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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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Kathryn Martin

Kathryn Martin

Head of Art, Design and Technology

I am a competent, highly motivated and enthusiastic teacher of Design & Technology and consistently strive to encourage pupils to realise their full potential both academically and pastorally. My holistic approach to teaching and learning focuses on raising self-esteem, building confidence and developing aspirations, which in turn have proven effective in attaining academic excellence.

It is my firm conviction that, next to parents and peers, teachers can do much to provide stability and, as role models, can provide direction and support for pupils in making life choices that will lead to academic success and personal fulfilment.

I grew up close to Londonderry in Northern Ireland, where I attended Foyle and Londonderry College before heading to the University of Ulster in Belfast to study for my undergraduate degree and PGCE. After my education, I spent four years teaching at Grosvenor Grammar School in Belfast before moving to London and taking up a post at one of the top schools in the country; St. Olave’s Grammar School in Kent, where I worked for three years. I was fortunate to be offered a job at BISW only last year when my husband’s job required us to move to Washington.

Away from school, I am a keen runner and tennis player. I love to go travelling, hiking, biking, camping and basically anything that involves ‘the great outdoors!’