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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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Student Support

At the British International School of Washington, we embrace and celebrate our diverse and international community and support all students who join us; we offer English as a Second Language support to students who would benefit.

  • BISW Private British International School of Washington in DC student and teacher work together for science assignment

Assessing learning support needs
Students with English as an additional language are assessed by our ESL staff to identify the areas for support needed to access the curriculum.

How does our English as an additional language program work?
Our students are immersed in English constantly, but for added support they might receive continued support, with either one-to-one or small group support during modern language lessons.  There are also academic vocabulary classes for students in the Secondary School.

Rapidly advancing your child’s language needs

Your child will be immersed in the language, with additional support where necessary, and you will be able to see them making visible regular progress.

Impact on other learning outcomes and approaches
Students will become proficient in English and will be supported to achieve in all areas of the curriculum.  This will be through a range of group and individual activities.  It sets out a path to success, and students who study English as an additional language here will be able to achieve an internationally recognized qualification in English as an additional language.