The British International Schools in Kurdistan-Hawler is an independent private school following the British and American Curriculum.

The British International Schools in Kurdistan-Hawler (BISK-Hawler) welcomes any student who is looking to exceed their own educational potential. At BISK-Hawler we aim to support your development, every step of the way.

The British International Schools in Kurdistan is an independent private school following the British Curriculum.

BISK-Hawler registers students from Nursery to 12th Form.

At present we have a large school just off Mosul Road in Erbil

Founding Date 2011

MissionThe British International Schools in Kurdistan mission is to provide an outstanding education. All British International Schools strive to fulfill the unique potential of each student in a supportive learning environment where the reflective learning community provides a challenging and holistic experience that prepares students for their future as global citizens.

Awards A Cambridge International School offering IGCSEs, AS and A levels

The BISK Vision

BISK believes that knowledge, skills, and values are the foundation for becoming an active citizen and member of the school, the community, and the diverse society in which we live.

We provide our students with opportunities to succeed, and the motivation to act on them. We cultivate a lifelong passion for learning, and the skills to put it to use. We instill the values of community, diversity and inclusion today, so that students will become model leaders of Kurdistan tomorrow.

By nurturing a safe, welcoming, multilingual, multicultural and professional community of learning, students will earn a world-class education that will prepare them to make a positive impact in the world.

Our Mission

The BISK mission is to convert learners of today into leaders of Kurdistan and the global community by providing an international education in a safe, secure and supportive environment that will significantly increase student achievement through the application of continuous improvement strategies. We are devoted to preparing all of our students to become caring, contributing, compassionate, productive and successful leaders of tomorrow.

Core Beliefs


BISK Golden Rules