In the 60s and 70s, there were many American families living in the city, but the local schools did not offer a North American model of instruction. The idea of sending their children to a boarding school did not appeal to Eloise R. Bennett and her family (the founders of BIS ). They decided to open their own school in a garage on Millers Road which came to be known as the American Community School and later as Bangalore International School.

Today, Bangalore International School is an institution where global education is seamlessly integrated with positive social values, coupled with creative freedom that equips every student with necessary life skills.

At BIS we constantly endeavour to nurture students to become responsible citizens and the school's inclusive environment ensures that every learner is offered an exposure that goes beyond text books.


We care…for ourselves, for each other, for our school, for our planet.

We are connected…in building the capacity of all BIS learners for deep conceptual thinking, competency in life-worthy skills, and the character for life’s challenges guided by a personal moral compass.

We are a community…inclusive of all learning profiles, welcoming of multiple perspectives, engaged in a continuous conversation among all learning partners about how to sustain and improve quality of learning and life at BIS.



A Caring, Connected Community