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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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What Parents Say

Read our parent testimonials from our current families, and parent reviews from new families

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From current parents:

Good conduct, respect, and positive peer interactions.  Great teachers.  Wonderful community. - Famke R.

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

May we once again say a huge thank you to everyone at BISW for making Libby and Anna's transition to a new school so easy.  It has been a super first term.  Phew!  They have had great staff to support them along the way and a lovely group of students to make their new life fun and to keep them focused. - Andy W.

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.

Thanks to your efforts and the great support from school and Minna's friends in making this transition across countries and schools so smooth and enjoyable….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

Thank you so much for hosting Cecilia last week!  She loved her time at the school and was made to feel very welcome.  She really enjoyed the international feel of the school and was very enthusiastic about the design technology and science classes she attended. - Caroline S.

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.