Bavarian International School

Top-notch Munich Locale: Bavarian International School educating 1,150 students from more than 60 nations



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Changemakers for a new tomorrow

Bavarian International School (BIS) in Munich and Haimhausen.
Bavarian International School campus
The Bavarian International School (BIS) is a community of learners, working together to bring out the best in young people, within a caring and international environment. BIS students are supported to become global citizens with outstanding language and communication skills, an intercultural mindset, and a deep understanding of digital technology and modern collaboration.
Children at the Bavarian International School
BIS is an International Baccalaureate World School, spanning two campuses in Munich-Schwabing and Haimhausen (Bavaria, Germany), where talented, globally-focused educators care for students ages three to 18, from Kindergarten to Secondary School. BIS is a private, non-profit, all-day school which ranks among the best international schools in Germany and in Europe (average IB Diploma score 2021: 37 points).
High-tech learning environments house over 1,150 students from over 60 nations. English is the language of instruction at both campuses, supplemented by German, Spanish, Mandarin and French in the curriculum and 17 other languages in the Home Language Programme.
Children at the Bavarian International School
The caring culture of BIS is defined by additional guidance for students at every turn: language and learning support, mentors, school counsellors, and university and career counsellors.
Children at the Bavarian International School
Students are encouraged to develop themselves outside of the classroom as well, by taking part in one of 80 after school activities, e.g. sports, arts, music, drama, multimedia, design tech, engineering, Eco School projects, Model United Nations, The Duke of Edinburgh´s International Award and much more.
Children at the Bavarian International School
In 2021, BIS celebrated its 30th anniversary. The next chapter will include the funding and building of a new 25 million Euro campus building in Haimhausen, the upcoming Creativity & Innovation Centre (CIC).

A leading school in Germany

Bavarian International School (BIS) once again proved its reputation as one of the leading international schools in Germany and Europe. The current graduating class of 2021 of 80 students achieved an IB Diploma (DP) average grade of 37 points, which is well above the global average of 33 points. This value corresponds to the Abitur grade of 1.8 in the state system. Over a third of BIS students scored more than 40 points (1.3 in the German State system). The average grade at Bavarian Gymnasiums is expected to be between 2.1 - 2.2 in 2021."I could not be prouder of our G12 students, who have spent the majority of their last two years under corona conditions and were still able to achieve such high marks. The strong academic performance of these young people is particularly remarkable as they have done so in our non-selective school. This is also a testimony to the dedicated teaching staff at BIS, who concentrate not only on the academic welfare or our students, but also their overall wellbeing,” says Dr. Chrissie Sorenson, Head of School and Executive Board of Bavarian International School.

Academic excellence

In addition to the 28 students with over 40 points, 32 students achieved a median score of 30 to 39 points (24 points are needed to pass) - evidence of high academic quality on a broad scale. The IB DP pass rate of 97% (89% worldwide), and IB Career-related Programme (CP) pass rate of 100% is nothing short of impressive.The hard work and passionate dedication of teachers and students alike have been the main factors behind the great success of BIS in difficult times. The slogan "Believe. Inspire. Succeed" was truly lived. The IB DP Coordinator of Bavarian International School, Loay Malek, adds other important points for the outstanding results: Professionalism and flexibility of the leadership team, comprehensive hygiene, testing and filtering measures, exemplary support from the health department, facility and other admin departments, a strong pastoral care programme and last but not least trust, understanding and cooperation of the parents. “In short, BIS (the entire community) managed it all exceptionally well,” says Loay Malek.Ticket to the best universities of the world The graduates of the class of 2021 have access to the best universities around the world and in Germany. BIS graduates will, for example, attend the University of Oxford, Imperial College London, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) or universities in Madrid, Rotterdam, Budapest, St. Gallen, Vienna, Hong Kong or Edinburgh, with courses of studies ranging from Astrophysics and International Law to Acting & Performance and Finance.

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ContactsBIS City Campus in Munich Schwabing
  • Leopoldstr. 208
  • 80804 München, Germany
  • Petra Douglas (Kindergarten & Primary School)
  • Tel.: +49 (0)89 - 896 55 522
BIS Haimhausen Campus
  • Hauptstr. 1
  • 85788 Haimhausen, Germany
  • Katharina Lippacher (Kindergarten & Primary School)
  • Tel.: +49 (0)8133 - 917 121
  • Nicki Jahn (Secondary School)
  • Tel.: +49 (0)8133 - 917 126

Facts & Figures

Locations: Munich and Haimhausen, Bavaria (Germany)Founded: 1991 (30 years of BIS in 2021)Type of School:
  • International School (IB World School)
  • non-profit organisation
  • private all-day school from Kindergarten to Secondary School (from age 3 to 18) 
Students: 1,150 from more than 60 nationsTeachers: 170 from more than 30 nationsCharacteristics:
  • academic excellence (IB Diploma average 2021: 37/33/37 points worldwide equivalent to 1.8 Abitur grade)
  • 5 languages in the curriculum and 17 additional languages in the Home Language Programme
  • technological competence: 1:1 programmes with iPads, MacBooks, helpdesk and IT team
  • extensive extracurricular programme (80 activities per week)
  • intensive counselling, wellbeing and learning support programmes
  • Career and university counselling
  • School bus transportation at both campuses
  • School catering by ORGANIC GARDEN

BIS Open Days 2022

BIS City Campus - Kindergarten & Primary School

  • Thursday, 8th of February 2022, 1:00 pm, on-site, Special Open Day for Grade 3-5
  • Thursday, 17th of March 2022, 11 pm, on-site
  • Wednesday, 6th of April 2022, 6 pm - virtual

BIS Haimhausen Campus - Kindergarten & Primary School

  • Thursday, 10 February 2022, 9:15 am, on-site,
  • Thursday, 7 April 2022, 9:30 am, on-site

BIS Haimhausen Campus - Secondary School

  • Thursday, 15 February 2022, 10:00 am - on-site
  • Monday, 4 April 2022, 10:30 am- virtual

Register now!

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