BSS School

BSS School Academic

Primary School – children from 6 to 11 years old

The curriculum of British School of Sofia aims to develop the cognitive and motor skills of the growing ups and takes into high importance their emotional and social development. The curriculum focuses to improve communication skills, logical thinking and knowledge of the world through observation and experimentation. The focus of the academic program is on Language Arts, Mathematics and Science. Bulgarian as a native and foreign language classes are included in the academic program. The external examinations and assessment is according to the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). Students sit on Cambridge Primary Checkpoint exams in English, Mathematics and Science at the end of Grade 6.

We introduce Information and Communication Technologies education, Physical Development, Applied and Fine Arts and Music contribute to the multilateral development of the child.

Middle School – children from 12 to 14 years old

We are following the British National Curriculum and the students study Bulgarian as a native or foreign language depending on their origin. In Grade 3 a Modern Foreign Language is introduced – one between Spanish, French and German. Students sit on Cambridge Secondary Checkpoint exams in English, Mathematics and Science at the end of Grade 8. Students work individually or in teams to different projects, master various learning techniques, learn how to explore and develop their minds.

The Information and Communication Technologies program, Physical Development, Arts and Extracurricular Activities are key contributors to students’ multilateral development. Through focusing on the dynamic combination of knowledge, skills, independent critical and creative thinking, international tolerance, our leading principle is to educate active and responsible citizens of the society, successful in all areas of life.

Learning Process

The school curriculum aims to provide opportunities for all pupils to learn and to achieve. The school curriculum is designed to encourage and stimulate the best possible progress and the highest attainment for all pupils.

It builds on pupils' strengths, interests and experiences, and develops their confidence in their capacity to learn and work independently and collaboratively. It equips them with the essential learning skills of literacy, numeracy, and information and communication technology, and promote an enquiring mind and capacity to think rationally.

The school curriculum contributes to the development of students' sense of identity through knowledge and understanding of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural heritages of Britain's diverse society and of the local, national, European, Commonwealth and global dimensions of their lives. It encourages them to appreciate human aspirations and achievements in aesthetic, scientific, technological and social fields, and prompt a personal response to a range of experiences and ideas.

By providing rich and varied contexts for pupils to acquire, develop and apply a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills, the curriculum should enable pupils to think creatively and critically, to solve problems and to make a difference for the better. It should give them the opportunity to become creative, innovative, enterprising and capable of leadership to equip them for their future lives as active citizens. It should also develop their physical skills and encourage them to recognise the importance of pursuing a healthy lifestyle and keeping themselves and others safe.

  • English is the main language for communication
  • Versatile growth of the child through core and additional subjects and extracurricular activities
  • Developing of children's intelligence
  • Early Information and Communication Technologies education
  • Stimulating children's curiosity

Core Subjects

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • International Primary Curriculum (IPC)
  • Information & Communication Technologies
  • Design and Technology - Lego
  • Modern Foreign Language - Spanish, French or German
  • Personal Social and Emotional Development
  • Music
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development

Bulgarian Language

  • Bulgarian Language and Literature for children
  • Bulgarian Cultural Studies

Additional Subjects

  • Theatre
  • Dances
  • Art and Craft

Extracurricular activities

  • Swimming
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Gymnastics 
  • Painting
  • Design and Computer Programming
  • Photography
  • Piano
  • Ballet
  • Mtv Dances
  • Ski Week and many more

Exams Results

Primary Checkpoint Subject

 

Secondary 1 Checkpoint Subject

 

  

BSS School Facilities

British School of Sofia's facilities secure the smooth and enjoyable learning process. Our school is equipped and furnished to high standard. Students enjoy their day here.

Primary School Playground
British School of Sofia has a large garden, divided into different areas, so that children of all ages spend with pleasure their time outside.

Multifunctional sports field
We possess wide playfield, suitable for sports like football, volleyball, basketball and tennis.

School Dining Room
The school's dining room is cheerfully decorated. While having their lunch, the children enjoy, discuss and criticise their peer’s exhibition of paintings on the wall.

School Classrooms
The primary school classrooms have large windows, which are well lit and aired. They are furnished and colourfully painted. Each room is equipped with interactive whiteboard and audio system.

Science Lab
The school has a brand new science lab. As true scientists, pupils can venture in the world of Chemistry, Physics and Biology. Science classes are exciting and memorable indeed.

Computer Lab
The school has an excellent MAC Computer Laboratory, equipped with high-tech devices.

Interactive Whiteboards
Every classroom is equipped with Interactive Whiteboard. This engages children, focuses their attention and keeps curious minds interested in the lesson. The software used, helps the teachers bring lessons to life and to grab students' attention.

Art Room
We are very fortunate to have a separate art room, where the children have the opportunity to develop and extend their creativity and their potential.

Gymnasium
This is the school gymnasium. When the weather does not allow a training outside, the PE classes are held here.

Dancing Stage
Here pupils rehearse and enjoy their dance classes and ballet.

Lego Room
The Lego and Robotics rooms are among the most enjoyable.

BSS School Admission and Fees

BSS is an International School and we accept students from every nationality and religion. Main priority is given to children with good level of English. Due to the high demand, the admission's process is selective. During the application process the following is considered:

  • date of birth
  • maturity of the applicant
  • academic performance
  • attendance and behaviour

Due to the high demand the enrollment is limited.

  1. Grade 1 (Key Stage 1) - children from 6.5 - 7 years of age
  2. Grade 2 (Key Stage 1) - children from 7.5 - 8 years of age
  3. Grade 3 (Key Stage 2) - children from 8.5 - 9 years of age
  4. Grade 4 (Key Stage 2) - children from 9.5 - 10 years of age
  5. Grade 5 (Key Stage 2) - children from 10.5 - 11 years of age
  6. Grade 6 (Key Stage 2) - children from 11.5 - 12 years of age
  7. Grade 7 (Key Stage 3) - children from 12.5 - 13 years of age
  8. Grade 8 (Key Stage 3) - children from 13.5 - 14 years of age

Children who turn 6 years old can be enrolled in Grade 1 the same year of their birthday.

Fees

PRIMARY SCHOOL

  ENROLMENT FEE THREE PAYMENTS TWO PAYMENTS ONE FULL PAYMENT
Grade 1 & 2 € 800 3 x € 2 930 2 x € 4 180 € 7 900
Grade 3 - 6 € 1 000 3 x € 3 050 2 x € 4 350 € 8 200
 

MIDDLE SECONDARY SCHOOL

  ENROLMENT FEE THREE PAYMENTS TWO PAYMENTS ONE FULL PAYMENT
Grade 7 & 8 € 1 000 3 x € 3 260 2 x € 4 650 € 8 800
 

To apply you need to:

1. Fill in the online application form, which you may find  here.

2. After a consideration of the application, the Аddmissions officer will contact you to invite you to an individual interview in a day and time convenient to both sides.

Once parents receive notification of acceptance of their child, they need to pay the enrollement fee and submit the necessary documents for registration.

  1. Filled Confirmation for Enrollment
  2. Copy of child’s Birth Certificate and / or Passport
  3. Copies of parents’ Passports
  4. School Academic and Attendance Reports for the last two year (where applicable). These should be translated in English or Bulgarian
  5. Pass on the English Language Entry Exam (Grades 1 - 4)
  6. Pass on Mathematics and Science Entry Exams (Grades 4 -10), interviews with the School Counsellor and Head of Academics

* Exams can be arranged individually with agreed day and time

Medical documents needed for enrolment in School (6 – 18 years old) at BSS

  1. Health prophylactic card child completed by GP (General Practitioner)
  2. Data from GP for immunization status of the child, in accordance with Regulation N15 2005 immunizations in Bulgaria. (OG. 45th 2005)
  3. Medical note from your GP about the lack of contact with infected patients
  4. Information about the GP.

 

BSS School Day

Our school day accomodates all the core, additional and the extracurricular activities which helps us to revel and develop the potential of every child. Here are some of the activities:

Computer Education
The computer training complies with the age of the children. All students are gradually introduced to the world of the computers.

Dance
The dance creates the sense of rhythm and melody, provides coordinated movements, creates love for the beauty, grace, aesthetic values, strive for perfection.

Art and Craft
These classes expand children's knowledge of textiles, cardboard, paper, clay, from which children create various beautiful things.

Lego / Robotics
In these classes the students get most out of BSS innovative resources. The mission is to use the motivational effects of robotics to excite students.

Music Culture
We aim to educate a music culture in our students - love to the beautiful classical music. We introduce the most popular styles, authors and artists of all times.

 

Physical Development
These classes build motor skills in children, improve their overall physical ability and create a positive attitude to sport.

 

BSS School Teaching staff

School Meal

Menu - September
Monday (3.09)
Tuesday (4.09)
Wednesday (5.09)
Thursday (6.09)
Friday (7.09)
Monday (10.09)
  • Tarator / Cold soup with yoghurt and cucumbers /
  • Pene Matricana pasta sprinkled with Parmesan cheese
  • Breaded yellow cheese with fresh salad
  • Fruits
Tuesday (11.09)
  • Cream courgette soup with grated blue cheese
  • Chicken kebap with rice
  • Vegetable stew with okra and sheep cheese
  • Fruits
Wednesday (12.09)
  • Chicken soup with celery and potatoes
  • Grilled pork on baby green beans
  • Rice with mushrooms and baby spinach flavored with tomato sauce
  • Fruits
Thursday (13.09)
  • Tarator / Cold soup with yoghurt and cucumbers /
  • Chicken skewer served with home made potatoes
  • Schnitzel of potatoes, carrot, onion and cheese baked with bread crumbs and served with fresh tomatoes and milk sauce
  • Fruits
Friday (14.09)
  • Pork soup with vegetables
  • Hokie Fish fried with Panko garnished with Salad Iceberg and Tomatoes
  • Fresh peas and cream of tomato
  • Fruits
Monday (17.09)
  • Turkey soup served with croutons from sweet potatos and fresh celery leaves
  • Pancake stuffed with smoked chicken, vegetables, melted cheese, baked with egg mixture with yellow cheese
  • Stuffed eggplant with spinach on a bed of vegetable sausage
  • Fruits
Tuesday (18.09)
  • Cream pumpkin soup served with whipped cream and roasted seeds with olive oil truffle
  • Pork Cordon Bleu served with stewed vegetables
  • English baked dish served with grilled smoked mozzarella
  • Fruits
Wednesday (19.09)
  • Pork soup with forest mushrooms with yoghurt
  • Chicken fillets with vegetable risotto and cheese sauce
  • Vegetable stew with cauliflower and green beans served with rice and fresh spices
  • Fruits
Thursday (20.09)
  • Minestrone with beef broth
  • Chicken steak served with potato rhinos and caramelized onions
  • Stuffed peppers with eggs and cheese and yoghurt sauce
  • Fruits
Friday (21.09)
  • Leek cream soup with cheese croutons
  • Orka stew, peas, sweet potato topped with cheese dumplings
  • Trout garnished with fresh pasta with olive oil and basil
  • Fruits
Monday (24.09)
  • National Holiday
Tuesday (25.09)
  • Pepper cream soup served with baby mozzarella croutons
  • Chicken carriage with sliced ​​green beans and homemade lutenica
  • Macaroni in oven with zucchini, carrot and broccoli baked with egg cream and cheese
  • Fruits
Wednesday (26.09)
  • Veal soup
  • Chicken leg with fresh cabbage in the oven
  • Aubergine lasagna served with a cheese sauce
  • Fruits
Thursday (27.09)
  • Chicken soup with potatoes
  • Sausages with baked potatoes in oven and barbecue sauce
  • Rice with leek and prunes baked with tomatoes
  • Fruits
Friday (28.09)
  • Pork soup with roasted vegetables and cream
  • Tilapia baked with tomatoes and scamorza served with spinach soup and lemon juice
  • Seasonal vegetables pie served with ricotta dumplings
  • Fruits