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CurriculumsIB and International
Leaving qualificationIB Diploma
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Leaving qualifications IB Diploma
Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 17 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: €12,300
to: €24,220
Address: Hemmingstedter Weg 130 Hamburg, 22609 Germany
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Ratio of local students to international students

20 % local, 80 % international

Native English speaking teachers

52 %

Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

German, French, Spanish

Max. number of students per class

Maximum class sizes are 20 in the Early Childhood Centre and 24 across the rest of the school.

Average number of students per class

The average class size is currently at approx. 17 students per class in Junior and Secondary School. In the Early Childhood Centre, the average class size is at 13.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

- Interactive whiteboard (or touch screen) facilities in every classroom
- Three technology-enhanced classroom laboratories
- A Media and Design Technology Lab with 3D printers, Laser Cutter, a vacuum former, and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software
- Bookable MacBook carts
- Classroom sets of iPads or MacBooks
- Reliable and fast school-wide wifi
- An ever-growing, yet carefully-selected palette of collaborative digital platforms and tools embedded into school life, including G-Suite for Education and Seesaw
- Divisional learning technology coaches
- A professionally-staffed technology support centre (TSC)

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

There is no religious affiliation.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

Average IB Diploma score in 2019: 32.02

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Homework is assigned from grade 5 with expected homework times increasing with the grade level

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Our Student Support Service Team is available for students with mild to moderate learning needs.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Modular learning and classes in different levels provide extra challenges for some students.

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students

Placement test

Brief description of entry evaluation required

All students from Grade 6 to 12 have to take placement tests in both English and Mathematics.

Waiting list

There is a waiting list for certain grades.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins

ISH has an ongoing admissions process. Students can enter throughout the year.

School start time

ECC and Junior School: 8:30
Secondary School: 8:15

Supervised care before/after school

After school care is provided.

School bus service available


School provided lunches


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

40+ activities offered.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

Library, theater, science lab

Sports facilities at the school

- Large outdoor soccer pitch with artifical lawn
- Double gym hall with bleachers and free climbing wall
- Fenced outdoor multi-purpose sports field for soccer, basketball etc.
- 2 separate outdoor playgrounds surrounded by lush greenery
- Outdoor playground hill with extra-long slide

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The International School of Hamburg was Germany’s very first international school. For more than half a century it delivers excellent international education.
ISH offers the International Primary Curriculum, the IB Middle Years Programm and the IB Diploma Programme - three globally recognized curricular models that foster critical thinking, creativity and international-mindedness.

Teaching approach of the school

ISH strives to inspire and motivate every student. Faculty and administrators work together to provide inspired educational leadership to all students at ISH.

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