BIS at a Glance

Inspiring Global Citizens - School Portrait

1,200 students from 56 nations study at the Bavarian International School between their two campuses. One campus is located in the village of Haimhausen and the other campus is in the city center of Munich-Schwabing. The motto, "Believe. Inspire. Succeed", shapes the pedagogically rich and holistic education the students, aged 3 through to 18, receive from this IB World School. Intercultural competence, collaborative and inspirational learning, respect and social responsibility; this is what characterises the spirit of this accredited IB World School. In times of the Coronavirus BIS offers an exemplary and well-balanced Distance Learning programme.

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Our Mission & Vision

Our Vision
BIS strives to develop motivated, responsible life-long learners who make a difference to our world.

Our Mission
Inspiring and challenging young minds as a caring and committed international community to achieve excellence, assume responsibility and pursue life-long learning.

Facts & Figures

  • Founded in 1991
    (anniversary of 30 years BIS in 2021)

  • 2 campus locations:
    City Campus in Munich-Schwabing and Haimhausen Campus

  • Approx. 1,200 students from 56 nations

  • Approx. 170 teachers from 29 nations

  • Private all-day school with extensive after-school activities

  • Early Childhood (Kindergarten)
    from the age of 3 on both campuses

  • Individualised, holistic education
    under the motto "Believe.Inspire.Succeed"

  • 6 modern languages in the curriculum
    (English,German, Spanish, French, Japanese and Mandarin)
    and 17 additional complementary languages in the Mother Tongue Programme

  • One of only two international schools in Germany that offers all 4 programs of the International Baccalaureate Organisation:

    Primary Years Programme (PYP)
    Middle Years Programme (MYP)
    Diploma Programme (DP) and
    Career-related Programme (CP)

  • DP grade average 2019: 34.3
    (worldwide: 29.7)

Special Features

  • 1:1 iPad programme in grades 4-6 and
    1:1 Macbook programme in grades 7-12

  • Specialised teachers for Educational Technology and an IT team including a helpdesk

  • Exemplary Distance Learning Programme
    (e.g. for in situations such as the corona crisis)

  • Extensive extracurricular program including 40 sports courses per week

  • Social, community and political programmes such as

    CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) and SA (Service as Action)
    Model United Nations
    Eco-schools project
    The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

  • A team of counsellors responsible for individual university and career advice

  • Support programs for new students
    (including English as an additional language, welcome events, newcomer center)

  • Experienced mentors, counsellors, psychologists and nurses on both campuses

  • Committed, connected BIS community,
    including the Parent Teacher Organisation (PTO)

  • School bus transport available for both campus locations