- 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.
WIS Wins Leadership Grant
Washington International School has received a $250,000 matching grant from The Edward E. Ford Foundation. The grant will help launch the Washington International School Summer Institute for Teachers, a one-week professional development program for educators from public, charter, parochial, and independent schools in the District of Columbia.
Boys Tennis Triumphs
Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Tennis team for its win in the PVAC tournament. The team also took the season banner – well played!
U.S. Department of Education Visit to WIS
During Teacher Appreciation Week, members of the U.S. Department of Education participated in Ed Goes Back to School Day by shadowing teachers. Dr. Maureen Dowling, the director of the Office of Non-Public Education, visited WIS. She sat in on two of Upper School teacher Brian Cook's classes and spoke with Head of School Clayton Lewis. Learn more about her visit here.
Grade 10 Wetlands Work Featured in Times Picayune
Our Grade 10 students spent the week of April 22 in New Orleans for their annual learning and service trip. In addition to studying the history and culture of the area, they spent two days participating in one of three community service activities: working on a Habitat for Humanity house; helping out at the Second Harvest food pantry; and assisting with wetlands preservation. This article highlights the wetlands work; the LSU AgCenter also created this video about the project.
Language and Curriculum Resources
If you've ever wondered about the benefits of learning more than one language, and doing so in immersion and dual-language settings, we've made your search for information easy! Visit this page for a library of resources on language learning, as well as articles about the International Baccalaureate program and what it means to be a third culture kid.