Bavarian International School: The school of the future, today

Bavarian International School: The school of the future, today


Around 1.150 students from 61 nations attend Bavarian International School (BIS) in Munich-Schwabing and Haimhausen (in the north of Munich). The private all-day school offers children from age three right through to grade 12 a personalised, holistic education under the motto "Believe. Inspire. Succeed.”

Register for the BIS Virtual Open Days on March 11 and March 18! 

170 world-class teachers from 29 nations

Intercultural competence, innovative learning and academic excellence characterise the spirit of BIS, which follows the globally recognised International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. Thanks to its leading role in technology and conceptual thinking, BIS has been able to offer an exemplary Distance and Hybrid Learning programme during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

"We provide our students with the intellectual, social, emotional and above all critical perspectives they need as adults in a global, technological world,” says Dr Chrissie Sorenson, the head of BIS. “The pedagogical focus is always on the individual development and potential of each child – even at the Early Childhood stage from three years old, with preschool and primary school.”

BIS is home to 170 world-class teachers, from 29 nations. Last year, BIS students achieved an IB Diploma grade point average score of 36 (with a 100 percent passing rate), well above the global average of 31 (81 percent pass rate).  

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State-of-the-art education & Holistic care

The Bavarian International School stands for state-of-the-art education. Design and Educational Technology have been an integral part of the curriculum for many years. BIS students learn and collaborate with interactive whiteboards and Apple TVs, iPads (1:1 programme in grades 4-6), MacBooks (1:1 programme in grades 7-12), laboratories for science and technology, and studios for creativity and art. 

Last year, BIS students achieved an average IB Diploma score of 36

Global citizenship, international perspectives and valuing diversity are part of the DNA of BIS. While English is the school's official language, German, French, Spanish and Mandarin as well as 17 other languages are taught in the home language programme. 

BIS is known as a caring community, which invests in developing all aspects of a child. The school offers learning and language support, as well as mental health counselling onsite at both campuses. More than 400 students take part in around 80 different extracurricular activities each week. Optional bus transportation is available for all students, and healthy food is provided by "ORGANIC GARDEN". 

BIS is a renowned IB World School, authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), and only one of two schools in Germany offering all four IB programmes (PYP, MYP, DP, CP). Students graduate with one of two IB Diploma degrees recognised by the best universities in Germany and the whole world. With 30 years of experience, BIS is shaping the future of education and fostering growth and potential for students living in the Munich area.  

Get inspired: Virtual Open Days at BIS 

Want to find out more? BIS will be holding two open days in March and would love for you to join them online. The dates / times are as follows:  

  • BIS City Campus: March 11, 2021, 10 - 11 am. 
  • BIS Haimhausen Campus: March 18, 2021, 10 - 11 am 
  • Register now!



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