ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

BISW is a premier international school and part of the Nord Anglia Education family. We’ve got outstanding academics from our internationally recognized curricula and a diverse student culture. With our outstanding teachers and resources, we’ll give your child the tools for success no matter what they want to do or be in life.

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

Our students love “coming home” when they come to school every day, moving between the buzz of our campus and the discussions of our thought-provoking classrooms. We’ll motivate your child to reach their greatest potential by encouraging their curiosity. We’ll also give your child plenty of opportunities to explore global connections and their own place in the community, so that they’ll be ready for a future as a leader who makes a difference.

Our internationally minded school attracts students of all ages from both local and global families. We aim to ensure students leave BISW with the necessary skills, confidence, and appreciation of others to  become successful and impactful global citizens.
Ian Piper
Principal, British International School of Washington

HISTORY AND HERITAGE

The British International School of Washington (BISW) opened in 1998 and joined Nord Anglia Education’s global family of schools in 2013.

Through three factors – our British academic heritage, our personalized approach to learning, and our international focus – BISW offers a unique academic experience that’s different from any other American school in the area.

Every academic year, we’re thrilled to welcome families from all around the world with open arms. In fact, we teach a wide range of students between 2 and 18 years old, who represent over 70 nationalities. 

FIND US IN Washington DC

Admission hours
04:47 AM
Monday–Friday: 7.30am–4.30pm
Current weather
72 °F
Cloudy
OUR ADDRESS
2001 Wisconsin Avenue NW DC 20007 United States

MEET OUR COMMUNITY

Raeya
BISW Student
“As a proud and passionate member of the BISW community for nearly 10 years, I cherish the unique and diverse culture that makes every school day enjoyable.” 
Catherine Yates
Assistant Headteacher, IB Programme Years
“The open-minded, kind, and conscientious students at this school are phenomenal and there’s not a day that goes by without one of them doing something truly remarkable. Our students are solving challenges and becoming citizens of a global community of learners, which means our school is never dull or ordinary.” 
Mylène Koeken-Segers
BISW Parent
“Our daughters love going to school. The teachers and students let them shine and make them feel like stars. We can’t ask for more.”

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU!

Meet with our Director of Admissions to learn what makes us unique. After learning about our program and hearing what you're looking for in your child's next steps, we'd be delighted to welcome you to explore our beautiful facilities, interact with current students, and learn more about the admissions process.

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