• 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.

    Drama performance

  • 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

Our School Day

Our learning schedule is structured to ensure that all of our students are enthusiastic and engaged with their learning from the first bell. Although our hours are consistent, no two days at the British School of Washington are the same.

  • Students enjoying learning

Our school day begins at 8:30am and ends at 3:30pm. Students are allowed to arrive from 8:00am. Students in the middle school and high school should arrive in time to be seated for registration at 8:20am. Each year group will have break and lunch times depending on grade level, with our youngest students eating first at 11:45am. When the school day ends, students may remain on campus if they are checked into the Apollo Aftercare Program or if they are taking part in an after school activity. Clubs and athletics will finish at different times.

Nursery and Pre-K

Morning

8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.

Parents may take their children to the Early Years playground for collection by teachers or directly into the Nursery Classroom

8:30 a.m.- 8:40 a.m

Registration (children recorded late after 8:30 a.m.)

8:40 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

In class (includes a playtime of twenty minutes)

11:45 a.m.

Part-time children pick up

Afternoon

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Full time children - Outdoor play

12:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Lunch in classroom

12:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

In class

1:45 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Playtime

2:15 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

In class

3:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Children are collected from the Eearly Years playground

3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Apollo Aftercare

Reception to Year 2 (US K to Grade 1)

Morning

8:00 a.m.- 8:20 a.m.

Reception students go to the Early Years playground and
Years 1 & 2 students go to the main playground for collection by teachers.

8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.

Registration (students recorded late after 8:30 a.m.)

8:40 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

In class

10:20 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

Playtime

10:40 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

In class

Afternoon

11:45 a.m.- 12:45 pm

Lunch then play

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

In class

1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Playtime

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

In class

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Students taken to turning circle for collection

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

After-School Clubs and Activities (Apollo Aftercare until 6:00 p.m.)

Year 3 to Year 6 (US Grade 2 to Grade 5)

Morning

8:00 a.m.- 8:20 a.m.

Students go to the main playground for collection by teachers.

8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.

Registration (students recorded late after 8:30 a.m.)

8:40 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

In class

10:20 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

Playtime

10:40 a.m. - 12:15 a.m.

In class

Afternoon

12:15 a.m.- 1:15 pm

Lunch then play

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

In class

2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Playtime

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

In class

3:30 p.m.

Students taken to turning circle for collection

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

After-School Clubs and Activities (Apollo Aftercare until 6:00 p.m.)

Year 7 to Year 13 (US Grade 6 to Grade 12)

Morning

8:00 a.m.

Doors open - students are not admitted into the building until 8:00 a.m.

8:20 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Locker/registration (students recorded late after 8:20 a.m.)

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Lesson 1 (Monday Week A- 8:30-9:30 pm- Assembly/tutorial time)

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Lesson 2

10:30 a.m. – 10.45 a.m.

Break

Afternoon

10:45 am - 11:45 p.m.

Lesson 3

11:45 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Lesson 4

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch then play

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Lesson 6

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Lesson 7

3:30 p.m. - 4:30/5:00 p.m.

After-School Clubs and Activities (Apollo Aftercare until 6:00 p.m.

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