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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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Afterschool Care

The British International School of Washington offers high-quality day an on-site afterschool care programme for children ages 2 - 11 called Acorns and Oaks.

Acorns and Oaks provides students with a safe and stimulating environment under the care of qualified play leaders, including some BISW staff who are already familiar to our students.

What Happens at Acorns and Oaks?

We offer a structured program to continue the high-quality care that you expect from BISW, while recognizing that students are also ready for something different from the classroom experience. A typical day at Acorns and Oaks includes:

  • 3:30 p.m. Free play and structured activities. The structured activities rotate throughout the week and may include things like cooking and baking; slime making; recycled material craft projects; board games; homework help; etc.

  • 4:30 p.m. A healthy snack provided as part of the program

  • 5 p.m. Outdoor play

  • 5:45 p.m. Clean-up and story time

  • 6 p.m. Final pick-up time, additional fees charged for late pick-ups.

What Are the Fees for Acorns and Oaks?
  • Monthly fee for Pre-Nursery - Reception (PK2 - PK4) $355

  • Monthly fee for Years 1 - 6 (Kindergarten - Grade 5) $305

  • Drop-in rate per day $23

  • Post-Afterschool club (attend a club, then join Acorns and Oaks at 4:30) $16

  • Late fee (per 1⁄4 hour or part thereof for late collection after 6pm) $18

How Do I Sign Up?

Click here to register now For more details, please contact the Acorns and Oaks Director, Ms Breanna Cox .

A&O School Break Camps

Acorns and Oaks operates camps during school breaks for parents that need a child care option. Learn more and register your child for school break camps