• Authentically International

    "International" is more than a label here. It is at the very core of everything we do and how we do it.

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  • Transferable Curriculum

    A curriculum handpicked for its international focus and global recognition, culminating in the IB Program.

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  • Inspiring Each Other

    Our students will embrace your child with open arms. Our students inspire each other to succeed.

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  • Dedicated and Inspiring

    Our teachers are recruited for their ability to nurture lifelong learners and inspire excellence.

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  • Your New Community

    We welcome you to our inclusive community. From day one you and your child will feel at home with us.

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  • Every Day is Different

    Your child will experience something new every day. Find out what's happening and connect with each other.

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  • Ask Anything

    Speaking directly with us is the best way to get your questions answered quickly. We look forward to hearing from you.

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What Makes Our International School Special?

Located in downtown DC, British International School of Washington prepares students for successful futures by providing a high-quality, international education, enriched by unique and transformative learning experiences through our Global Campus.

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Why are we different to every other international school in Washington?

Our personalized learning plans, coupled with access to unique global opportunities, will challenge and inspire your child to Be Ambitious for themselves, their school, their community, and their world.

News & Events

Quick-look Calendar

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Towards Empathy, Openness, and Understanding

In the wake of the horrific attacks in Beirut and Paris last week, it is important to build our discussion around key concepts: Truth, Understanding, Openness, Empathy, and Service.

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Fall Open Day and Remembering Our Veterans

Our student leaders, Sonali and Tom, took a moment during our very successful Fall Open Day to honor veterans from around the world.

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The Surfaces Surface at Last

Latest updates about our ambitious new 1:1 tablet program, including thoughts from a student tester!

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Goodbyes and Good Results

A check-in on student progress from the first two months of school. Also, we bid a sad farewell to Mrs. Such as she prepares to begin her new role at the International Baccalaureate Organization in January.

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Communicating our Communications Plan

Read updates about our revamped communication strategy and how our parents feel about the changes.

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Big Results Require Big Ambitions

As our family of schools continues to grow, it is vital that we articulate our sense of purpose in the education world. We have been discussing our “Be Ambitious” philosophy all week at our annual Nord Anglia Education Leadership Conference in Switzerland.

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Ambitious for our Staff - Coaching with Andy Vass

It goes almost without saying that great people are the foundation of any outstanding school. I am often asked how I can be sure of the quality of the people who serve the BISW community.

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Observations from the Classroom

What does it mean to Be Ambitious for our school, our young people, and their teachers?