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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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Parental Views and Involvement

Our parents are involved in many different ways: sometimes with and sometimes without their children. Parents’ relationship with our school is key to its development and its delivery of its vision and mission.  Explore some of the many ways our dedicated parent community helps connect our school family.

  • BISW Private British International School of Washington in DC wonderful parents at a school event with student safely cross

Besides playing an active partnership role in your child's learning journey, BISW encourages parents to be involved in the school community in the following ways:

  • Join the BISW Parents' Association, who regularly coordinate parent and family events, support new families in learning about the school and local area, and more (see our downloads section below for more information),. 
  • Parents in Partnership Program for Secondary School
    • Volunteer your expertise in the classroom 
  • Annual Parent Survey
  • Volunteering for various excursions, sports days, and other events throughout the year


What Parent's Say

Read what some of the BISW parents have to say about their children's expereinces:

My three kids have attended private school in Washington. The teachers at BISW are the best of all. The quality is consistent. They are able to manage kids with different levels of academic standing and keep them motivated. Truly outstanding professionals. -Muhammed A.

My kids have made great academic strides at BISW and love coming to school. - Patrick S. 

Thanks for your efforts and the great support from school and Minna's friends in making this transition across counties and schools so smooth and enjoyable... [she] is so enthusiastic and motivated about school and learning, like we have never seen her before, and engaging with her friends and school activities. -Erika J. 

From parents of prospective students:

I wanted to thank you, the BISW staff, and the students for the warm welcome and great introduction that you all provided to Sasha and Mikaela yesterday.  Both girls felt so warmly received and completely comfortable for the entire day.  They came away from the day very enthusiastic about the school, the dynamics among the students and the involvement of the teachers.  You all seem to be doing something quite right at BISW - Nicola R.