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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.

    Build a plane launch

  • Ask Anything

    Speaking directly with us is the best way to get your questions answered quickly. We look forward to hearing from you.

    A girl raises hand  for questions

Vanessa Darroch


Nursery (PK3) Teacher

My name is Vanessa Darroch and this will be my fourth year in Nursery at BISW. 

I am really looking forward to working with your children this coming academic year.

I was born in the UK and studied at Durham University. I have taught in state and international schools in the UK, Japan, Italy and Belgium.

I have two children, Simon, a geologist, who is here in the US at Vanderbilt University and Georgina who is a botanist at Kew Gardens in London. When I am not at school, I enjoy cooking, sailing and reading.