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Munich International School

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Language of instructionEnglish
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Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 23 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: €15,540
to: €23,990
Address: Buchhofstraße, 82319 Starnberg, Germany
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Ratio of local students to international students

30% local : 70% international

Max. number of students per class

Class size maximum of 23 is in effect. Under most circumstances a maximum
class size of 21 is sought.

Average number of students per class


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

English language support is provided for students with limited English language proficiency. One of the aims of the support programme is to provide students with the skills and understanding necessary for them to transfer into and be successful English language/literature classes.

Additional language classes offered by the school

German, French, Spanish, Mandarin

Additional Mother Tongue Programme, including the option to take Mother
Tongue languages as part of the IB Diploma Programme.

Use of technology in the classroom

Munich International School believes that a contemporary learning environment should reflect the technology-rich experiences available to students and staff outside schools. To this end MIS has, since 2008, provided one-to-one access to MacBooks for faculty and for students in grades 7-12. In addition MIS provides a very low student to device ratio of both MacBooks and iPads, as appropriate, to younger students. Every classroom has interactive whiteboard technology. There is high speed wireless access for students, teachers and the whole MIS community.

Entry evaluation for students

Placement testing

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Placement testing may be arranged depending on submitted documents, grade level and language proficiency of the student(s).

All Senior School students will take a math placement test prior to the start of the school year. All Senior School students for whom English is not their Mother Tongue, will take an English language placement test prior to the start of the school year.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins

Applicants may be admitted throughout the year based on the School’s judgement regarding the suitability of the educational programme for the prospective student and space availability.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

IB results of Class of 2018
97% completed the requirements for the full diploma (World average pass rate = 78%)
96% of the grades in all subjects were 4 or above
84% of Mis subjects were above the IB world average score
10% of the grades were a perfect 7
11% earned a total of 40 points or over
Average Diploma Points: 33.6 (World Average: 29.8)

School bus service available


School start time


School finish time

Junior School: 15:15
Middle and Senior School: 16:00

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The activities programme has three areas: Arts, Clubs and Non-Competitive Sports. Some of the clubs are: dance, drama, painting, drawing, ceramics, craft, design, film and photography, cooking, chess, speech and debate, Mandarin Chinese, technology and coding

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Olympic-sized 8-lane track and field complex, triple gymnasium with adjacent dance and fitness studios, differentiated outdoor play spaces for early childhood and primary years.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Founded in 1966, Munich International School is an independent, non-profit IB World School (IBO) that has been authorised by the IBO since 1980. MIS is officially recognised by the Bavarian ministry of education and fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Munich International School promotes excellence in learning and in individual student growth and development.

Munich International School aims to:

1. ensure that the teaching and curricula effectively embrace global-mindedness and diversity and that both the taught and implicit curricula promote intercultural understanding and respect for all;

2. promote communication and actions that are culturally and socially respectful and intentionally diverse;

3. empower the members of MIS community to have positive individual and cultural identities;

4. celebrate the school's cultural diversity within the local and expatriate communities, as well as that of other social and cultural groups, and;

5. develop faculty and staff intercultural awareness, sensitivity and competence so that MIS is able to be effective models and facilitators of global-mindedness.

Teaching approach of the school

MIS embraces the notion that ‘schooling’ encompasses more than the learning
that takes place in classrooms. MIS believes in a balanced education that provides students with many and varied opportunities to develop new skills and experiences beyond what they may take away from the academic programme. MIS After School Activities, Arts and Athletics programmes are comprehensive. MIS also expects students to make significiant contributions to the community through its Service as Action and Community Service programmes. Some of these go beyond the campus of MIS. The school's outreach programmes with UNICEF and Tanzania are two important examples of MIS commitment to global-mindedness.

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