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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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Carolyn Butler

Carolyn Bulter

Primary School Teacher

Carolyn's teaching career has taken her around the world, teaching a wide range of ages from Early Years to Primary, Secondary and adults.

Growing up in Malaysia, I was inspired to teach by a wonderful Primary teacher. Fast forward many years and I qualified with a BSc(Hons) from Loughborough University, followed by a Post Graduate Teaching Certificate from Avery Hill Teacher Training College in London.

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.

I have enjoyed connecting with people from around the world and I am delighted to be in DC with my husband and to have the privilege to teach at BISW alongside so many talented teachers. I have been a floating teacher since 2016, allowing class teachers time out of their classroom for professional development.

I love teaching as it is such a vibrant profession and appreciate the community of fellow teachers, parents and at the heart of it, the students.


  • High Impact Teaching | British School Washington

    High Impact Teaching

    Learn about the impact teachers at BISW have on their students, the school and the community