"What surprises you first when you enter the British School of Washington are the very colorful walls. They bring life to the school and symbolize the four different 'houses': Potomac (red), Shenandoah (blue), Chesapeake (green) and Patuxent (yellow). Students of all ages are grouped together, just like in Harry Potter, and support each other during either sports or intellectual team competitions and events that school settles throughout the year.” - BISW Year 11 student
British School of Washington has a traditional House system, with students of all ages working together for the good of their House team 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:
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