• 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.

    Students at the British International School of Washington

  • 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

School Calendar
September 9th, 2016 3:30pm -- 5:30pm
International Festival

International Festival at BISW

We invite you to join other families and take an afternoon trip ‘around the world’. We hope to celebrate our unique International School and honor all cultures and languages, with music, dancing and food.

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The Changing Landscape of International Education

The world is changing at a fast pace, and so too should our education. In the 2016/17 John Catt’s Guide to International Schools, Nord Anglia Education CEO, Andrew Fitzmaurice, talks about the need to evolve education to suit the 21st century.

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Nord Anglia Global Games and Snowshoe Mountain Expedition

Out of many exciting activities for the upcoming school year, we are thrilled to share two PE trips with our community- Nord Anglia Global Games and Snowshoe Mountain Expedition.

Event On 10th June

BISW Garden Party

Join us for a traditional British garden party to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday and her over 64 years of dedicated public service.

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Guest Blog - Justin Hines from Juilliard

Percussionist Justin Hines, our partnered Juilliard Teaching Specialist for this year, recounts his most recent visit to BISW

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The Impact of Music on Education

Juilliard alumni and dynamic flute duo, Flutronix, recently visited British International School of Washington (BISW) for a wonderful series of student workshops and live performances.

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New! Worldwide Summer Learning Opportunities

The end of the school year doesn't have to be the end of your child's learning. Through our Global Campus, Nord Anglia schools around the world offer a wide variety of summer programs to inspire, challenge and excite your child.

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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.