About Us


Oxford International School was founded in 1987, to satisfy the need for an authentic international school in Dhaka. It had a very humble beginning with a rented two-storied building for a school, just off the main road near Dhanmondi Lake. Since then the school has grown in terms of its student population, range of subjects taught and lecturing staff. The School now has five campuses situated in several locations in the city including Dhanmondi, Gulshan, Uttara, Banasree and Old Dhaka.

OIS is a registered school with the University of Cambridge International Examinations, UK and Edexcel, UK. Today, the students of OIS are recognized both nationally and internationally, for achieving high academic scores in GCE O and A Level examinations. We take great pride in saying that a number of our students have received Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards by gaining highest standard mark in a particular subject both around the world as well as in the country. The school has achieved an excellent standing within the community and is an associate member of the Round Square Organizations of International Schools. We have been consistently rated ‘satisfactory’ by the educational consultants from the University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate (UCLES) for upholding and maintaining our international standard of education.

Over the years, the school has changed and developed significantly, and yet it has still retained its fundamental characteristics. Many of its core ideas and beliefs are still to be found in the way they are run today. OIS continues to be one of the prominent English medium schools in Bangladesh and is wholeheartedly committed to ensuring the best educational experience for all our students.

Vision & Mission


Creating global leaders, ethical citizens and equitable contributors for a better world.


  1. Provide each and every student a comprehensive education in a safe, nurturing and professional environment that will facilitate in developing their skills and enable them to become independent and self-sufficient adults
  2. Recognize and focus on each student as a unique individual and address his or her requirements accordingly.
  3. Develop strong discipline and instill study habits in all students to reach their highest level of learning and personal development.
  4. Build strong foundations for further academic development.
  5. Provide opportunities for success and to build upon the areas of students’ strengths and foster skills to overcome any inadequacies.
  6. Give equal importance on both curricular and extra curricular education to provide an all rounded teaching to all our students.

Message from the President

Md. Shakawat Hossain

Oxford International School

When we first formed Oxford International School, we had a vision to bring the finest of international education to the people of Bangladesh. Since then we have crossed a very long way. However, we are not ready to rest on the past successes. Instead we have new and ambitious plans to enhance the opportunities for Bangladeshi students in the international arena.

As technology shrinks the world we live in, our young people must be equipped with far more than just bookish knowledge. They require exposure to the very best learning available to ensure that in years to come they will form the intellectual elite of our country – the leaders who will shape its future destiny.

To ensure a genuinely international perspective, we have assembled a team of educators with vast experience from far and wide. They bring their broad global perspectives and combine them with local expertise to produce a level and quality of education that is uniquely molded to the needs and requirements of the children of Bangladesh. I encourage all our students to take full advantage of the skills and knowledge of this team. Wishing all a more prosperous, compatible and sustainable world.

Message from the Principal

Dr. Shanthi Perera

Oxford International School

“Quality Education is a shared commitment between dedicated  teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations”

I would like to introduce myself as the Principal of Oxford International School. I was born in Sri Lanka and I started my career as a teacher/Sectional Head of ICT Dept. and Vice Principal. Then I served as the  Principal in several schools. I hold a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Education – Strategic planning in teaching process in secondary school (USA).

I believe that, maintaining a high level of discipline is the main factor of a school as it is an essential ingredient in producing good citizens of the future.

New methodologies are being  implemented to uplift the quality educational standards in every section of the school curriculum. It will continue to be regularly reviewed to ensure that it remains appropriate to the needs of our students.   The school offers opportunities for our students to enjoy a result oriented education in a disciplined environment. We aim to provide excellence in all our education programs.

I believe that every student is unique and specially they all have the ability to learn. They need to set goals, within their reach until they gain confidence and determination.  At OIS we assist our students to become lifelong learners, as well as helping them to be self-directed, realistic, and responsible decision makers when solving problems that they will encounter in our multicultural, ever-changing world.

Hence in OIS, the Students are given the opportunities to thrive for their total development. We encourage them to participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities to build their confidence, independence and personality necessary to become well-rounded adults.

Our excellent teaching staff with a wealth of experience, work in different capacities to provide OIS children with guidance and knowledge. It is our goal to create an environment enriched with learning opportunities.

I want to turn to the role of parents here as it is known that the discipline begins at home.  So we are looking at ways of strengthening Home-School Agreements. Parents’ key responsibility is making sure that their child gets to school every day and gets involved in academics,co-curricular and extra-curricular activities regularly.

When we; students–teachers–parents-administrators talk (meetings) and listen to each other, we will gain a deeper understanding of what we want from our school.

OIS continually improves the quality of tools of communication, including giving our parents access to the website,  where they can retrieve pertinent information about their children’s academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements.

A number of activities I have already taken into account to enhance quality education in Oxford International School. I am confident enough that  OIS will make themselves stronger day by day, adding a new leaf to the grandeur of the school.

I wish all of you the very best in your future endeavors.

A Brief History of the School

OIS was founded in 1987, to satisfy the need for a truly international school in Dhaka. Since then the school has grown in terms of its student population, range of subjects taught and lecturing staff. The school takes pride in its facilities provided with five education purpose built, architecturally distinctive buildings. Now it has 2500 students and 250 teachers with an international student body and teaching faculty. One of the greatest achievements is, today the students from OIS have become internationally recognized by being the World highest and Bangladesh highest scorers in GCE O and A Level examinations. The school has achieved an excellent standing within the community, and is an associate member of the Round Square organisation of international schools.OIS is a registered school and attached Centre with University of Cambridge International Examinations, UK and Edexcel, UK.

Our highly trained and motivated teaching faculty is made up of a combination of local and foreign teachers. Educational consultants, from University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate (UCLES) make two visits each year in order to ensure an international standard of education at OIS. Qualified teacher-trainers conduct workshops in a range of subjects. Teacher appraisals and in-house professional development programmes are also routinely conducted.