Founded: 1997 as a merger of the former Bonn American High School, American Elementary School and British High School. The roots of these schools in Bonn are over 65 years old.
Enrollment for 2016-2017: 700 students anticipated, age range 3 to 19 years.
Last year our students came from 74 different countries and spoke more than 40 languages. The largest groups represented in BIS during the 2015-2016 school year were from the United States of America (17%), Germany (17%), United Kingdom (9%), Spain (4%) and India (4%).
Curriculum: IB World School, one of a select number of schools world wide with the privileged authorisation to run the Primary Years (PYP), Middle Years (MYP) and Diploma Programmes (DP). Fully accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization, Council of International Schools and New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Technology: More than 350 computers and a 1-to-1 iPad program with over 500 iPads in Grades 4–11. Two computer labs, three laptop carts, a Media Centre full of computers, laptops and iPads, internet resources and interactive whiteboards or AppleTV/Beamer setups in every classroom; all Apple platform. Supported BYOD program. An Educational Technology Coordinator, ICT Systems Manager and the ICT Technicians collaborate with students and staff to optimize and support learning.
Faculty: 97 teachers and 17 teacher assistants.
Class size: Average 18 students, maximum of 22 students per class.
Student/teacher ratio: ca. 9 to 1 in the Primary School and 8 to 1 in the Secondary School.
University and Career Advice: an onsite Career and World University Advisor aids and advises students with their higher education choices.
Counselling: Full-time Counsellors support both Primary and Secondary students with their social and emotional needs.
Extracurricular Programme: Competitive and social sports, dance, drama, vocal and instrumental music, musical theatre, scouts, TedXYouth, Student Council, Model United Nations, mathematics teams, homework club, science clubs, crafts, etc.
School publications: Fortnightly Newsflash, “Waves” magazine, BIS Yearbook.