International School of Stuttgart
The International School of Stuttgart e. V. offers an education to students between the ages of 3 and 18 years. ISS is a private, non-profit institution (Verein) which was founded in 1985 to serve the needs of the local international community. It is governed by a Board of Directors elected by parents, who are automatically members of the Verein.
The International School of Stuttgart is situated in Degerloch, a suburb on the southwestern edge of Stuttgart. It is accessible by public transport and by road from the town center or from the autobahn system surrounding Stuttgart. The ISS student body is multicultural, with students from about 30 different nations. The faculty is similarly diversified, with qualified professionals representing 15 nationalities. All teachers have at least a bachelors degree (or its equivalent) and/or a home country teaching certificate. Many also have advanced degrees.
Although the language of instruction is English, the German language is taught throughout the International School of Stuttgart and students for whom English is a second language receive special attention in small groups and within the classroom.
The International School of Stuttgart occupies two modern buildings. The Upper School building was opened in 1998 and a new building for the Lower School was opened in September 2001, together with a gymnasium and outdoor sports facilities. Classrooms are large, bright, and well resourced. The accommodation currently comprises classrooms for four Pre-School classes and grades 1 through 12, together with numerous language rooms for German, French and English as a Second Language. Science and technology are catered for in three state-of-the-art science labs, a computer room housing 24 computers and a library/media center.
The Lower School has its own computer lab and library/media center. Arts are provided for in two spacious music rooms, three art and design and technology rooms and a multi-purpose auditorium. The outdoor play areas are spacious and green.
Application to International School of Stuttgart is possible all year round, providing places are available. The school welcomes visits by interested parents. For further information, to apply for admission, or to make an appointment to visit the school, contact the admissions office.
Last modified February 22, 2007