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Bavarian International School

Bavarian International School

Haimhausen Campus
Hauptstr. 1
85778 Haimhausen

City Campus
Leopoldstrasse 208
80804 München

Tel. City Campus:+49 (0)89 – 89655-522
Tel. Haimhausen: +(0)8133-917 203 or -121
Email: [email protected]

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Changemakers for a new tomorrow

The Bavarian International School (BIS) is a community of over 1,150 learners and 170 education leaders, working together to bring out the best in young people from over 60 nations, all within a caring and international environment. BIS students are supported to become global citizens with outstanding language and communication skills, an intercultural mindset, and a deep understanding of digital technology and modern collaboration.

BIS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, spanning two campuses in Munich-Schwabing and Haimhausen, where talented, globally-focused educators care for students ages three to 18. BIS is a private, non-profit, all-day school which ranks among the best international schools in Germany and in Europe (IB Diploma score average at BIS in 2021: 37 points, world average score is 33). English is the language of instruction at both campuses, with 21 other languages offered.

A caring, international community

About 75% of BIS students come from international families, with the other 25% of students coming from local Munich families. One of the school’s strengths is its connected, intercultural community which is continuously developing through a spirit of caring and inclusion.

“The children and young people are just happy at BIS. This positive spirit immediately inspires new families and every visitor,” says Dr. Chrissie Sorenson, Head of School at BIS.

The caring culture at BIS is further defined by additional guidance for students at every turn: language and learning support, mentors, school counsellors, and university and career counsellors. Students are encouraged to develop themselves outside of the classroom as well, by taking part in one of 80 after school activities. These include drama, music, engineering, multimedia, athletics, as well as some signature programmes, such as the Model United Nations, the Duke of Edinburgh International Award, and the Eco School project.

Digital pioneers

Educational technology has been an integral component of the learning philosophy at BIS for nearly 20 years. Every child from grade 4 onwards is provided a BIS iPad, and every student from grade 7 onwards is provided with a BIS MacBook. The combination of digitally-savvy teachers, IT team and helpdesk team underlines BIS as a digital pioneer. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the knowledge and technological advantage at BIS enabled the school to switch smoothly from in-person instruction to distance and hybrid teaching, without missing a day of lessons.

The school of the future - today

In 2021, BIS celebrated its 30th anniversary. The next chapter will include the funding and building of the new Creativity & Innovation Centre (CIC). Building on the foundation of its 30-year tradition, BIS is actively shaping the future of learning with plans for this new heart of the Haimhausen campus. This building will offer open, flexible and interdisciplinary learning spaces for around 750 students. The pedagogical design focus of the space will be “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths). The new 25 million euro innovation center underscores BIS’s claim to be the school of the future – today.

Facts & Figures

  • Locations: Munich-Schwabing and Haimhausen (15 km north of Munich)
  • Foundation: 1991 (30 year anniversary in 2021)
  • School type: International School (IB World School), private all-day school incl. Early Childhood Centre (Kindergarten & Pre-School), Primary School (grades 1-5) and Secondary School (grades 6-12)
  • Program: International Baccalaureate Programme (IBO) curriculum, offering all four IB programmes (PYP, MPY, DP, CP)
  • Students:1,150 from more than 60 nations
  • Teachers: 170 from more than 30 nations
  • Features:
    • Extensive extracurricular program with with 80 different activities per week (After School Activities at both campuses)
    • After School Care system at City Campus until 5 or 6 pm
    • technological frontrunners: 1:1 programs with iPads, MacBooks, specialised educational technology teachers, helpdesk and IT team
    • Learning support, wellbeing and newcomer programs
    • After School Care system at City Campus until 5 or 6 pm
    • Extensive After School Activities
    • social and political programmes such as CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service), Model United Nations, Eco-School, The Duke of Edinburgh ́s International Award – comprehensive counseling, support and language programs
    • nurses and school psychologists at both campuses
    • school bus transportation at both campuses
    • school meals provided by ORGANIC GARDEN

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 with 80 different activities 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

Special features of BIS at a glance

  • Two campuses in Munich and Haimhausen
  • International all-day school
  • Students from 56 nations
  • IB World School with all 4 IB programs: PYP, MYP, DP and CP
  • Early Childhood program from age 3 at both campus locations
  • 6 modern languages in the curriculum + 17 languages in the Mother Tongue program
  • Educational Technology: 1: 1 program with iPads (grades 4-6) and MacBooks (grades 7-12)
  • Learning support, wellbeing and newcomer programs
  • Extensive after-school activities
  • School Bus Transportation

Web: www.bis-school-com

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Web: www.bis-school-com.

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