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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

Rebecca Gowlett

Rebecca Gowlett

Reception Teacher

From a very early age I knew I wanted to become a teacher, so as soon as I completed my A Levels, I left my hometown in Warwickshire to study a BA (Hons) Primary Education degree in Bristol. After graduating, my first teaching job was in a Year 1 class in an inner city school where I also had responsibility for Religious Education. In the following years at this school, I taught in Year 2 and gained the position of Key Stage One Phase Leader. I was also responsible for PSHE, fundraising and I led the School Council in achieving many changes for the school. 

BISW is a unique school in that it has a special community feel as it brings together a variety of cultures and nationalities. This allows staff and children to gain valuable experiences from one another and opportunities that provide learning outside of the classroom.In Year 1 we work very closely as a year group and enjoy taking our learning from inside the classroom to the wider environment. This includes regularly walking in the woods, outdoor trips and inviting visitors in.

I look forward to travelling whilst here in the U.S. and I would love to visit as many states as possible! I also enjoy swimming and socialising. At the weekends, I like to catch up with friends and family back home and share my stories of my experiences here. I enjoy shopping and can confess that I often buy children’s literature for my classes – I have several large boxes of picture books at home from a wide selection of authors!

Instantly, BISW creates a sense of family at the heart of all learning which enables children to thrive academically, personally and socially.