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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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Music with Mr. Brown and Year 2

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Whew! The school year has started, and we are wrooom, wroom, wroom off  to the races. My name is Mr. Brown, and I am your child’s music teacher in Year 2. We have begun to introduce awesome composers, such as Stravinsky and Gershwin and are diving in to the Juilliard creative classroom. We have been learning about contours or shapes within music. Who knew music segments had shapes?

This week we looked at the Juilliard core work; Thelonious Monks-Blue Monk “drawing a masterpiece musically”. The joy they have been experiencing by taking segments of the music, singing, and drawing in the air has been wonderful to experience and students are now also creating shapes from the sheet music, and sound arc.

That’s the potency of the Juilliard Creative Classroom which takes everyday works and uses the works to bring music understanding to the youngest listeners. In one exercise, Year 2 created a new melody from the various melody segments. After they collaborated, they sung their song and drew the contours. Year 2 is off to a great start year. Year 2 by the way is my best year 2 class ever.

Gregory Brown

P. S. I wonder what adventures they will participate in next?