We Provide the Foundation on Which Our Children Can Flourish

The school will open for students (4 years old – 13 years old) in September 2019

Admission process is open / Places still available

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A world class international community where children will be given
opportunities to Learn, Experience, Grow, Succeed and Excel

About the School


The British International School of Timisoara is the first school with the British International curriculum established in the western part of  Romania. This is a cutting-edge project meant to introduce an innovative curriculum, vision and philosophy in the educational field at primary and secondary school levels in this part of Romania.

The British based educational system harmoniously combines a strong and balanced academic curriculum (languages, mathematics, sciences, technology, creative arts, humanities, social sciences, physical education) with extracurricular activities designed to help children develop emotionally, culturally, socially and spiritually.

All teaching will be carried out through the medium of the English Language apart from Romanian that will be taught as first language. The school will employ teachers from the United Kingdom alongside international teachers with relevant experience in similar schools from all over the world. All the teachers recruited locally will attend an intensive and comprehensive training programme, meant to provide them with all the necessary information and tools to enable them to embrace the educational approach promoted within our vision and aims.

Students joining our school are stepping into a world of dreams and opportunities which can grow proportionally with their desire, effort, determination and ambition; they will be able to graduate with a portfolio of achievements recognized by top universities worldwide, including Romania.

BIST aims to become a Cambridge and International Baccalaureate curriculum school and will be accredited by local and international agencies, including the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) which is the highest distinction for a school with a British curriculum outside the UK.

BIST will start in September 2019 and will enrol students with ages 4 – 13 years old (Reception – Year 9). We will have two sets per year group in the Primary School and one set per year group in the Secondary School. The school will develop gradually and will eventually have two sets per year group for all classes. We estimate that we can reach full capacity (600 students) for this location by 2021.

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Why British International School of Timisoara?

  • Small class sizes (20 students per class with 1 to 10 teacher student ratio in Primary School) to support personalised learning
  • State of the art facilities and resources
  • Modern classrooms and special designed areas for specialised subjects
  • A safe, happy, caring and friendly environment
  • A student centred educational system and a modern teaching approach
  • British curriculum functioning under the auspices of Cambridge International Examination from the United Kingdom
  • All teaching will be carried out through the medium of English language
  • Romanian language will be part of the curriculum for natives and non – natives
  • Highly qualified teaching staff (recruited from the UK, internationally and locally)
  • International and national accreditations
  • High standards of personal development care with a focus on fostering students’ self-confidence
  • Highly engaging teaching and learning
  • Continuous open communication with parents and an open doors policy
  • Ongoing personalised academic and career paths guidance
  • Rigorous academic standards
  • The unique opportunity of graduating with a portfolio of achievements recognized by top universities worldwide

School Board

The School Board at The British International School of Timisora has an important role in setting the educational character and vision for the school.

The Board plans the strategic development of the schools, approves the annual budget, capital and investment strategy and procedures that will ensure the best possible education for the children studying at the BIST.

The School Board members are: Ovidiu Sandor – Founding Member, Sorin Maxim – Founding Member, Animona Hutu – Founding Member, Ciprian Tiplea – Founding Head of School, Alina Barna – Office Manager

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