• 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

Vanessa Darroch


Nursery Teacher

I studied at Durham University where I was awarded a Bachelor of Education Honours degree.

I have taught in state and international schools in the UK, Japan, Italy and Belgium before coming to the US.

I enjoy sailing, literature and music. My son is a professor of Paleo-Biology at Vanderbilt University and my daughter is a botanist at Kew Gardens in London.

BISW has that warm, supportive and inclusive atmosphere which I have found to be a common element in all the international schools I have worked in during my teaching career.

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