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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 450 pupils from 47 different nations, it provides a personal atmosphere and plans to slowly expand towards a maximum of 550 students.

The accadis Preschool provides a child-centered bilingual learning environment, where children are immersed in two languages, German and English, on a day-to-day basis. There are two teachers in every group - an English-speaking and a German-speaking one. All activities are conducted in both languages using the Immersion Method. Children are aged 2 to 5.

In accadis ISB Elementary School our 5 year old Primary Class students already receive extensive early learning support in all areas of the child's development. This includes intensive training of pre-reading skills (sounds in words, syllables, rhyming etc.) in German. Written language acquisition in English has already begun at this level and is continued through Grade 1.

The accadis ISB Elementary School meets the curricular requirements of the State of Hesse and is a state-approved "Ersatzschule", yet the language of instruction is a balance between German and English. The overall effect is that of genuine bilingualism, offering transferability both to international and to German schools.

The accadis ISB Secondary School offers differentiated instruction, learning support for individual students or small groups and thorough preparation for the Cambridge IGCSE at the end of Grade 10 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma at the end of Grade 12.

The goal is to help each student reach his or her individual potential. Additionally, international students can find friends among local families and become immersed in the German culture while German students enjoy an internationally oriented school life.

Our educators are both local and international professionals as well as University professors teaching at accadis Hochschule.

Please contact the Admissions Office for more information at: www.accadis-isb.com

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Bavarian International School

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The school of the future, today

Bavarian International School (BIS) in Munich and Haimhausen

Around 1,150 students from 61 nations attend Bavarian International School (BIS) in Munich-Schwabing and Haimhausen. The private all-day school offers children ​age three years old through Grade 12​ a personalised, holistic education under the motto "Believe. Inspire. Succeed". Intercultural competence, innovative learning and academic excellence characterise the spirit of BIS, which follows the globally recognised International Baccalaureate (IB). Thanks to its leading role in technology and conceptual thinking, BIS is able to offer an exemplary Distance and Hybrid Learning programme ​during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We provide our students with the intellectual, social, emotional and above all critical perspectives they need as adults in a global, technological world. The pedagogical focus is always on the individual development and potential of each child – even at the Early Childhood stage from three years old, with preschool and elementary school," says Head of School Dr. Chrissie Sorenson.

BIS is home to 170 world-class teachers, from 29 nations. BIS students achieved an IB diploma grade point average score of 36 (with 100% passing rate), well above the global average of 31 (81%).

The Bavarian International School stands for state-of-the-art education. Design and Educational Technology have been an integral part of the curriculum for many years. BIS students learn and collaborate with interactive whiteboards and Apple TV's, iPads (1:1 programme in grades 4-6), MacBooks (1:1 programme in grades 7-12), laboratories for science and technology, studios for creativity and art. Global citizenship, international perspectives and valuing diversity are part of the DNA of BIS. ​While English is the school's official language, ​German, French, Spanish and Mandarin as well as 17 other languages are taught in the home language programme.

BIS is known as a caring community, which invests in developing all aspects of a child. The school offers learning and language support, as well as mental health counseling onsite at both campuses. More than 400 students take part in around 80 different extracurricular activities, each week.

BIS is an IB World School, authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO). With 30 years of experience (1991 - 2021), BIS ​is shaping the future of education and fostering growth and potential for students living in the Munich area.​ ​Students graduate with one of two IB Diploma degrees recognised by the best universities in Germany and the whole world.


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 2.0"), 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 61 nations
  • Teachers: 170 from 29 nations
  • Features:
    • academic excellence (In 2020, BIS Grade 12 students scored an IB-DP average of 36 and 100% passing. Worldwide the average DP score was 31, with 81% passing) - 5 modern languages in the curriculum and 17 languages in the home language programme
    • 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 80 different activities per week
  • 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
  • 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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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 Düsseldorf e.V.

Founded in 1968, the International School of Düsseldorf is a not-for-profit, independent, co-educational day school located in the heart of the international community of historic Kaiserswerth. Due to our non-profit status, all our income is invested back into the school for the benefit of our students.

The school enrolls over 1,000 students (Reception to grade 12) from 55 nations and has a faculty and staff of 250 from 24 countries. As an International Baccalaureate World School, ISD offers 56 IB courses.

Our school has a proud 50-year history of supporting young people to pursue their dreams and ambitions, in all walks of life, and in all corners of the globe. We deliver an outstanding education that prepares our students to be successful and inspires them to make a difference; an education that will equip them with the skills and aptitudes to tackle the global challenges they will face.

In our rapidly changing world - a world that is digitally connected and in which all knowledge is available within seconds - we imagine that our students will need the passion and courage to go on learning throughout life and the creativity to dream of a better world. At ISD, we are committed to providing every student with the individual support they need to flourish, to discover pleasure in learning, to become autonomous and intrinsically motivated, and, ultimately, to become architects of their own futures.

In addition to being authorized by the IB Organization, ISD is also accredited by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

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

We inspire our students to be confident, creative and critical thinkers. We work together to challenge and support our students to be successful and responsible in an evolving world. We are an international community of learners.

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

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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".

Fintosch International Primary School

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/.

Information possibilities at Fintosch International Primary School

The admissions process for the school year 2021/2022 at Fintosch Multilingual Primary School in Frankfurt has begun again. Due to the current general circumstances of Corona and latest restrictions a long exchange is not possible in comparison to our Open House event at the beginning of this year. Anyway we are there for you. By this opportunity we would now offer you other ways to meet our director Mr. van Poucke either via Skype/Zoom or you can choose 1:1 appointments (please wear a mask). He would be happy to answer to all of your questions.

Please make your own impression of our “Feels like family-concept” and of our joy of learning how we live and work at Fintosch. We have small classes at our Multilingual Primary School. We teach in German and English (50% / 50%) with another third foreign language from the 3rd grade. The school concept unites the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) with the Hessian education and upbringing program. The entry level (Early Year 1) starts from the age of 5. By the way, kids of expats can start anytime during the school year. Even during the previous lockdown and assumed in the case of a second wave all our teachers are well prepared with the offer of an online education.

Just plan your visit and fill in the short registration form at: https://www.fintosch.com/en/admissions-primary-school/ or send an email to: marketing@fintosch.com

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Fintosch International Toddler School & Kindergarten

Feels Like Family

Fintosch is a private English Frankfurt International Toddler School & Kindergarten for children aged three months to 6 years with two locations in Frankfurt am Main - Westend (Schumannstr. 4-6 and Graäfstr. 47-51). Both locations are easily accessible via public transport.

We offer flexible hours of care. Our Fintosch facilities are open weekdays from 7.30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. In addition, we are only closed for a few days a year. Our benefit is: we are almost always available for you, also during the whole holiday season with a day-care plan with the exception of few days in the winter (Christmas until Sylvester) and on German national holidays. This is especially important for working parents.

We offer besides the classic day-care in addition extra-activities like for example sports (zumba), music (violin), yoga and ballet.

As following please find an overview about our Childcare options and day-care times:

Childcare options:

Creche/Toddler: 5 days week, 2 / 3 days week on request

Kindergarten: 5 days week for Kindergarten children

Day-care times:

Part time: 07:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Fulltime: 07:30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (or until 6 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.)

There are many reasons to choose Fintosch. We wish to highlight just a few of these:

  • A sense of security, just like a second home.
  • Registration is possible at any time
  • An atmosphere which offers your child a place to freely develop, grow and enjoy playing and learning.
  • Individual classrooms, outdoor area, sports room and a library.
  • Space for personal development by individually designed group rooms, a green outdoor classroom.
  • Active encouragement through our individual learning concept which is tailored to the needs of your child.
  • The curriculum is carefully selected from an international approach and age appropriate for the children.
  • A multicultural children's world.
  • A highly qualified, motivated and creative team.
  • A great affectionate family, not only when dealing with children and parents.

Visit our website at http://www.fintosch.com/en/international-toddler-school-kindergarten/

Fintosch Kindergarten Limited Space

Fintosch is a private International Toddler School & Kindergarten for children aged three months to 6 years with two locations in Frankfurt Westend and Bockenheim. Both locations are easily accessible via public transport and are open throughout the year from 7.30 am to 7 pm. The main language is English and 1 hour German will be educated every day. The classrooms are individual newly designed and in addition there is a separate sports room. The curriculum is carefully selected from an international approach and age appropriate for the children. We live our slogan: Fintosch feels like family.

Important: Limited number of places for Fintosch International Toddler School (under 3 years) are now available. Please send us your open space inquiry under: https://www.fintosch.com/en/admission-nursery-school-2/ and we will contact you back.

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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 recent years.

The website can be found at www.fis.edu.

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Frankfurt International School Wiesbaden Campus

The Wiesbaden Campus of Frankfurt International School has its own special atmosphere. As on the main campus in Oberursel, just 30 minutes away, students receive the same challenging, well-rounded and child-centered education with a sound mixture of rigorous academics and enriching extra-curricular activities. It offers an international curriculum to children age 3 to grade 8 following the International Baccelaureate Programm. After grade 8 students are welcomed at the Oberursel campus where they can graduate after grade 12 with the internationally-recognized International Baccelaureate Diploma. The division enjoys an excellent reputation in Germany and abroad given the expertise of its teachers and leadership and the quality of education it provides.

With just over 200 students, the educational journey at the Wiesbaden Campus takes place in a smaller, close-knit community. Students are known by name and many of the faculty have been there since the inception of the school over 25 years ago, which give the campus a family feel. Through the low faculty to student ratio, exceptional care and attention is given to every student.

Families will find a purpose-built school building, a spacious sports hall, library, playground, outdoor learning space and playing field. In the next years, a plan will be implemented to improve the facility even more to enable a greater focus on the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) subjects, thus ensuring that FIS Wiesbaden offers a distinct educational experience within the overall mission at Frankfurt International School.


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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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International School Hannover Region (ISHR)

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Educating World Citizens

International School Hannover Region is a learning community that provides an international education within a creative and caring environment to enable its students to become life-long learners and open-minded, compassionate citizens. What does an international education mean at ISHR? Firstly, we are one of a small number of international schools in Germany to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) to all students, from our three-year-old program through grade 12. Our curricular and co-curricular programs develop students who will build a better world through a deep understanding of the interaction of the academic disciplines, and how that knowledge and understanding can be applied to solve complex problems. Students at ISHR understand that to improve their success rate, they must take risks and prototype their ideas to fail forward.

Our young people are developing skills that lead to the design of innovative solutions not only because they will have better college outcomes and employability in the future, but because of the very real need for humans to develop ways to solve environmental and societal problems that make the world a better place. Our humanities contextualize those problems. The arts subjects nurture the creativity, risk-taking, confidence and collaboration skills to capitalize on teamwork in solving them, and our Science, TIDE (Technology, Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship) and Math programs allow for the development of those solutions into real world change. Learners at ISHR do all of this while attaining their highest personal level of second language acquisition, or native language, at whatever level of language they join us with.

We have over 600 students representing over 60 nationalities, with our students predominantly coming from the USA, the UK, India, Japan and our host country Germany. We are regularly audited and accredited by the European Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) to ensure quality and high standards.

Our City Campus

Our large, green campus is located in a quiet, but central area of Hannover. The city centre is a mere 500 meters away and our students can conveniently reach ISHR via tram or bus. For parents who drop off and pick up their children by car, there are ample parking opportunities just across from the campus.

Our spacious buildings are fitted with modern appliances; all classrooms are equipped with either smart boards or projector/white board combinations. Our new maker space encourages students to learn coding, carpentry, and robotics in an engaging way that connects to our curriculum, and in our secondary school every student brings her/his own MacBook.

Two full-size sports halls and extensive outdoor learning areas enable us to offer a comprehensive extra-curricular programme, which many of our students enthusiastically take part in.

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

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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:

  • 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, full-day international school for children aged 4-17 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 80 students from over 16 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.


ISN is located in two adjacent campuses. Both were former winegrower villas, providing a unique atmosphere for the students. Campus one is designated solely for the Primary Years and Campus two houses our Secondary School.

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).


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) 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 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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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.

More information on the programs can be found at:

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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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The International School Westpfalz (ISW) is a coeducational, full-day international school for children aged 4-17 years. ISW was founded in 2017 by the "SBW Haus des Lernens" organisation (Switzerland). With around 150 students from over 17 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 a new location, while local German parents benefit from the innovative educational program and English language instruction.

ISW 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. 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.


ISW has two campuses based in Ramstein-Miesenbach and Landstuhl. Campus one in Ramstein-Miesenbach is designated solely for the Kindergarten and Primary Years (Early Years – Year 3) and Campus two in Landstuhl houses our Upper Primary Secondary School (Years 4-11)..

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.


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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