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CurriculumsIB and British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 1 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €9,352
to: €13,960
This school has more than one campus in Leipzig:
Leipzig International School: Ages 6 to 18

Address: Könneritzstraße 47 04229 Leipzig-Schleußig Germany

Leipzig International Kindergarten: Ages 1 to 6

Address: Karl-Heine-Straße 95 04229 Leipzig-Plagwitz Germany

Käferhaus Kindergarten: Ages 1 to 6

Address: Gleisstraße 1 04229 Leipzig Germany

All the details about this school in their own words

We have organised the information available for this school into 10 sections and 38 questions. Click or tap on the name of each section to read more.
Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

The most represented nations after the host country are the United States of America, Japan, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.

Ratio of local students to international students


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

English as a additional language (EAL) and German as a additional language (GAL)

Additional language classes offered by the school

German, French, Spanish

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

We work with interactive whiteboards and I-pads in every class (including the kindergarten) and use the latest technology throughout the school.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, we did online based distance learning during lockdown (video conferencing)!!

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, IGCSE, High School Diploma

Results in these examinations

Our Class of 2021 cohort have achieved remarkable results, the best in LIS’s IB Diploma history. The results were outstanding, with 97.6% of students gaining the full Diploma. However, so many of our students not only achieved excellent grades, but outperformed expectations and should be extremely proud of themselves. Furthermore, all students who applied for the HZB (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung) were successful, and all students made their UCAS (Universities & Colleges Admissions Service) offers, too. This represents a truly outstanding achievement. See details here: https://www.lis.school/school-sections/secondary-school/exam-results-2021.html

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, in Secondary School!

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The purpose of the Learning Support programme at LIS is to respond to the diverse learning needs of all students. This includes students who encounter mild to moderate difficulties.

Learning support offered

Student Support Services is a department spanning the whole school. It offers support to students and works closely with parents, staff and external care providers. We offer are counselling support; learning support; medical support; child welfare/protection. Students experiencing a specific learning deficit need support in acquiring skills and strategies that will enable them to succeed with the regular curriculum. Through ongoing observation, assessment and evaluation, learning support specialists and classroom teachers work together to ensure that students' learning needs are met. Learning support services may include withdrawal (individual and/or small group intensive instruction), in-class support by a Learning Support Specialist, differentiation by classroom teacher after consultation with Learning Specialist and monitoring student progress.

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students

Evaluation. We offer trial days for our students both, in Primary and Secondary School.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

If an applicant is considered suitable and LIS has available capacity, LIS offers an evaluation day, where possible, to get to know them first hand and allow them insight into LIS' environment and everyday routines. Where necessary, English and Mathematics are tested to assess students’ skill and grade level placement.

All staff involved in the evaluation day will subsequently give feedback on the performance and behaviour of the student. The final decision to accept or decline the application of a student rests with the Principal of the school section in conjunction with the Head of School.

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Students can be enrolled at LIS throughout the whole year, there is no deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

Primary: 8:00
Secondary: 8:00

School finish time

Primary: 15:15
Secondary: 15:45

Supervised care before/after school

Hort supervision for Primary students: Morning Hort is available from 7:00 each day; Afternoon Hort begins at 15:00 and ends at 17:00. This is covered by the school fees - no extra costs apply.

School bus service available

No, not yet!

School provided lunches


Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

LIS offers many clubs and activities as Co-curricular activities in the afternoon offered by LIS teachers and external providers.

Sports activities included

Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

GISST - Sports (Team: Badminton, Team: Basketball, Team: Cross Country, Team: Football, Team: Swimming, Team: Tennis, Team: Track and Field, Team: Volleyball)

Facilities at the school

Science laboratories, music studio and art studio & rooms, international library, computer labs, school garden, outdoor class room (very popular during Pandemic).

Sports facilities at the school

Large sports hall (two sports fields), large outdoor sports field with artificial turf, outdoor football and basketball field, two playgrounds.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Leipzig International School is a non-profit co-educational day school for students from age 1 to age 18, who are part of Leipzig's diverse international community. There are no cancelled school lessons at Leipzig International School, as LIS works with qualified substitute teachers.

Teaching approach of the school

LIS' mission is to provide an excellent international education in English, to children of all backgrounds, thereby supporting the regional community and promoting international understanding. Our Motto is Learning to be a Citizen of the World:
We educate our students to think and act with openness to the perspectives, values and traditions of other cultures and communities.
We enable our students to understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language.
We create a safe and stimulating learning environment in which our students can discover and develop their intellectual, physical, social and creative potential.
We employ caring, committed and talented international staff, and provide them with the training, the resources and the environment to further develop their professional skills.
We help our students to be happy, well-balanced, ethical individuals who work effectively and willingly with others.
Our Values are:
We uphold the principles of equality of opportunity and fair treatment of all individuals.
We embrace diversity as an essential part of our learning environment.
We respect ourselves, we respect each other and we respect our environment.
We value honesty, fairness and integrity.
We recognise that we are fortunate and assume our responsibility to make a positive contribution to society.

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