BAIS provides a US standards-based curriculum with an international focus. Instruction is in English. Our Pre-K curriculum, which aligns with the New York State Early Learning Guidelines, is designed to holistically support our young learners' intellectual, academic, social, and emotional development. The learner is exposed to prompts designed to stimulate their exploration, play, language development, critical thinking and collaborative skills.
Our curriculum for Kindergarten through middle school is based on AERO standards, which align with Next Generation Science Standards for science and with Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects and Mathematics.
In High School curriculum is based on either AERO or UNHS curricula depending on the course selected. The AERO curricula include College and Career Readiness anchor standards from the common core for cross- disciplinary literacy expectations that must be met for students to be prepared to enter college and/or the workforce no later than the end of high school.
Core subjects of English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, are supplemented with specialty instruction in art, French, music, and physical education. Information and communication technology is integrated with learning across the subjects, and all classes have dedicated time in the computer lab and library each week. In high school, students may select discrete technology courses from Web Design to Computer Science.
All students are involved in the schoolwide Service Learning program> Service Learning at BAIS focuses on one UN Sustainable development goal per year -- this focal point becomes a catalyst for learning, exploration, research and taking action within our community to make it stronger.
We cultivate a safe, welcoming, supportive, and inquisitive environment that develops the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual capacities of children. We believe that children must have elements such as self-confidence and social acceptance in place before meaningful intellectual development can be achieved.
Class size may vary during any given year and has ranged from 5 to 15 in recent years. The school uses multi-age and multi-grade classes that change with the population of the school while ensuring individual success.
The BAIS community has always been very close, almost like a family. I am thankful to my parents that they gave me the opportunity to spend my childhood in this environment, since I believe that it influenced my way of thinking, my values and my attitude a lot.
BAIS was definitely a great experience for me. I enjoyed the both the theory and practical approach of the school. I liked how my teachers always saw potential in me even with the subjects I was weak in. Looking back on my education, it is BAIS that holds the closest memories to my heart.
BAIS is an amazing school in which I had great experiences. This was such a free school which allowed me to express my views and ideas. The environment was very friendly that it was not hard to fit in. BAIS planned marvelous events and I can say that the teachers fully prepared me to get into a good school.