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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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Year Group Placement

Proper year group placement ensures your child will be succesful both academically and socially. We place children in year groups based on their age at the start of the school year. 

Please use the chart below to determine year group placement based on your child's age at the start of the academic year you wish to enter. Our date cut-off is August 31 of the academic year. Students born after the cut-off date will be placed in the previous year group. 

For example a child that was born on August 30, 2016 would be in Nursery for the 2019-20 academic year, in Reception for the 2020-21 academic year, and so on. A child born on November 5, 2016 would be in Pre-Nursery for the 2019-20 academic year, in Nursery for the 2020-21 academic year, and so on.

Age by August 31 of the Academic Year Year Group US Grade
2 Pre-Nursery (2 year old program) PK2
3 Nursery PK3
4 Reception PK4
5 Year 1 Kindergarten
6 Year 2 Grade 1
7 Year 3 Grade 2
8 Year 4 Grade 3
9 Year 5 Grade 4
10 Year 6 Grade 5
11 Year 7 Grade 6
12 Year 8 Grade 7
13 Year 9 Grade 8
14 Year 10 Grade 9
15 Year 11 Grade 10
16 Year 12 Grade 11
17 Year 13 Grade 12

Please let us know if you have any questions about year group placement.