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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.

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  • 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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Tuition and Fees

As a premium school offering international curricula and cutting-edge learning practices, we believe our tuition and fees should cover the full cost of providing a world class education. Therefore, we do not ask for other financial contributions to operate our school or for the capital development of our facilities.

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School Fees

At the British International School of Washington your school fees ensure your child will receive the best international education in a challenging and engaging learning environment. They won't just love coming to school, they'll be ready to take on the challenges ahead in their university and career.

2019-2020 School Tuition

Year Group

Annual Tuition

Two Year Old Part Time


Two Year Old Full Time






Year 1 – 2


Year 3 – 6


Year 7 – 9


Year 10


Year 11


Year 12-13


Mid-year enrollment for 2018-19 will pay pro-rated tuition based on our 2018-19 tuition schedule. Please contact admissions for more details.

Items covered by BISW Tuition Fees:

  • Classroom instruction, supervision, in-school workshops.
  • Assessment costs (IB Diploma examinations, IGCSEs, Cognitive Ability Test).
  • Exercise books, the loan of textbooks, supplies, educational materials and documentation, 1-1 access to iPads for Years 3-6 in-school and 1-1 tablet/laptop access for school use for Years 7-13, subscriptions, educational memberships, the yearbook, PE (t-shirt/shorts) and school photos.
  • Whole year overnight local field trips in September (Years 7 to 11) and to Tanzania (Year 12), single event/day field trips, additional activities (i.e. swimming) and school run after school activities.

Registration and Enrollment Fees:

  • Application Fee - $150 – is a non-refundable fee
  • Enrollment Deposit - $2,000 – is an advance tuition payment, due each year when enrolling to officially secure a place; the amount of this advance payment is subtracted from later payment of tuition fees.
  • New Student Fee - $2,200 – is a one-off payment used to contribute to capital enhancements within the school.  This fee is non-refundable and in addition to the tuition schedule. (Due first year only)
  • Refundable Security Deposit - $1,000 – is a fee to cover any loss or damage (Due first year only)

Additional Fees

Potential Obligated Supplementary Fees:

  • 1-1 Learning Support exceeding 3 hours per week provision - $30 per hour. 

Required Supplementary Costs:

  • School Uniform

Optional Supplementary Costs:

  • Additional overnight/multi-day field trips (e.g. MIT visit, Juillard camps, Global Games, Primary Camps, World Scholars Cup, Ski Trip, overnight sports tournaments) – on a trip by trip basis.
  • IB and IGCSE retakes, SAT, SAT II Subject Tests, ACT, or other non-compulsory assessments
  • School Lunch
  • School Bus Transportation
  • Child Care (afterschool and vacation programmes)
  • Externally run clubs, individual music lessons, other language courses, individual private tutoring

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