Best 5 International Schools in Munich

International Education in Munich

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International schools in Europe are well-known for their high standards of education and facilities. Unfortunately, they’re also known for their expensive price tags. Certain European countries can be quite affordable for international schooling however; especially if you look beyond the capital cities.

Munich is a great example of this. With its beautiful location in the heart of Bavaria, its smaller population (1.5 million compared to Berlin’s 3.75 million) and its admirable choice of international schools, it boasts lower prices with a similarly high quality of life offered in other German cities.

Although not as competitive as larger cities like Berlin or Hamburg, winning a place for your child in one of Munich’s international schools can still be a challenge. Keep in mind that the pool of schools in Munich is smaller, so demand can sometimes be higher.

German, International and British curricula are most common. Many schools are bilingual - i.e. English and German are both offered as languages of instruction. The majority of teachers are also native speakers.

There are international schools scattered throughout Munich, with no particular cluster of schools in any one area or neighbourhood. You will find one or two schools outside of the city in the surrounding mountains, but the rest are centrally located.

The location of your chosen international schools shouldn’t cause too much of an issue however, because Munich has an excellent public transport system. Between the U-Bahn (subway), S-Bahn (rail network), trams and buses, getting around Munich is quick, easy and cheap. For this same reason, private bus services are not usually offered.

The school day in a typical international school in Munich will start at around 8.30am. Lessons will run until 3.30 - 4pm, with a lunch break and smaller breaks in between. After school clubs kick off immediately after the final bell for another 1-2 hours. These run the gamut from sports to music to arts and crafts; wherever your child’s passion lies, they’ll be catered for.

International schools in Germany, and especially in Munich, have small class sizes. 20 - 25 students per class is the average. Student populations tend to have a significant proportion of local students too, more than in other world regions. It’s not uncommon for 20 - 30% of the student body to be native German students.

Sounds great so far, right? Well, there is one thing that you should be aware of. Unlike international schools in other cities and countries, you will be expected to pay for certain ‘extras’ in Munich. Uniforms, extracurricular activities and school excursions are not usually included in the schools’ fees. Many of these extras are optional however, so if the added cost is too much you can always choose not to take part.

Below, we have compiled our top 5 international schools in Munich. However, there are another 5 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Munich based on your requirements.

Best 5 International Schools in Munich

Out of a total of 10 International Schools in Munich.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

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Bavarian International School

Believe. Inspire. Succeed. We provide our students with the intellectual, intercultural, social, emotional and, most importantly, with the critical perspectives they will need as adults in a global, technological world.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
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Munich International 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.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
4 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: €15,540
to: €23,990
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Curriculum
German, International
Languages of instruction
English, German
Ages
6 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: €9,180
to: €10,930
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Obermenzinger Gymnasium

We are a small school and therefore like a family in which everybody knows and supports each other. It really is the one thing that most of our students and teachers like best about Obermenzinger Gymnasium that nobody is anonymous as it is often the case in the big state schools.
Curriculum
German
Languages of instruction
English, German
Ages
10 to 18
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: €9,756
to: €9,756
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St. George's School, The British International School

Since opening its doors in September 2013 St. George's School Munich community has continued to grow and flourish. Within the next year the school will develop to include all age groups between Nursery and Year 13.
The school's pupils come first in everything SGSM does. The curriculum is structured, experiences varied, pupils secure and parents involved. The pupils enjoy coming to school, build strong friendships and embrace their learning.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 16
This school does not make their fees public.
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