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EMERGENCY NOTICE
  • 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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Alan Polding

Alan Polding

Computing Science Teacher

Alan is the computing science teacher from Years 1 to 7 at the British International School of Washington.

This is my second year at the British International School and first year teaching computer science.

Prior to moving to DC, I taught primary school in Luton, England after earning my PGCE from the University of Hertfordshire and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Kent.

I live in Northwest DC with my wife, Cornish Rex cat, and two bicycles. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the DC food scene and telling anyone who will listen to visit the National Postal Museum.