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.
OUR MISSION IS TO:
- 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
- Recognize and focus on each student as a unique individual and address his or her requirements accordingly.
- Develop strong discipline and instill study habits in all students to reach their highest level of learning and personal development.
- Build strong foundations for further academic development.
- Provide opportunities for success and to build upon the areas of students’ strengths and foster skills to overcome any inadequacies.
- 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 CEO
Mohammad Abu Kayes Jahadi
Oxford International School
After almost ten thousand years of agricultural civilisation, when we reached the doorstep of the industrial revolution, we realised the need of modern education. Unfortunately, the purpose for which our modern education system has been designed, even though after passing through several industrial revolutions, there is no change in the quality and the purpose of this so called system.
For this, along with the latest system of education for our students, we always focus on building enlightened human beings. In order to flourish our students as the enlightened ones for the future, we mainly concentrate on three aims and have designed our curriculum accordingly.
- To build our children as enlightened human beings by engraving the qualities of ethics, values and honesty into them.
- To shape up our children in such a way so that they can be responsible towards their family, society, state, nature, country and world.
- To nourish creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, communication and technological expertise in our students so that when they enter into the job sectors they can fulfill the needs of the challenges of the fourth industrial revolution.
In order to implement the above mentioned aims, here at OIS, we try our heart and soul to provide the best quality of education and training. We aim to train up our teachers in such a way so that they can work as facilitators by thinking outside the conventional teaching methods. Whereby, we have included Project Based Learning in our curriculum. Apart from that, we have introduced a good number of extra-curricular and co-curricular clubs and related activities to develop the mental health of our students so that they can transform themselves into their best versions as far as possible.
Message from the Principal
Dr. M Nurun Nabi
BA (Hon’s) MA (English), M.B.A., Ph.D.
Oxford International School
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
— Benjamin Franklin
Let me introduce myself as the Principal of Oxford International School. I started my career as a Lecturer of English. I was anointed as Head of English Dept and Senior Vice Principal. I have studied law, Journalism, Human Rights and Legal Aid. I have had Diploma in Computer Application. Besides, I have earned MBA degree. I hold Doctor of Philosophy in English Literature. I served Dhaka Residential Model College for more than three decades.
Nowadays, the role of a school is not only to pursue academic excellence but also to motivate and empower its students to be lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and productive members of an ever-changing global society. More than three decades back Oxford International School pledged to transform education.
The school is striving hard to make the best possible efforts to engrain strong values combining with academics and extra-curricular and co-curricular activities in the children. Converting every individual into an erudite, patriotic and law abiding citizen, the school provides an amalgam of scholastic and co-scholastic activities.
No doubt, a student endued in such an atmosphere has every hope and possibility of becoming a responsible, balanced and a mature adult and is able to live in to contribute and to shoulder responsibilities of the society, of which he forms an integral part. Children need a supportive environment at home and at school. They need to set goals, within their reach until they gain confidence and determination. They should reexamine their priorities, set clean goals and make specific plans to achieve what they desire. Focusing on specific goals, helps them move forward purposefully in life. They would, thus, have the pleasure of watching their dreams into reality.
At OIS, our approach towards learning is child centric. Activity based learning and inculcating a scientific temper and a spirit of free enquiry is practised widely. In our curriculum the student is the primary focus and each child is involved in the learning process. We are constantly improving our teaching methodology so that it turns learning into combination of classroom study, research and scientific discovery.
The school is enormously blessed with experienced and committed teachers. The family atmosphere created by the guidance and support of the non-teaching staff always makes the students feel that they are not away from home.
OIS has its clear vision and mission objective. In order to accomplish our vision and mission, we take as much effort as possible. A Caring Community School which aims to develop well adjusted individuals who strive to achieve their full potential in a dynamic, caring and supportive environment. We believe that education is an effective medium of social transformation. We get encouragement, looking at bright and successful careers of our thousands of students, who subsequently benefit the society. We feel proud that we are part of such an institute, which is shaping the future citizens.
COVID-19 Pandemic has surely altered lives and disrupted normal life across the world. We shouldn’t let the pandemic pin us down. We must remain positive and keep our hopes alive.
I wish the best of fortune, peace and prosperity to all those who contribute to the noble task of extending education and its manifest skills, excellence and objectives.
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.