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MIS nurtures, challenges and inspires our students to become academically successful, life-long learners, creative and innovative thinkers, ethical, globally-minded contributors, and healthy, well-balanced individuals.


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Idyllic Parkland Campus

Easily accessible from Munich, the School takes full advantage of its 26-acre campus in an idyllic nature preserve near Starnberg to provide students with high- quality educational experiences both within well-equipped classrooms, laboratories and performing arts spaces and in our exceptional outdoor facilities.

Vibrant, International and Caring Community

MIS is a community school where more than 1250+ students comprising 65 nationalities learn together on a single, purpose-built campus. Munich International School promotes excellence in learning and in individual student growth and development. We recruit the most caring, competent and committed teachers and staff from more than two dozen countries.


These educators create a vibrant, diverse, student-centred programme of learning, supported by superior facilities and resources, like our:

  • Modern Languages, Arts & Design Complex
  • Makers‘ Laboratory
  • 1-1 laptop access for Grade 7,8 and 10-12. iPads up to Grade 6.
  • Two student libraries (primary and secondary)
  • Performing Arts Centre
  • Olympic-sized 8-lane track-and-field complex
  • Quadruple gymnasium with dance and fitness studio and grandstands for approx. 800 spectators
  • Differentiated outdoor play spaces for early childhood and primary years

Academic Achievements

With regard to academic performance, 2019 was another banner year for Munich International School:

  • In the IB Diploma examinations, the MIS Class of 2019 did exceptionally well: 95% of the students achieved a full IB Diploma, 19 of those students scored 40+ points (out of 45), and the class average was 34 (compared to a global average of 29).
  • In the MYP eAssessments, the MIS Class of 2021 achieved the highest scores in the history of our school: 25 students scored 50+ points (out of 56), the class average was 43 points (compared to a global average of 34), and 86% of our departments scored significantly above the average performance at other MYP schools. 
  • In the ISAs (International Schools Assessment), students in Grades 3 through 8 consistently outperformed their peers in other international schools and in other national systems (PISA results were used for this comparison). In Mathematics, our Grade 8 students scored better than students in Finland, Korea and Singapore (actually, they scored better than students in ALL national systems). In Reading, our Grade 8 students did similarly well, outscoring students in every comparison group.

Students at Munich International School routinely gain admission to the world’s best universities. Our excellent academic programmes are embedded, however, in a holistic, values-based curriculum that provides support and appropriate challenge for every child.

Future-Ready Learning

In recent years and with increasing frequency and intensity, we are restructuring our academic work to include more student voice, student choice and student leadership. We are intentionally requiring students to make sense of real-world challenges and to propose novel, innovative solutions. We are implementing more interdisciplinary units of study that call upon students to integrate knowledge and skills from diverse disciplines in order to address compelling, important issues. The outcomes of all of this work are not as easy to quantify as the examination scores up above. However, I can share some of the strategies and actions MIS is implementing in order to nurture this future-focused thinking and learning:

  • Inquiry: Our educational programme, from the Early Years through to the Diploma Programme, is increasingly predicated on asking precise, effective questions and helping students to construct targeted investigations to find the best answers.
  • Making: The introduction last school year of our Makers' Space in the Junior School and the Makers' Laboratory in the Middle and Senior Schools put powerful new tools into the hands of our students. Across the curriculum students are now employing the design cycle and design thinking strategies to design, prototype, build, and refine solutions to a broad array of problems and issues.
  • Technology: We continue to explore and introduce new technological tools. We are particularly interested in tools that enhance collaboration and enable students to work in groups and with partners both within and beyond the walls of our school.
  • Interdisciplinary Thinking: The solutions to many of the challenges facing our global community, our local community, and companies and organisations are ones that require complex, systems thinking. We are progressively introducing more and more units of study at MIS that intentionally combine approaches and knowledge from diverse disciplines.

Learning at MIS often looks very different than at other schools. And that is intentional. Parents should not be surprised if their children regale them with stories of using our audio-visual studio to produce short films in German class. Their children may proudly present them with models they created with our 3D printers to demonstrate fault lines for geography class. And they might share personal artwork that they crafted in response to their study of the Holocaust. We believe that the work our children do must have meaning for them, must derive from the realities they experience outside of school, and must prepare them for a complex and changing world. Naturally, it must also prepare them for their formal examinations (and it does!), but our true goals are much deeper and more meaningful than just that.

Balancing the competing demands placed on schools is challenging. But it is also invigorating and inspiring. And Munich International School is fortunate that we can tackle these challenges together with a community of talented, committed, and generous parents and families. Yes, school is changing. If you would like to see the future of education, please schedule a visit to Munich International School through our Admissions staff:

It is a joy to introduce new students and families to the outstanding community that is Munich International School. The Admissions Office is the first point of contact for prospective students and parents and can be reached at +49 (0) 8151 366 120/121 or We warmly invite you to visit us and experience first-hand how Munich International School is different.

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