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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.

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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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Catherine Yates

Catherine Yates 2021–22

Assistant Head; IB Coordinator

Ms Yates oversees the IB Programme for Years 12 and 13 and ensures the students meet requirements and learn to the best of their ability. 

As an English teacher, I believe our school is a great place to teach. Washington, DC, affords people many opportunities to connect with texts and writers. In addition, many of our alumni and parents—and even some of our students—are published writers.

The 2021–22 academic year marks my twentieth anniversary of teaching and my eighth year of teaching internationally. As a leader for student outcomes and care, support and guidance, I aim to help students find joy in learning and new experiences. 

I have worked in schools in the UK and the UAE, and I have family in the UK and Paris, France. So, as you might imagine, I enjoy exploring new places. 

I want to bring my experiences and the experiences of our diverse student body into the classroom and the IB to have exciting learning opportunities made deeper through sensitive and creative teaching.

My hobbies include singing, playing the ukulele, perfoming in musical theatre and and travelling. 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!

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    High Impact Teaching

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