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British International School of Washington

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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Be Ambitious

Our approach drives our educational offer. We believe there is no limit to what your child can achieve. We support your child's curiosity and ask them to reach for their dreams and step outside their comfort zones.

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    Outstanding International Curricula

    Our graduates leave with the world leading IB Diploma. Their learning journey start with a stimulating inquiry based International Primary Curriculum, further developing in the concept-based International Middle Years before completing the rigorous Cambridge IGCSEs.

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    Empowering global citizenship

    Kids around the world are coming together to help save children’s lives, fight for their rights, and help them fulfil their potential. Our students are working with UNICEF to help raise awareness around the rights of children and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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    Global Campus and Expeditions

    We explore the world, learn new skills and develop a truly international perspective through outstanding online, in-school and worldwide experiences. From in-school challenges, expeditions in Tanzania and MUN, sporting and performing arts events, we inspire your child to be ambitious.

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    Performing Arts With Juilliard

    Music can play a transformational role in children's education. The Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme has been designed to give students a deep engagement with performing arts - promoting cultural literacy, creativity, critical thinking and collaboration.

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    Our MIT Collaboration

    We take an innovative hands-on, cross-functional approach to teaching science and technology. Our STEAM curriculum is an interdisciplinary programme that allows your child to develop transferable skills needed for the 21st century.

Why choose our school?

We inspire your child to achieve more. As an IB World School, your child learns everyday with students from around the world, on Global Campus, on expeditions, and regional events. We embrace the UN Sustainable Development goals supporting our superb offer.

Key facts about our school

Languages Taught

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French




Languages of Instruction

  • English


Maximum Students


School Type

Day school

Age Range

2 - 18

Facilities Highlights

  • City Location
  • Early Years
  • Performing Arts
  • Global Expeditions
Student to Teacher Ratio


Average Class Size


The Nord Anglia Education Family

Parents choose a Nord Anglia education because we offer academic, social and personal success for every student. Through opportunities to learn from the best, experiences beyond the ordinary, and the encouragement to achieve more than what they thought possible, we help our students succeed anywhere through our unique global educational offer. We do all this by investing in our people, our schools, and above all, our students.

Stay up to date with news and events

News & Events Calendar
17 July 2020

BISW Virtual Career Week

BISW wrapped up the school year with a 'Virtual Careers Week' for st...

26 May 2020

Primary Virtual Sports Day

Sports Day is one of our favorite events and the PE Department is so...

21 May 2020

BISW Virtual Positivity Day

BISW students spent Thursday working on a special project named, “Th...

Secondary Students
12 May 2020

Living Life Through Lockdown - How to Cope with Quaranteenagers

Year 11 students have been revising their Transactional Writing for ...

Our Location

BIS Washington

2001 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007

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