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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.

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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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Getting to School and Bus Transportation

  • BISW Private British International School of Washington in DC Van and bus transportation for students in area
Parent Drop Off & Pick Up

Many students arrive by car and are dropped off in the morning and picked up in the afternoon. The school turning circle on Whitehaven Street offers the easiest drop off and pick up option. Parents with students in Reception or younger may also utilze the garage. Please refer to the parent handbook for policies and procedures regarding safe drop off and pick up.

Arrival Time

Students are welcome to arrive anytime after 8 a.m. Primary students will proceed to their designated playground and Secondary students will proceed into the building. The school day begins at 8:20 a.m.

Bus Service

Students attend the British International School of Washington from all over the D.C. area. BISW provides school bus service to families who live within a reasonable distance from the school. We offer morning and afternoon bus service to a wide variety of neighborhoods in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia.

We regularly offer routes in the following areas:

  • Alexandria, VA
  • Bethesda, MD
  • Chevy Chase, MD
  • DowntownDC
  • DC Northwest
  • Falls Church, VA
  • McLean, VA
  • Vienna, VA

Bus services incur additional fees and are not included in tuition. The rates vary by bus route, but range from $3,800 - $4,300 for round trip service or $2,000 - $2,300 for one-way service.

Please verify that your address is within our service area with Melvin Blount at melvin.blount@biswashington.org before completing the form to sign up for bus service.

Register for Bus Service Online

Please sign up online after you verify that we service your address.