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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|
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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
|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
|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||
|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)||
|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||
|Results in these examinations||
IB results of Class of 2015
|School bus service available||
|School start time||
|School finish time||
Junior School: 15:15
|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||
|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