NEW YORK, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York International School (NYIS) will officially open its doors to students in fall 2015, and has announced it will make available $2 million in financial aid with the goal of assisting as many families as possible who are unable to afford full tuition fees.
The financial aid program is designed to attract the most talented students independent of their parents' financial circumstances.
"Financial support for qualifying families ensures that we can deliver our mission, regardless of a family's ability to afford an independent school tuition. This generous infusion of financial aid funds demonstrates the school's eagerness to open doors for deserving children. An international perspective includes diversity of all kinds, so I'm incredibly proud of this part of the school's vision," added Head of School, Shelley Jackson.
Financial aid will be available for both Preschool and Lower School, beginning from age two. Financial aid awards cover tuition from 10% to 90% depending on a family's circumstances. Financial aid will be granted annually on the basis of financial need, and is independent of the admissions decision. Recipients of financial aid must reapply each year. NYIS encourages all families to apply as early as possible.
The New York International School is the new PreK-8 independent, coeducational, and non-denominational school providing world-class education to American and international students. The school integrates an American curriculum with the highest academic standards, an international education and a Spanish or Chinese language immersion program. The school aims to enable children to attain excellence in English and Mathematics, speak Spanish or Chinese fluently and progress to top schools and universities in the US and anywhere in the world.
The school's campus is located on the Upper East Side at 4 East 90th Street, by Central Park and Museum Mile. The building belongs to the Church of the Heavenly Rest and is occupied by Trevor Day School until July 1st of 2015.
The New York International School is established by the British Schools Foundation, one of the world's leading school networks, with schools in America, Europe and Asia. The British Schools Foundation is headquartered in London and is a leading independent British international school organization with over 4,000 students aged 2-18 and a history of delivering quality education in an international setting. BSF schools have outperformed the United Kingdom national average by a wide average, have obtained excellent reviews by various independent associations and have placed many students among the world's top colleges. The British Schools Foundation has the following established global network of schools around the world:
The British School of Nanjing (China)· The International School of Moscow (Russia)· The British College of Sao Paulo (Brazil)· The British International School of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) · The King's School of Manila (The Philippines)· The British International School of Yangon (Myanmar)· The British School of Tashkent (Uzbekistan)· The British School of Marbella (Spain)· The British School of Pamplona (Spain)· The New York International School (USA)
The New York International School recently appointed Shelley Borror Jackson as its founding Head of School. Ms. Jackson is a highly credentialed educator with more than 30 years experience. She has been the Head of School for The Bement School in Deerfield, MA, since 1999 and has cultivated an academically diverse, international, and multicultural student body. She received her B.A. in English from Wheaton College (MA), her M.A. in English from The Ohio State University, and her C.A.S. in Literacy from the University of Maine in 1999 where she also was an adjunct professor.
Ms. Jackson was awarded a Klingenstein Fellowship at Teachers College of Columbia University in 2010. She has been widely published on literacy issues. She has been a director for the Association of Independent Schools of New England and currently serves on its accreditation committee. Ms. Jackson has been president of the Junior Boarding Schools Association, where she was the only female head leading a JBSA school in the past sixteen years.
To learn more about The New York International School or to apply online visit www.nyis.org
To learn more about the British Schools Foundation visit: www.britishschools.co.uk
To speak with the NYIS Head of School Shelley Borror Jackson or the members of the advisory committee, please contact Nathalie Samia on 917 940 2768.
SOURCE The New York International School