The British International School of Washington has a traditional House system, with students of all ages working together for the good of their House in a range of fun activities, including sports.
In both the Primary and Secondary School sections, House Captains and Deputies are chosen each year. They take responsibility for assisting in organizing house events and activities.
Our Houses are named and associated with the following colours:
- Chesapeake - Green
- Patuxent - Yellow
- Potomac - Red
- Shenandoah - Blue
Benefits of the House System Include:
- New students can instantly identify as part of a team, helping them feel comfortable in a new school community more quickly
- Our students develop strong bonds that reach across age groups
- Older students can take on the role of “older sibling” building leadership experience and growing confidence
Each of our four Houses takes part in a variety of competitions including for example: sports, the arts and House Sing. These occur on a regular basis and our students are excited to represent their House team to gain points for individual Events, Trophies and the House Cup.