Welcome to BIS Secondary School

John Barker

The Secondary School (Grades 6 - 12) provides an inspirational learning environment for both students and teachers. Our beautiful school buildings provide a fascinating blend of cutting-edge modernity and elegant history. This provides a valuable insight into our host country's heritage and cultural wealth and a perfect metaphor for BIS as a forward-thinking school with an enduring legacy.

Here at BIS, learning is our core focus. As such, our dedicated, experienced teachers work collaboratively with other staff, the students and the parents to enhance every child's learning opportunities and educational outcomes. It is this collaboration, dedication and ownership that underpins our mission to inspire and challenge young minds as a caring and committed international community to achieve excellence, assume responsibility and pursue life-long learning.

The Secondary School Curriculum is based around two world-class education programmes: the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP) for Grades 6 - 10 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) for Grades 11 and 12. Both programmes provide a broad, balanced and globally recognised curriculum that ensures all students have the opportunity to develop interests and abilities no matter where their individual strengths may lie. Our commitment to international education is reflected in our Modern Languages programme that offers English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese (including 16 different mother tongue study opportunities).

BIS students have the opportunity to participate in a broad range of extra curricular activities such as the Model United Nations, competitive sport, public speaking, student government, and student journalism – to name but a few. Our dynamic CAS (Community, Action and Service) programme, requires each student to become involved in active community service. Through these activities, students develop character, form solid study habits, and prepare to become active, responsible global citizens.

Graduates from the Bavarian International School traditionally progress to their universities and undergraduate courses of choice, including many of the top universities around the world. We have had some outstanding recent acceptances to both leading UK and US Universities and in 2014 and 2015 these applications have been further bolstered by our best ever IB Diploma results with an impressive average points score of 34.3.

BIS is dedicated to educational excellence for all in a climate of high expectations, mutual respect and generosity of spirit. Whether you are an existing member of our learning community, a prospective family or a curious visitor to our website, please do not hesitate to contact us should you require further information about our school.

The Secondary School is growing in size and this year we have over 580 students on roll from all over the world. It really is a wonderful and unique place in which to learn and thrive. We look forward to another successful, memorable and dynamic academic year.

Yours sincerely,

John Barker
Secondary School Principal

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