• 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.

    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.

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Sarah Horton

Sarah Horton

Year 4 Teacher

Having both parents as teachers, I knew from an early age how much reward and job satisfaction the profession can bring. After completing my Economics BA Hons degree at Newcastle University, I moved to Liverpool where I completed my PGCE in Primary Education specialising in Maths at Edgehill University. In my first few years teaching I taught a Year 6 class and gained a position of Head of International Primary Curriculum in a school on the outskirts of Manchester. After gaining invaluable experience, I decided on a new challenge of teaching and living overseas.

I worked for the British International School in Vietnam for two years where I took advantage of the training and high teaching standards. Being an International school there was a great team of colleagues with a wide range of skills and abilities and I was privileged to be part of the school.

On my return to my home town of Leeds, I worked at Fulneck Independent School for a short period with a view to continuing my international teaching career. I am extremely pleased to secure a position at BISW to join such a fantastic team and look forward to exciting times ahead.

Outside of school I enjoy a number of different sports including cycling, boxing and running. I also enjoy going to see live music and have given myself the challenge of learning a new musical instrument, the tin whistle, this year. I love travelling around different countries and embracing new cultures and I aim to explore as many US states as possible.

I am really looking forward to working in a global environment, at a school where children are valued and nurtured to be the best they can be. BISW is a wonderful, caring school with a great ethos of developing each individual’s strengths and abilities giving them a positive outlook and preparing them well for the future.

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