International School of Bucharest (ISB)
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About International School of Bucharest (ISB)


International School of Bucharest (ISB) is a non-profit day school providing a British style of education for children aged 2.5  years to 19 years in Bucharest, Romania’s capital city. Children in the Early Years, Primary and Secondary school  (ages  2.5 to 14) follow the National Curriculum of England and Wales, which is adapted to meet the needs of our  international  student body. Students in Years 10 and 11 follow the Cambridge IGCSE programme. Years 12 and 13 are  the final two  years of our programme where students are prepared for International A-levels. 

International School of Bucharest is authorised by the Romanian Ministry of Education. We have been registered by the University of Cambridge as a  'Cambridge International Centre' since 2001. Our school is accredited by the Council of International School  (CIS) since August 2012. ISB became an associated member of COBIS in October 2013. Over 830 students from 40 different countries currently attend our school.

We are committed to excellence in education and the  personal growth of every student. Our students learn in a multicultural community where each person is respected  regardless of nationality, race, or religion. International School of Bucharest's goal is to provide the students with the best possible programme of  academic and personal development in a challenging and supportive environment.

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Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Max Class Size

Unknown

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7 Reviews of International School of Bucharest (ISB)

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Overall 3.83
Facilities 3.33
Academics 3.00
Teachers 2.00
Sports 2.67
Music & Arts 3.33
Science & Tech 3.00

Reviewer Nationalities

Romanian (2) British (1)

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Raphael, 31/01/2024 @ 17:03:54
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Teachers in early and primary school behaving like they never attended any form of education, screaming and treating kids unprofessionally. Heaving "preferred" students, most of the time kids of their fellow teachers. Missing classes and leaving assistant teachers to fill their roles. Nothing is changing, even after complaining to the primary school head, because teachers are always right, they never did or said anything they are accused of. Lies and screaming about and to the children is a practice. Academic assessments are a joke; copy and paste almost all the time for all the kids. There is no real communication with the parents; don’t be fooled by advertising when you first talk with the head of primary. Each year, there are parents choosing a different school because of the behavioural problems of some of the primary teachers.

Anonymous, 24/04/2023 @ 23:15:04
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The atmosphere in ISB is marked by lack of interest/boredom and/or distrust. Most staff members are Turkish or Romanian nationals, which is not bad per se, except almost all of those are very narrow-minded and have limited or no real international experience. Most of them have no pedagogical skills, they simply follow the old ways of treating students like empty vessels to be filled with tons of knowledge. The only attitude they tolerate is submission. This is obvious when one reads the reviews on the school's website and can easily notice many Turkish names. The best reviews come from staff members, what does that say about the school? However good their advertising is, it's nothing more than empty promises that sound very nice and catchy. The nicer, the more empty. Such a shame! It used to be a really decent school a few years ago.

Costache, 08/04/2022 @ 03:21:35
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What this school offers is very costly instruction, not education. It is really quite disappointing, the reality does not match their rhetoric, the teachers, with very few exceptions, are plain, stiff and boring, the vast majority of students, especially the local ones, are just spoiled brats and a bad influence for those who come from different backgrounds. A very rigid "Eurasia meets the Balkans" kind of a school that only mimics the Western standards of education.

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Mustafa Taçyıldız, 9 months ago


Number one for education. And the best school in Romania. Really this school is very good with professional staff.

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Mihaela Kaplan, 4 months ago


The best school!!

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Frida Reyes, a year ago


I went for a competition (infomatrix) my students and I loved the facilities,the canteen service Was excellent

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Octav V, 4 months ago


Very nice facilities.

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