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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.

    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.

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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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Academic Quality and Success

BISW students have once again achieved strong results in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Our average score of 34.5 is 15% higher than the IB global average, widening the gap between ourselves and other IB schools around the world.

  • 95% achieving IB diploma

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, commonly referred to as the IBDP, is a two-year education programme for students age 16-19. The programme is a widely accepted and recognised qualification for entry into higher education and universities worldwide. To learn more about the International Baccalaureate, click here


Outstanding results for 2016-2017 

Key Indicators

  • Our students' average score in the IB Diploma was 34.5, significantly ahead of the 2017 global average of 29.95 points.
  • Our students’ IB Diploma pass rate was 95% against a normal worldwide average of between 79-80% (the actual percentage is not given by the IB until all remarks are completed)
  • 5% of our students achieved 40 points and above.  This is the level of attainment is commonly required to gain admission to the world's elite universities, such as Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard and Stanford.
  • We are delighted to announce that Alexi Kalsi from our school received 44 points -- the maximum score is 45 points. This is an incredible achievement.

How we ensure academic success:

  • Small class sizes
  • Personalization
  • Rigorous, regular and accurate feedback
  • Timely interventions for students