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
  • Yoga
  • Painting
  • Design and Computer Programming
  • Journalism
  • Piano
  • Ballet
  • Mtv Dances
  • Ski Week and many more

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, audio system and a computer.

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 € 600 3 x € 2 630 2 x € 3 730 € 7 100
Grade 3 - 6 € 900 3 x € 2 730 2 x € 3 890 € 7 400
 

MIDDLE SECONDARY SCHOOL

  ENROLMENT FEE THREE PAYMENTS TWO PAYMENTS ONE FULL PAYMENT
Grade 7 & 8 € 1 000 3 x € 2 930 2 x € 4 150 € 7 860
 

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 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 - November
Wednesday (1.11)
  • School not in session
Thursday (2.11)
  • School not in session
Friday (3.11)
  • School not in session
Monday (6.11)
  • Chicken soup
  • Fresh spinach with rice and vegetables
  • Stuffed cabbage leaves with meat and rice
  • Fruits
Tuesday (7.11)
  • Beans soup
  • Potato gratin with cheese and yellow cheese
  • Schnitzel of minced meat with mashed potato oven baked
  • Yoghurt with honey topping
Wednesday (8.11)
  • Tarator
  • Potato meatballs with youghurt sause and dill
  • Stewed veal meat with beans
  • Fruits
Thursday (9.11)
  • Broccoli and potato cream soup
  • Aubergines with homemade tomato sauce in an oven
  • Chicken stake garnished with cabbage and carrot salad
  • Biscuit cake
Friday (10.11)
  • Duck soup
  • Zuchini moussaka
  • Fillet mackerel on a grill and potato salad
  • Fruits
Monday (13.11)
  • Chicken soup
  • Zuchini souffle
  • Spaghetti Carbonara
  • Fruits
Tuesday (14.11)
  • Lentils soup
  • Breaded peppers oven baked with yoghurt sauce
  • Tass kebab with steamed rice
  • Carrot cake
Wednesday (15.11)
  • Rabbit meat soup
  • Lasagna with spinach cheese and butter
  • Oven baked fish with potato salad
  • Fruits
Thursday (16.11)
  • Vegetable cream soup
  • Beans stew oven baked
  • Stewed veal meat garnished with rice in butter
  • Muffins
Friday (17.11)
  • Veal goulash soup
  • Breaded yellow cheese oven baked garnishes with cabbage ans carrot salad
  • Chicken stake in mushroom sauce and mashed potatos
  • Fruits
Monday (20.11)
  • Veal soup
  • Greek style moussaka
  • Home style grilled meatballs and grilled vegetables
  • Fruits
Tuesday (21.11)
  • Vegetable gardening soup
  • Potato gratin with cheese and yellow cheese
  • Grilled fish fillet and potato salad
  • Ashure with honey and walnuts
Wednesday (22.11)
  • Monestery style beans soup
  • Spaghetti with parmesan and basil
  • Chicken stake with baked baby potatos and corn in butter
  • Fruits
Thursday (23.11)
  • Duck soup with set
  • Stuffed vegetarian peppers
  • Grilled spiced meat rolls/ Kebapche/ garnished with grilled vegetables
  • Baked macaroni
Friday (24.11)
  • Veal goulash soup
  • Zuchini with rice and dill oven baked
  • "Stefani" meat roll with cucumbers and tomato salad
  • Fruits
Monday (27.11)
  • Lentils soup
  • Slavic style stew
  • Stewed veal meat garnished with rice in butter
  • Fruits
Tuesday (28.11)
  • Tarator
  • Potato meatballs with yoghurt sauce and dill oven baked
  • Chicken stake garnished
  • Milk pie /banitsa /
Wednesday (29.11)
  • Chicken soup
  • Breaded yellow cheese oven baked garnished with salad
  • Stuffed peppers with meat and rice
  • Fruits
Thursday (30.11)
  • Beans soup
  • Lasagna with cheese
  • Larded pork with mashed potatos
  • Vanilla cream