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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.

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  • 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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Maral Strathearn

Maral Strathearn 2021–22

Learning Assistant

A two-week summer EAL program for incoming non-English speaking students in 2014 brought me to BISW - and I am still here!

I was born in Damascus, Syria to an Armenian family. I worked for the US Embassy, and later joined my American husband, a Foreign Service Officer with the State Department, in the US. Together with our two sons, we had many postings overseas and had wonderful opportunities to explore interesting parts of the world.

Throughout the years and places, I have done quite a few things under various circumstances; but teaching captured my heart, and for almost twenty years I worked with English Language learners of all ages and nationalities.                                                                                                                       

I enjoy reading, traveling, exercising and above all staying active and keeping up learning. And what a better place than an International School environment for me to achieve my goals!

  • 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