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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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Attending the Best Universities

We give personalized guidance to our students to ensure that they can enter the finest universities and colleges in the world.

  • BISW Private British International School of Washington in DC College counselor meets with student about choosing university

Detailed and personalized guidance in given to all students and parents at all stages of the university entry process. As students begin researching college options; exploring the selection criteria and identifying factors that contribute to “best fit” universities is important. Through classroom presentations, workshops and individual student and family meetings; all aspects of the search, application and selection process are reviewed. Focused sessions on the research process, personal statements, college essays and resume preparation are offered through both internal and external resources.

Exam Preparation

Students are be encouraged to prepare for and begin admissions testing (SAT/ACT) and review courses are offered through our partnership with The Princeton Review.

College and University Application Preparation

Students and parents meet regularly with the college counselor who provides advice and guidance through each stage of the application process: Common Application for American colleges and Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) for UK universities.  Additionally universities from around the world visit our campus on a regular basis.

  • Over fifty college and university representatives from all over the world visit BISW annually during the fall recruitment season- students should take advantage of these individual and small group settings to learn more about admissions requirements and signature programs offered at each university.

  • BISW hosts several group evening information sessions: The Best of British, Explore England and Kings/Edinburgh information sessions, as examples- parents and students are welcome and encouraged to attend. We also publicize other information sessions offered at area schools through our relationship with the Washington Area Independent Schools Association (WAIS).