Our community celebrates a wide range of events during each school year. Each event provides an opportunity to celebrate, learn, and make new friends.
The first half of the school year starts in August, when we welcome students back on both campuses. We celebrate Global Dignity Day in October as well as Spooky Day. We enjoy a one-week break in November, and celebrate Nikolaus on December 6th. Prior to our winter break at the end of the calendar year, we enjoy theatre productions by both the Primary Schools as well as the Secondary School.
In February, students and staff take one week off for "Ski Week." In April, we offer our BeInSpired City Talk event. April is also the month of our spring break. In May, we celebrate our International Festival, as well as Diversity Day. In June, we host our graduation for Grade 12 students, closing their BIS chapter. Our last day of school is in July.
Bavarian International School takes its role seriously as a contributing member organisation of the Munich region. Since 2017, BIS has presented to the public the BeInSpired City Talk series, offering inspiration and information to attendees around the topics of education, science, business, politics, media and society.
"Rethinking School - Innovations and Values for Bavaria and the World" is the theme for all BeInSpired events. From "Future Learning" (2017) to "Design Thinking" (2018) and "Positive Education" (2019), annual programming has featured a mix of keynote speeches, panel discussions and networking on specific topics, typically held at the BIS City Campus in Munich-Schwabing. Due to COVID-19, plans for the next BeInSpired City Talk are currently on hold.
The BIS Innovation Summit, the original brainchild of BIS Alumni Katie Long '09 and Leo Peruzzi '09, first occurred in the fall of 2016 in Haimhausen. In the future, this event will focus on environmental protection, ecology and sustainability building on the foundation established in 2019 - "There is no Planet B" - and closes the circle on BIS' Eco-School project and our Green Team. This event has evolved into the BeInSpired Sustainability Summit, capturing the BIS student body's passion for the environmental advocacy and activism.