• 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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Open House Fall 2016

The open house provides interested parents with a great opportunity to see first-hand the dedication, curiosity, and maturity of our enthusiastic young learners. Families can meet administrators and teachers while school is in session, which is an ideal way to get a sense for what makes a BISW education so special.

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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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Event On 9th November
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Fall Open House 2016

Join us for our Fall Open House, Wednesday, November 9!

BISW Builds A Plane

British International School of Washington Encourages Students To Build Planes

BISW has joined forces with aeronautical nonprofit Build A Plane to create the after-school activity of the year – assembling an actual, life-size airplane, Cessna 172 – four-seats aircraft. This hands-on project will support BISW’s upcoming collaboration with Massachusetts Institution of Technology (MIT), aiming to enhance learning in science, technology, engineering, visual arts and mathematics (STEAM),

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BISW Students Shine Again in IB Diploma Results

The IB Diploma is the premier international high school program for preparing students for success in higher education and is currently being studied in 136 countries by 1,493,820 IB graduates. A rigorous, highly competitive and in most schools selected entry, the IBDP has become the “must have” international qualification for high school students.

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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.

Nord Anglia Global Games

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.