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Bavarian International School e.V.


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

The Haimhausen Campus caters to students from Early Childhood 1 (EC1) to Grade 12 and is located 10 kilometres north of Munich. Set in a peaceful park-like environment, the historic mansion known as Schloss Haimhausen serves as a focal point with additional purpose-built facilities rounding out the sprawling campus.

The City Campus, located in Munich Schwabing, is a newly renovated facility with capacity for up to 500 students. It caters to children from EC1 to Grade 5. The bright, colourful classrooms are well equipped with up-to-date technology.

Primary School students learn in a cooperative, caring environment, which promotes the development of each child’s individual potential. Relatively small class sizes ensure students enjoy plenty of one-on-one attention from dedicated teachers. Classroom teachers give instruction in English, mathematics, science, social studies and art. BIS has specialised teachers to teach German and physical education, as well as Library Media Specialists. English as an Additional Language (EAL) support is provided for those students with limited or no English language skills. Students participate in weekly Elective and Mother Tongue programmes.

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

Students in Grades 11-12 are offered two programmes: The IB DP or the BIS High School Diploma. Based on no particular national system, they represent the desire to provide students of different linguistic, cultural and educational backgrounds with the intellectual, social and critical perspectives necessary for the adult world.

The EAL programme in the Secondary School is designed to equip each student with the social and academic language skills necessary to enter the multicultural community. Students in Grades 6-8 just starting to learn English are placed in the Newcomer Centre where they engage in content-based English instruction.

During class and after school students have a a range of opportunities in visual art, music, drama and sports under qualified instruction.

BIS is approved by the government of Bavaria and fully accredited by the the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), and the Council of International Schools (CIS). BIS is a member of the Educational Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS), the Association of German International Schools (AGIS), the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Internationale Schulen in Bayern (AISB), and the National Association for College Admissions Counselling (NACAC).

We are known for our friendly family oriented school feeling and strong sense of community. To find out more visit our website at www.bis-school.com.


Bavarian International School

Schloss Haimhausen
Hauptstr. 1
85778 Haimhausen

City Campus
Leopoldstrasse 208
80804 München

Tel: 08133-917 121 or 126
Fax: 08133-917 125

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