• 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.

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  • 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.

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Susan Parliament

Susan Parliament

Head of Early Education; Pre-Nursery Teacher

I am an Early Years specialist and have been teaching for over eighteen years.  I have taught in a variety of schools from a small village to the inner city and some in between. My first experience of teaching in the USA was at Churchill Elementary School, McLean, Virginia, back in 2006.  After my year as a Fulbright teacher, I had to return to Europe to impart my experiences of working stateside.  I loved working and living in America and was thrilled when the opportunity arose to come back to the USA and teach in Washington, DC.

British International School of Washington gave me the opportunity to live in the country that I love and teach with like minded teachers too. I am very excited to be involved in the creation of our new 2s program and continue to bring excellent early years experiences to our very youngest pupils.

I am a very active person.  I enjoy running, yoga and a little bit of crossfit too. I love being outdoors and I am thrilled that we incorporate this within the Foundation Stage.  Whatever the weather, you will find us enjoying the learning environment outside.  I have run a few half marathons and completed the Marine Corps Marathon here in DC too.  I love the thrill of adventure and have been known to tandem skydive on occasion. I am involved with the Lymphoma and Leukaemia Society and I am pleased that we hold an annual whole school event, ‘Cycling for Sophia’, to raise money for this wonderful charity.

British International School of Washington offers something that is very unique to Early Years Education. We explore big ideas through themes and allow the children to have a role in steering us through the topics.  The children have ownership of their educational journey and are guided along the way by exceptional Foundation Stage staff.  The 2s program offers our very youngest students the opportunity to learn in an environment that is safe, fun and appropriate to their stage of development.  

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