A representative from the world-famous Juilliard School recently visited the British International School, and was “blown away” by the maturity of the arts programme on offer at the school.

Founded in 1997, the British International School, HCMC has gone from strength to strength and remains the largest international school in the city. The first of the renowned BIS Group of Schools in Vietnam, they are now linked to 42 premier international schools globally, through the Nord Anglia Education family.

This evolution will provide their students with opportunities beyond the ordinary whilst giving them extraordinary access to unique global experiences, one of which is a direct relationship with the world-renowned Juilliard School.

The Juilliard School, based in New York, is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading performing arts schools, with some of the most prestigious arts programmes and aims to “provide the highest calibre of artistic education for gifted musicians, dancers, and actors from around the world, so that they may achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders, and global citizens.”

Recently, the British International School were visited by Christopher Mossey the Senior Managing Director for Juilliard Global Ventures. The purpose of his visit was to learn more about our performing arts provision in Vietnam and to test the school’s readiness to join the Juilliard programme.

Having been established for nearly twenty years, they have had time to develop a varied Arts Programme through both curriculum delivery and extra-curricular activities. The whole school was invigorated by Mr Mossey’s visit and his resulting comments: “Yesterday, I visited BIS Ho Chi Minh City, and was really blown away by the maturity of the arts programs at the school.”

Mr Mossey went on to say, “[They] have excellent facilities and teachers. I had a fascinating conversation with five secondary level students, who talked rather passionately about the support they receive from the arts teachers and the ways that participation in the arts has made them more confident individuals.”

The British International School eagerly anticipates the benefits of further developing their arts programme through the Nord Anglia Education partnership with Juilliard. This will include incorporating aspects of Juilliard’s specially constructed curriculum into what they do at the school and upgrading dance and drama resources and events. Having a connection with a world famous arts institution will continue to inspire their students to be ambitious and will also provide them with many exciting opportunities i.e. Summer Performing Arts at Juilliard, Global Orchestra to name but a few.

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