Berlin Brandenburg International School
Berlin Brandenburg International School (BBIS) is private, inclusive, coeducational, English-medium day and boarding school serving the internationally-minded community of Germany's capital region and beyond. The BBIS campus is located in the village of Kleinmachnow, bordering the southwest of Berlin, on a large, quiet, wooded hill along the Machnower See.
Founded in 1990, BBIS was the first IB school in the world to be fully authorized by the International Baccalaureate organization to teach all four IB programmes covering the 3-to-19 age range. The school is also fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA).
The extensive facilities at BBIS include four large buildings of red brick that house classrooms, offices, and faculty and student lounges; a pavilion with additional workrooms and classrooms focusing on the arts; a world-class sports field and brand-new sports hall; and a performance and exhibition space. A playground for the Elementary School students and one for the Middle and High School students reside between the academic buildings.
From Early Childhood to grade 12, BBIS is truly an international school, with 690 students representing 66 nationalities. BBIS teachers are certified, experienced professionals from all over the world, with the greatest representation from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Germany.
Classes are small, usually with fewer than 18 students. Specific support is provided for students with special needs and those for whom English is not a first language. In grade 12, students have the opportunity to earn the IB Diploma, a qualification recognized by universities and colleges throughout the world, or the new IB Career-related Certificate preparing them for studies in business or professional training after leaving school.
BBIS is committed to providing an extracurricular programme that helps students of all ages develop holistically as well-rounded people. Each term over 50 activities are offered, such as Sailing, Dance/Drama, Mathematics, Newspaper, Human Rights Club, Soccer, Karate, Climbing, Archery, Watercolour Painting, Instrumental Ensemble, and Student Council.
BBIS Boarding School, located directly on the school campus, houses over 60 international students from grades 6 through 12. It is the first international, English-language IB World Boarding School in all of Germany.