Bavarian International School e.V.
The Bavarian International School e.V. (BIS) was established in 1990 to offer a full-day education in English to children from the international community in the north of Munich. We opened in February 1991 with 6 students and in 2016 celebrate 25 years of inspiring and challenging young minds! In those years we have grown to a two-campus school with a steadily increasing enrolment of 1,070 students, representing approximately 52 nations. We are an IB World School, authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (ibo.org) to teach the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.
Our two beautiful campuses are located in Haimhausen and in Munich, Germany. The BIS Haimhausen Campus, 10 kilometres north of Munich, is situated within the picturesque grounds of Schloss Haimhausen and caters to students in EC1 (4-5 year olds) to Grade 12. Grade 12 graduates can qualify for an IB Diploma that will allow access to the best universities and colleges worldwide. In February 2000, German educational authorities recognised the IB Diploma for all German students wishing to enter German universities. In addition, BIS awards a US-style High School Diploma to its graduates. Students can also receive the MYP Certificate (end of Grade 10) which has been recognized in Germany as a "Mittlerer Schulabschluss".
The BIS City Campus, opened in January 2016, is a beautifully renovated facility on Leopoldstrasse 208 in Munich and caters to students in EC1 to Grade 5. Our BIS City Campus is a candidate school for the Primary Years Programme and is pursuing authorisation as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy - a commitment to high quality education that the Bavarian International School e.V. believes is important for our students.
Maximum class size in both our Haimhausen and City Campus Primary Schools has been set at 20 in EC1, and 24 in EC2 to Grade 5. Maximum class size for the MYP Grades 6-10 is also 24 students and the DP (Grades 11-12) is 18 students. The average class size school wide is 19 students.
BIS is approved by the government of Bavaria and fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), and the Council of International Schools (CIS). BIS is also a member of the Education Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS), the Association of German International Schools (AGIS), the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Internationale Schulen in Bayern (AISB), and the National Association for College Admissions Counselling (NACAC). We subscribe to the NACAC¹s Statement of Principals of Good Practice.
One of the things that parents value most about BIS is its friendly family oriented school feeling and strong sense of community. Our teachers know just how to make new students feel accepted and at home, right from their first day. The Parent Teacher Organisation helps relocating families to find new friends, connections and resources, and to feel part of the school community. For many ex-pats, the school's families and programmes become a focal point of their life in Munich.
To learn more about our dynamic international community, please visit us as www.bis-school.com.