Bavarian International School gAG (BIS) - City Campus
Leopoldstrasse 208, 80804 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
+49 89 89655 203
|Head of School||Dr Chrissie Sorenson|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBPYP|
|PYP Coordinator||Nicola Moloney|
Inspiring global citizens and future changemakers
The Bavarian International School (BIS) is a community of more than 1,200 learners and 180 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 19. 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 2022: 36 points). In addition, BIS is the only international school in Germany offering all four IB programmes (PYP, MYP, DP, CP).
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 European Eco School project.
Educational technology has been an integral component of the learning philosophy at BIS for nearly 20 years. From Early Childhood to Grade 3, we work with iPads as class sets; in Grades 4 and 5, each student receives an iPad from BIS; in the Secondary School from Grade 6, the "Bring your own device" (BYOD) program applies. The combination of digitally-savvy teachers, IT team and helpdesk team underlines BIS as a digital pioneer.
BIS - a school of the future, already today.