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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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Katie Benson

Katie Benson

Head of Primary

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.

In the seven years I taught there, I was also the Literacy Leader and obtained a Leadership qualification with the National College of Teaching and Leadership. I have always loved the USA and think that International schools are very special places for both students and staff, therefore was delighted to obtain a position at BISW.

I love to travel and explore new places and spend most holidays doing so. I also enjoy all aspects of theatre; acting, directing and as an audience member.

The students at BISW are so hard working and well-motivated and genuinely a pleasure to work with. Having such a diverse student body makes our children understand, appreciate, and celebrate different cultures, which makes BISW a special place.