- 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.
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!".
WIS Presidential Advisor?
In October 2014, a New Yorker article included a quote by President Obama, who was musing about ways to ensure poor black students receive a better education. The President's comment about his love of teaching led our own Jim Reese to co-author (with Harvard University's Howard Gardner) an article suggesting the Obamas consider teaching in an urban public school. That article was published in the Washington Post's "Answer Sheet" column; read it here.
Visit from HRH Princess Rym Ali
Our Middle School students were lucky to learn about the profession of journalism from Her Royal Highness Princess Rym Ali, who spoke eloquently about her childhood and her path to becoming a reporter. As the founder of the Jordan Media Institute, Princess Rym Ali is dedicated to equipping the country's journalists with the skills they need to excel. We were honored to have such a distinguished visitor!
Biology Students Explore Ebola
Blending current events with their science studies, our Grade 12 students examined the Ebola outbreak in multiple ways. Watch this video to learn more.
An Author Among Us
Congratulations to Upper School English teacher Catherine Bell, who has published a novel called Rush of Shadows. The book explores relationships and conflicts between settlers and Indians in 19th century California. Cathy's website has details about upcoming readings in Washington, DC and elsewhere.