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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 (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 420 pupils from 44 different nations, it provides an almost intimate 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

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Bavarian International School

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The Bavarian International School gAG (BIS) was established in 1990 to offer a full-day education in English to children from the international community in the north of Munich. Opening in February 1991 with 6 students, BIS celebrates over 25 years of inspiring and challenging young minds! Today BIS has two campuses with a steadily increasing enrolment of more than 1,100 students, representing approximately 50 nations. BIS is an IB World School, authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) to teach the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), and the Diploma Programme (DP). Furthermore, BIS is in the process of being authorised to offer the Career-Related Programme (CP) beginning August 2018.

Opened in January 2016, the Bavarian International School gAG City Campus is a fully authorised IB World School, as in Haimhausen, offering the Primary Years Programme thus sharing the common philosophy - a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that BIS believes is important for their students.

The BIS Haimhausen Campus caters to students from Early Childhood (EC, age 3) to Grade 12 and is located 10 kilometres north of Munich. Set in a peaceful park-like environment, the historic fully-renovated mansion known as Schloss Haimhausen serves as a focal point with additional purpose-built facilities rounding out the sprawling campus. These include state-of-the-art classrooms with interactive whiteboards, science labs, a collaboratorium, music rooms, art studios, Design workshops with 3D and laser printers, two libraries, two sports halls, a track and field arena, a cafeteria, a performing arts theatre and an auditorium with excellent acoustic, lighting and sound facilities. Students can enjoy their outdoor breaks relaxing under the cover of mature trees or challenging themselves on a variety of playgrounds and climbing structures. There is a hard court for tennis or basketball, several soccer pitches and plenty of green space to run and play.

The BIS City Campus, located in the well-known Schwabing neighbourhood of Munich, is a newly renovated facility with capacity for up to 500 students. It caters to children from EC (age 3) to Grade 5. The campus is easily accessible via a range of convenient public transportation options and road links and is an ideal location for families with young children living in and around Munich. The bright, colourful classrooms are well equipped with up-to-date technology, including interactive whiteboards and iPads. Students also have access to laptops to support learning in the classroom or the library. The new campus features dedicated learning spaces for German, English as an Additional Language (EAL) and music, as well as a large cafeteria and a two-story multipurpose sports hall. Students spend their breaks during the day in secure outdoor play areas where they can engage in a variety of lively activities. The Schwabing location also means that students have access to top local amenities to support the school's sports programmes.

BIS Primary School students learn in a cooperative, caring environment, which promotes the development of each child's individual potential. Relatively small class sizes ensure students enjoy plenty of one-on-one attention from dedicated teachers. Classroom teachers give instruction in English language, mathematics, science, social studies and art, both within transdisciplinary units of inquiry and in single subject lessons, however English is not a pre-requisite to admission. English as an Additional Language (EAL) support is provided for those students who join BIS with limited or no English language skills. BIS also has specialised teachers to teach German and physical education, as well as Library Media Specialists and Technology Integration Specialists to instruct and support students whether in the library or within the classroom. Students participate in weekly assemblies, as well as weekly Elective and Mother Tongue programmes.

At the BIS Haimhausen Campus, Secondary School students in Grades 6 – 10 take part in the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP). The MYP is an age appropriate programme of international education designed to help students develop the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills necessary to participate actively and responsibly in a changing world. BIS offers a broad and balanced curriculum with a strong academic foundation that promotes intercultural awareness and supports and nurtures the physical, social and emotional development of adolescent children.

BIS students in Grades 11-12, aged between 16 and 19, will soon be a choice between three programmes of study: since 1992 the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP), starting in August 2018 the International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (CP), or the BIS High School Diploma. Based on no particular individual national system, they represent the desire to provide students of different linguistic, cultural and educational backgrounds with the intellectual, social and critical perspectives necessary for the adult world. Having three programmes, which inherently offer a variety of study options, allows the school to cater for all the various needs of our student body.

The EAL programme in the BIS Secondary School is designed to equip each student with the social and academic language skills necessary to seamlessly enter the multicultural community and gain unhampered access to learning opportunities at BIS. Through a home language survey, English language skills assessment and review of recent academic records, the EAL Department identifies the level of each student's English proficiency and recommends appropriate placement in the language acquisition continuum. Students in Grades 6-8 just starting to learn English are placed in the Newcomer Centre where they engage in academic content-based English instruction in the areas of English, Humanities and Science.

The BIS Secondary School Visual and Performing Arts Department offers students a range of creative opportunities in visual art, music and drama, both within the academic programme and as extracurricular activities.

Sports also play an important role at BIS. Both during Physical Education (PE) class and after school, BIS students are offered a diverse range of sports under qualified instruction. BIS competes regularly in sports competitions against other schools in the region and also participates in the German International School Sports Tournaments (GISST) and the European Sports Conference (ESC).

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) and BTEC. BIS is a member of the Educational 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) and the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) .

One of the things that parents value most about BIS is its friendly family-oriented school feeling and strong sense of community. To find out more visit our website at www.bis-school.com.

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Berlin Brandenburg International School

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BBIS Berlin Brandenburg International School is a coeducational English-language day and boarding school serving the internationally-minded community of Germany's capital region and beyond. The school is a limited-liability, non-profit entity. Students are admitted irrespective of nationality, race, or creed, and the school accommodates students with physical and learning disabilities.

The BBIS campus is located in the village of Kleinmachnow, bordering the southwest of Berlin, on 356,000 square metres of forested land (known as the Seeberg) on the shore of the Teltow Canal and the Machnower See. The site is very quiet, far away from traffic and congestion, and is crisscrossed with peaceful foot and bicycle paths.

Founded in 1990, BBIS is fully authorized by the International Baccalaureate (IB) organization in Geneva, Switzerland (www.ibo.org) 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).

BBIS teachers are certified, experienced professionals from all over the world, but mostly from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Germany. The director of the school, Peter Kotrc, is originally from Austria and joined BBIS in 2012. He was previously the head of other international schools.

From Early Childhood to grade 12, BBIS is truly an international school with about 700 students representing over 60 different nationalities. Many students come from diplomatic families; others come from families posted overseas by international companies. The school has less than 30% of students from the local area. In grades 11 and 12, students have the opportunity to earn either the IB Diploma, a qualification recognized by top universities throughout the world, or follow the IB Career-Related Programme for those students who are interested in more practically related coursework. BBIS views education as more than the acquisition of knowledge: Equally important to learning and living in a complex world are the skills gained through the process of inquiry, discovery, application, and creativity. The school's commitment to academic excellence is matched by a belief in educating the whole person.

BBIS offers excellent facilities that include a new full-size artificial-turf sports field with a six-lane running track and a new multi-functional sports hall. Also provided is an extensive extracurricular programme for students of all ages. In addition, students participate in a range of field trips designed to enhance the curriculum.

Classes are small, usually with fewer than 20 students, which enables the teachers to know each student well and address their individual needs. Specific support is provided for students with special needs and those for whom English is not a first language. BBIS has a student-teacher ratio of 7:1. As a learning community, the school attaches great value to interaction and cooperation between staff, students, parents, administration, and wider community.

The BBIS Boarding School is located directly on the school campus and offers accommodation for 80 international BBIS students from grades 9 through 12. It is the first international, all English-language IB Boarding School in Germany.

For more details please visit www.bbis.de

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Berlin British School

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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.

We offer:

  • 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.

To arrange a personal visit, please contact our Admissions Officer on +49 (0)30 35 109 191, or info@berlinbritishschool.de, for more information see our website: www.berlinbritishschool.de.

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Independent Bonn International School

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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

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International School of Bremen

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The International School of Bremen was founded in 1998 with three pupils. It now has more than 400 students from Early Learning through to Grade 12. The International School of Bremen is located within the walking distance of Bremen University and Bremen Science & Technology Park. Bremen is a well established city with all modern amenities and a medieval center. It is considered the science center of Germany and hosts two universities.

The mission of the school is to serve the educational needs of families who are internationally mobile or are internationally minded.

Students in the elementary section follow the International Primary Curriculum. In the early part of secondary, the International Middle Year Curriculum operates, while in Grade 9 and Grade 10 the students should study for the IGCSE. In the last two years the International Baccalaureate is offered.

The school is recognized as an Ersatzschule and is a full member of the Council of International Schools and ECIS and is accredited by the Council of British Teacher’s Trust. Its website is at: www.isbremen.de/ and the telephone number is +49 (0) 421 - 515 77 90.

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Cologne International School

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The Internationale Friedensschule Köln / Cologne International School was established in 2007 as an interreligious, interdisciplinary, inclusive full-day school aimed at providing quality education in the German and English languages for grades 1-12. The school has steadily expanded over the years to a size of 700 pupils and 100 members of staff from 50 different nations. The school is located on a purpose-built campus in Cologne-Widdersorf, a quiet suburb of Cologne easily accessible to the city centre by public transport.

We uniquely operate three schools on our campus. A bilingual English/German primary school and a choice of two secondary schools - our international secondary school and our German grammar school, the Gymnasium. At the end of primary, a student has the choice of which secondary school they would like to enter, following either the German state qualification (The Abitur) or the international qualification (The International Baccalaureate Diploma) for graduates.

The primary school integrates the state and Cambridge Primary learning objectives into its lesson plans, within the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). Following the primary school our pupils have a choice between two different secondary school systems.

The international secondary school follows the University of Cambridge and the IB curricula, where pupils take their IGCSE exams in the 10th grade before moving onto the IB Diploma Programme in years 11 and 12.

The bilingual grammar school adheres to the NRW curriculum and prepares pupils for their Abitur.

The primary school is completely bilingual. German is the main language of instruction in the grammar school and English is the main language of instruction in the international school. With small classes (max. 23 pupils per class) and extra support (including ESL and GSL) each of our pupils is able to receive the individual attention they need in order to best develop to their full potential.

For more information, please go to www.if-koeln.de or contact us at +49 (0) 221 310 6340 or admissions@if-koeln.de.

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International School of Düsseldorf

The International School of Düsseldorf continues to grow, reflecting a finding of the German Government that the Rhein-Ruhr area, centering on Düsseldorf, shows the fastest increase in expatriates.

Founded in 1968, it is a flagship school in Europe. Its sixteen-acre campus is situated a short walk from the Rhine in the beautiful, historic suburb of Kaiserswerth.

The school enrolls well over 1050 students (Reception to grade 12) from 50 nations and has a staff of 237 from 21 countries.

ISD is an International Baccalaureate World School. In addition to being authorized by the IB Organization, ISD also is accedited by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Moreover, it has the vaunted seal of approval from the Ministry of Education of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Instruction is in English but the German language is a requirement, starting in Preparatory. Other languages taught are French, Spanish, Japanese and Korean. There also is a large after school Mother Tongue programme.

School buildings are spacious, modern and well-equipped. Art studios, purpose-built music- and drama-teaching rooms and a 400 seat theatre support an extensive visual and performing arts programme. All classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and the school has an ambitious information technology programme.

Two state-of-the-art gymnasiums and several football fields support a comprehensive physical education, competitive sports and after school activities programme. School teams participate regularly in local and international competitions. Adult teams of faculty and parents compete in local soccer, basketball and volleyball competitions.

An emphasis on contemporary teaching methodology is underpinned by an extensive professional development programme, small classes and a creative, enthusiastic and committed faculty.

A large team of parent volunteers enrich ISD's educational efforts and support families on their arrival, during their stay and through their departure in and from Düsseldorf. Together, faculty, students and parents form a learning community with a clear commitment to "Learning to be a World Citizen".

For more information and full details, please visit www.isdedu.de.

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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/.

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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.

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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:

  • Theatre
  • 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.

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Metropolitan School Frankfurt

Metropolitan School Frankfurt

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Who we are

Metropolitan School Frankfurt (MSF) is a modern not-for-profit international school. The spacious campus is located close to the city centre of Frankfurt with an easy motorway connection and public transport access.

MSF is the only school in Frankfurt to offer the IB Primary Years Programme from pre-Kindergarten through grade 5 (age 3-11). The curriculum in grades 6-8 (age 12-16) is based on the internationally recognized Cambridge Secondary I Programme and in grades 9 and 10, students are prepared for the IGCSE examinations. They provide a sound basis for further academic work in grades 11 and 12 (age 17-19) before students take the IB Diploma exams or gain a High School Diploma for American universities.

MSF is one of the fastest growing international schools in Germany with nearly 500 students from over 45 countries. It employs over 75 highly qualified faculty and staff members of 15 different nationalities creating a diverse and nurturing learning experience.

What we offer

MSF is committed to a child-centred education and a holistic approach to learning. It offers a balanced and broad curriculum. The language of instruction is English. Students with little knowledge of English are able to follow lessons quickly by benefitting from the English as an Additional Language Programme (EAL). German is taught as a mother tongue or as a foreign language. Other modern languages such as French and Spanish are introduced in grade 6.

School facilities include the Early Years and Primary building with science laboratories, music and art rooms and an IT lab. The new Secondary School building opened in 2013 includes a new cafeteria and dining hall, large sports hall, food technology kitchen, nurse's station and a modern multi-media library. The large classrooms are all equipped with interactive whiteboards and high speed WLAN access.

Students can choose out of a variety of extra-curricular activities such as football, basketball, tennis, badminton, yoga, musical, dance, art and poetry. An instrumental programme includes individual lessons in piano, violin and clarinet. Extra Care programmes are offered before and after the regular school hours (8.30-15.30) from 8.00 until 17.30.

Visitors to MSF regularly comment on the warm and welcoming family-like atmosphere, the respectful and polite attitudes of the students and the enthusiastic and motivated teaching staff.

MSF is an IB World School, a member of the Association of German International Schools (AGIS) and the Council of International Schools (CIS). It is recognized as a staatlich anerkannte Ersatzschule by the state of Hessen.

For more information please visit our website on www.m-school.de

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International School of Hamburg

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Seamless portable education for a global community

Founded in 1957, the International School of Hamburg (ISH) was the very first of its kind in Germany. To this day it remains the only institution in Hamburg accredited by the Council of International Schools. For more than half a century we have been fulfilling the needs of internationally minded parents who desire an excellent full-day education for their children.

ISH offers the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) - two globally recognised curricular models that foster critical thinking, creativity, a spirit of independent enquiry, and international-mindedness as well as high academic standards.

We combine the IPC (age 3-10), the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) (age 11-16), and the IB Diploma Programme (DP) (age 17-19) to offer a seamless flow from kindergarten/preschool right through to university entry qualification.

By using the existing network of several thousand IPC and IB schools, internationally mobile parents can avoid the many challenges associated with switching between national education systems. In other words: IPC and IB make education portable.

A mosaic of nations - Many languages - One community

Our 770+ students currently represent more than 50 nationalities. We recruit highly qualified, experienced teachers and administrators from all over the world to create a vibrant, nurturing, student-centred learning experience. Many of our teachers serve as IB examiners, curriculum leaders and/or professional development providers.

ISH's language of instruction is English, yet speakers of all languages benefit from our English as an Additional Language (EAL) progamme.  Students who arrive with little knowledge of English are enabled to access the curriculum as quickly as possible and go on to thrive in our school. We also provide opportunities for students to study their mother tongue during the curricular day or after school.

Educating open-minded, responsible students to develop their full potential

Recognising our responsibility to prepare our students for global citizenship, our mission is to provide them with a values-driven international education which seeks to develop their full potential and to foster understanding, respect for others, freedom of thought and expression, enjoyment of learning and personal responsibility.

Our graduates have been able to successfully connect their educational experience to an ever-changing world of employment, advanced study at prestigious universities, the arts, or humanitarian service.

If you are a parent who seeks an excellent international education for your children, a qualification with global acceptance, and a unique community spirit download our school brochure, or contact us to learn more.

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International School Campus
WABE Education Network

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The International School Campus gGmbH (ISC) was founded in 2015 to serve the needs of the numerous internationally orientated families in the Hamburg metropolitan region. ISC is recognized as a non-profit organization.

Parent company is WABE e.V. which is a recognized children and youth services operator, a member of the "Paritätischen Wohlfahrtsverband Hamburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern" (Joint Welfare Association).

WABE e.V. supports 360 pupils as a partner at two all-day school locations in Hamburg, more than 2,000 children and young people in a parent-child centre and 22 Kindergartens in Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

The registered association is non-partisan and non-denominational and a recognised charity.

The school is located in Pinneberg and opened for grades 1 to 6 in September 2016. The coming years will involve more grades and classrooms as the school expands towards the International Baccalaureate in the 12th grade. The campus is being built from the ground up. When fully completed it will include a school building for 1,100 students, a boarding house, swimming pool, gym, a guest house and other buildings.

The school's progressive educational model focuses on the development of the International Baccalaureate program and 21st century skills through deeper learning approaches, including global competency, project-based learning and experiential learning. The school has developed an empowering academic programme designed from best practices around the world to address the issue of an international student body with different mother tongues. There are both English and German language immersion learning programmes that can be customised to fit any student's level of language fluency and comprehension.

The ISC academic programme runs from 8:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. The 21st Century Academy Learning Studio runs from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the 21st Century Academy Experiential Learning starts at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m.

Between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. the students can participate in various extra curricular activities (the ISC Club Programme) giving them the opportunity to explore their passions.

Additionally morning care is available from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m and evening care is available from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

ISC accepts applications throughout the year and offers places to students where available and in accordance with our Admission Procedure.

To learn more about the details of the many varied programmes and offerings of the ISC, visit their comprehensive website: https://www.isceducation.de.

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International School Hannover Region (ISHR)

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Educating World Citizens

ISHR's mission is to deliver "an international education within a creative and caring environment to enable 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, Design, Technology 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 Netherlands, the USA, France, the UK, 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.

Right from its start back in 1996 to the present day, ISHR has benefitted from the support of many different branches of industry and associations in the Hannover Region. ISHR is seen as an important factor for the economic and social development of the area. Frequently companies show their appreciation by sponsoring classroom installations and equipment.

Further information can be found at www.is-hr.de and +49 (0) 511 270 416 50.

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Metropolitan International School

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The Metropolitan International School (MIS) is a private, co-educational, full-time school located in the center of the Metropolitan Region Rhine-Neckar. It offers programs for students from the age of 0 to 18. MIS is especially intended to meet the needs of international families that are resident in the Metropolitan Region for professional reasons.

Nursery/Kindergarten locations are in Heidelberg and Mannheim. The school campus is located in Viernheim. In here you can find the Primary School and Secondary Schools, but also the Kindergarten.

The courses and curriculum include:

  • Trilingual Nursery, Kindergarten (English, German, Spanish) (0 to 6 years)
  • Bilingual State-Recognized primary school (English, German) (6 to 11 years)
  • Secondary 1 - Bilingual or Purely English Secondary School (11 to 14 years)
  • Secondary 2 - IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) (14 to 16 years)
  • Cambridge International A Level (16 to 19 years)

The Primary School

The curriculum followed in the bilingual primary school (years 1 to 4) complies with the requirements of the internationally recognized Cambridge International Education Programme and the Federal State of Hesse.

The Secondary School

The MIS Viernheim Secondary School offers a purely English-speaking curriculum from the world-renowned Cambridge International Programme, for international families wishing to ensure continuity in their children's education. This continuity is achieved by the internationally recognized and identical curriculum. We also provide students a social environment in which they can use their time to learn German and to experience the culture first hand.

The MIS Secondary School is also an accredited German High School taught according to the core curriculum prescribed in the Federal State of Hesse. The MIS curriculum is designed to provide all students with a thorough factual grounding at a high level in all subjects, to teach them learning methods and the most in-depth possible analytical, assessment and problem-solving skills possible.

Currently the Secondary Schools award the IGCSE and Cambridge International A Level (16 to 19 years).

Accommodation House

MIS is now making it possible for students to attend MIS even if they do not live nearby. They have established the MIS Boarding House.

There are daily, weekly and semester boarding options available.

The Accommodation House is a four minute walk away from the Metropolitan International School and is located on the outer part of Viernheim in a beautiful residential area in a low traffic zone. Near the MIS House, there is a park, sports ground and open field. Also nearby are horse riding stables with equestrian clubs, an ice rink, tram station, shopping mall and a cinema.

The cities of Frankfurt, Weinheim, Mannheim, and Heidelberg are relatively easy to get to by tram. The International Airport is 45 minutes away by car and approximately one hour by rail.

Go to the MIS English language website for more details on curriculum, costs, school uniform policy and other important information: www.metropolitan-international-school.de/en/

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Munich International School

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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 admissions@mis-munich.de.

We warmly invite you to visit us and experience first-hand how Munich International School is different.


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International School Neustadt

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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).


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).


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.


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.


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.

For more information please contact the Admissions Office: info@is-neustadt.de or visit the website: www.is-neustadt.de

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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/.

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ISR International School on the Rhine - NRW

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The ISR is a privately financed, non-profit school with a full-day academic program in the Düsseldorf, Neuss and Cologne region, which seeks to develop students into well-rounded, multi-lingual, self-aware and socially-responsible global citizens. It offers an excellent, international education with a holistic concept from Kindergarten to grade 12.

The school's vision is to become a leader in academic achievement, to provide self-development and character-building experiences, to prepare for life and to connect their graduates world-wide by building an active alumni network. ISR enables great minds and strong characters based on three differentiating elements:

  • Focus on Academics - based upon three pillars
    • Highly motivated, qualified teachers
    • Clearly structured SABIS® curriculum
    • 'Cool to be good' embedded in ISR's DNA and culture
  • ISR teaches and lives moral values
    • SABIS® Student Life Organization allows students to learn leadership
    • School management stands for and lives known values
    • External opinion leaders share their life experiences with the students, thus transmitting values
    • Stability of student body and teachers support continuity of values
  • Flexibility to accommodate student and family situations
    • Professional student athletes require scheduling flexibility
    • Vagaries of international family life are accommodated

More than 700 students from 40 different nationalities enjoy the 42.000 square meter campus from 08:20 until 16:20, with supervised extended day care from 07:50 until 17:45.

The modern infrastructure includes new interactive whiteboards in all classrooms and well equipped science labs, music facilities and sports hall. Some optional varsity sports (football, track, tennis and swimming) and private music or language lessons round off the program. A private school bus company simplifies the safe transport to the ISR and back to all residential areas in the region. The active parent community plays an important role in assisting the orientation of new families into the school and the surrounding areas to make the transition easier.

Starting in Kindergarten, all classes are taught in English by native English speaking teachers. The German curriculum is a fully fledged accredited program. Hence, children are fully immersed in English and German over their entire school career. Additionally, French, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese are taught.

Graduates of ISR have consistently achieved the best IB (International Baccalaureate) exam results - an average of 35 points in 2015 - in the Düsseldorf region over many years. ISR is non-selective with respect to those who enter the IB program. Furthermore, all graduates have entered leading universities worldwide after graduation, such as Cambridge, Berkeley or TU München. As an accredited school, the ISR IB diploma is accepted as "Allgemeine Hochschulreife" in the German system, thus allowing students to attend German universities.

ISR offers an English language summer school program for four weeks this year, July 4th - 29th, 2016. Boarding facilities will also be offered, if you would like to give ISR a try. That way you can see if ISR could become your home away from home.

Even at short notice, ISR offers a trial day for families and potential students to get a first impression. This gives you and your child an opportunity to "test" the school and see what the school's atmosphere is like.

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For further information, please call +49 2131 40388 -0, -11 or -15, visit our Facebook page and the school website: www.isr-school.de.

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St.George’s The British International School

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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

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Strothoff International School is a small, private school with a strong reputation in the Frankfurt region, offering the International Baccalaureate curricula from Early Years to the Diploma Programme. The quality of the school may be illustrated by the following brief overview of its first nine years of operation:

  • 2009 Foundation year
  • 2011 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme authorisation
  • 2012 International Baccalaureate Primary Years authorisation
  • 2014 International Baccalaureate Middle Years authorisation
  • 2017 Council of International Schools accreditation
  • 2017 New England Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation

English is the main language of instruction, but German is mandatory for all students as well, either as a mother tongue course or as a language acquisition course at one of six different levels. An intensive English as an Additional Language programme helps some students develop and consolidate the language proficiency needed. Technology as well as blended learning is incorporated into the curriculum.

In line with our motto "Everyone contributes, everyone reflects, everyone grows", teachers ensure that every student is supported and encouraged to participate, to explore and to develop as a person. Behaviour management is consistent and professional, always ensuring that behaviour has consequences without ever devaluing any student as a person.

The vigorous IB programme and the high expectations of Strothoff International School are rounded up by an extensive range of more than 60 high quality after school activities.

As of January 2018, enrolment stands at 350 and is growing slowly but steadily. The school's development plan foresees a new campus with at least double this capacity. Just under half of the student body is German. The rest come from about 40 different nationalities, including a sizeable Indian community. The faculty is very professional and very diverse. The five largest nationalities represented on the faculty are US (22%) followed by British (15%), German (12%), Australian (8%) and South African (7%). The rest of the faculty come from 18 other nationalities spanning all continents.

To Learn more about Strothoff International School visit our website: https://www.strothoff-international-school.com.

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International School of Stuttgart

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The International School of Stuttgart is a CIS/NEASC-accredited, International Baccalaureate World School with over 20 years of experience and tradition in offering an international curriculum to a co-educational student body of over 600 from over 45 countries. Among its strengths are its student-centered and holistic approach to learning, its commitment to professional development and its emphasis on student pastoral care.

We cater for students from Kindergarten (3 to 5 years old) through 12th Grade and offer an Early Years pre-school programme, the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme in grades 1 to 5, the IB Middle Years Programme in grades 6 to 10 and the IB Diploma to the 11th and 12th grades. The teaching and learning is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of students from diverse backgrounds and school systems and the programmes facilitate students' re-entry into their national systems or transfer to other International Schools worldwide.

ISS is the only school in the Stuttgart area that offers both a traditional English language programme and a bilingual programme. The dual language (English/German) programme at our satellite campus in nearby Sindelfingen has been designed to serve the needs of local German as well as internationally-mobile families and reflects recent research into additional language learning.

ISS has a consistently good record of college placement, with recent graduates attending universities such as the University of Toronto, the University of Tübingen, Imperial College London, London School of Economics and Political Science, Oxford University, University of California, Frankfurt International Business School, Melbourne University and the Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm.

ISS is housed in spacious, architect-designed accommodation and is well-resourced for an outstanding educational experience, including appropriate information technology for learning, laboratories, a gymnasium, media centre, art & technology studios, auditorium and cafeteria. We offer a wide-ranging sports and extra-curricular activities programme, and specialised college guidance and careers counseling. Our parents, as key stakeholders in the school, are an essential part in the education of children and an active Parent Teacher Association also helps relocating families to settle in, make new friends, find their way around and to feel part of the school and the local community.

A varied After School Sports and Activities Program offers students the opportunity to play soccer and basketball competitively in the local Stuttgart leagues and with other international schools as well as other activities including track and field, swimming, Hip-Hop, badminton, additional language learning and crafts. An instrumental program includes individual lessons in piano, violin, flute, drums, guitar, saxophone and clarinet. For further information visit www.international-school-stuttgart.de.

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Schule Schloss Salem

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Schule Schloss Salem is Germany's most prominent boarding school. Founded in 1920 by Kurt Hahn, who later also founded Outward Bound and the United World Colleges. The school aims to present young people with the opportunity to develop their personality in every direction: through academic challenge as well as extracurricular opportunity. A lifelong sense of respect for the individual, social responsibility and political awareness are core values. Our school community has always been international, currently over 40 nations are represented.

Salem comprises two beautiful castles and one modern campus situated on the north west shore of Lake Constance, one of Europe's most beautiful cultural regions. Austria, Switzerland and the Alps are also within easy driving reach.

The academic programme in years 5-7 is delivered in German, with Extra English for English native speakers. Intensive instruction in German as a foreign language is available for international students. From year 8 onward, Salem is fully bilingual and offers a dual curriculum ultimately leading to the German Abitur or the IB Diploma. In years 8-10 the international classes, taught in English, in content follow the state syllabus of Baden-Württemberg, thus gaining the German national Year 10 Certificate ('Mittlere Reife').

At Salem, involvement in extra-curricular activities and the life of the boarding community are central. Engagement in at least one afternoon a week of community service and participation in a regular program of sports and/or outdoor pursuits as well as in theatre, art and music activities are part of the core programme.

Salem maintains a very diverse programme of student exchange schemes and residential projects with partner schools in the Round Square network. Supporting the transition to the tertiary sector, a careers office offers expertise as regards both international and European universities and colleges. The Härlen Campus is a SAT test centre.

As far as possible at the respective age, responsibility for the everyday running of the School at the respective levels is, in keeping with Salem's democratic ethos, placed in the hands of students under the guidance of staff. All activities and boarding wings are led by students elected by their peers under the guidance of staff. School regulations are framed with the consent of the student parliament and any disciplinary action is taken by the school administration together with the elected leaders of the student body.

For more details, contact the school.
Homepage: www.schule-schloss-salem.de

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International School Westpfalz

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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.

For more information please contact the Admissions Office: info@is-westpfalz.de or visit the website: www.is-westpfalz.de.

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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

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