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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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Devon DeCataldo

Devon DeCataldo 2021–22

School Counsellor and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Devon DeCataldo joined BISW as counsellor in the 2019-20 school year. She anticipates using her background in mental health counseling to support each student as they strive to be ambitious.

I was born and raised in upstate New York, and moved to DC to attend American University, where I studied psychology and art history. I fell in love with the District, leading me to pursue my master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at George Washington University and eventually settle here.

In my personal life, I value each opportunity I have to immerse myself in a new culture through travel, learning, or the arts. I love to try new things, particularly cuisines and the many exciting restaurants in the DC dining scene. Music is another passion of mine, and although my various attempts at being a musician have failed (guitar, clarinet, violin, singing), I enjoy attending concerts of all types.

During my studies I was drawn to working with children, and through my clinical work have had the privilege to collaborate with families in my various roles, working with children from preschool through high school.

Prior to joining BISW, I held roles as a career counselor, outpatient mental health therapist, and early intervention specialist. In my graduate studies, I provided counseling in a nonpublic special education school where I learned that the school environment allows counselors to have a significant impact on children’s social-emotional development.

I am dedicated to fostering a safe, supportive environment at BISW in which children are able to develop their identities and imagine their futures. It is exciting to be part of the team at British International School of Washington and to continue learning from our wonderful students, families, teachers, and leadership.

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