International Schools in Germany
There are compelling reasons why you might choose to send your children to one of Germany's many fine international schools.
Many English-speaking expatriates are educating their children at Germany's international schools, and an education at such a school has numerous advantages.
There is, of course, instruction in the native language. And, since the student body is usually quite international, they expose the young people to a variety of cultures. They also do a better job than most German schools of introducing the students to computers, and the program of sports and extracurricular activities is more like what they are accustomed to at home.
Physical plants and facilities are usually quite modern, clean and comfortable, with new equipment more conducive to learning. And the curricula among international schools is uniform, allowing ease of transfer. They usually are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) and normally offer the International Baccalaureate. They may also offer the American high school diploma, British A Levels and, sometimes, the GermanAbitur.
The costs vary from school to school and in some cases may approximate what a US college education commands: as much as €16,000 per high school student per year. Preschool and elementary school grades may cost 30 to 50 percent less. Additional costs could include transportation, lunches, class trips and various special activities.
Here is a selection of some of the schools.
- accadis International School Bad Homburg
- Bavarian International School
- Berlin British School
- Independent Bonn International School
- Cologne International School
- International School of Düsseldorf
- Fintosch Multilingual Primary School
- Fintosch International Toddler School & Kindergarten
- Frankfurt International School
- Frankfurt International School Wiesbaden
- International School Frankfurt Rhein-Main
- International School Hannover Region
- Munich International School
- International School Neustadt
- Obermenziger Gymnasium - Munich
- St.George’s The British International School
- Strothoff International School
- International School of Stuttgart
- International School Westpfalz
- Other international Schools
accadis International School Bad Homburg (ISB)
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At accadis ISB, you will find a bilingual learning environment allowing children to reach their full social, emotional and academic potential. Located in a newly constructed school building just north of Frankfurt, accadis International School Bad Homburg offers international education from Preschool to Secondary School. With a strong emphasis on promoting intercultural understanding, accadis ISB takes pride in being the only educational institution in Germany providing high quality programs from preschool to university.
accadis ISB is just a short walk from accadis Hochschule, where university students can choose from a variety of management programs. Internationality, scientific principles, practice-orientation and personal development have been the cornerstones of accadis’ success in higher education for over 35 years.
Both institutions are non-profit organisations in private ownership of a Bad Homburg based family dedicated to high quality education.
Preparing young minds for a successful life in a globalized world has been the focus of accadis education since its very beginning. With 450 pupils from 47 different nations, it provides a personal atmosphere and plans to slowly expand towards a maximum of 550 students.
The accadis Preschool provides a child-centered bilingual learning environment, where children are immersed in two languages, German and English, on a day-to-day basis. There are two teachers in every group - an English-speaking and a German-speaking one. All activities are conducted in both languages using the Immersion Method. Children are aged 2 to 5.
In accadis ISB Elementary School our 5 year old Primary Class students already receive extensive early learning support in all areas of the child's development. This includes intensive training of pre-reading skills (sounds in words, syllables, rhyming etc.) in German. Written language acquisition in English has already begun at this level and is continued through Grade 1.
The accadis ISB Elementary School meets the curricular requirements of the State of Hesse and is a state-approved "Ersatzschule", yet the language of instruction is a balance between German and English. The overall effect is that of genuine bilingualism, offering transferability both to international and to German schools.
The accadis ISB Secondary School offers differentiated instruction, learning support for individual students or small groups and thorough preparation for the Cambridge IGCSE at the end of Grade 10 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma at the end of Grade 12.
The goal is to help each student reach his or her individual potential. Additionally, international students can find friends among local families and become immersed in the German culture while German students enjoy an internationally oriented school life.
Our educators are both local and international professionals as well as University professors teaching at accadis Hochschule.
Please contact the Admissions Office for more information at: www.accadis-isb.com
Bavarian International School
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Inspiring Global Citizens
Top-notch Munich Locale: Bavarian International School educating 1,200 students from 56 nations
1,200 students from 56 nations study at the Bavarian International School gAG (BIS) between the two campuses located in the village of Haimhausen and Munich city. The motto, "Believe. Inspire. Succeed", shapes the pedagogically rich and holistic education the students, aged three through to 19, receive from this institution. Intercultural competence, collaborative and inspirational learning, respect, social responsibility and tolerance; this is what characterizes the spirit of this accredited IB World School.
170 teachers from 29 nations provide BIS students with an exceptional 7.5:1 teacher-student ratio that allows teachers to identify and accommodate the individual needs and strengths of each child. The tangible proof of this successful approach is seen each year in BIS students' IB Diploma scores. In 2019 the average score was 34.3 points; well above the worldwide average of 29.7. Bavarian International School strives for state-of-the-art school standards by investing in interactive whiteboards and Apple TV's, iPads (1:1 programme for Grades 4-6), MacBooks (1:1 programme for Grades 7-12), science and technology laboratories, art and design studios, sports halls, theatre spaces, an auditorium and an extensive extra-curricular programme.
A Personalised Focus
"We provide our students with the intellectual, intercultural, social, emotional and, most importantly, with the critical perspectives they will need as adults in a global, technological world. Our students will be able to solve the challenges of the future and make the world a better place," says Dr. Chrissie Sorenson, Head of School at BIS, Germany's third largest international school. "Each child's individual development is placed at the very centre of the educational focus at BIS."
Internationalism and diversity are truly the intertwined, double-helix DNA of this school. The language of instruction is English, however German language classes are offered from Grade 1 onwards for all proficiency levels. Starting in Grade 6, French, Spanish and the optional “Mother-Tongue Programme” allows students to maintain and develop literacy in their native language. Mother-tongue learning is currently offered in 17 languages. Merely 25% of the students are German natives, meaning the remaining 75% come from international families.
Pupils and parents alike regard the multitude of extracurricular activities on offer as an exceptional feature of BIS. These activities include approximately 40 sports offerings over the two campuses, as well as CAS (Community, Action, Service), the Model United Nations debate team, the Eco-School project, the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, a mix of fitness, scouting and expeditions. The social engagement, interdisciplinary collaboration and the exploring of new horizons plays a particularly significant role in an educational environment, according to Dr. Sorenson.
An IB World School
BIS is one of only two schools in Germany authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to offer all four IB programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP) and the Career-related Programme (CP). The IB Diploma is recognized by the best universities in the world, including more than 700 universities across approximately 70 countries with Germany among them.
The portability of the IB curriculum is a key factor for international families who relocate often. For globally mobile expat specialists and executives who relocate on average every three years, the smooth transition of their children from school to school is an unmitigated priority. The BIS Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) provides a welcoming embrace to new families and help them to settle in. The Newcomers Centre offers an intensive language support for students arriving with minimal English skills in a safe environment.
Special features of BIS at a glance
- Two campuses in Munich and Haimhausen
- International all-day school
- Students from 56 nations
- IB World School with all 4 IB programs: PYP, MYP, DP and CP
- Early Childhood program from age 3 at both campus locations
- 6 modern languages in the curriculum + 17 languages in the Mother Tongue program
- Educational Technology: 1: 1 program with iPads (grades 4-6) and MacBooks (grades 7-12)
- Learning support, wellbeing and newcomer programs
- Extensive after-school activities
- School Bus Transportation
FACTS & FIGURES
One school, two campuses
- Founded in 1991 (30th anniversary of BIS in 2021)
- 2 Campus locations: City Campus in Munich's Leopoldstraße and Haimhausen Campus
- About 1,200 students from 56 nations with 44 different mother tongues
- Around 170 teachers from 29 nations
- Private all-day school with extensive after-school activities or after-school care (primary school)
- Early Childhood at both campus locations as of the age of 3 years
Caring & excellence
- Academic excellence: BIS offers all four programs of the International Baccalaureate Organization: Primary Years Program (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP), Diploma Program (DP) and Career-related Program (CP)
- Individual education of each child in the focus (teachers, mentors, pastors, academic and psychological counsellors, nurses)
- Caring, attentive, warm and friendly atmosphere
- 6 modern languages in the curriculum (English, German, Spanish, French, Japanese and Mandarin) plus 17 additional languages in the so-called "Mother Tongue Program"
- 1: 1 iPad program in grades 4-6 and 1: 1 MacBook program in grades 7-12 with specialized instructors for educational technology for each school section
- Extensive extracurricular program including 40 sports courses per week
- Social and political programs, such as CAS (Community, Action, Service), Model United Nations, ECO-School, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award
- Support programs for new students (including, for example, learning aids, English as additional language, welcome events, newcomer centre)
- Individual university and career counselling
- School bus transport for both campus locations
School hours and care times:
School: Monday - Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 14:20
After School Activities: Monday - Thursday 16:10 - 17:25
Friday 14:30 - 15:45
City Campus Munich:
School: Monday - Thursday 08:20 - 15:20
Friday 08:20 - 13:40
After School Activities: Monday - Thursday 15:30 - 16:30
Friday 13:50 - 14:50
After-School Care Club (Primary Schools only):
Monday - Thursday 15:30 - 18:00
Friday 13:50 - 17:00
In the Early Childhood Centre (age 3-5) the maximum class size is 22 students, as of Grade 1 the maximum class size is 24 students. In grades 11 and 12, the maximum class size is only 18 students.
For further information please visit us on our BIS website.
Berlin British School
Community of Vibrant and Global Thinkers
Do you wish for your child to
- receive an excellent education in a caring community?
- act confidently in both global and local contexts?
- receive customized academic support?
Then the Berlin British School is the right place!
Founded in 1994, the Berlin British School (BBS) is an independent all-day school experienced in combining the best of British, international and German education to students aged 2 to 18. While preparing young people to thrive through academic success, a central part of their education at the Berlin British School is to nurture the development of character through an engaging curriculum and supportive pastoral programme. Our community of thinkers has members from diverse international backgrounds, which gives students an opportunity to explore issues from multiple perspectives.
- Small class sizes with individual learning support and differentiated activities
- Interactive inquiry-based teaching and learning
- International qualifications such as IGCSE and IB Diploma, enabling graduates access to the world's top universities
- High standards of pastoral care with a focus on fostering students' self-confidence
BBS is also an IB* World School (*International Baccalaureate Organization) and a fully accredited CIS-member.
The school is based on three sites with facilities appropriate to each age group: Early Years Kita, Primary School, Secondary School.
Independent Bonn International School
With more than 200 pupils from 38 nations, the Independent Bonn International School (IBIS) has been an anchor of the international community in Bonn for more than 50 years. Founded as the British Embassy Preparatory School in 1963, the school today offers first-rate education for children aged 3 to 13 years from both the local and international communities.
IBIS is inspected by the British government and was rated as outstanding in all categories in the most recent inspection. Our academic programme is based on both the British and German curriculums, which provides fantastic opportunities for our pupils to be successful in both German and international schools.
We believe that education needs to develop the whole child – academically and socially, in an atmosphere of tolerance and respect for others and themselves.
The dedication and enthusiasm of our experienced teachers coupled with the latest technology and educational resources offers children of all abilities and interests a solid foundation to enable them to become the global citizens of the future.
We are an international School of Friends:
- First-rate education for children aged three to thirteen. IBIS is certified as "Outstanding" by the Independent School Inspectorate (ISI)
- We are proud of our safe, friendly and caring family atmosphere
- Small class sizes (maximum of twenty two pupils)
- Special Educational Needs and Disability provision
- English as an Additional Language (EAL) provision
- Modern technology in all classrooms
- After-school clubs: Music, Languages, Sports, etc.
Our school is our family.
We focus on giving your child the very best education.
Come and join our international community.
For more information visit www.ibis-school.com
Cologne International School
Founded in 2007 in a quiet neighborhood of Cologne, Germany, Cologne International School - Internationale Friedensschule Köln - has steadily expanded to a size of 550 students from 45 nations. We uniquely operate three school forms on our campus: a bilingual primary school and two parallel secondary school forms, the International Secondary School, leading to the IB Diploma, and the Gymnasium bilingual +, ending with the German-state qualification, the Abitur. Our students benefit from the dynamic intersection between the international and German academic programmes and opportunities, while their families enjoy being part of a vibrant international community with strong roots in the local, German surroundings.
Our bilingual English/German primary school (grades 1-4) integrates the North Rhine-Westphalian state guidelines and benchmarks into the curriculum of the the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). This inquiry-based, hands-on approach to learning is carried out in classes of maximum 25 students. Two teachers, an English and a German native speaker, team-teach the core academic subjects in a truly immersive, bilingual and biliterate learning experience. By the end of grade 4, students are fluent in both languages, have reached the academic benchmarks of both the German state and the IB PYP and are well-equipped to enter either of our secondary school forms, continuing on the educational path which best fits their individual academic objectives.
At the International Secondary School, students complete the last year of the IB PYP in grade 5, before moving onto the University of Cambridge Secondary I and II curricula in grades 6-10, culminating in the IGCSE exams. Finally, our grade 11-12 students learn within the IB Diploma Programme. English is the main language of tuition at the International Secondary School, with German as a core academic subject.
The Gymnasium bilingual + (German/bilingual grammar school) follows the NRW curriculum and prepares pupils for their Abitur, the German-state qualification for university admission. There is a heavy emphasis on fluency in the English language with select academic subjects taught in English.
Throughout our school we provide English and German as an Additional Language lessons as part of our broader individual support system. Furthermore, small learning groups, attentive care to students' individual needs, enrichment opportunities and an extensive extracurricular programme enhance school life and enable students to develop their personal strengths and talents.
For more information please refer to our website: www.if-koeln.de. To find out about the admission procedure or to register your child, please contact our Admissions Office, email@example.com or +49 (0)221 / 310 634-219.
Cologne International School has scheduled one Open House and one Information Evening over the next few months:
Open House, Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 9:00am-1:00pm
Information Evening, Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 6:30-8:30pm
International School of Düsseldorf e.V.
Founded in 1968, the International School of Düsseldorf is a not-for-profit, independent, co-educational day school located in the heart of the international community of historic Kaiserswerth. Due to our non-profit status, all our income is invested back into the school for the benefit of our students.
The school enrolls over 1,000 students (Reception to grade 12) from 55 nations and has a faculty and staff of 250 from 24 countries. As an International Baccalaureate World School, ISD offers 56 IB courses.
Our school has a proud 50-year history of supporting young people to pursue their dreams and ambitions, in all walks of life, and in all corners of the globe. We deliver an outstanding education that prepares our students to be successful and inspires them to make a difference; an education that will equip them with the skills and aptitudes to tackle the global challenges they will face.
In our rapidly changing world - a world that is digitally connected and in which all knowledge is available within seconds - we imagine that our students will need the passion and courage to go on learning throughout life and the creativity to dream of a better world. At ISD, we are committed to providing every student with the individual support they need to flourish, to discover pleasure in learning, to become autonomous and intrinsically motivated, and, ultimately, to become architects of their own futures.
In addition to being authorized by the IB Organization, ISD is also accredited by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Instruction is in English but the German language is a requirement, starting in Preparatory. Other languages taught are French, Spanish and Japanese. There also is a large after school Mother Tongue programme.
We inspire our students to be confident, creative and critical thinkers. We work together to challenge and support our students to be successful and responsible in an evolving world. We are an international community of learners.
For more information and full details, please visit www.isdedu.de.
Fintosch Multilingual Primary School
FINTOSCH Multilingual Primary School is located in the Frankfurt/Main's West-End nearby the Messe. The FINTOSCH Primary School is a logical continuation of the Fintosch concept of early childhood development. Nursery, kindergarten and primary school (with entry level) are under one roof.
FINTOSCH Multilingual Primary School is the only school in Frankfurt to offer the IPC curriculum.
The IPC is a part of Fieldwork Education which, since 1984, has been helping schools all around the world to develop childrens' learning and to prepare them as learners in the 21st century. For more information about the IPC visit their website.
Teaching is based on the immersion method, whereby the German and international curriculum (IPC) are united. It teaches in German and English (50% / 50%) with another third foreign language from the 3rd grade. Fintosch is a state-approved "Ersatzschule" according to the Hessian educational master plan "Rahmenplan".
In addition to the primary school program and the Hessian Education and Development Plan (Hessischer Bildungs-und Erziehungsplan), the International Primary Curriculum is not only theoretically integrated into the pedagogical concept from the entry level, but also used as a concrete part of the daily work in the multilingual primary school.
While the IPC also has Language Arts and Mathematics learning outcomes, it is not designed to replace a school's literacy and numeracy program. FINTOSCH is following the existing Language Arts and Mathematics programs of the Hessian curriculum (in German) while working to make connections between these areas and the IPC units (in English) and assessments in order to offer a well-designed integrated primary school program.
An important feature of the FINTOSCH Multilingual Primary School is that the school starts with an entrance level for children from the age of five. This gives children a year more time to get used to the learning environment in a playful way – and to learn both languages, English and German. Children will learn another foreign language with two units of instruction starting in the third year.
After the fourth grade, parents and children can freely choose whether they want to switch to the German or international school system.
The school has flexible opening hours from 7:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and only closes for 7 days each year. Enrolment is possible at any time during the school year and the classes are small with a maximum of 20 students in each class. There are recreational, sports and other activities available to students in the afternoon.
The school is based on the timetables for the primary school according to the Hessian Education Act, and holidays of the Hessian holiday calendar. There are a total of 35 lessons, daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
There are three different pick up times that allow for afternoon activities as well as Late Afternoon Care.
As indicated by their slogan "Welcome to our family", Fintosch works closely with the parents of students. They regard the measure of all things as the parents' satisfaction with their work. They consider themselves as parents' partners in educating their children.
The Fintosch educational team consists of skilled English and German speaking teachers, native speakers and their assistants. They are a highly motivated and qualified team. In addition to the command of English and German language, staff members can incorporate their own cultural backgrounds and traditions. This advantageous diversity opens up an international dimension for the children.
Their website can be found at: http://www.fintosch.com/en/.
Fintosch International Toddler School & Kindergarten
Feels Like Family
Fintosch is a private English Frankfurt International Toddler School & Kindergarten for children aged three months to 6 years with two locations in Frankfurt am Main - Westend (Schumannstr. 4-6 and Graäfstr. 47-51). Both locations are easily accessible via public transport.
We offer flexible hours of care. Our Fintosch facilities are open weekdays from 7.30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. In addition, we are only closed for a few days a year. Our benefit is: we are almost always available for you, also during the whole holiday season with a day-care plan with the exception of few days in the winter (Christmas until Sylvester) and on German national holidays. This is especially important for working parents.
We offer besides the classic day-care in addition extra-activities like for example sports (zumba), music (violin), yoga and ballet.
As following please find an overview about our Childcare options and day-care times:
Creche/Toddler: 5 days week, 2 / 3 days week on request
Kindergarten: 5 days week for Kindergarten children
Part time: 07:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Fulltime: 07:30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (or until 6 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.)
There are many reasons to choose Fintosch. We wish to highlight just a few of these:
- A sense of security, just like a second home.
- Registration is possible at any time
- An atmosphere which offers your child a place to freely develop, grow and enjoy playing and learning.
- Individual classrooms, outdoor area, sports room and a library.
- Space for personal development by individually designed group rooms, a green outdoor classroom.
- Active encouragement through our individual learning concept which is tailored to the needs of your child.
- The curriculum is carefully selected from an international approach and age appropriate for the children.
- A multicultural children‘s world.
- A highly qualified, motivated and creative team.
- A great affectionate family, not only when dealing with children and parents.
Visit our website at http://www.fintosch.com/en/international-toddler-school-kindergarten/
Frankfurt International School
The Frankfurt International School (FIS), founded in 1961, is one of the largest international schools in Europe, with a student population of over 1,800 from more than 60 countries. It employs nearly 300 well-qualified and experienced faculty and staff from 20 different countries. The school is organized into four school divisions: the Primary Division age 3 to Grade 1, the Elementary Division Grades 2-5, and the Upper School Grades 6-12, all of which are in Oberursel. FIS operates another division in Wiesbaden for students age 3 to Grade 8.
FIS is accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges and is a founding member of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB). FIS is known for its excellent college placements and exceptional IB exam results. It takes an inquiry-based approach to learning utilizing the Primary Years Program and the IB Diploma Program. English is the language of instruction, but German is mandatory. English as a Second Language is taught as well as Dutch, Swedish, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and French.
FIS is committed to educating the whole child. Therefore it offers a well-rounded curriculum with strong academics, athletics, performing arts and visual arts programs as well as a broad range of extra-curricular activities, clubs and service projects. The school operates an advanced information technology support system and also carries an inventory of devices for use by elementary and primary school students. High school students benefit from a dynamic 1-1 laptop learning program. The excellent facilities include three outdoor athletic fields, separate divisional buildings as well as a Science, Design - Technology, and Performing Arts Center. The recently opened Stroth Center for Learning and Athletics provides an outstanding addition to the campus.
Further strengths of the school are the deep commitment to the family as an integral part of the school community and its exceptional leadership. The latter has been recognized through two international educational awards given to the Head of School and the Wiesbaden principal in the current school year.
The website can be found at www.fis.edu.
Frankfurt International School Wiesbaden Campus
The Wiesbaden Campus of Frankfurt International School has its own special atmosphere. As on the main campus in Oberursel, just 30 minutes away, students receive the same challenging, well-rounded and child-centered education with a sound mixture of rigorous academics and enriching extra-curricular activities. It offers an international curriculum to children age 3 to grade 8 following the International Baccelaureate Programm. After grade 8 students are welcomed at the Oberursel campus where they can graduate after grade 12 with the internationally-recognized International Baccelaureate Diploma. The division enjoys an excellent reputation in Germany and abroad given the expertise of its teachers and leadership and the quality of education it provides.
With just over 200 students, the educational journey at the Wiesbaden Campus takes place in a smaller, close-knit community. Students are known by name and many of the faculty have been there since the inception of the school over 25 years ago, which give the campus a family feel. Through the low faculty to student ratio, exceptional care and attention is given to every student.
Families will find a purpose-built school building, a spacious sports hall, library, playground, outdoor learning space and playing field. In the next years, a plan will be implemented to improve the facility even more to enable a greater focus on the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) subjects, thus ensuring that FIS Wiesbaden offers a distinct educational experience within the overall mission at Frankfurt International School.
International School Frankfurt Rhein-Main
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International School Frankfurt Rhein-Main (ISF) has been successfully educating students for more than 20 years. It was founded in 1995 by the city of Frankfurt, the state of Hesse, and several multinational corporations. ISF offers world-class education to students from age 3 up to Grade 12. It is very conveniently located within close walking distance of local railway stations and offers a school bus service. The multi-purpose campus features:
- Indoor swimming pool
- Tennis courts
- State-of-the-art artificial sports field and running track
- Modern music and art facilities
- Interactive whiteboards
- Excellent computing rooms
- Specialist science laboratories
As a well-established international school, ISF prepares its students for a number of international external examinations and qualifications:
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
- US Advanced Placement (AP) exams
- High School Diploma
- International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE)
A member of the global SABIS® Network, ISF implements the SABIS® Educational System, a system of education that focuses on the core subjects of English, math and world languages. ISF students consistently perform outstandingly on both school and external exams. ISF offers:
- First Language - English, German, Korean, Japanese
- Second Language - English, German, French, Spanish
- An international curriculum
- Proven teaching methods
- Continuous assessment
- Ongoing academic support (when needed)
- Regular feedback to parents
In addition to an excellent academic program, ISF offers students the opportunity to explore and develop their talents. The ISF Sportverein (Sports Club) and the SABIS Student Life Organisation® (SLO®) offers students many extra-curricular sports and activities. Student Life also teaches ISF students to be active members and contributors to their school as well as to their community, developing leadership skills and encouraging teamwork. Before and after-school adult supervision of students is available as part of ISF's Extended Daycare Program for students up to Grade 6.
ISF is a member of:
- Accreditation International - accredited member
- Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools accredited member
- National Council for Private School Accreditation accredited member
- European Council of International Schools (ECIS) - regular member
- Council of International Schools (CIS) - regular member
ISF is also:
- a Cambridge Examination Centre
- an International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) World School.
- an Advanced Placement authorized test center
ISF offers children an education that will prepare them for success in a changing world. For more information, visit www.isf-sabis.net.
International School Hannover Region (ISHR)
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Educating World Citizens
International School Hannover Region is a learning community that provides an international education within a creative and caring environment to enable its students to become life-long learners and open-minded, compassionate citizens. What does an international education mean at ISHR? Firstly, we are one of a small number of international schools in Germany to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) to all students, from our three-year-old program through grade 12. Our curricular and co-curricular programs develop students who will build a better world through a deep understanding of the interaction of the academic disciplines, and how that knowledge and understanding can be applied to solve complex problems. Students at ISHR understand that to improve their success rate, they must take risks and prototype their ideas to fail forward.
Our young people are developing skills that lead to the design of innovative solutions not only because they will have better college outcomes and employability in the future, but because of the very real need for humans to develop ways to solve environmental and societal problems that make the world a better place. Our humanities contextualize those problems. The arts subjects nurture the creativity, risk-taking, confidence and collaboration skills to capitalize on teamwork in solving them, and our Science, TIDE (Technology, Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship) and Math programs allow for the development of those solutions into real world change. Learners at ISHR do all of this while attaining their highest personal level of second language acquisition, or native language, at whatever level of language they join us with.
We have over 600 students representing over 60 nationalities, with our students predominantly coming from the USA, the UK, India, Japan and our host country Germany. We are regularly audited and accredited by the European Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) to ensure quality and high standards.
Our City Campus
Our large, green campus is located in a quiet, but central area of Hannover. The city centre is a mere 500 meters away and our students can conveniently reach ISHR via tram or bus. For parents who drop off and pick up their children by car, there are ample parking opportunities just across from the campus.
Our spacious buildings are fitted with modern appliances; all classrooms are equipped with either smart boards or projector/white board combinations. Our new maker space encourages students to learn coding, carpentry, and robotics in an engaging way that connects to our curriculum, and in our secondary school every student brings her/his own MacBook.
Two full-size sports halls and extensive outdoor learning areas enable us to offer a comprehensive extra-curricular programme, which many of our students enthusiastically take part in.
Further information can be found at www.is-hr.de and +49 (0) 511 270 416 50.
Munich International School
Nurture - Challenge - Inspire
Pioneering international education since 1966
Nurturing exceptional achievement in an extraordinary environment
Munich International School (MIS) nurtures, challenges and inspires students to become academically successful, life-long learners, creative and innovative thinkers, ethical, globally-minded contributors and healthy, well-balanced individuals who will thrive and make a positive impact in a complex and changing world.
Munich International School is not just another international school. Visitors see it immediately when they step onto our beautiful parkland campus. Students feel it every day through their inspiring interactions with our world-class faculty. Munich International School leverages unparalleled expertise in delivering renowned international curricula within a caring, innovative and healthy environment. We are proud of our 50 years of success at cultivating academic achievement, physical and emotional well-being and the ethical and social competencies necessary for students' success and happiness in a rapidly changing world.
Pioneering international education in Munich
Munich International School was the first international school to be established in Munich and, at that time, one of only a handful of international schools to be found throughout Europe. MIS came into existence in 1966 in response to meeting the needs of a rapidly growing international community in Munich. Initially, the School was accredited in the United States and was designed to prepare students for U.S college entrance or for the British G.C.E. examinations.
Today, Munich International School is an independent, non-profit International Baccalaureate (IB) World School that has been authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation since 1980. We continue to pioneer new curricula, including as a leading MYP e-assessment school for the IBO. MIS is also officially recognised by the Bavarian ministry of education and fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Easily accessible from Munich, the School takes full advantage of its 26-acre campus in an idyllic nature preserve near Starnberg to provide students with high-quality educational experiences both within well-equipped classrooms, laboratories and performing arts spaces as well as our exceptional outdoor facilities. MIS is a community school where 1250+ students from more than 65 countries learn together on a single, purpose-built campus.
Munich International School recruits the most caring, competent and committed teachers and staff from more than two dozen countries. These educators create a vibrant, diverse, student-centred programme of learning, supported by superior facilities and resources, such as our:
- performing arts centre
- new design and technology suite
- new makers' laboratories
- 1-to-1 laptop programme (Apple MacBooks)
- Olympic-sized 8-lane track-and-field complex
- triple gymnasium with adjacent dance and fitness studios
- two student libraries (primary and secondary)
- new modern languages complex
- differentiated outdoor play spaces for early childhood and primary years
Munich International Sohool operates as a 'Ganztagsschule' and offers a wide range of After School Activities and sports as well as a comprehensive competitive Athletics programme.
Students at Munich International School routinely gain admission to the world's elite universities.
Celebrating 50 years of Motivating and Inspiring Students
In 2016, Munich International School celebrated 50 years of motivating and inspiring students and a future full of exciting potential through a series of events and celebrations. The School began festivities on 26 February 2016, marking 50 years since the signing of the School's Articles of Association in 1966.
The School was delighted to welcome back more than 400 Alumni and Friends from around the world and thousands of other guests including current families, staff, faculty and local community members from the greater Munich area for MIS' 50th Anniversary Frühlingsfest weekend on 20-22 May 2016.
On 19 September 2016, the 50th anniversary of the first day of school at MIS was marked with special events for current students, including the sealing of a time capsule. A 'Winter Gala' was then held at the Bayerischer Hof in Munich on 26 November 2016 and the School's annual Winterfest on 11 December 2016 marked additional special anniversary celebrations for the whole community.
Welcoming prospective families to campus
It is a joy to introduce new students and families to the outstanding community that is Munich International School. The Admissions Office is the first point of contact for prospective students and parents and can be reached at +49 (0) 8151 366 120/121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We warmly invite you to visit us and experience first-hand how Munich International School is different.
International School Neustadt
The International School Neustadt (ISN) is a coeducational, all-day international school for children aged 4-19 years. ISN was founded in 2005 by the Verband der Holz- und Kunststoffverarbeitenden Industrie Rheinland-Pfalz e.V together with the financial support of the SBW Haus des Lernens Organisation (Switzerland).
THREE CAMPUSES IN THE RHINE-NECKAR METROPOLITAN REGION
ISN is located on three campuses, just a couple of minutes' walk from each other. All three campuses were former winegrower villas, providing a unique atmosphere for the students. Campus one is designated solely for the IB Primary Years up to grade three, campus two houses grades four to six from the Primary Years as well as the newly built grades seven and eight block for our Secondary 1 level. Finally, campus three is home to our IGCSE students (grades nine and ten) as well as our IB Diploma students (grades eleven and twelve).
Neustadt, with its 56,000 inhabitants, is a medium-sized town located along the German wine route.
Neustadt is also part of the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan (MRN) region, with a total population of 2,4 million people and three major cities, Mannheim and Ludwigshafen (which can be reached in under 30 minutes) and Heidelberg. The MRN has a strong business base and some of the leading companies such as BASF, SAP and John Deere are located in the region. Furthermore, the MRN boasts two of the world's leading academic institutions: University of Heidelberg (medical research) and the University of Mannheim (business).
BASIC FACTS ABOUT THE SCHOOL AND ITS PROGRAMMES
As an IB World School, ISN was accredited in 2009 by the International Baccalaureate (IB) to offer both the Primary Years Programme for students between 4 and 12 years of age, and the IB Diploma Programme for students aged 16 and above.
ISN is also an accredited examination center for Cambridge International Examinations and offers the full range of English examinations and IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education).
ISN offers international qualifications to the highest standards: the International Baccalaureate & the Cambridge University IGCSE programme.
Focus on autonomous learning and early research in groups with individual coaching and mentoring from internationally qualified staff.
With around 160 students from over 24 nations, ISN offers a caring family atmosphere both for expatriates and local families. Expatriate families enjoy the social network at ISN, which eases integration into a new location, while local German parents benefit from the innovative educational program and English language instruction.
The educational management company of ISN is SBW Haus des Lernens, a company that, apart from providing a variety of educational offers in Switzerland, manages successful international schools in Switzerland and Germany.
While the main language of instruction is English, German classes are also taught daily to all students from beginner to native-speaker level. French and Dutch courses are also offered.
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT AND ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS
Before- and after-school adult supervision is available each day, at no extra cost, to students from kindergarten up to grade 6. ISN also provides a wide range of after-school activities including music, drama, art and sports.
GERMAN STATE AND INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION
ISN is recognized by the state of Rhineland-Palatinate as an accredited supplementary school ('anerkannte Ergaenzungsschule'). The operators of the school, SBW Haus des Lernens in Switzerland have over 30 years schooling experience and 15 schools in Switzerland and Germany. In recent years the SBW has dedicated its expertise to the development of its International Schools that strive towards the implementation of the globally recognized IB PYP, IGCSE and IB Diploma qualifications.
Obermenziger Gymnasium - Munich
The Münchner Schulstiftung is the governing body of a highly unique program of international education provided by four separate state-certified Munich school entities all managed and coordinated under one organizational roof.
Providing individual support in a friendly, caring atmosphere and with a varied daily routine is at the center of all the institutions of the Münchner Schulstiftung.
Leading off the list of entities is the Obermenziger Gymnasium - Munich.
Providing individual support in a friendly, caring atmosphere and with a varied daily routine is at the centre of all the institutions of the Münchner Schulstiftung.
The Obermenzinger Gymnasium is located in the lovely Munich residential district of Obermenzing. With its small size and warm atmosphere, the Obermenzinger Gymnasium provides an environment in which both pupils and teachers feel comfortable and are able to build the foundation for a successful school experience.
Obermenzinger Gymnasium is an all-day school that offers a daily routine that alternates between classroom instruction, independent learning and creative activities (AGs).
In order to give our pupils the individual attention they deserve, the school strives to keep classes as small as possible. The average class size is currently 21 to 22 pupils.
Instruction is carried out within a "two-teacher system". In the lower grades an educational assistant (language assistant in the bilingual track) is in the classroom for most lessons. The educational assistant accompanies the pupils throughout the school day, including during the lunch break and study period. In the middle grades the educational/language assistant continues to support the pupils on a more limited basis - for example in core subjects and in their study period. The educational/language assistant is a student's constant companion and main contact person throughout his or her school day.
Starting with the 2013/2014 school year, Obermenzinger Gymnasium offers a bilingual track (German-English) for pupils who are already fluent English speakers. The role of educational assistant in the bilingual classes is filled by the English language assistant.
Another unique feature of the Obermenzinger Gymnasium is the ABIplus®. Interested pupils have the option, while working towards their Abitur certificate (general qualification for university entrance), of also acquiring a vocational qualification as an Accounting Data Entry Clerk (VDP); Certified Business Assistant, Department of Information Processing; or a Multimedia Assistant (VBP). With some courses this qualification counts as a recognized professional certification.
In the 5th year students can choose between art, music and theatre.
Following a rotating schedule, every class can take one period per week for a class discussion on an as-needed basis. These class discussions can be initiated by either the pupils or the teacher.
Diverse cultural education, wind instrument classes/choir, a number of elective courses and extracurricular activities such as individual music lessons, diving, boxing, golf, photography and computer hardware courses serve to complement and round off the full educational spectrum. These enhance personal physical, social and intellectual stimulation, development and growth essential for success in academic and professional life.
The school psychology team, led by a qualified psychologist (Diplompsychologe), is always on hand to attend to any mental health or emotional issues and to support pupils with educational therapy, if needed.
Recognizing the importance of a healthy diet, the Obermenzinger Gymnasium has its own canteen where two chefs prepare two different entrees for lunch for the pupils. Nutritional values are further augmented by a salad bar providing healthy choices and reflecting diverse dietary needs, cultural requirements and personal tastes.
For more information visit the website at: http://en.obermenzinger.de/.
St.George’s The British International School
St. George's British International School has been an integral part of the international community in Germany since 1985 when it was founded by an English family in Cologne. Since then, St. George's has founded further schools in Duisburg-Düsseldorf (2002) and Munich (2013). With over 1700 pupils in its three schools, the success of St. George's School lies in its vision of every child loving going to school.
St. George's provides a full school day for pupils aged 2 to 18 and incorporates all school years including Pre-Nursery and Nursery classes, all the way through to Sixth Form, where pupils study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The Diploma is fully recognised for university entrance in Germany and worldwide.
St. George's School, Cologne, also offers a modern and purpose built boarding school for pupils aged 14 to 18. It provides an international family atmosphere with the very best of traditional English boarding.
All pupils are given individual support and attention throughout their time at the school, which will also enable them to transition back into their home country's school system if necessary. 45% of St. George's student body is comprised of German pupils and the rest comes from over 60 different nations; hence integration is not only theory but is practiced on a daily basis. A school uniform further enhances integration and solidarity between pupils. All children are introduced and immersed in traditions, holidays and history of the local German culture.
It is St. George's School's aim to achieve the highest possible academic standards by having small classes (maximum 20 pupils per class), a dedicated and enthusiastic staff and a positive atmosphere throughout the school. The student-teacher ratio of 7 to 1 allows for individual attention to be placed on each pupil's specific needs, for stronger and weaker pupils alike. Non English speakers are given extra support through the ESL department. The first foreign language taught is German, which is taught at native, second language and beginner levels. All pupils will additionally study either French or Spanish as a third language. After school clubs are offered on a regular basis.
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Strothoff International School at a Glance
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Strothoff International School is a private all-day school with a project-based approach to learning. It has made itself a distinguished reputation in the Frankfurt region for being the only school to offer the complete International Baccalaureate as a continuum from Kindergarten to the Diploma Programme. Only 9 km away from downtown Frankfurt, the school runs a shuttle bus fleet servicing students living as far as 50 km away.
With the beginning of the school year 2020/21, Strothoff International School will launch its new Tandem Kindergarten, enabling students to become bilingual by nature. Children ages 3-5 will enjoy lessons in the company of two educators, one speaking English and one speaking German. Refurbished playgrounds with brand new equipment and landscaping create a state-of-the-art Kindergarten. A new catering service will provide students with hot, nutritious bio-meals daily. Spaces are still available–for more information please visit https://www.strothoff-international-school.com/admissions/admission-process/.
Aside from Kindergarten, English is the first language of instruction in all grades, but German is also taught to all students, either as a mother tongue course or as a language acquisition course at one of six different levels. English Learning Support (ELS) and German Learning Support (GLS) help students develop and consolidate successful language proficiency; French and Spanish are also available. A variety of technology tools are used regularly with all ages, a practice that enabled Strothoff International School to transition so efficiently from on-site to online learning during the Spring 2020 school closures. Strothoff International School is prepared to continue its successful blended learning model, a mixture of on-site lessons and online learning, into the new school year.
In line with the school's learning culture, highly qualified and experienced teachers ensure that every student is supported and encouraged to inquire, to collaborate, and to develop as a whole person. The rigorous IB programmes and high expectations of Strothoff International School are rounded up by an After School Activities (ASA) programme offering an extensive range of high-quality clubs, sports and arts as well as an engaging music and drama programme. The campus boasts two well-stocked libraries with over 20.000 books, supervised by a full-time librarian and other assistants. An art studio with a wide range of media, including a kiln, and two music rooms equipped with over 100 instruments provide students with several opportunities to engage with the arts, while several fully-equipped, high standard science laboratories give students hands-on experience with science and technology.
Strothoff teachers have taken the lead in developing a demanding curriculum for Youth Mayors, an innovative programme guided by the idea that the world's mayors are best positioned to drive change in communities. It incorporates systems thinking and user-centered design thinking to help students develop empathetic solutions to problems that really work for the people involved. By this, the students acquire the skills a mayor needs to take action and responsibilities in their community. These skills can then be applied on a larger scale in global projects. The new curriculum will be implemented in the Sustainability Action Lab (SAL), a special programme inside Strothoff International School that seeks to use the international perspective of the International Baccalaureate for a particular purpose: to educate talented students to promote sustainability in whatever fields they pursue. With Speakers' Corner, inspired by the concept from Hyde Park, the school fosters a debate culture and provides students with the opportunity to discuss and exchange views on issues which matter most to them.
As of June 2020, enrollment stands at 350 students. Just under half of the student body is German, with over half representing more than 40 different nationalities, including a sizable Indian community. The faculty members are professional, certified, and considerably diverse. The five largest nationalities represented on the faculty are American (US) (22%), British (15%), German (12%), Australian (8%) and South African (7%), with the other staff members coming from 18 other nations spanning the globe.
To learn more about Strothoff International School, please visit our website at https://www.strothoff-international-school.com.
International School of Stuttgart
The International School of Stuttgart e.V. (ISS) offers an education to students between the ages of 3 and 18 years. ISS is a private, non-profit institution (Verein or Association) which was founded in 1985 to serve the needs of the local international community. It is governed by a Board of Trustees elected by parents, who are automatically members of the Verein. The school is accredited by the International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, Council of International Schools, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is recognised by the local state of Baden-Württemberg. ISS is also recognised as a MINT Freundliche Schule (STEM-friendly school) and Digitale Schule (digital school). ISS is renowned in Germany for taking this further with its STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) initiative with including Arts.
The school has two campuses, in Degerloch, a suburb on the southwestern edge of Stuttgart and in Sindelfingen. Both campuses are accessible by public transport and by road from the town centers or from the autobahn system surrounding Stuttgart.
The 830 strong ISS student body is truly multicultural, with students from approximately 45 different nations. The faculty is similarly diversified, with qualified professionals representing 34 nationalities. All teachers have at least a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) and/or a home country teaching certificate. Many also have advanced degrees. Although the language of instruction is English, the German language is taught throughout the school and students for whom English is an additional language receive special attention in small groups and within the classroom.
ISS is the only school in the greater Stuttgart area to offer an international education for globally mobile families, approved and accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization, the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
To better serve the wider region, from Heilbronn to Tübingen/Reutlingen and from Pforzheim to Schwäbisch Gmünd, we operate two campuses. The International School of Stuttgart is comprised of two campuses with a shared Vision, Mission and Philosophy, aligned programs and quality staffing but are differentiated to retain the spirit and history of both locations.
The Degerloch campus occupies three modern purpose built buildings. The Upper School was opened in 1998 and the Lower School was opened in September 2001, together with a gymnasium and outdoor sports facilities. A new building with a second gym and Middle School classrooms was opened in fall, 2012. Classrooms are large, bright, and excellently resourced. The accommodation currently houses classrooms for five Pre-School classes and grades 1 through 12, together with numerous language rooms for German, French, Spanish and English as a Second Language.
Science and Technology are catered for in five state-of-the-art science labs, a technology makerspace and a learning commons that provides library access throughout all public/collaborative spaces in the school. The Lower School has its own learning commons as well and is in the midst of repurposing and building a new makerspace facility. The Arts and Design are provided for with dedicated rooms for music, visual art, design/technology and a multi-purpose auditorium. The outdoor play areas are spacious and green and ISS regularly collaborates with local sports teams and utilizes excellent local facilities to augment our own resources.
The Sindelfingen Campus is situated about 20 km from the Degerloch campus and is housed in a modern former bank building, easily accessible by public transport and from the motorway system. The campus caters for students in Kindergarten through grade 10. Beyond grade 10, students transfer to the Degerloch campus for the ISS and International Baccalaureate Diploma Years. Classrooms are bright and airy and students have the use of a library, a cafeteria area, art and science facilities and a central meeting/assembly space known as “Treffpunkt Lernen” (Meeting Point Learning). Continued collaboration with the Böblingen Sport Verein highlights the school's close connections with the local community, which augments the interlingual approach.
More information about our campuses can be found on our website www.issev.de/our-two-campus. Whether you live locally or are visiting from abroad, please contact our Admissions Office at Admissions@issev.de to make an appointment.
International School Westpfalz
It was in just August 2017 that the International School Westpfalz in Ramstein, Germany opened its gates as a pre-school and primary school. Now the school has more than 45 students.
Basic Facts About the School
The International School Westpfalz is a significant addition to the educational opportunities available to parents in the region and will enhance the economic region ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz.
ISW was initiated in 2017 by the SBW Haus des Lernens with support from the ZukunftsRegion Westpfalz.
Recently recognised by the state of Rheinland Pfalz, the International School Westpfalz is an accredited supplementary school ('anerkannte Ergänzungsschule'), authorised by the German ministry of education.
Key benefits for your child's future
- English speaking all-day school offering internationally recognized and established programs
- Experienced, highly qualified learning facilitators and staff
- Individualized learning in a respectful, stress-free and creative atmosphere
- Before and after school care available 7am until 5pm
- German instruction offered on a daily basis
- Additional support for non-English and non-German speaking students.
- Wide range of after school activities
- Enrolment possible at any time
Individual support because every child is unique
Our pedagogic philosophy focuses on the individual strengths and weaknesses in all of us. We understand that each child is unique, and we encourage and support academic, cognitive, social and personal development. Our Learning Support Coordinator will keep track of each and every child at our school, and provide support to students, teachers and parents as needed.
Learning in small groups
Small class sizes are an important part of our programme. As students are individually different, it is only natural that their achievements differ as well. Learning in smaller groups helps us identify differences and allows us to achieve optimal results.
We learn from each other
Our teachers are considered learning guides for their children. They establish a framework where their children can blossom in their individual ways.
The ISW Curriculum for students aged 4-12 years
At the International School Westpfalz we aim to enable students to become life-long learners and to equip them with the academic and life skills needed to take them into the rapidly changing global world they are growing up in as responsible citizens.
Our Early Years and Primary School curriculum is inspired by the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) which prepares our learning partners (students) to be active participants in a lifelong journey of learning. Subjects, other than languages (German), are taught and examined in English. The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is offered from the age of 4 years (Early Years), ending in Year 6 when students are 11 to 12 years of age. Students can continue their education through to Diploma level at our sister school, International School Neustadt. A free bus service is provided between both locations on a daily basis to facilitate this process.
The PYP focuses on the personal growth of each child encompassing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic skills. The philosophy of the PYP, as it directly affects the child, is expressed in a series of desired attributes and traits that characterize students with an international perspective.
At our sister school, the International School Neustadt (ISN), students can continue their education in the following three phases:
Secondary 1: Children aged 12-14 (Years 7-8)
International General Certificate of Secondary Education: Children aged 14-16 (Cambridge University IGCSE)
IB Diploma Programme: Children aged 16-18/19 (International Baccalaureate DP)
We provide a free bus service between our school in Ramstein and Neustadt, to facilitate this process.
Other international Schools
Other international schools in Germany include the Berlin International School, Berlin Metropolitan School, Black Forest Academy, Independent Bonn International School, Dresden International School, Franconian International School, Heidelberg International School, Obermayr International School, International School Ulm/Neu Ulm, International School Villa Amelienhof in Berlin, Thuringia International School Weimar and John F. Kennedy School - Berlin.
There are two other websites that can be visited for information on international schools in Germany: The European Council on International Schools at www.ecis.org and The Association of German International Schools at www.agis-schools.org