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.
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.
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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.