Believe. Inspire. Succeed.
As our mission statement says, we are about inspiring and challenging young minds as a caring and committed international community to achieve excellence, assume responsibility and pursue life-long learning. At BIS a love of learning resonates in the halls and classrooms of our two campuses that transcends the academic curriculum as we teach the whole student to become motivated, responsible, lifelong learners who make a difference to our world.
A Unique International School ...
Because we are an international school, we are an inclusive and open community. We welcome families from around the world and currently have 52 nationalities represented in our student body.
... in the Heart of Bavaria
At the same time, we are located in the heart of Bavaria where farmland is shared with large international corporations. From Munich to Ingolstadt and from Landshut to Augsburg, our student body comes from one of the most economic prosperous regions in the world.
Invest in Our Future
We view BIS as more than just a school but an investment in our future - and we are not alone. People, corporations and foundations recognize the benefit to our children, our community and our future by supporting BIS. The pages of this section provide an opportunity for all stakeholders in the school – students, parents, alumni, relatives, friends, local businesses, large corporations and charitable foundations – to make a donation and invest in our future.
- Why is BIS fundraising?
- What is the fundraising vision of BIS?
- What are the BIS fundraising priorities?
- Why doesn't BIS just raise tuition instead of fundraising?
- How can I support BIS through non-financial means?
- Does BIS accept matched gifts from corporations?
- Can I get tax benefits for my donation?
For the operational budget the school receives money from tuition, fees and state subsidies. However, to advance the mission of the school beyond the limitation of these income sources, we are looking for support from the BIS community who value our mission and vision. Furthermore, gifts offset the inflationary costs of running the school - equipment and services - while keeping tuition as low as possible.
We pride ourselves on our open and inclusive international culture at BIS and we continually review our cost structure to make BIS affordable to all of its constituents. One of the main goals of the fundraising programme is to provide scholarships which makes BIS accessible at every social-economic level.
There are many ways to support BIS that are not financial. Everyone can help by simply spreading the word of BIS and its mission to all interested parties such as families interested in attending our school.
In addition, volunteering your time would be a great benefit to the school. He have numerous events on campus that rely on volunteer support such as the Career Day in January, 11th grade interview days in Nov and May, theatrical performances, sporting events including hosting visiting sports teams.
Your help in expanding the BIS network to support our curriculum programmes and development, e.g. work experience, is priceless.
Yes. Many companies match employee donations to nonprofit organizations, but each company has their own policy. We recommend that you speak with your human resource department about a matching gift program. In addition, please contact our Development Office, Tom Aney (firstname.lastname@example.org / 0151-171-33860) so we can follow-up on any problems or questions that your company may have.
Yes, in Germany. BIS is a registered nonprofit in Germany (gemeinnützige Aktiengesellschaft) so donations made to BIS are tax deductible if you are paying taxes in Germany, regardless if you are German citizen or living here temporarily.
For people paying taxes in the US, we do not have a 501(c)3 charity status so donations are not normally deductible for US income taxes.
In general, tax laws are very complicated and differ from country to country so we highly recommend talking with your tax advisor no matter your nationality or your tax residency.