Belmont international school is one of the largest private English-medium schools in Bangladesh, offering pre-school to A’ Level classes of an international standard. It offers a complete school-leaving course using English as the medium of instruction. We emphasize equal proficiency in Bangla as a necessary prerequisite for a well-rounded education for Bangladeshi students.

Belmont international school’s curriculum has been designed to reflect the specific needs of Bangladeshi students keeping in mind their heritage, culture and national identity. The school has designed a comprehensive curriculum for all classes leading to the University of Cambridge International Examinations Ordinary and Advanced Level General Certificate of Education courses which are taught in Classes IX to XII. These examinations are administered by the British Council, Dhaka.

In Junior school, we encourage children to observe their surroundings, think independently, ask questions, and freely express themselves. In recent years, we have introduced center-based classrooms, where diverse activities are conducted to develop a range of important skills.

Our Curriculum

Belmont international school provides a complete school-leaving course of study, from pre-school to the A’ Levels. We have developed our own curriculum; it aims to deliver a holistic education program combining the core competencies of the national and the British curricula. The comprehensive curriculum designed for the elementary, secondary, and high school classes ultimately leads to the University of Cambridge International Examinations Ordinary and Advanced Level General Certificate of Education exams, taught in the high school. These examinations are conducted under the auspices of the British Council, Dhaka.

The Early Years

In Junior school, we encourage children to observe their surroundings, think independently, ask questions and freely express themselves without fear or inhibition, thereby honing their observation, listening, verbal and comprehension skills. We create an environment where students develop independence and creativity.

Students develop a love of learning through hands-on activities where they are given choice. They then grow in confidence as they apply learned skills in different contexts. The Bangla Literacy lab also helps children learn Bangla in a hands-on and enjoyable way.

In recent years, we have introduced center-based classrooms, where diverse activities are conducted to develop a range of important skills – communication skills, social skills, personal and emotional skills as well. Students get opportunities for physical education on a regular basis, as well as the creative arts. We have introduced a more play-based approach so that students’ natural curiosity and playful instincts are nurtured toward learning. These changes to our curriculum ensure that we build strong foundations for academics, and a love for learning, in all of our students.

The Middle Years

Our curriculum at this stage exposes students to more subjects in a formal classroom setting. The curriculum focuses on developing numeracy, literacy, and an understanding of the environment and our surroundings. Learning in these classes is designed to develop positive attitudes.

Students learn not only from their texts but also from their surroundings. We encourage the students to open their eyes, look around, and acquire knowledge from their friends, their teachers and elders, and their environment. Students build key skills and explore concepts in the language (both English and Bangla), Maths, Science, Ethics and Religions, Art, Physical Education, Music, and Drama. When they enter Class III, they also start to study social studies – History, Geography, and Bangladesh Studies.

As the students get older, our curriculum is designed to strengthen their foundation and begin their preparation for the public examinations they will take in high school. In Class VI, students take classes in Computing Studies in order to become comfortable with technology, which they will start to use in their

academics in subsequent years. They also start to study the sciences as individual subjects (Physics, Biology, and Chemistry) from Class VII and take lab classes to develop their practical scientific skills. Economics is another subject that is introduced to them in Class VIII.

High School

Belmont international school’s O’ Level program encourages students to engage, invent, manage and compete – equipping them for eventual success in the public examinations under Cambridge International Examinations. Years of experience teaching the O’ Levels has allowed us to understand the needs of the international examinations board – our mock results very closely mirror the actual results of our students.

The A’ Level Program provides a demanding, expansive educational experience to a select group of diverse, talented, and intellectually sophisticated students. Through this program, we aim to prepare our students for entry to the great universities of the world! Our excellent and experienced A’ Level faculty ensure that our students are given the best guidance for success at the A’ Level examinations.

  CAIE Results in 2020  

O’ Level
A’ Level


Assessments in Belmont international school are based on ongoing coursework: written and oral work, class tests, and assignments in each quarter. Performance in sports and co-curricular activities is also assessed regularly. Class Teacher’s Reports are given twice a year, upon completion of the 1st and 3rd quarters. Report Cards are given two times a year, upon completion of each term.

There is no examination for the junior classes, up to Class III. Learning at this level is more closely linked to the developmental process physical, emotional, social, and intellectual. However, from Class IV onwards formal written examinations are taken at the end of each term.

Bangla and English

In Belmont international school, we consider proficiency in both languages to be the cornerstone of a well-rounded education for the students of this nation.

বাংলার গুরুত্ব
ইংরেজি মাধ্যম স্কুল হলেও ‘বাংলা’ এ স্কুলের শিক্ষার্থীদের জন্য একটি আবশ্যিক বিষয়। প্রাথমিক বাংলা ভাষার সাথে পরিচিতি শুরু করা হয় নার্সারী থেকে। বিভিন্ন শিক্ষামূলক আকর্ষণীয় পদ্ধতিতে বাংলাভাষার গল্প, ছড়ার সাথে সাথে বর্ণমালার সাথে পরিচিতি ঘটে নার্সারী ক্লাস থেকেই। পরে কিন্ডারগার্টেন ক্লাসে বাংলা ল্যাব ক্লাসের মাধ্যমে বর্ণমালার উপর পড়া, লেখা, শব্দ শিখা, গল্প পড়ার বিভিন্ন আকর্ষণীয় শিক্ষাপদ্ধতি প্রয়োগ করা হয় যা শিশুদের জন্য বিজ্ঞানসম্মতও। ১ম হতে ১০ম শ্রেণী পর্যন্ত বাংলা পড়ানো হয় এবং ও-লেভেল পরীক্ষার অন্যতম আবশ্যিক বিষয় হিসেবে ও-লেভেল পরীক্ষার্থীদের এ বিষয়টি গ্রহণ করতে হয়। সুতরাং অন্যান্য গুরুত্বপূর্ণ বিষয়ের মতই বেলমন্ট আন্তর্জাতিক স্কুল ‘বাংলা’ বিষয়ের মান উন্নত রাখার জন্য সদা সচেষ্ট।

The study of both English and Bangla in Belmont international school encourages the development of the four key language skills – speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Emphasis is placed on applying the rules of language in order to enhance communication skills. The development of student’s literary skills is also a very important way to equip them with the necessary tools of communication and expression. Students in Belmont international school are required to read numerous novels every year, in order to expose them to a greater variety of genres, time periods, styles, and authors.

Bangla Literacy Lab
Bangla is formally introduced in Nursery at age 4, which is the second year of Junior School. The children then are ready for the skills of visual discrimination and are ready to build on their existing knowledge of their mother language.

The Literacy Lab for Bangla occupies a special area on the campus to facilitate visual learning in a well-structured environment. The Lab is language-rich and displays and makes use of various learning aids. All items, including chairs and tables, are labeled in Bangla. The children have name cards in Bangla, all of which they recognize and use verbally. Such exposure in the lab enhances learning and helps students to acquire the understanding and language skills needed in Bangla. The laboratory has three designated sections for library and story-telling, art and artwork, and one section for learning the language through games, audiovisuals, and tactile resources.

The process of immersion in Bangla through the Bangla Literacy Lab helps children to acquire a good knowledge of the language very efficiently in an interactive and supportive environment.

Bangladesh Studies

Belmont international school is committed to upholding and nurturing the cultural heritage of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Studies is taught as a compulsory subject from Class III to VIII and is offered as a subject in the O’ Level. Bangla is, of course, a core subject and is compulsory from KG I to Class X.

Participation in various cultural, musical, and dramatic presentations to observe important national events is encouraged, and occasions such as International Mother Language Day, Pahela Baishakh, and Independence Day are celebrated with vigor and creativity in all the school campuses each year.

Maths and Science

Developing Mathematics skills each year along multiple strands helps students develop diverse mathematical insights and nurtures their strengths and talents. We consider competence in Mathematics to be a critical component of success in our school. Mathematics is taught through the innovative use of resources and teaching aids. Belmont international school’s curriculum promotes:
  • Mathematical thinking through the use of problem-solving activities and tasks
  • Visual thinking and the ability to analyze data intelligently
  • Investigating and making sense of mathematical problems
  • Conceptual understanding
  • Development of mental-maths skills

In a world filled with the products of scientific inquiry, scientific literacy has also become a necessity for everyone. Belmont international school’s Science Program embodies a vision of a scientifically literate populace. Our program aims to:

➩ Stimulate students’ interest in a scientific investigation

➩ Promote a basic understanding and awareness of science

➩ Allow students to make informed, rational, and justifiable decisions based on observed data

Belmont international school holds the distinction of being the first school in Bangladesh to conduct laboratory classes at the V-VIII level. We now have a rich laboratory program for students from class V-XII.

Arts and Physical Education

At Belmont international school, we recognize that students must develop skills and an appreciation for visual and performing arts, as well as physical education, in order to grow holistically as ‘complete’ individuals.

Our art, music, and drama programs not only build the skills that are necessary to perform and produce art, but they also grow an aesthetic and creative sensibility, develop an understanding of important historical genres, artists and works of art, music or theater, and teach students how to talk about the arts analytically and with appreciation. In high school, our Media Studies curriculum exposes students to the different types of media and its influence on daily life; the impact of media on social consciousness, and media literacy as a 21st-century approach to education.

Physical education is a mandatory component of our academic program. Our students are not only given basic skills in physical fitness and in a range of different sports but they are also taught about maintaining their health and well-being. By playing various competitive sports, students develop teamwork skills, as well as discipline. Regular physical education classes are designed from the very early years of education based on an understanding that physical health forms the basis for good mental and intellectual health.

O’ Level Program

Belmont international school’s O’ Level program encourages students to engage, invent, manage and compete – equipping them for eventual success in the public examinations under Cambridge International Examinations.

Class IX is very important because this is when students begin to prepare for the public examination that will take them to the next stage of their academic career. Students typically choose 8 subjects at this level. The syllabus is chalked out in such a way that the bulk of the work is covered in Class IX. We offer several sciences, humanities, and commerce subjects, and students are also encouraged to take co-curricular subjects such as media studies, physical education, music, or drama. Maths, English Language and Bangla remain core subjects that are mandatory for all students. In Class X, students focus on revision work followed by two mock exams which are held in March or April of each year.

Subjects offered in the O’ Level include Additional Maths, English Literature, History, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Combined Science, Business Studies, Enterprise, Environment Management, Economics, Accounting, Bangladesh Studies, Computer Science, and Art & Design.

The teaching program at Belmont international school is a complete one; we cover the O’ Level syllabus thoroughly and undertake overall revision effectively. Regular written work is done throughout the course either at home or under supervision in class to reinforce learning and to give the students the maximum amount of practice in taking exams. Of course, feedback on assessment is an integral part of the learning process.

The school is very strict about attesting students’ admission forms for the public examination. It will only do so for the examinations according to the prescribed schedule; therefore, students who take advance exams or additional subjects may not be able to avail the facility of sitting for the exams in our own premises and the school will not take the responsibility of completing the syllabus or the teaching program for such subjects.

A’ Level Program

The A’ Level Program provides a demanding, expansive educational experience to a select group of diverse, talented, and intellectually sophisticated students. Through this program, we aim to prepare our students for entry to the great universities of the world! Our excellent and experienced A’ Level faculty ensure that our students are given the best guidance for success at the A’ Level examinations.

The total course for the A’ Level runs over a period of two academic years. The Class X students who have graduated from Belmont international school may apply for admission in the A’ Level course. Each student is admitted on a provisional basis, subject to their successful completion of the O’ Level to the satisfaction of the school. At this level, students typically take 3 or 4 subjects.

We offer several science and commerce-based subjects, and students are also encouraged to take co-curricular subjects such as media studies, physical education, music, or drama. There are no mandatory subjects at this level of specialization. Subjects offered at the A’ Level include Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Business, Biology, Accounting, Computer Science, Mathematics, Law, Psychology, English and Further Mathematics.

The structure of the A’ Level program is such that students take one set of exams at the end of Class XI (the Advanced Subsidiary – ‘AS’) and their final public examinations at the end of Class XII (typically referred to as the ‘A2’).

School Year

The academic year begins in July and ends in June. Classes commence in July or August after the Orientation Week is completed.

The school year is divided into four quarters, i.e. two terms. The First Term begins in July (after the summer vacation) and the Second Term begins in January (after the winter vacation). Winter Break, Spring Break, Summer Break, and the two Eid breaks are the main scheduled vacations during the academic year.

Annual School Calendar

The dates of all the school vacations and other important dates are given in the Annual School Calendar, which is included in every student’s School Diary. In addition, parents can download the calendar from the downloads section of our website. Click here to access those documents.

21st Century Learning

Every child needs 21st-century knowledge and skills to succeed as productive citizens and leaders in the future. At Belmont international school, we believe in the use of modern best practices in teaching that will give students the skills to think critically, solve problems collaboratively and work independently. We believe that the skills that students need to succeed include the development of local and global awareness, and personal and social responsibility. To achieve these goals, Belmont international school has created a unique curriculum and works closely with faculty, management, and the Curriculum Development Unit to implement modern, international practices in education.

We believe in teaching that:

  • is student-centric
  • is thought-provoking
  • takes into account the needs of individuals
  • prepares students for the real world

We avoid teaching that is:

  • Focused on rote learning and memorization
  • Overly concerned with exams rather than real-world skills
  • Generic and non-specific to individual needs

At Belmont international school, we want to develop students who are:

  • Independent learners: we don’t tell them everything, we encourage them to learn for themselves.
  • Curious: we encourage them to ask questions and challenge us and each other.
  • Critical thinkers: we ensure students understand what they are learning, rather than just memorizing what the teacher has said.
  • Willing to take challenges: we push students to think at higher levels and apply their skills, rather than being intimidated by new types of questions or tasks.
  • Creative: we encourage students to apply imagination and think outside the box, and we reward students who go beyond the book or what they have been taught.

Resources and Publications

In order to meet the requirements of our curriculum, Belmont international school uses all kinds of educational resources and develops several internally.

Belmont international school has developed a rich library of resources (2D and 3D) for use in the classroom and more recently has also adopted the use of smartboards and digital technologies. These audio-visual resources go a long way towards developing key skills and making learning more fun and effective.

Belmont international school also brings out a number of publications every year, which includes textbooks, yearbooks, and monthly newsletters for the whole school.

Educational Resources

Belmont international school has invested in numerous resources to enhance the educational experience and improve teaching and learning in all our campuses.

We have begun to incorporate technology into our classrooms: we have installed the DigiClass system in our senior and middle school classrooms. DigiClass is an award-winning multimedia-enabled teaching solution. DigiClass incorporates an interactive whiteboard, computer, projector, and a preloaded content repository that is designed to make the classroom session more engaging and collaborative.

Belmont international school also maintains a rich library on every campus, with over 35,000 books and audio-visual resources. In addition, we have a resource center on every campus that houses hundreds of educational resources for teachers to use in the classroom-3D models, all kinds of globes, atlases and models, scientific equipment and tools, and a range of visual resources such as charts and photographs. All these resources are used by teachers on a regular basis to make connections between lessons and the real world.

Textbooks and Workbooks

Belmont international school’s Curriculum Development Unit (CDU) collaborates with teachers and our sister concern, Ignite Publications Limited, to help to develop a range of textbooks and workbooks exclusively to meet the demand for high-quality children’s books. These books are designed to address our curricular needs but can also be used by other schools.


Campus Monthly Newsletter – An important component of our efforts to stay in touch with parents is the monthly newsletter which is circulated by the Head of Section of each campus. This newsletter includes:

  • Information about past and upcoming events
  • News of special accomplishments and achievements of the school community
  • Special announcements, notices, and reminders
  • Descriptions of ongoing work school-wide
  • Brief academic updates

Belmont international school Newsletter – at the end of each term, this newsletter is published with information on various school policies, developments, news, and announcements. It is distributed to all students, faculty, and management personnel. To read past issues of the Belmont international school newsletter, please click here.


A colorful school Yearbook is published at the end of each academic session by the different campuses. They carry class photographs and are a vivid record of each session. Parents are required to place an order for the Yearbook at the end of each session. Yearbooks are delivered to students at the end of each academic session.

Curriculum Development Unit

Belmont international school’s Curriculum Development Unit (CDU) is an independent department that oversees the academic program. The unit ensures that a high standard of education is delivered uniformly at all levels of the school and ensures best practices in teaching. It monitors the delivery of the academic program and comes up with effective services and strategies for imparting our curriculum and maintaining consistency. The unit also oversees the planning of the annual syllabus based on the custom-designed curriculum of the school.

The unit also works on quality control and the development of curriculum and teaching resources. Developing textbooks and workbooks is a key component of this unit’s work. These books are used in Belmont international school and in numerous schools throughout the country.

CDU plays an important role in faculty supervision and training. The unit researches and develops the academic curriculum and teaching resources to suit modern teaching and learning needs and promotes a progressive and dynamic approach to education.

Special Education Program

All children should be entitled to a broad, balanced, and purposeful curriculum, and Belmont international school is committed to ensuring all students can achieve at their highest potential. Some children have varying needs that may require them to be given extra attention in order to keep up with the standard set by the school. Belmont international school has developed, therefore, a Special Education Program, which is a set of policies and planned activities, based on global best principles and practices, to cater to the special educational needs of students in Belmont international school. In many cases, these students are asked to attend specialized classes (called “Skills Labs”), which are small and allow very close teacher-student interaction. In this way, students who are below the standard of the class are given special attention to build their skills and achieve academic success up to their full potential.


Belmont international school’s teachers are some of the busiest educational professionals in the country! We are committed to excellence and work hard to deliver our best to our students. High standards are maintained through intensive and comprehensive training programs. Close monitoring and supervision is provided to help teachers implement modern teaching methods.


We are proud of our faculty, who work hard to challenge, teach and inspire our students. Our teachers are typically graduate or post-graduate degree holders in their respective subjects from well-reputed institutions. A number of our teachers have an educational background in teaching with degrees such as M.Ed or B.Ed.


Teaching and learning go hand in hand. Faculty training and development has been a high priority for us. Belmont international school is the first school that has undertaken an initiative to certify all teachers. We have engaged a professional training organization, SPEED, to conduct formal teacher training courses for our faculty—a one-year teaching skills course offered by Cambridge International Examinations.

Our high school teachers also regularly participate in workshops provided by Cambridge International Examinations on O and A level subjects. And SPEED offers General English, Speaking and Pronunciation courses and IT workshops for teachers to help them to upgrade their professional and communication skills.

In-service training for teachers is a very important function of our management personnel. Since the school uses a curriculum that has been carefully tailored to its vision and needs, specialized training is necessary to ensure proper implementation of the curriculum. Under the supervision of the senior management personnel, for each stage of education, in-depth and extensive training is provided to all members of faculty according to their needs.