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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.

    Build a plane launch

  • Ask Anything

    Speaking directly with us is the best way to get your questions answered quickly. We look forward to hearing from you.

    A girl raises hand  for questions

Carolyn Butler

I always wanted to be a teacher right from an early age. Growing up in Malaysia, I had a wonderful Primary teacher who inspired me to teach. Wind forward many years, and I qualified from Avery Hill Teacher Training College, London. Since then I have been fortunate enough to teach a wide range of ages from Early Years to Primary, Secondary and adults. My teaching experiences include instructing as a Captain in the Royal Army Educational Corps, as an English as an Additional Language teacher and as a class teacher for my three children.

My career has taken me to many different countries, and I have enjoyed connecting with people from around the world. I am delighted to be in DC with my husband and to have the privilege to teach at BISW alongside so many talented staff. I have been a floating teacher since 2016, allowing class teachers time out of the classroom for professional development. I love teaching as it is such a vibrant profession. I appreciate the community of fellow teachers, parents and at the heart of it, the students.