International School Neustadt
The International School Neustadt (ISN) is a coeducational, all-day international school for children aged 4-19 years. ISN was founded in 2005 by the Verband der Holz- und Kunststoffverarbeitenden Industrie Rheinland-Pfalz e.V together with the financial support of the SBW Haus des Lernens Organisation (Switzerland).
THREE CAMPUSES IN THE RHINE-NECKAR METROPOLITAN REGION
ISN is located on three campuses, just a couple of minutes’ walk from each other. All three campuses were former winegrower villas, providing a unique atmosphere for the students. Campus one is designated solely for the IB Primary Years up to grade three, campus two houses grades four to six from the Primary Years as well as the newly built grades seven and eight block for our Secondary 1 level. Finally, campus three is home to our IGCSE students (grades nine and ten) as well as our IB Diploma students (grades eleven and twelve).
Neustadt, with its 56,000 inhabitants, is a medium-sized town located along the German wine route.
Neustadt is also part of the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan (MRN) region, with a total population of 2,4 million people and three major cities, Mannheim and Ludwigshafen (which can be reached in under 30 minutes) and Heidelberg. The MRN has a strong business base and some of the leading companies such as BASF, SAP and John Deere are located in the region. Furthermore the MRN boasts two of the world’s leading academic institutions: University of Heidelberg (medical research) and the University of Mannheim (business).
BASIC FACTS ABOUT THE SCHOOL AND ITS PROGRAMMES
As an IB World School, ISN was accredited in 2009 by the International Baccalaureate (IB) to offer both the Primary Years Programme for students between 4 and 12 years of age, and the IB Diploma Programme for students aged 16 and above.
ISN is also an accredited examination center for Cambridge International Examinations and offers the full range of English examinations and IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education).
ISN offers international qualifications to the highest standards: the International Baccalaureate & the Cambridge University IGCSE programme.
Focus on autonomous learning and early research in groups with individual coaching and mentoring from internationally qualified staff.
With around 160 students from over 24 nations, ISN offers a caring family atmosphere both for expatriates and local families. Expatriate families enjoy the social network at ISN, which eases integration into a new location, while local German parents benefit from the innovative educational program and English language instruction.
The educational management company of ISN is SBW Haus des Lernens, a company that, apart from providing a variety of educational offers in Switzerland, manages successful international schools in Switzerland and Germany.
While the main language of instruction is English, German classes are also taught daily to all students from beginner to native-speaker level. French and Dutch courses are also offered.
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT AND ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS
Before- and after-school adult supervision is available each day, at no extra cost, to students from kindergarten up to grade 6. ISN also provides a wide range of after-school activities including music, drama, art and sports.
GERMAN STATE AND INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION
ISN is recognized by the state of Rhineland-Palatinate as an accredited supplementary school ('anerkannte Ergaenzungsschule'). The operators of the school, SBW Haus des Lernens in Switzerland have over 30 years schooling experience and 15 schools in Switzerland and Germany. In recent years the SBW has dedicated its expertise to the development of its International Schools that strive towards the implementation of the globally recognized IB PYP, IGCSE and IB Diploma qualifications.