Open House

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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 created a wide range of after-school activities for students to explore their interests.  Student activities can help your child to further develop their specific interests and inspire them for future goals or careers.

Some of the Extracurricular Activities available to our students

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

After School Sports

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

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

Visits and Trips

The British International School of Washington makes excellent use of the rich cultural opportunities offered in a capital city. Educational excursions are organized regularly throughout the school year to enhance the learning experiences in the classroom.

Residential Trips

Longer overnight trips are also offered to enhance the physical, emotional, and social development of students. Year 2 pupils stay overnight in Delaware to enrich their unit of work “We’re going on Holiday”. Upper primary classes go on a residential excursion, currently to Camp Horizons in Harrisonburg, VA where they are challenged and inspired in a natural environment.

Global Classroom

The Global Classroom is an innovative and modern on-line educational program unique to Nord Anglia Education.

The Global Classroom runs school challenges where students are given access to world-leading experts to develop their team building and creative skills in a real context.

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.