The amount of work given in this is school is large and the assignments are not necessarily useful in life. Most kids feel overwhelmed with the amount of work and are always tense. It is a pressure cooker.
The faculty and administration is very demanding of its students, which is alright, unless the student is going through a rough emotional time. The faculty and administration are clueless on how to encourage students to achieve their goals.
Washington International School - Tregaron Campus2
Posted August 20, 2015
- a parent
We should have known when the admissions process focused so much on the pedigree of the school's association with certain universities, rather than the experience of the students, and heard from others the treatment depended on profession/affiliations/income. We found some very concerning value sets and demonstration of values in the upper grades, that the school did not address. Agree with others that there is a high emphasis on the cash stream of families and their donations. If we had not relocated we would not have re-enrolled.
Washington International School - Tregaron Campus3
Posted November 14, 2012
- a parent
Washington International School is in the process of trying to decide what kind of school it wants to be. It is on of the very few DC schools that does not require the SSAT or ISEE for middle and high school applicants. I think due to this exception they are not getting the academic quality of students that they need. Yes this is a difficult school but has many inequities due to this testing issue and also due to a large number of "lifers"..students who were accepted in pre-school or kindergarten and who if were to apply today would not be admitted. Enrollment numbers have always been strong due to IMF and World Bank tuition help, but that is changing and to truly step up into the top tier of DC schools the school needs to make some admission policy changes. That said if your child can handle the intense schedule and the social scene, which is very advanced they will get a good education while existing in a very small bubble. The school boasts of its diversity, but diversity has two sides, one being people from all over the world and the other side being inclusivity. The parental body is very inclusive, while the student body is extremely cliquey.