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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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Rachel Furneaux

Having gained a BSc Science and Education with Qualified Teacher Status degree in 2001, I began my teaching journey in a very challenging school in Peterborough, England.  As the years progressed the school became a mixture of students from different cultures, social backgrounds and abilities. I became the ‘Leader of Learning’ for Science but having spent 12 years at that school, I began to feel ‘part of the furniture’ and felt a new challenge was in order.

Having gained a BSc Science and Education with Qualified Teacher Status degree in 2001, I began my teaching journey in a very challenging school in Peterborough, England.  As the years progressed the school became a mixture of students from different cultures, social backgrounds and abilities. I became the ‘Leader of Learning’ for Science but having spent 12 years at that school, I began to feel ‘part of the furniture’ and felt a new challenge was in order.

In September 2013, I began teaching at the British International School of Washington - very much looking forward to the new, exciting challenges ahead. Now, 6 years on, my enthusiasm for the subject and teaching has never wavered, and the delight on the students face when they enjoy the lesson is the reason I go to work each morning.

I am married and have a son called Tobias who also attends the school. At the weekends I love spending time with the family, going for walks with our massive 145lb Alaskan Malamute dog, and discovering different areas around D.C. I also really enjoy shopping and would definitely say I was a shopaholic! During the school breaks I am looking forward to travelling and continuing exploring different areas of the U.S.