Inspiring Global Citizens and Future Game Changers

The guiding words, "Believe, Inspire, Succeed" shape the pedagogically rich and holistic education for the 1,150 students from 61 nations, aged 3 through to 18, who attend the Bavarian International School (BIS). An IB World School, BIS features two campuses, one in the village of Haimhausen (15 km north of Munich), and the other in Munich-Schwabing. Academic excellence, intercultural competence, collaborative learning and social responsibility characterise the spirit of this international school. In the challenging times of COVID-19, BIS blends its exemplary and well-balanced Distance Learning programme with robust onsite learning in accordance with state-mandated health guidelines.

Facts & Figures

  • 1,150 students from 61 nations with 44 home languages

  • 170 teachers from 29 nations

  • 7:1 excellent student-teacher ratio 

  • 35.8 average IB Diploma score (29.9 worldwide) 

  • 100% IB Diploma & CP passes in 2020

  • 22 maximum class size in Early Childhood

  • 5 modern languages and 17 home language courses

  • 80 After School Activities with approx. 350-400 participants per week

  • 75% students from international families
  • social, political, community and environmental programmes, e.g. Eco School project, Model United Nations, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award etc.
  • 1 of only 2 International Schools in Germany offering all 4 IB Programmes 

  • 3 specialised teams for Student Support & Well-being, Pastoral Care and University & Career Counselling

  • 1 enthusiastic team for Learning support (e.g. English as Additional Language, Newcomer centre)

  • 1 high experienced team of nurses on both campuses

  • 2002: introduction of Educational Technology with specialised teachers

  • 1 specialised IT-Team with helpdesk for students and staff

  • 1:1 iPad-programme in Grades 4-6

  • 1:1 MacBook-programme in Grades 7-12