Bavarian International School
The Bavarian International School, founded in 1991, is a co-educational day school serving the international community in the north Munich area. The school is a non-profit association committed to providing an international programme that meets the needs of students from 43 nations.
The academic programme at Bavarian International School in the Lower School is that of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. It serves the needs of 370 students in pre-reception (aged 4) to grade 5. German, music and physical education are taught by specialist staff. An English as a Second Language programme supports students for whom English is not the mother tongue. The programme is further supplemented by educational trips and excursions and by an extra curricular Enrichment Programme which takes place at lunchtimes and after school. An active Student Council encourages student involvement and supports a variety of student-run community service activities.
The Upper School at Bavarian International School is comprised of two sections: the Middle Years (grades 6-10) and the Senior Years (grades 11 and 12). The students in grades 6-10 follow the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. IGCSE courses are available in grades 9 and 10. The programme for the Senior Years students in grades 11 and 12 is that of the International Baccalaureate Diploma. All secondary students are involved in community service programmes and in a wide range of sporting, cultural and athletic activities and services. Almost all senior students move on into tertiary educational institutions throughout the world.
The Bavarian International School is authorized by the IBO to offer both the PYP and the IB Diploma.
Classes meet daily Monday to Friday during two semesters. The school year runs from late August to late June. All teachers have full teaching qualifications and are experienced in their particular fields. The teachers are a culturally diverse group, currently representing 14 nationalities. The school is recognized and supported by the Bavarian government.
The Bavarian International School is located 20 km to the north of Munich and occupies both new purpose-built buildings and a renovated 18th century castle with extensive parklands and recreational areas. A modern sports hall offers good sporting opportunities for the students and the community. The school operates a bus service for students from Munich as well as the surrounding municipalities.
Admission is based on the ability to profit from the schools programme. Previous school records and personal interviews with students and parents are used to ensure optimal placement. Counselling and learning support staff are available to support students with school adjustment needs.
Last modified February 22, 2007