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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.



Bavarian International School

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Changemakers for a new tomorrow

The Bavarian International School (BIS) is a community of over 1,150 learners and 170 education leaders, working together to bring out the best in young people from over 60 nations, all within a caring and international environment. BIS students are supported to become global citizens with outstanding language and communication skills, an intercultural mindset, and a deep understanding of digital technology and modern collaboration.

BIS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, spanning two campuses in Munich-Schwabing and Haimhausen, where talented, globally-focused educators care for students ages three to 18. BIS is a private, non-profit, all-day school which ranks among the best international schools in Germany and in Europe (IB Diploma score average at BIS in 2021: 37 points, world average score is 33). English is the language of instruction at both campuses, with 21 other languages offered.

A caring, international community

About 75% of BIS students come from international families, with the other 25% of students coming from local Munich families. One of the school’s strengths is its connected, intercultural community which is continuously developing through a spirit of caring and inclusion.

"The children and young people are just happy at BIS. This positive spirit immediately inspires new families and every visitor," says Dr. Chrissie Sorenson, Head of School at BIS.

The caring culture at BIS is further defined by additional guidance for students at every turn: language and learning support, mentors, school counsellors, and university and career counsellors. Students are encouraged to develop themselves outside of the classroom as well, by taking part in one of 80 after school activities. These include drama, music, engineering, multimedia, athletics, as well as some signature programmes, such as the Model United Nations, the Duke of Edinburgh International Award, and the Eco School project.

Digital pioneers

Educational technology has been an integral component of the learning philosophy at BIS for nearly 20 years. Every child from grade 4 onwards is provided a BIS iPad, and every student from grade 7 onwards is provided with a BIS MacBook. The combination of digitally-savvy teachers, IT team and helpdesk team underlines BIS as a digital pioneer. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the knowledge and technological advantage at BIS enabled the school to switch smoothly from in-person instruction to distance and hybrid teaching, without missing a day of lessons.

The school of the future - today

In 2021, BIS celebrated its 30th anniversary. The next chapter will include the funding and building of the new Creativity & Innovation Centre (CIC). Building on the foundation of its 30-year tradition, BIS is actively shaping the future of learning with plans for this new heart of the Haimhausen campus. This building will offer open, flexible and interdisciplinary learning spaces for around 750 students. The pedagogical design focus of the space will be "STEAM" (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths). The new 25 million euro innovation center underscores BIS's claim to be the school of the future - today.

Facts & Figures

  • Locations: Munich-Schwabing and Haimhausen (15 km north of Munich)
  • Foundation: 1991 (30 year anniversary in 2021)
  • School type: International School (IB World School), private all-day school incl. Early Childhood Centre (Kindergarten & Pre-School), Primary School (grades 1-5) and Secondary School (grades 6-12)
  • Program: International Baccalaureate Programme (IBO) curriculum, offering all four IB programmes (PYP, MPY, DP, CP)
  • Students:1,150 from more than 60 nations
  • Teachers: 170 from more than 30 nations
  • Features:
    • academic excellence with 80 different activities per week (After School Activities at both campuses)
    • technological frontrunners: 1:1 programs with iPads, MacBooks, specialised educational technology teachers, helpdesk and IT team
    • extensive extracurricular program (80 offerings per week)
    • social and political programmes such as CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service), Model United Nations, Eco-School, The Duke of Edinburgh ́s International Award - comprehensive counseling, support and language programs
    • nurses and school psychologists at both campuses
    • school bus transportation at both campuses
    • school meals provided by ORGANIC GARDEN

Special Features

  • 1:1 iPad programme in grades 4-6 and 1:1 Macbook programme in grades 7-12
  • Specialised teachers for Educational Technology and an IT team including a helpdesk
  • Exemplary Distance Learning Programme (e.g. for in situations such as the corona crisis)
  • Extensive extracurricular program with with 80 different activities per week (After School Activities at both campuses)
  • After School Care system at City Campus until 5 or 6 pm
  • Social, community and political programmes such as CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) and SA (Service as Action), Model United Nations, Eco-schools project, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award
  • A team of counsellors responsible for individual university and career advice
  • Support programs for new students (including English as an additional language, welcome events, newcomer center)
  • Experienced mentors, counsellors, psychologists and nurses on both campuses
  • Committed, connected BIS community, including the Parent Teacher Organisation (PTO)
  • School bus transport available for both campus locations

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
  • Learning support, wellbeing and newcomer programs
  • After School Care system at City Campus until 5 or 6 pm
  • Extensive After School Activities
  • School Bus Transportation

Web: www.bis-school-com

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Berlin British School

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A community of Vibrant and Global Thinkers

Our school is a warm and caring community of local and international families from all over the world. While we prepare our students to strive for academic success, we pride ourselves on our holistic education and have a genuine determination to know and care for everyone.

A central part of a student’s education at the Berlin British School is to nurture the development of character through an engaging curriculum and supportive pastoral care programme.

Founded in 1994, the Berlin British School is an independent private school that has officially been granted the status of an authorised Ersatzschule by the Berlin Senat.

At BBS we are experienced in combining the best of British, international and German education to students aged 2-18 from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. This diversity in our community gives students an opportunity to explore issues from multiple perspectives and prepares them for the challenges they face in a rapidly changing and ever-more competitive world.

In Grades 9 and 10, the school offers a number of International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) courses, the German MSA (Mittlerer Schulabschluss) and in Grades 11 and 12, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP). The IB DP is often described as the gold standard of international education. This allows our school the ability to adopt the best, internationally acclaimed enquiry-based learning process, whilst also fulfilling the requirements for Ersatzschule Status (official recognition in the local school system).

Following an education at the Berlin British School, our students have been accepted into some of the top universities in Germany, the UK, the USA and the rest of the world.

We offer:

  • Small class sizes with individual learning support and differentiated activities to suit the individual student.
  • 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 Organisation) and a fully accredited CIS (Council of International Schools) member.

The school is based on three sites with facilities appropriate to each age group. The Primary School is located near the Olympia Stadium and the Early Years Kita and Secondary School are located in the heart of the Grunewald forest.

To arrange a personal visit, please contact our Admissions staff on +49 (0)30 35 109 191 or +49 (0)30 35 109 193, or info@berlinbritishschool.de For more information please visit our website www.berlinbritishschool.de.

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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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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 1200 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:

  • Modern Languages, Arts & Design Complex
  • Makers‘ Laboratory
  • 1-1 laptop access for Grade 7,8 and 10-12. iPads up to Grade 6.
  • Two student libraries (primary and secondary)
  • Performing Arts Centre
  • Olympic-sized 8-lane track-and-field complex
  • Quadruple gymnasium with dance and fitness studio and grandstands for approx. 800 spectators
  • 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.

www.mis-munich.de

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International School Neustadt


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BASIC FACTS ABOUT THE SCHOOL

The International School Neustadt (ISN) is a coeducational, full-day international school for children aged 4-18 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). With around 70 students from over 18 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.

ISN offers a full day program from 8am until 5pm. While the main language of instruction is English, German classes are also taught daily to all students from beginner to native-speaker level. Before- and after-school adult supervision is available each day to students from kindergarten up to grade 5. ISN also provides a wide range of after-school activities including music, drama, art and sports.

LOCATED IN THE HEART OF THE RHINE-NECKAR METROPOLITAN REGION

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).

ISN’s campuses include a couple of adjacent vineyard villas and the school offers a full day program from 8am until 5pm. While the main language of instruction is English, German classes are also taught to all students from beginner to native-speaker level. Before- and after-school adult supervision is available each day, at no extra cost, to students from kindergarten up to grade 5. ISN also provides a wide range of after-school activities including music, chess, art and sports.

ISN IS A CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Our school is a Cambridge International School, registered to offer education programmes from Cambridge Assessment International Education, part of the University of Cambridge. We are proud to be part of the world’s largest international community of schools, preparing students for life with Cambridge qualifications that are valued by universities and employers around the world.

The Cambridge Pathway gives students a clear path for educational success. We shape its curriculum around how our students learn – with a wide range of subjects and flexible ways to offer them. Our programmes inspire students [or your child] to love learning, helping them discover new abilities and a wider world.

ISN offers the Cambridge Primary and IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) and A-level programs, and is an accredited examination center for Cambridge International Examinations, offering the full range of English examinations.

ISN is also recognized by the state of Rhineland- Palatinate as an accredited supplementary school ('anerkannte Ergaenzungsschule').

The school is owned and managed by the famous Swiss education provider, SBW Haus des Lernens, which has over 40 years of experience in the field of private education, currently managing more than 10 schools throughout Switzerland and Germany. Some of the innovative approaches developed by SBW and implemented at ISN include personalized student coaching, autonomous learning and the development of learning skills.

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

International School of Neustadt
Maximilianstrasse 43, 67433 Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Rhineland-Palatine, Germany
+49 6321 8900 960   info@is-neustadt.de   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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St. George’s The British International School

St. George’s believes that school is a fundamental chapter in a lifetime of learning, and it’s their aim to make it an extraordinary one.

When Marietta Horton founded St. George’s Schools in 1985, she had a unique vision: to offer pupils infinite opportunities to excel, and to lead a life that makes a difference. It is through this culture that St. George’s British International Schools have become a place where children love to go to school.

St. George's Schools, with campuses in Munich, Cologne and Düsseldorf Rhein-Ruhr foster this original vision and have grown into a distinctive, highly regarded institution that pair ambitious academic education that pushes beyond the core curriculum, with a caring pastoral infrastructure which values each individual.

The schools for pupils aged 2 - 18 follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and the National Curriculum of England from Pre-Nursery to Year 9. They provide the opportunity to choose IGCSE studies at Key Stage 4, followed by the International Baccalaureate (IB) in the final two years before graduation. The St. George’s British International Schools are IB World Schools offering the IB Diploma Programme (DP) and the IB Career-related Programme (CP).

The four-strand approach – education, innovation, culture and responsibility - is conveyed through relevant programmes and experiences that are collaborative, integrative and pioneering. Graduates join the global community as confident discerning thinkers who are resilient, socially conscious and prepared to make the most of their opportunities. Leading a life that makes a difference, embracing responsibility and seeking to influence others positively.

The British International Schools located in Munich, Cologne and Düsseldorf Rhein-Ruhr are hallmarks of the St. George’s identity. Each of them have an individual distinct allure, while at the same time embrace common values and guiding principles.

Learn more about each school:

Discover more at www.stgeorgesschool.com

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International School of Stuttgart

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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.

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International School Westpfalz

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BASIC FACTS ABOUT THE SCHOOL

The International School Westpfalz (ISW) is a coeducational, full-day international school for children aged 4-18 years. ISW was founded in 2017 by the "SBW Haus des Lernens" organisation (Switzerland). With around 200 students from over 20 nations, ISW offers a caring family atmosphere both for expatriates and local families. Expatriate families enjoy the social network at ISW which eases integration into their new location, while local German parents benefit from the innovative educational program and English language instruction.

OUR HISTORICAL CAMPUS IN THE ZUKUNFTSREGION WESTPFALZ

ISW is based in a beautiful former monastery in Landstuhl with the school offering a full day program from 8am until 5pm. While the main language of instruction is English, German classes are also taught daily to all students. Before- and after-school adult supervision is available each day to students from kindergarten up to grade 6. ISW also provides a wide range of after-school activities including music, drama, art and sports.

The International School Westpfalz is located in the West Palatine region of Germany. More than 500,000 people live in this area. Vast forests, rolling hills and red cliffs shape the image of the region.

The West Palatinate comprises the three independent cities of Kaiserslautern, Pirmasens and Zweibrücken as well as the four districts Kusel, Donnersbergkreis, Kaiserslautern and Südwestpfalz.

People from across the globe come to the Westpfalz region. 140 different nationalities live in the area and it has the largest English-speaking community in Germany. 50,000 Americans live in and around Kaiserslautern, the largest US military base outside of the USA.

Everyone is familiar with the Palatinate Forest, the largest continuous forest area in Germany, a one-of-a-kind piece of nature and touristic highlight in the region. But the West Palatinate offers much more than beautiful landscapes. Cosmopolitan and friendly people, attractive employers and an environment with an innovative spirit invite you to lay your roots in the West Palatinate.

ISW IS A CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Our school is a Cambridge International School, registered to offer education programmes from Cambridge Assessment International Education, part of the University of Cambridge. We are proud to be part of the world’s largest international community of schools, preparing students for life with Cambridge qualifications that are valued by universities and employers around the world.

The Cambridge Pathway gives students a clear path for educational success. We shape its curriculum around how our students learn – with a wide range of subjects and flexible ways to offer them. Our programmes inspire students [or your child] to love learning, helping them discover new abilities and a wider world.

ISW offers the Cambridge Primary, IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) and A-level programs, and is an accredited examination center for Cambridge International Examinations, offering the full range of English examinations.

ISW is recognized by the state of Rhineland-Palatinate as an accredited supplementary school ('anerkannte Ergaenzungsschule').

The school is owned and managed by the famous Swiss education provider, SBW Haus des Lernens, which has over 40 years of experience in the field of private education, currently managing more than 10 schools throughout Switzerland and Germany. Some of the innovative approaches developed by SBW and implemented at ISW include personalized student coaching, autonomous learning and the development of learning skills.

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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