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Extracurricular Programme

Athletics programme, music  and the arts, languages, after school child care

In addition to our well-balanced curriculum, we offer our students a comprehensive Extracurricular (EC) Programme to broaden their interests and talents. We believe extracurricular pursuits compliment the classroom experience, give students new areas to achieve in, develop their interests, and offers children opportunities to mix with others outside the classroom.

Our programme spans everything from the arts to sports, languages to political debating clubs. Students participate in a variety of activities during their breaks in the school day, as well as before and after school.

Our EC Programme divides into Extracurricular Sports, Extracurricular Activities and the Bonn International School Sport Association (Sportverein).

EC Sports

This covers competitive sports for Grade 5 – 12. Students who are prepared to regularly train and attend practice may join the team by first participating in tryouts at the beginning of each season. Recreational sports (without travel) are offered by season. A programme of available sports per season is published together with EC Activities throughout the year.

EC Activities

A broad umbrella description of a diverse range of after-school and lunchtime activities for all students. Activities are a great way for students to make new friends, learn and develop new skills and have fun. Languages, arts, music, drama, dance and non-competitive sports are among the variety of activities on offer. For example: choirs, Model United Nations, TEDxYouth, History Club, games club, dance, private instrument lessons, garden club.


The English speaking community in Bonn, whether BIS families or not, are able to participate in sporting activities and compete in local leagues via BISSV. This club is open to both children and adult athletes who would like to practice their sport all year long. 

Kidz Klub   

For families who require additional child care support after school, BIS offers a service until 18:00. Primary School children attending this service enjoy a variety of activities as well as homework supervision.

The cost of activities varies broadly, depending on the type of activity and its provider. Activities such as choir or Garden Club incur no additional cost, whilst other activities such as private music tuition or programmes offered by outside providers encounter a specified fee. Our competitive sports teams travel to play with other international schools. Families of students who compete with our sports teams contribute a proportion of the costs associated with this.

A day by day timetable of what we offer can be found on our Community Login portal and the BISSV pages.

If you are part of the BIS Community you can sign-up for the EC Programme and BISSV via our Community Login portal. On the landing page, please select the "EC & BISSV sign-up" button. If you need help with the sign-up process, please refer to the EC Programme and BISSV sign-up guide.

If you are not part of the BIS Community but wish to join some of our activities, please apply for you credentials.

External member sign-up