- 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.
Senior Named Presidential Scholar
Class of 2015 member Sophia Pink was named a 2015 Presidential Scholar! From about three million graduating students, she was one of 141 named for this honor. Students are selected for their, "academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts, as well as evidence of community service, leadership, and demonstrated commitment to high ideals." Sophia, a WIS "lifer" who will be attending Stanford University in the fall, will receive her Presidential Scholar Medallion at a ceremony on June 21. All Scholars are invited to name their "most influential teacher" and Sophia selected physics teacher Steve Hoare; he now joins the list of Distinguished Teachers. Congratulations Sophia and Steve!Read More
Fall Sports Practices
Upper School practices begin on Wednesday, August 19 and some Middle School practices begin on Wednesday, August 26. All interested athletes are expected to participate in these practices. The schedule is available here.
The WIS Summer Institute for Teachers explores innovative ways to engage students in the classroom, primarily by examining Project Zero ideas and techniques. The 2015 session runs from August 3-7. For additional detail, this article in The Washington Diplomat explains more about WISSIT and its connection with Project Zero.Read More
In response to a recently-published MLA study that highlights declining enrollment in languages other than English at U.S. colleges and universities, Head of School Clayton Lewis wrote a piece explaining why focusing solely on English is a missed opportunity for U.S. students. U.S. News & Report World posted this commentary online.
WIS Featured in PYP Video
The IB has produced a new video to help explain the Primary Years Program; Washington International School is one of two schools prominently featured. Visit the IB's website to view the video and learn more about the PYP.
- Mon Aug 31
First Day of School, K-12
- Tue Sep 1
First Day of School, Pre-K (Half Day)
- Wed Sep 2
Half Day for Pre-K