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New Tutoring Options!

Written by Paul Fulce. Posted in MS/HS Principal

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We have expanded our tutoring support on campus!  This year, for ease of use and campus safety, our outside tutoring options are being run through the After School Activities program.  We have contracted two excellent tutoring services,  Bee Tutored and AE Teaching, who are available to tutor in many different disciplines and times, including during your student’s free periods (depending on approval and availability).  Please reach out to Bea Zimmerman with any questions or to sign up (beaz@bfischool.org).

Because of this new offering, we will no longer be allowing outside tutors, who are not associated with these two programs, to work on campus at any time.  Of course, our teachers are still available for extra tutoring of students they do not teach.  Please reach out to Learning Support or a teacher directly for help with these arrangements.

Thank you

Written by Lila Jorge. Posted in 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Administration, Elementary School, ES Principal, Kindergarten, Nursery, PreK, Uncategorized

I heart BFIS
During the past ten years, many things have changed in the elementary school.  Although I am naturally biased, I am confident that the work accomplished by our faculty over this period of time leaves the school is in a much stronger place than when I arrived in 2006.

With that said, I am equally convinced that the best is yet to come.  For the first time, BFIS will have completed a building from the foundation up and the elementary school happens to be the lucky inhabitants.  Additionally, the introduction of new leaders at an important time will provide unique and fresh perspectives in helping guide our ongoing pursuit of the school mission.

I am very grateful for everything that BFIS has given to me over the last decade.  An invaluable professional experience.  Unforgettable relationships.  The opportunity to live in my favorite city.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you, BFIS.

Sincerely,

James

Save The Date

Written by Paul Fulce. Posted in MS/HS Principal

The Council for International Schools will be hosting their annual Forum on International Admissions and Guidance in Barcelona next year where hundreds of universities from around the world will be in attendance.  They have chosen to host their Pre-Forum College Fair at BFIS on Tuesday, November 15, 2016!  Please see the official Save the Date here.

Thanks!

Written by Paul Fulce. Posted in MS/HS Principal

Thank you to all the parents that joined us for Grade 9 IB Information Session last week.  If you were unable to attend, or for those of you who would like to review the presentation, please click Grade 9 IB Information Session

 

Remember that any questions can be directed to the following members of the High School Leadership Team:

 

moragm@bfischool.org (general IB questions)

rebeccac@bfischool.org (university admissions info)

evag@bfischool.org (Spanish national program questions)

paulf@bfischool.org (academic questions)

Summer Reading Lists!

Written by Paul Fulce. Posted in MS/HS Principal

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Mr. Cevoli, in consultation with the Heads of Department, has created recommended summer reading lists for both the MS and the HS, which are organized by subject area. These dynamic lists include a load of exciting, new titles and some classics, as well. Many of the books were selected for their direct connection to curricular topics, and they reflect global mindedness and numerous traits from the IB Learner Profile. Print copies are available in the library. Digital copies may be downloaded here. While these books are not required reading, we highly recommend that students delve into some of these titles over the long break from school. Happy reading, and enjoy the summer!