Oxford International School, Dhaka

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Oxford International School,Dhaka
Oxford Dhaka Logo.jpg
Type Private
Established 1987
Founder Md. Sakhwat Hossain
Number of students 3000+
The Oxford International School building at Dhanmondi, Dhaka

Oxford International School (OIS) is an International English medium co-education school following the academic programme of the University of Cambridge, UK up to GCE O and A Level. It is one of the earliest English Medium schools in Bangladesh. The Oxford International School was founded in 1987. The school is situated in Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Oxford International School was founded in 1987 by the President of the school, Md. Shakawat Hossain. It followed the curriculum of the University of London O Levels (Edexcel) and then shifted to the University of Cambridge (Cambridge International Examination) in 2003. One of the Principals of OIS was Ian Burges, an ex-professor of the University of Cambridge UK. Beginning humbly with a single campus and a limited staff, OIS has moved into a modern spacious building. The Junior Section ( Playgroup to KG ) is located close by. It is one of the pioneers in GCE A Levels under CIE in Bangladesh. OIS is an attached center of CIE. Though the exams are controlled by The British Council, the students sit for their exams in the school auditorium, Dr. Kudrat-I-Khuda Auditorium.

Oxford International school offers the complete Cambridge curriculum of the Cambridge Primary Programme, Cambridge Lower Secondary, GCE O Levels and GCE A Levels.

OIS mission[edit]

OIS is committed to enabling children to discover their inherent potential and to provide support for it to flourish. It is committed to equipping children with the necessary mix of knowledge, skills, competencies and attitudes to excel in the global arena.

System of education[edit]

The school offers the following programs:

  • Cambridge Primary Programs (CIPP): Kindergarten to 5th grade
  • Cambridge Lower Secondary Program (CLSP): 6th grade to 7th
  • GCE O Level: 8th grade to 10th grade
  • GCE A Level: 11th grade-12th grade

Sub branches[edit]

Recently, the school has opened two more branches at Gulshan and Uttara of the capital.A project at banasree is underway. Moreover,the school has plans of opening branches in each of the other six divisions of the country.

Approved BTEC Centre[edit]

In 2011, IPSIT has been approved as a BTEC center by Edexcel International, UK.It is believed to be a great opportunity for the learners that IPSIT fetches the globe at home by providing international certificate under Edexcel and BTEC. IPSIT, in collaboration with the Edexcel, UK, offers diploma, certificate and award courses in the following modules:Fashion Design,Graphic Design,music.


External links[edit]

Official website of Oxford International School:

Coordinates: 23°45′16″N 90°22′14″E / 23.7544°N 90.3706°E / 23.7544; 90.3706