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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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Catherine Yates

Catherine Yates

Head of English

Catherine studied at Loughborough University and the University of Cambridge. She has been teaching English Language and English Literature since 2001 in co-educational Secondary schools in the UK, USA and the UAE. Her passions as a teacher include Shakespeare, poetry of the Romantic and Elizabethan eras and the works of Maya Angelou.

I have been teaching at BISW since 2017 and am particularly enjoying the breadth within the IGCSE and IB courses that we offer; our students' international outlook makes perspectives and analysis a really satisfying and educational experience for teacher and students alike.

My hobbies include singing, the ukulele, musical theatre and travel. I have completed several triathlons for charity, trekked through the Vietnamese jungle, performed for royalty and even sung on the soundtrack for a movie - as part of a chorus!