• Authentically International

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

    Students coming to school in the morning

  • 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.

    IPC Curriculum- Walk in the woods

  • 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.

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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.

    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

Monday 21 August

Orientation and Personal Success Plan (PSP) Meetings

Tuesday 22 August

First Day of Classes

Monday 04 September

Labor Day. School Closed.

Wednesday 11 October

Primary PSP Meetings. Normal Day for Secondary Students.

15 August 2017

Nord Anglia Summer Professional Development Training with Juilliard in NYC

Nord Anglia Education teaching staff are ready to bring those wonder...

Summer PD at Juilliard
14 July 2017

BISW Students Once Again Exceed Global Average in International Baccalaureate

BISW students have once again achieved strong results in the Interna...

IB Results
13 July 2017

Zahra and Phillip Won the Branch NE Rowe Educational Scholarship Awards

On June 28, at the British Embassy, Ambassador and Lady Darroch pre...

Receiving RaeS Award
04 July 2017

Our Journey: Discovering the Sustainable Development Goals

In June, BISW attended a side event at the United Nations Oceans Con...

By Sofia Podini, Sofia Gaviria and Daniel Jacob

Our location

BIS Washington

2001 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007

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