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Bavarian International School gAG (BIS) - Haimhausen Campus

Bavarian International School gAG (BIS) - Haimhausen Campus

Hauptstrasse 1, 85778 Haimhausen, Bavaria, Germany

+49 (0)81 33 917 203



Bavarian International School gAG (BIS) - Haimhausen Campus
School type Co-educational Day
Founded 1991
Status Private
Head of School Dr. Chrissie Sorenson
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 3-19 years
Number of pupils 1,250
from €16,340 per annum
Average Class Size 24
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:9
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP, IBCP
CP Coordinator Kim Kermath
Diploma Coordinator Rob Clements
MYP Coordinator Dr. Erin Foley
PYP Coordinator Nicola Moloney & Niko Lewman
Associations ECIS, CIS, NEASC, IB, AGIS

Inspiring global citizens and future changemakers

The Bavarian International School (BIS) is a community of more than 1,250 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 2023: 35 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, robotics, 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.

Digital pioneers

Educational Technology is integrated into everyday learning in a meaningful way, future skills are taught in an age-appropriate manner and the basics of coding are already taught in Primary School. Artificial intelligence (AI) is applied in a critical, reflective context in the Secondary School. The combination of specialised Educational Technology Coordinators, digitally-savvy teachers and a dedicated IT team underlines BIS as a digital pioneer.

BIS - a school of the future, already today.