BIS at a Glance

Inspiring Global Citizens

Welcome to Bavarian International School, an accredited IB World School, where 1,150 students from 61 nations learn and develop in an inspiring environment. We have two exciting, well equipped campuses - one in Haimhausen (15 km north of Munich), the other campus in the city center of Munich-Schwabing. Academic excellence, intercultural competence, collaborative learning and social responsibility characterise the spirit of BIS. In the challenging times of COVID-19, BIS blends its exemplary, well-balanced Distance Learning and Hybrid Learning programme in accordance with state-mandated health guidelines.

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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

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Community Voices

"BIS is a great school with an exciting spirit and a very positive attitude that helps to inspire children for a lifetime."

Bela Anda, BIS parent

"BIS provides a top quality international education, which continues to be the best investment for our children."

Teodor Milev, Head of Education at Microsoft

"We are truly impressed by the smart and balanced BIS Distance Learning program. The teachers make us believe they have done this many times before, really cool!"

Petra Winter, BIS parent

"I hear really great stories from our kids about how they experience Distance Learning. Really big thumbs up for how you and your team are handling this. The teachers are amazing. I think we are very fortunate to have our kids at BIS!"

Paul Peters, BIS parent

"You can see that BIS is a truly international school - internationality, diversity and open-mindedness can be felt in every hallway, in every classroom."

Ilse Aigner, President of the Bavarian State Parliament

"Thank you to the BIS leadership team, teachers, staff and IT-specialists who provided our children with this distance learning programme. No-one I've been talking to outside of BIS has a school that is so well prepared for this crisis like BIS. Thank you!"

Nadja & Michael Kunst , BIS parents