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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.

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Health Forms

Hello and a warm welcome to BISW! This page will help explain the health forms
required in order for your child to attend our lovely school.

The District of Columbia requires the DC Universal Health Certificate and the DC Oral Health Assessment Form for students attending our school. These forms are required annually. The DC Board of Health also has vaccine requirements that we have to follow to remain compliant with their regulations. These MUST be completed by the first day of school.

Please find additional detail about our health requirements below. All required forms are availble for download at the bottom of this page.


  • Health Forms

Forms required by DC Board of Health and BISW

  • DC Universal Health Certificate
    • Physical exam must be dated within 365 days prior to the 1st day of school to be valid
    • For student athletes, the Health Certificate will expire 365 days from the date of the exam listed on the form. To remain eligible for athletics, an updated Health Certificate must be submitted to school when a new physical occurs.       
    • The Health Certificate includes the health physical and vaccine records
    • Vaccinations must be up to date with the DC school immunization requirements
    • Must be completed each year
  • DC Oral Assessment
    • Must be completed each year
  • Emergency Medical Form
  • Annual HPV Opt-Out Certificate – Years 7-13 ONLY (Grades 6-12)
    • The parent or legal guardian of a student enrolling in the Year 7-13 (Grades 6-12) in the District of Columbia is required to submit certification that the student has:
      1. received the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, OR
      2. has a signed Opt-Out Certificate

Students with medical needs

  • Authorization for Medication Form (For all medications, must be completed by parent/guardian AND health care provider)
  • Self-Administration of Medication Form (For students who wish to carry their inhaler/EpiPen/diabetic supplies, must be completed by parent/guardian AND health care provider)
  • Action Plan for Asthma (For students who have asthma, must be completed by parent/guardian AND health care provider)
  • Anaphylaxis Action Plan (For students who have a severe allergy, must be completed by parent/guardian AND health care provider)
  • Seizure Action Plan (For students with history of seizures, must be completed by parent/guardian AND health care provider)

Health Forms