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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.

    Build a plane launch

  • 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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The International School Advantage: The Top Reasons to send your child to the British International School of Washington (BISW)

April 20, 2017

  • The value of an IB education with Stanford University

What makes our school so special?


Did you know that more than 90 percent of our students each year are accepted to some of the best universities in the world? That we’re the only school in DC to partner with global education leaders like Juilliard, MIT, and UNICEF? We are proud of our school’s continued drive for excellence, and it is our mission to inspire our students to be ambitious and to become pioneering leaders in the world.


With the support of our superb and innovative teachers, and with unique opportunities like our Build-A-Plane club – the only aeronautical engineering and design program for students in DC – the world is wide open for our students.


At BISW, your students will have access to the world. We build global connections through our combination of international curricula, international teachers, and international students. 

Our results in the International Baccalaureate Diploma are among the best in the world.

Watch the video below to hear more about what Ms. Von Bargen, Assistant Director of Admissions at Stanford University, also an IB parent, has to say about working with IB graduates, how universities view IB scores and their familiarity with IB programs.