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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.

    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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Sarah Griffin

I taught History at a boys’ grammar school in England for 4 years, taking charge of the GCSE course and also the role of second in department. I was also appointed a specialist leader of education which involved offering support and mentoring to History departments in local schools. I also started my MA in History Education in my last year in Watford, which I am looking forward to completing here.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Watford but after a school politics trip bought me to Washington last year I fell in love with the city so jumped at the opportunity to teach History in such an exciting place.

I’m an adventurous person (which I suppose you have to be to teach internationally!) and take every opportunity to travel and try new experiences. I’ve recently taken up learning Krav Maga and am enjoying the hiking and biking available in the local area. I enjoy keeping up to date with current affairs, visiting museums and exhibitions and the theatre, and leading an outdoor lifestyle, and Washington offers all of these things in abundance.

The thing that has struck me as unique about BISW is the approach to personalised learning. The smaller class sizes mean you can really get to know the students and their needs which allows you to tailor your lessons appropriately, and also enables you to do develop a relationship with your classes quickly.