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  • 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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British International School of Washington

The British International School of Washington is the best choice for private education for Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and High School students in the Washington DC area.

  • Virtual Discovery Meeting
    Inquire now for a Virtual Discovery Meeting

    We are now open for campus tours after school hours. Day time virtual tours also remain available for families via Zoom. Inquire now to let our admissions team know your preference.

  • UNICEF Kids Take Over British International School of Washington DC
    Empowering global citizenship

    Kids around the world are coming together to help save children’s lives, fight for their rights, and help them fulfil their potential. Our students are working with UNICEF to help raise awareness around the rights of children and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Juilliard world stage girl performing with fan
    Performing Arts With Juilliard

    Music can play a transformational role in children's education. The Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme has been designed to give students a deep engagement with performing arts - promoting cultural literacy, creativity, critical thinking and collaboration.

  • BISW Premier private British International School of Washington DC Students MIT - Nord Anglia elementary student field trip
    Our M.I.T Collaboration

    We take an innovative hands-on, cross-functional approach to teaching science and technology. Our STEAM curriculum is an interdisciplinary programme that allows your child to develop transferable skills needed for the 21st century.

Private School in Washington

We inspire your child to achieve more. Your child will learn with students around the world on our Global Campus, embrace music and dance in our collaboration with Juilliard, and turn ideas into reality through our innovative approach to the sciences with MIT.

Key facts about our school

Languages Taught

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Nationalities

60+

Nationalities

Languages of Instruction

  • English

Curriculum

Maximum Students

700

School Type

Day school

Age Range

2- 18

Facilities Highlights

  • City Location
  • Early Years
  • Keyboard
Student to Teacher Ratio

10:1

Average Class Size

14

Our Family

Parents choose a Nord Anglia education because we offer academic, social and personal success for every student. Through opportunities to learn from the best, experiences beyond the ordinary, and the encouragement to achieve more than what they thought possible, we help our students succeed anywhere through our unique global educational offer. We do all this by investing in our people, our schools, and above all, our students.

Stay up to date with news and events

News & Events Calendar

Monday 16 August

Primary School Virtual Welcome

Wednesday 18 August

New Student and Year 7 Orientation

Thursday 19 August

First Day of School

Tuesday 24 August

Primary School Back to School Night

23 October 2020

Bullying Prevention Month at BISW

BISW observed Bullying Prevention Month with presentations for secon...

October is Bullying Prevention Month.
17 July 2020

BISW Virtual Career Week

BISW wrapped up the school year with a 'Virtual Careers Week' for st...

24 June 2020

BISW 2020 Graduate Addresses an Audience of UN Representatives

Year 13 student, Élodie Camus took part in a virtual meeting with UN...

Our Location

BIS Washington

2001 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007

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