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The school of the future, today

Bavarian International School (BIS) in Munich and Haimhausen.Around 1,150 students from 61 nations attend Bavarian International School (BIS) in Munich-Schwabing and Haimhausen. The private all-day school offers children age three years old through Grade 12 a personalised, holistic education under the motto "Believe. Inspire. Succeed". Intercultural competence, innovative learning and academic excellence characterise the spirit of BIS, which follows the globally recognised International Baccalaureate (IB). Thanks to its leading role in technology and conceptual thinking, BIS is 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. 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 elementary school," says Head of School Dr. Chrissie Sorenson.
BIS is home to 170 world-class teachers, from 29 nations. BIS students achieved an IB diploma grade point average score of 36 (with 100% passing rate), well above the global average of 31 (81%).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 TV's, iPads (1:1 programme in grades 4-6), MacBooks (1:1 programme in grades 7-12), laboratories for science and technology, studios for creativity and art. 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 counseling onsite at both campuses. More than 400 students take part in around 80 different extracurricular activities, each week.BIS is an IB World School, authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO). With 30 years of experience (1991 - 2021), BIS is shaping the future of education and fostering growth and potential for students living in the Munich area. Students graduate with one of two IB Diploma degrees recognised by the best universities in Germany and the whole world.

Open Days

Bavarian International School (BIS) invites to Virtual Open Days

Digital get-to-know dates for the BIS City Campus in Munich on the 11th of March and for the Haimhausen Campus on the 18th of March 2021.Bavarian International School (BIS) invites all interested parents to two Virtual Open Days. On Thursday, the 11th of March, 2021 from 10am-11am, BIS will host a virtual event for the City Campus, which has a Early Childhood Centre for children from the age of three ("Kindergarten 2.0") and a primary school for grades 1-5. City Campus located in Munich- Schwabing currently has around 260 students from 34 countries.The online introduction to the Haimhausen Campus which has the full range, from Early Childhood to Secondary School (up until graduation in Year 12), will take place on Thursday, the 18th of March 2021 from 10am-11am. Both online events are organised as simple Zoom meetings. After a welcome and overarching insight into the philosophy, DNA and spirit by BIS Head of School Dr. Chrissie Sorenson, the respective school principals will offer in-depth information on the concept and curriculum. In addition, there will be a question & answer round. Participation requires a short, simple registration via the BIS website: ."Even though we would prefer to welcome the families personally on campus, every participant also gets a very good impression of the philosophy, values and quality of our school during the virtual open days," says Dr. Chrissie Sorenson, Head of School at Bavarian International School, which is attended by a total of 1,150 students from 61 nations. As preparation, the 55-year-old German-American recommends taking a look at the new website , a first selection of new videos with students, parents and teachers or a look at the annual magazine with stories and impressions (in the web section admissions).Independent of these virtual open days, interested families can contact the BIS Admissions Team at any time for information, enquiries or to arrange a personal or virtual school tour: By email at or by phone: BIS City Campus: +49 (0)89 - 89655 522, BIS Haimhausen Campus (Kindergarten and Primary School): +49 (0)8133 - 917 121, BIS Haimhausen Campus (Secondary School): +49 (0)8133 - 917 203.

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