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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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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 International School of Washington are the same.

  • BISW Private British International School of Washington in DC Excited primary students enjoying learning

Our school day begins at 8:20 AM and ends around 3:30 PM with the current status the school has staggered start and end time for safety measures. Students are allowed to arrive starting at 8:00 AM, and all students must go through a health screening (temperature check) before entering the school building. Students in middle school and high school should arrive in time to be seated for registration at 8:20 AM. Each year group will have a break and lunchtimes depending on grade level. 

Below are detailed school schedules and current curriculum guides for each year's groups. 


Nursery and Pre-K

Reception to Year 2 (US K to Grade 1)

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


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


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