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Bavarian International School

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
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.

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 1.150 students

Number of nationalities represented in the school

more than 50

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

18-24 students (depends on grade level)

Average number of students per class

20 students

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers

no, but all on a high level of English

Language support for students not fluent in English


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

We have a 1-to-1 Laptop Programme for students as of grade 7. For younger classes we have iPads available if needed.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

a total of max. 30 minutes per day

Uniform required


Waiting list

yes, for some classes

Entry evaluation for students

yes, for Secondary School students only & only if needed

Brief description of entry evaluation required

most of the evaluations are in regards of their English skills

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

we accept applications throughout the year

Students can join after academic year begins


External examinations or assessments available


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

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


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

We have three school counsellors at BIS

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 at our City Campus 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


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


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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