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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.

    A girl raises hand  for questions

Extracurricular Activities

  • BISW Private British International School of Washington in DC girls varsity soccer team plan their winning game strategy.
  • BISW Private British International School of Washington in DC Excited primary elementary students take a walk in the woods
  • BISW Private British International School of Washington in DC students help each other to climb a wall for team building.
  • BISW Private British International School of Washington in DC Secondary students participating to compete in Global games
  • BISW Private British International School of Washington in DC Excited High School students participate in an annual Ski trip
  • BISW Private British International School of Washington in DC Secondary High School students at UN Ocean Conference
  • BISW Private British International School of Washington in DC Happy high school secondary students compete in Global games

We have a wide range of after-school activities that help students explore their interests. These activities can help your child develop their specific interests and inspire them toward future goals or careers.

Some of the Extracurricular Activities Available:

  • Walk in the Woods: Reception–Year 2
  • Performances/Musicals: primary and secondary, by age group
  • Music (instrumental and choirs): Varies 
  • Green Team: primary and secondary
  • Model UN: Years 6–11
  • Newspaper club: secondary students
  • A rotating slate of 20+ clubs each term that touch upon all year groups, from Reception through Year 13

After-School Sports

Our school competes in several sporting events. Training sessions equip students to compete in leagues against other schools and clubs in the following sports: 

  • Basketball
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Swimming
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Trips and Visits

The British International School of Washington makes use of the rich cultural opportunities offered in our capital city. For example, we organize educational excursions regularly throughout the school year to enhance learning experiences in the classroom.

Residential Trips

We offer extended overnight trips to enhance the physical, emotional, and social development of the students. For instance, Year 2 pupils have stayed overnight in Delaware to enrich their unit of work “We’re Going on Holiday”. Years 7, 8, and 9 have visited the premiere educational North Bay Adventure Camp in Maryland, while Years 10 and 11 have taken trips to Camp Horizons in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. These experiences always present exciting new challenges that inspire the students in a natural environment.

Global Classroom

The Global Classroom is an innovative and modern online educational program unique to Nord Anglia Education. It runs school challenges where students receive access to world-leading experts to develop their team building and creative skills in an authentic context. Similarly, the Global Classroom Annual Expedition to Tanzania brings students from around the world together for a face to face experience whilst having an impact on the lives of others.