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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

Rachel Furneaux

Having gained a BSc Science and Education with Qualified Teacher Status degree in 2001, I began my teaching journey in a very challenging school in Peterborough, England.  As the years progressed the school became a mixture of students from different cultures, social backgrounds and abilities. I became the ‘Leader of Learning’ for Science but having spent 12 years at that school, I began to feel ‘part of the furniture’ and felt a new challenge was in order.

In September 2013, I began working at British International School of Washington - very much looking forward to the new, exciting challenges ahead. My enthusiasm for the subject and teaching has never wavered, and the delight on the students face when they enjoy the lesson is the reason I go to work each morning.

I am married and have a little boy called Tobias. At the weekends I love spending time with the family, having barbeques, going for walks and taking Tobias to the park. There is nothing I like more than seeing his face light up when he goes down a slide! I also really enjoy shopping and would definitely say I was a shopaholic.  As a family we intend visiting many parts of the USA including Florida, New York and Lake Tahoe as well as taking a cruise around Alaska.  I also intend learning to ski so that we can take advantage of the slopes that are not too far from D.C.