School Governance

The information below outlines the key aspects of Washington International School's governance.


The affairs of the School are managed by its Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees’ primary duties include the hiring and evaluation of the Head of School, the setting of general institutional policies, monitoring the School’s financial management, ensuring that the School has adequate physical resources, strategic planning, fund raising, and assessment of the School’s effectiveness in carrying out its mission. The Board is composed of members of the parent body, alumni and the greater community.


The Head of School is the chief executive officer of the School and in general supervises and controls all of the operational and educational affairs of the School, including the day-to-day operations of the School; recruiting, employing, supervising, and discharging of teachers, administrators, and staff; overseeing curriculum, student admission standards, general supervision of students, financial matters, buildings and grounds, fund raising, and acting as liaison with the parent body and as representative of the School to the community. The Head of School is a nonvoting ex officio member of the Board of Trustees.

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