• 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

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Why choose our school?

We inspire your child to achieve more. Your child will learn with students around the world on our Global Campus, embrace music and dance in our collaboration with Juilliard, and turn ideas into reality through our innovative approach to the sciences with MIT.

Key facts about our school

Languages taught

  • English




Languages of Instruction

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German


Maximum Students


School Type

Day school

Age Range

2- 18

Student to teacher ratio


Average class size


Our Family

Parents choose a Nord Anglia education because we offer academic, social and personal success for every student. Through opportunities to learn from the best, experiences beyond the ordinary, and the encouragement to achieve more than what they thought possible, we help our students succeed anywhere through our unique global educational offer. We do all this by investing in our people, our schools, and above all, our students.

Latest News and Events

News & Insights Calendar

Friday 31 March

Eastern Egg Hunt

Saturday 01 April

2017 IBMA College Fair

Saturday 08 April

Dumbarton Oaks Park 76th Anniversary and Open House

27 February 2017

BISW Spring 2017 Open House

Join us for this amazing opportunity to experience our Pre-K through...

Spring 2017 Open House
06 February 2017

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

UNICEF has challenged students at British International School of Wa...

Global Challenges
02 February 2017

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

Jim Plunkett-Cole will visit BISW as part of his 20,000 mile educati...

Jim Plunkett Visits British International School Washington
01 February 2017

Applications open for 2017 Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard

The Juilliard School, a world leader in performing arts education, a...

Summer Arts Applications Open

Our location

BIS Washington

2001 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007

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