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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

Saijal Patel

Saijal Patel

Year 3 Teacher

Before moving to the United States I lived in London where I was born and raised.  I was inspired to become a teacher because of my own teachers when at school. At University I studied for an Education degree.  This course was combined with in school training and allowed me to visit many schools, not to mention work alongside teachers that had actually taught me several years prior! 

After graduating, I took up a post in a large 4 form entry school which went on to become a beacon school.  During my 8 years there I had taken on many different roles and responsibilities, ranging from Key Stage Leader to PE Coordinator but knew I was happiest when in class teaching children. Despite being offered the Assistant Head position at my last school, I knew it was time to move on and try new things whilst I still had the chance.  That is how I found myself here at BSW in 2008, where I have worked in both Key Stage 1 and 2, taught a range of wonderful children and watched the school go from strength to strength. It is this combination that excites me about each new school year.