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Why BIS?

Top academic results in a curriculum where social competence takes centre stage.

The mission of Bonn International School is to empower and inspire students to achieve their full individual potential and become responsible global citizens.
We provide an innovative, internationally-recognized education within a compassionate multicultural community.

With so many good schools in Bonn, we are often asked “Why BIS?”. Our answer:

  • BIS is the most established and experienced International Baccalaureate school in the Cologne-Bonn area.
  • Our curriculum empowers and inspires each student to achieve individual excellence and connects classroom learning to real life, making it relevant and powerful.
  • Our campus gives students the spaces, resources and technology they need to succeed.
  • We place great emphasis on student well-being and belonging, believing they are integral to academic success.
  • Focus on well-being, agility and resilience lay at the core of student success.
  • Our 80-country strong diversity inspires an appreciation for different perspectives, cultures, and approaches to life and learning.

BIS graduates confirm these strengths by attending top universities around the world. 

  • Our Class of 2021 achieved outstanding International Baccalaureate Diploma results of 37 out of 45 average points, the highest ever for a BIS graduating class and significantly above the world average of 33.
  • 97% of the Class of 2021 sitting IB Diploma exams passed, compared to the world average of ca. 80%.

For more details, consult our Graduation Statistics and School Profile.