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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.

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Leadership Team

Our Senior Leadership Team believes passionately in learning, and our distinctive international approach to education continues to help our students achieve.

  • school principal

    Ian Piper

    School Principal

    Ian Piper

    I joined BISW as Head of School in August 2016.  Before moving to Washington, I have been the Director of Danube International School Vienna since August 2009, and previously led the Secondary School for eight years at the International School of Paris. 

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  • Head of Secondary

    Mike Henderson

    Head of Secondary

    Mike Henderson

    Coming from a family of teachers, there was a certain inevitability about me joining the profession. Although I graduated from Leeds University with a degree in Computer Science I trained to become a mathematics teacher. I began my career in 1995 at a large secondary school in Middlesbrough and spent the next twenty years working in state schools in North East England, taking on a post of greater responsibility each time I moved establishments.

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  • Katie Benson

    Katie Benson

    Head of Primary

    Katie Benson

    After graduating with a degree in History and politics from Keele University, I decided to follow in the family business and train as a teacher. Following completion of my PGCE at Leeds University, I subsequently taught in the city for the next 2 years. My first overseas post was in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, followed by a post in North Carolina. Prior to joining BISW in August 2014, I worked at the British International School of Budapest, another member of the Nord Anglia family.

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