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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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Ceris Flew

Ceris Flew

Head of English and Drama

After graduating with a BA and an MA in English Literature from Leicester University, I chose to train as a teacher and completed my PGCE at the University of Bath in 2005. In the UK, I taught students aged between 11 and 19 many of whom went on to study at Russell Group universities. I also worked for the Cambridge exam board and this enabled my students to achieve well above their individual expectations as I was able to hone my teaching to ensure they were able to demonstrate the necessary skills in an examination setting. Following ten years teaching and leading in the United Kingdom I wanted to widen my experience by teaching in an international setting and am delighted to have the opportunity to work at the BISW.


A surprise gift from my students before I came to DC included an autograph book where they wrote messages of thanks. The messages were all different but the common thread is summed up here:

“I never had much confidence in English until the last two years; you really helped me believe in myself”

BISW really is a special place to work; the students bring not only a range of cultures and experiences but also their positive approach to learning. I am looking forward to supporting students as they strive to achieve their academic and personal goals. I am sure I will learn a lot from them along the way too. BISW as part of Nord Anglia is an institution that values its staff and students and offers opportunities for development to all. I am excited to join at a time when Nord Anglia have shown their commitment to the school; demonstrated by the third floor expansion, and am lucky enough to be teaching in one of these new classrooms.