Washington International School

3100 Macomb Street NW
Washington, DC 20008-0200
Tel: (202)243-1800
Grades: PK-12 | 899 students
Washington International School (WIS) is a coeducational day school offering 900 students a challenging international curriculum and rich language program from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12.
Students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5 follow the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP); in Grades 6-10 students pursue a multidisciplinary course of study.
In their final two years of high school, all students are enrolled in IB Diploma Program courses.
We equip children with the tools to master rigorous academic challenges in math, science, languages, literature, social sciences, and the arts.
An active sports schedule, programs in the arts, participation in clubs, community service in Washington, DC and around the world, and travel programs--for study and for fun--help create well-rounded students who are also engaged global citizens.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. European Council for International Schools
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1966

Student Body

Total Students 899 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Washington International School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 105 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 64 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 10
Yearly Tuition Cost $33,620
Tuition Notes Tuition for K through 5 is 30,160
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Kathleen Visconti


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Maret School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Maret School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Beauvoir The National Cathedral Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • Washington
    Grades: K-12 | 635 students
    0.3 miles
    3000 Cathedral Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20008
  • Washington
    Grades: PK-3 | 401 students
    0.4 miles
    3500 Woodley Road Nw
    Washington, DC 20016
  • Washington
    St. Albans School
    All-boys (Episcopal)
    Grades: 4-12 | 576 students
    0.5 miles
    Mount St Alban
    Washington, DC 20016
  • Washington
    Aidan Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-6 | 163 students
    0.6 miles
    2700 27th Street, Nw
    Washington, DC 20008
  • Washington
    Grades: 6-12 | 310 students
    0.6 miles
    4101 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20008

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The average private school tuition in Washington, DC is $17,067 for elementary schools and $28,746 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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