BIS is a small school with a big voice in Education, One that is heard and respected far and wide. It was founded by visionaries in 1962. BIS is unique as it was established by a group of parents known as our Founder members who were dissatisfied with the prevalent system of education then. The BIS Association is a parent co-operative. The Governing Body consists of the Trustees, Founder Members, elected Parent Members and Principal. The Founder Members drafted a written constitution which gives the guidelines and framework to the school.
This ensures continuity of philosophy and approach.
Bombay International School was founded in 1962 with a vision to create a school which:
Educates all children without distinction;
Cultivates and develops the character of the children;
Awakens an interest in natural phenomena and teaches children to respect and enjoy learning, and equip them with the discipline and skill of learning;
Fosters development of independent, liberal and creative thinking minds;
Creates appreciation, understanding, and respect for all fellow beings and their diverse cultural backgrounds;
Helps children to face the changing world of today, thereby preparing children to take an active and responsible role as future citizens.
Bombay International School Association is a parent association with a mission to run a school which is cooperative in spirit where:
The classes are limited to a reasonably small number of students;
The teaching methods are imaginative and of high standard so as to develop the child’s ability to the fullest;
The teaching staff are inspired with a love for imparting knowledge and are aware that a way of teaching grows out of a philosophical respect for what is taught;
The parents develop pride and respect for the value of a good education and work harmoniously with the teachers in the best interest of the children.
– Adapted from the Memorandum of Association and Constitution of the Bombay International School Association (Mumbai 1999)