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Inspire individual strengths and passions
Take a closer look! Outdoor learning is an important part of our curriculum and educational philosophy.
Thrive in a positive environment
Meet us and experience what makes our learning environment special - whether in person or virtually
Express yourself and your creativity
Diploma students prepare their exhibition art portfolios and pieces for university application
Empower strong relationships
Reading time in Primary: students work in small groups with their teacher to improve skills
Enjoy a balanced approach to learning and life
Students play basketball in their break time - often as a coeducational group

Students

BIS is open to all children, ages 3 – 18, whether from the Bonn region or with international roots. We currently welcome 750 students from 75 countries and the appreciation of diverse perspectives and cultures they bring with them.

Curriculum

Following the International Baccalaureate curriculum allows for smooth transitions from Kindergarten to Primary School through to graduation after Grade 12.

Future-ready Academics

We believe that education is far more than simply working through a set of information prescribed for a certain age group.

Our students learn how to learn. In addition to a core curriculum, we develop skills and attitudes in our students empowering them to look to their futures confidently, knowing they are well-prepared for achievement and adaptable to change.

Future-ready academics means that we teach research, communication, self-management, social and executive skills as part of our curriculum.

BIS at a Glance - our Facts and Figures

Our students develop analytical skills and the ability to solve complex problems. They learn independently, learn how to make decisions and can apply their knowledge and skills across a range of subject content and challenges.

Bonn International School is an accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in all grade levels, and proud to be one of the first schools in Germany to have earned this honour. By implementing IB programmes, BIS benefits from evolving educational best practice in more than 5000 schools across the globe.

Regular accreditation by established, respected international organizations like the International Baccalaureate Organization and Council of International Schools assures families that our school provides top-quality education, is bench-marked against international standards and keeps pace with evolving educational best practice.

Languages

English is our school language. We have an experienced team of teachers dedicated to supporting students who join BIS without speaking English.

German is taught in all grade levels according to different levels of proficiency, including native speakers.

Strength of Teaching

Our latest IB Diploma results of 37 average points (world average 33) are the most obvious indicator of academic achievement. Others might be MYP eAssessment at the end of Grade 10 with all BIS subject averages above world averages, or ISA testing results tracking student progress in core subjects like Mathematics, Reading and Writing.

These results would not be possible without the dedication and inspiration of 100 teachers from 25 countries. Our teachers are highly-qualified, many hold Masters or PhD degrees, and engage in continuing professional development. Our teachers also lead co-curricular activities or coach sports, so that they can support student development beyond a classroom setting.

Through small class sizes, our teachers know and champion each student, their interests and potential. A well-resourced campus, particularly relating to IT and STEM subjects, empower teachers and student alike with the tools they need to be successful.

School Day

Our school day is from 8:20 – 15:20 for all grade levels. After school care on campus is available until 18:00. Activities (sports, arts, language schools and more) take place onsite until 19:30.

Campus

Our campus is modern, spacious and well equipped, including an excellent IT infrastructure, our own Media Centre, tournament sports halls, design rooms and labs.

Wellbeing and Community

We believe that students thrive - both academically and personally - in a school environment where they feel safe, supported, and enjoy a sense of belonging. Therefore, we focus great resources on fostering this culture of wellbeing, inclusion, and resilience.

Our Counselors and teachers partner with students at all grade levels to enhance overall wellbeing and academic readiness. We welcome students in all their diversity and work with them to find their place and reach their unique potential.

The idea of community is central to the identity of our school. Whether student, parent or staff, we are united in supporting one another to achieve our personal best … and along the way, in having fun together.

8:1

Student to Teacher Ratio

8:1
means we have 1 teacher per 8 students

 

With this ratio, we are able to provide individualized learning opportunities and the expertise of specialist teachers to suit a range of needs.

 

750

Students ages 3 - 18

720 Students

Early Learning - Grade 12

 

This level of enrolment makes BIS big enough to offer a diversity of programmes, and small enough so that every student is known.

100

Teachers

100 Teachers

from 25 countries

 

Our faculty is a healthy mix of experienced teachers and those newer to the profession who bring new impulses into the classroom.

40

Languages

40 Languages

Spoken by our students

 

While English is our language of instruction and all students learn German, our students are encouraged to speak and read in their mother tongue languages. 

75

Nationalities

75 Nationalities

represented in our student body

 

We love this diversity and the intercultural understanding it promotes. Our students profit greatly from learning and living within a diverse community.

25

Years in Education

25 Years

As an International Baccalaureate World School

 

This legacy makes BIS the most experienced school with an International Baccalaureate curriculum in the Bonn-Cologne region.

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