During the 1960s and 1970s, many American families lived in the city, but the local schools didn't offer a North American style of education. Eloise R. Bennett and her family, who founded BIS, didn't want to send their children to a boarding school. So, they decided to open their own school in a garage on Millers Road, which was initially known as the American Community School and later became Bangalore International School.
Today, Bangalore International School provides an environment where global education is integrated with positive social values, and every student is equipped with the necessary life skills. At BIS, we strive to nurture students to become responsible citizens, and our inclusive environment ensures that every learner is given exposure that goes beyond textbooks.
Our vision is centered around caring for ourselves, for each other, for our school, and for our planet. We believe in building the capacity of all BIS learners for deep conceptual thinking, competency in life-worthy skills, and the character for life's challenges with guidance from a personal moral compass. BIS is a community that is inclusive of all learning profiles, welcomes multiple perspectives, and engages in continuous conversation among all learning partners to sustain and improve the quality of learning and life at BIS.