• Authentically International

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

    nursery students learning languages through song @ British International School Washington

  • 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.

    students embracing at the British International School of Washington

  • Dedicated and Inspiring

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

    Teacher and student at the British International School Washington

  • Your New Community

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

    excited students at the British International School of Washington

  • Every Day is Different

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

    students on expedition at the British International School of Washington

  • Ask Anything

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

    teacher speaking with parents at the British International School of Washington

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

Feb 27

Tanzania Trip Assembly

Mar 02 (all day)

Roald Dahl Day

School Calendar
Global Challenges

British International School of Washington students team up with UNICEF to promote Sustainable Development Goals

UNICEF has challenged students at British International School of Washington to raise awareness of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and to work with their local communities to create solutions for these global issues.

EVENT 14 February
Jim Plunkett Visits British International School Washington

British International School Hosts Runner Pursuing ‘Forrest Gump’-Style Epic Challenge

Jim Plunkett-Cole will visit BISW as part of his 20,000 mile educational run-challenge adventure across America to tackle sedentary lifestyles and the global obesity epidemic in children and adults.

Summer Arts Applications Open

Applications open for 2017 Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard

The Juilliard School, a world leader in performing arts education, and Nord Anglia are pleased to announce that applications are open for Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard – our summer programme from 8 – 21 July 2017 for students aged 10 – 18 years old.

Cambridge Outstanding Learner Award winners

BISW IB Students Won Cambridge Learner Award and Established the Highest Record in USA

Congratulations to these Cambridge Outstanding Learner Award Winners!

Can An Arts Education Save Future Careers In The Age Of Robots

Can An Arts Education Save Future Careers In The Age of Robots?

In an era of fast technological change, education should not only engage students, but also support the development of a number of transferrable skills that are increasingly in demand across many industries.


British International School of Washington Launched Build-A-Plane

Following three months of hard work, visiting different hangers, learning about different engines and parts, Build-A-Plane club welcomed their vintage project plane and officially launched on Dec. 14th, 2016.

NAE Global Games

A Global Gold Medal for our Students

The 2016 Global Games have come to a close, leaving its own legacy of good times, friendships and competition.

Piper Pacer 135

Build-A-Plane Club: The Plane Arrived at Washington Executive Airport on Dec. 7th.

Students from the Build-A-Plane Club welcomed the arrival of a A Piper Pacer 135 at the Hyde Field, Washington Executive Airport on Wednesday.