- Our Mission
The mission of Washington International School is to provide a demanding international education that will challenge students to become responsible and effective world citizens.
- Nuestra Misión
La misión del Colegio Internacional de Washington es de brindar una educación internacional de alto nivel académico que motive a los alumnos a ser ciudadanos responsables y eficaces de este mundo.
- Notre Mission
La mission de l’Ecole Internationale de Washington est d’assurer une formation internationale de très haut niveau qui incite les élèves à devenir des citoyens du monde, responsables et efficaces.
- Onze Missie
De missie van de WIS is het aanbieden van een omvattende internationale opleiding aan haar studenten, waardoor zij worden uitgedaagd om verantwoordelijke en effectieve wereldburgers te worden.
Civil Rights Lessons
Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr. recently joined WIS fifth graders in their classroom. They have been studying the topic of social justice and researching individuals who have worked to make positive changes in the world. Reverend Jackson spoke about his own experiences with the civil rights movement.Read More
Congratulations to Grade 8 student Francesca, who was the Washington, DC winner in the Young Playwrights for Change Regional Competition. Francesca's play will now be entered in the national competition. Her play is also scheduled to be read aloud at the Atlas Intersections Festival on March 1.
Two WIS seniors were recognized with All State Awards from the District of Columbia State Athletic Association. Congratulations to Julia Tulloh (volleyball) and Santiago Musalem Pinto (soccer) on this achievement!
Perspectives on Bilingual Education
Guests on the Kojo Nnamdi Show discussed immersion and dual language learning, as well as the overall cognitive benefits of being bilingual. Listen to the show here.
Some intrepid WIS students participated in the 2014 Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Chinese Storytelling Competition. The final round of the competition took place on December 14 and our student storytellers fared well in both the upper (taking first, third, fourth and sixth place) and middle (taking second and fourth place) school divisions. Some of the competitors were featured in a Chinese language newspaper (MeiHua Shangbao). As our Mandarin-speaking colleagues and students would say, "gongxi, gongxi!".