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Bavarian International School

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CurriculumIB
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): Not public
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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 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus

This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2019/2020.

This school has more than one campus in Munich:
Haimhausen Campus: Ages 4 to 18

Address: Hauptstraße 1, 85778 Haimhausen, Germany

City Campus: Ages 4 to 11

Address: Leopoldstraße 208, 80804 München, Germany

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Number of students

More than 1.200 students.

Number of nationalities represented in the school

More than 52 nationalities.

Most common nationality

German (26%), American (12%), British (11%), Spanish (7%), Indian (5%), Japanese (5%), other various 50 Nationalities (33%)

Ratio of local students to international students

Max. 20-25% local students.

Max. number of students per class

Maximum class sizes are 22 in Early Childhood and 24 across the rest of the school, with the exception of Grades 11 and 12 where the maximum class size is 18.

Average number of students per class

20 students

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

No, but all on a high level of English language.

Language support for students not fluent in English

The English as an Additional Language (EAL) Programme is designed to equip each student with the social and academic language skills necessary to seamlessly enter the multicultural community and gain unhampered access to learning opportunities at BIS. In the process of additional language acquisition, EAL students transfer literacy and cognitive skills from their Mother Tongue (MT) and thus contribute unique perspectives enriching the learning environment at our school.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Despite the regular classes for English, German, Spanish, French and Mandarin, we have a very comprehensive Mother-Tongue-Programme offering lesson in more than 15 languages.

Use of technology in the classroom

Bavarian International School aims to prepare students to meet the challenges of a dynamic global society in which they collaborate, contribute and flourish through universal access to people, information and ideas.
Twenty-first century learning is lifelong learning with technology. Using educational technology as a tool for learning, students develop the capacity to locate, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information to create knowledge.
We have a 1-to-1 Laptop Programme for students as of grade 7, 1:1 iPads in grades 4-6 and 1:2/1:3 class-sets in younger classes.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

A total of max. 30 minutes per day.

Uniform required

No, but BIS is a professional, multi-cultural learning and working environment. As such, students should dress in appropriate, considerate, safe and comfortable clothing.

Waiting list

Yes, for some classes.

Entry evaluation for students

Testing and screening will take different forms based on grade level, academic ability, social and behavioural characteristics, and language proficiency.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Requirements may include, but need not be limited to, the review of confidential teacher references, consideration of past school reports (translated into English, as needed) or individual student portfolios and a personal interview, as well as subject-specific tests in English.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We accept applications throughout the year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

External examinations or assessments available

SAT, PSAT, IB Exams

Results in these examinations

July 2017: 95% IB Diploma passes | 33.0 average IB points | 100% High School Diploma passes
July 2018: 94% IB Diploma passes | 34.6 average IB points | 100% High School Diploma passes
July 2019: 94% IB Diploma passes | 34.3 average IB points | 100% High School Diploma passes

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Yes

School bus service available

We provide a bus system which serves over 80% of the BIS community. Our families appreciate the very individual service, which offers a pick up and drop off point within an approximately five – ten minute walk from the home. This transportation service is optional, with prices calculated to cover costs only.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The Learning Support teachers in the Primary and Secondary Schools provide support to both formally identified students and those struggling students who have been informally identified by a teacher. Additionally, the Secondary School has implemented a pastoral care programme, strengthening the cooperation between Mentor teachers, Counselors and Learning Support teachers.

Learning support offered

The purpose of the learning support is to identify student’s learning style, scaffold their learning and differentiate the curriculum in order to highlight their true potential. The focus is on the differentiation of learning. We believe effective learning support utilises a collaborative approach, supporting students, teachers and parents in developing an environment that results in optimum learning.

Student access to education psychologist

The Counselling Department at BIS provides a comprehensive support system for the entire community including students, parents and staff. Our counsellors are trained in effective strategic student planning and counselling techniques that serve to nurture the growth of our students.
Professional school counsellors play a vital role in maximising student achievement and supporting a safe learning environment. They work to safeguard the human rights of all school community members.

School start time

9:00 at Haimhausen Campus | 8:20 at City Campus

School finish time

16:00 at Haimhausen Campus (14:20 on Friday) | 15:20 at City Campus (13:40 on Friday)

Supervised care before/after school

We have a diverse After School Activity Programme for both campuses & we offer an after school care programme in cooperation with Play2Learn.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Intramural sports, like Judo, Gymnastics or Tennis
team sports to include Football, Basketball, Volleyball
personal fitness groups such as Yoga, Pilates, Swimming and Cross Country
performing arts, such as Musical Ensembles, Choir, Glee Club & school productions
creative arts, including multi media work and Painting
design technology and young engineer projects
outdoor education, such as the International Award
other extracurricular activities such as Brownies, Irish Dance, Gymnastic Dance & Ballet

School provided lunches

The BIS Cafeteria is catered by Aramark, which is one of the world’s leading catering companies. We place our trust in the outstanding quality of their ingredients. With a wide range of dishes and plenty of variety, Aramark ensures that the daily meals are always prepared with fresh produce rich in important nutrients and vitamins.

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

Your child may choose from two dishes changing daily. One menu is with meat or fish the second menu is always vegetarian. A small salad is always included. Students will also have the possibility to buy a small dessert. The weekly menu is published on the BIS community intranet. A café with sandwich-style meals is also available. Students may also bring food from home. If your child has a food allergy, a special menu can be arranged.

Sports activities included

Bavarian International School (BIS) boasts a progressive and professional Physical Education department. Students from Early Childhood upwards are given the chance to experience a wide range of sports and activities under expert guidance.

Sports facilities at the school

With five indoor court spaces, dance studios, a fitness centre and track, as well as field space in abundance, students are never short of variety in their educational endeavours.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Bavarian International School is member of the GISST (German International Schools Sports Tournament) and ESC (European Sports Conference).

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Bavarian International School is one of only 2 schools in Germany that is authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to offer all four programs. BIS provides excellent education for children of different linguistic and cultural backgrounds! BIS offers a full-time program for students from all over the world, from pre-school to successful graduation. The motto of the school: "Believe. Inspire. Succeed." Our goal is to provide children and adolescents with the intellectual, social and critical perspectives they need as adults.

Teaching approach of the school

BIS believes in continuous innovation and pursues a "fail-forward" philosophy. Teachers are encouraged to adopt innovative teaching methods. The school provides an international curriculum through innovative pedagogical techniques to encourage students to inquire, become knowledgeable and, more importantly, become caring individuals.

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