A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    B+
Washington International School is an elite, private school located in Washington, DC. It has 915 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. Tuition is $38,330 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
Work Here? Claim Your School
Telephone
(202) 243-1800
Website
Organization Memberships
NAIS

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$38,330
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
Average Financial Aid

Washington International School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
Do You Work at Washington International School? Claim Your School Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1310
41 responses
Average ACT
32
8 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
--
We don't have enough responses to know if students agree that they feel safe at their school.Take our survey
Poll
--
We don't have enough responses to know if students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.Take our survey
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • More opinions are needed to display this poll.Take our surveyto add your opinion.

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
915
--
We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.Take our survey
--
We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.Take our survey
--
We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.Take our survey

More opinions are needed!
Write a review to add yours.Review Washington International School

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
16:1
Poll
--
We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.Take our survey
Poll
--
We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.Take our survey
Poll
--
We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.Take our survey

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
--
We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.Take our survey
--
We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.Take our survey
--
We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.Take our survey

More opinions are needed!
Write a review to add yours.Review Washington International School

Schools like Washington International School
More

Washington International School Reviews

36 reviews
All Categories
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.
Start Your Review of Washington International School
Rate It!
I thoroughly enjoyed the time I got to spend at WIS. The teachers are very good with the exception of a few. The curriculum is hard but manageable with effort and hard work. Administration is frustrating as they do not speak openly with the school about what is happening. Principal is nice and friendly, ok at his job. VP is very good this year but she is leaving. Soccer is the biggest sport at the school and both girls and boys are very good. Other sports are less competitive. Lots of clubs to choose from. The theater program is very good and always put on great shows. The director of the musicals and the vocal teacher, Mr. Barber is amazing. He gets along with students and does not treat them like little kids. His room is always open and he is always there to talk. Probably my favorite part of the school. Overall, the school is great, however administration is the only downside.
I've been at WIS since Pre-K 3, and I can honestly say that I love it here. The academics are definitely challenging but with hard work and determination, they are manageable, even if you play a competitive sport outside of school. Most of the teachers are great. You can really tell that they are passionate about what they do and teach and are always available to help. Most of the facilities are also really nice. The Middle School Building could use some renovations but the other buildings like the AAA Building and the Mansion are very nice.