• 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.

    Build a plane launch

  • Ask Anything

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

    A girl raises hand  for questions

Matthew Drake

I come to BISW with over a decade of experience in secondary and higher education – including service with Georgetown University, Washington University in St. Louis, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), and several private practice college consulting firms.  I also hold a Bachelor’s Degree, summa cum laude, from Virginia Tech and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education from the University of Kansas.

From the moment I first entered BISW, I was keenly aware that I had found the perfect home.  More specifically, BISW students have an insatiable thirst for learning which resonates throughout the building.  I couldn’t ask for a better community with whom to work.

I would describe myself as a College Counsellor by trade and an adventurer at heart.  In my free time, I enjoy trail running, listening to obscure vinyl records, perusing various libraries, and exploring the marvellous historical points that the Washington, DC area has to offer.

The British School represents an idyllic model of diversity, intellectual challenge, and boundless opportunity – all within the wonderful city of Washington, DC.  College Counselling with BISW affords one with the opportunity to work with the best and brightest students individually, yet also with a Global focus – truly the best of both worlds.

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