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Welcome to BIS

Head of School

Dear Friends and Visitors, 

A very warm welcome to Bavarian International School, where approximately 1,150 students, from three years old through grade 12, representing 61 nationalities, learn and develop in a vibrant and nurturing multicultural environment on two campuses - our urban Munich City Campus and our sprawling suburban Haimhausen Campus. 

Since 1991, BIS has placed the child’s individual development at the centre of its educational focus, encouraging active, engaged participation. This is accomplished through the well-rounded International Baccalaureate curriculum, with extensive offerings in all subjects including the performing and visual arts, as well as wide ranging athletics, service learning and after school activities programs. We are always looking to enrich the experience of our students, understanding our responsibility to prepare them to be contributing citizens in tomorrow’s world.

Our actions are driven by our motto: Believe. Inspire. Succeed.

Just three words. Powerful words, which embody what we at BIS strive towards every day. From Early Childhood (EC) to Grade 12, from admissions to college and career counselling, from back office administrative support to our Supervisory Board and of course parents and students – all play a critical role in creating an environment for our students to believe in themselves, be inspired to stretch further, and ultimately find personal and professional success.  

BIS is a world renowned leader in international education, striving to remain a school of tomorrow today in order to prepare our young people for a fast changing disruptive future. As an Internationally accredited school BIS graduates are consistently admitted not only to the best universities around the world including Germany, but more importantly to their top choices. What strikes me most about BIS, however, is what a safe environment we provide for our students. In order to learn, we all must feel safe to make mistakes, an important step in learning. 

"Mistakes are the portals of discovery," James Joyce

Our parents play an integral role in the life of our school. They are partners in their children’s education and help to make the school a welcoming and warm family environment. Many BIS parents are active in our BIS Parent Teacher Organisation (PTO). 

Please take some time to explore our website and discover the many exciting facets of our school and do not hesitate to contact our Admissions office for a tour, either in person or virtually.  I look forward to welcoming you and your family to BIS!

Dr. Chrissie Sorenson
Head of School & Executive Board