MISSION STATEMENTTo empower students with an exemplary 21st century education by challenging them to excel academically and socially through integrated teaching with a global focus. Bend International School (BIS) opened its doors in the Fall of 2015 as a new K-8 charter school dedicated to providing a unique education experience for Bend students—one that embraces diversity, promotes self-expression, and utilizes the best of dierent learning tools from around the globe: Singapore Math, New Zealand Writing, bi-lingual teachers and a dual-language approach that oers core classes in English with electives in Spanish! We presently serve 166 students from all across the community (and will expand next year to our cap of 195 students). Our student body purposely has a higher than average number of students who qualify for Free & Reduced lunch and/or have Special Needs. To date, we have experienced phenomenal student and parent engagement, and success in Reading, Math and Science.
WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO?As a charter school, we are publically funded (i.e. our students do not pay tuition), but we don’t get the full amount as other district schools so we need to raise funds to balance our budget. Funds are needed to:
• Help cover additional facility expenses (yes, we have to pay our lease and utilities)
• Purchase art and music supplies to ensure a well-rounded curriculum
• Subsidize travel to/from our “sister school” in Tlaquepaque Mexico
• Keep costs low on our international lunch program where we feature a different ethnic food every day (Italian, Mexican, Indian, etc.)