DC International School inspires inquiring, engaged, knowledgeable and caring secondary students who are multi-lingual, culturally competent, and committed to proactively creating a socially just and sustainable world.

Working together, the leadership, faculty, students, and families of DCI will achieve our mission by:

  • Respecting and celebrating our collective diversity and individual gifts and talents;
  • Striving to embody the personal and social justice attributes described in the the IB Learner Profile;
  • Engaging in teaching and learning aligned with the International Baccalaureate Organization’s principles, methods, and curriculum;
  • Demonstrating mastery of the ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages;
  • Incorporating sustainable practices into our education and our lives.


Provides an advanced academic experience in grades 6-10.


The Diploma Programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.


An alternative IB Certificate which prepares students for both college and careers.

DC International School is located in Delano Hall at the corner of 16th St NW and Aspen St NW.

Our school is on the campus of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The main entrance is located at the corner of 16th Street NW and Main Drive NW. The back entrance and parking lot is located at the intersection of Aspen Street NW and 14th Street NW.

Buses: The D31, S2, and S4 buses go on 16th Street to Delano Hall. The 52, 53, and 54 buses go on 14th Street to Delano Hall. The 70 and 79 buses go on Georgia Avenue to the other side of the campus – a 7-minute walk from Delano Hall.

Metro: The nearest Metro station is Takoma, on the Red line. The 53 bus takes 5 minutes from Takoma Station to Delano Hall. It is a 19-minute walk to Delano Hall from Takoma. From the Green Line, the 70 and 79 buses run from the Petworth Station.