BSQ is Ecuador's only truly British international school, where the English National Curriculum is taught with strong links to local language and culture. We are proud of our joint British-Ecuadorian roots and have a very strong reputation in the local and international community. Our curriculum is student-centred, so that each individual can reach their full potential.
Our students prepare for the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (iGCSE) in Years 10 and 11, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Years 12 and 13 and achieve results above the world averages. Many of our graduates go to the world's top universities.
British School Quito is a foundation, with the sole purpose of providing education. We are an IB World School, accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. We are licensed and accredited by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education. The school is located in the beautiful Cumbaya valley to the East of Quito, close to the Ruta Viva motorway and 20 minutes from the airport. The Early Years, Primary and Secondary sections are all on one campus, which has rich local flora and fauna – hummingbirds are daily visitors to most areas. The school has a technology lab, science laboratories, art and music facilities, a cafeteria, playgrounds, a sports field. We have a central library with an auditorium area for assemblies and productions.Book Your Visit
The British School Quito is a learning community where students, staff and families work together to provide the foundations for academic excellence and personal growth.
We live and learn together with respect and care for each other.
We live and learn with a happy and welcoming attitude to everyone.
We live and learn with an active and determined approach to our ambition.
Emma Newman, Principal
It is my pleasure and privilege to be able to show you around our website and our school. As Principal of the British School Quito I can say with great confidence that we will welcome you into a learning environment full of exactly the right mix of warmth and ambition for our students. As a parent myself, I know that the most important daily concern is that our children are happy at school, but I also know that it is the primary duty of a school to ensure that its scholars leave with the highest academic achievements possible so that the doors are opened into the next stage of their learning careers. Here at BSQ our aim is always to get that balance right.
We are a community school in the sense that we ensure all members of our community can learn effectively together in an environment that supports their individual needs. We welcome the involvement of parents so that we can ensure the right support and challenge is in place.
We are a British school in the sense that we deliver the best and most relevant elements of the British education system curriculum whilst upholding the British values of mutual respect, liberty and democracy.
We are an international school too in the sense that our student and staff population is diverse and vibrant; bringing with them all the intercultural learning and socialisation opportunities that affords.
I invite you to visit BSQ personally so that you can experience first-hand the spirit of our school and I look forward to meeting you in the near future.
Emma Newman, Principal
Excellent facilities in an excellent location
The British School Quito is located in the beautiful Tumbaco valley to the East of Quito on a green and beautiful campus, surrounded by wonderful views. The school is in a very accessible location east of Quito close to Cumbayá and the Ruta Viva motorway and 20 minutes from the airport. The Early Years, Primary and Secondary sections are all on one campus, which has rich local flora and fauna – hummingbirds are daily visitors to most areas.
Our facilities include a technology lab, science laboratories, art and music facilities, a cafeteria, playgrounds, a swimming pool, sports fields: football and volleyball courts, parking. We have a central library with an auditorium area for assemblies and productions.