basic resources such as paper, books, and learning resources. They even charge parents a fee for resources which aren't even provided. The website has photographs of previous head teachers and staff, some of which are very good teachers which put this school on the map for excellence! Now the school is just a tool for making money and not for the making a difference to your child's education! The sports department has a mini sports pitch which is approximately 30 meters in size total and they boast in there marketing that its cutting edge, which it is not and very difficult to actually teach in such a small space. Overall I would say avoid like the plague! Go to the American school it is by far the best school in Tunis!

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Andrew Croft, 2 years ago


This School goes from strength to strength with dedicated teachers and assistants.

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Boat Angel, 2 years ago


Terrific school system. Great location.

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K, a year ago


Excellent school.

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Mystic ツ, 2 years ago


From the beginning :p

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Kylie and Chloe’s World, 2 months ago


I moved of that school because I was treated badly since mr David left

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