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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    NG
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A-
Washington International School is a top rated, private school located in Washington, DC. It has 901 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. Tuition is $41,380 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
3100 Macomb St NW
Washington, DC 20008
Telephone
(202) 243-1800
Website

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$41,380
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
13%
Average Financial Aid
$29,500

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1330
49 responses
Average ACT
32
14 responses

Culture & Safety

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What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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  • Musical and drama plays
    25%
  • Student exchange program in Peru/Spain
    21%
  • International dinner
    13%
  • Student exchange program in France
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    8%
  • Global film fest competition
    4%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
NG
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
901
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
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86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
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100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Median Household Income
$158,899
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,994
National
$949
Median Home Value
$694,033
National
$184,700
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Washington International School Reviews

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My experience at WIS has been overwhelmingly positive. As a senior, it is great to have access to our own indoor/outdoor lounge and a cafe! The campus is beautiful and the academics are rigorous. It would be nice to see some improvement in the arts at WIS, as there are low budgets and a lack of participation. WIS's sports program is top-notch and all students are given the opportunity to participate.

It is also important to note that students at WIS tend to be more stressed, driven, and over-achieving. As all students take the rigorous full IB program in addition to hours of extracurriculars and college prep, many are overcommitted and stressed. However, the WIS administration does a good job of providing student resources and the college counseling department is excellent!
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Our children attended the school since 3rd grade. They graduated not only fully bilingual, but extraordinarily well-educated. The school is one of the global leaders in the International Baccalaureate - a model studied by other schools around the globe. Their sports are excellent - particularly boys and girls soccer where they are among the top teams in the DMV. Less appreciated is the strength of their theater and visual arts programs, both of which are extremely distinguished.

The student body is truly global, though not transient. Most students have one parent who is a US citizen and one who is a citizen elsewhere. While, like all private schools, this is an economically elite group, the feel among the parents is more of one of dual working professionals than one of a plutocratic elite in an awkward barbell relationship with a handful of full-scholarship students. This makes things socially far less weird than at a Sidwell or GDS or Holton Arms.
Hype, hype and more hype. Full immersion? Not so. After over 10 years of "full immersion", students are barely able to speak the language (Spanish or French). "Global" and "diverse" thanks mainly to a rotating population of expatriates. The diversity is geographic, not racial. Poor administration - problem students are not addressed and remain in the school. Families' (and students') concerns are treated according to affluence and influence. Cliquish environment, although the school writes and aims to sell a sense of community, which all false/fake. There are much better schools out there for that kind of money. You just have to get over the smoke and mirrors and then be able to get your students to switch.