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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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Inspiring Leadership

Helping to support and encourage the confidence that our future leaders will require is of vital importance. Our Student Council members work hard to nurture our strong school community.

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  • Student leadership

Eighteen student members make up the Senior Student Leadership team. Here is a brief overview of their roles and responsibilities and how this will support your child:

  • Head Boy and Head Girl: meeting and greeting students, parents and visitors; leading the Secondary Student Council and representing the views of the student body at Senior Staff Leadership Team meetings; leading specific school assemblies; liaising with the Primary Student Council and most importantly being role models to the student body including your child.
  • Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl: deputizing for the Head Boy and Girl in all of the above situations plus their major mission is to promote cultural events taking place within the annual calendar.
  • Library Prefect: maintaining a productive, engaging and inviting learning environment through student book audits and promoting the library to parents and the student body; coordinating World Book Day; supporting and publicizing Book Fairs; leading library sessions with our younger students and supporting Supervised Study
  • Sports Prefect: promoting the sporting life of the school through supporting sports teams, events, and activities within the school; coordinating the Sports Leaders team (Year 12) and reporting on Sports Events within the school.
  • Languages Prefect:  supporting the ESL department in ‘English Vocabulary Classes’; supporting staff in translating posters, messages, and hand-outs and translating for families visiting BISW.
  • Student Communications Prefect: establishing and maintaining the "Student Voice" section of the school website; receiving and publishing reports from other prefects, communicating events taking place within the Secondary school.
  • House Captains (2 Captains representing each of the 4 houses: Shenandoah, Chesapeake, Patuxent, and Potomac): leading house meetings and events; mentoring students in their house; leading house assemblies and registrations; developing house spirit through house events and competitions.