St. George’s – The British International Schools

The St. George’s schools in Cologne, Düsseldorf and Munich are day schools for students aged between two and 18, with Cologne also offering boarding. They provide a blend of the best of a British education and an inclusive international environment.

At St. George’s, students have access to a rich curriculum, world-class premises, and enthusiastic educators that develop passionate learners who are able to reason critically and think imaginatively.


Over 35 years of excellence in education

St. George’s opened in Cologne in 1985 with a first cohort of 15 students. Building on its success, a sister campus was established in Duisburg (close to Düsseldorf) in 2002, which later moved to a purpose-built location in 2012. In 2013, St. George's expanded with a third school in Munich. The schools work collaboratively with a shared philosophy and keep evolving to stand at the forefront of education.

St. George’s aims to prepare students for success beyond the classroom by fostering a love for lifelong learning, tailored to their unique style. With experienced teachers and small class sizes, pupils can reach their full potential, explore their passions and make a meaningful contribution to their communities.


Building on the best of British traditions

St. George's values the British education system, emphasising high academic standards and the development of soft skills. The so-called “house system” - where students become members of a house on their first day of school - promotes inclusivity, healthy competition, public speaking and leadership.

Innovative teaching approaches expose students to a range of technologies and real-world experiences. The schools also offer a strong safeguarding culture, aimed at protecting and nurturing the whole child, with a priority placed on pupil wellbeing.

A focus on academics in an international environment

St. George’s schools offer an international environment with students from over 50 different nationalities, including Germany, United Kingdom, United States, India, China, Japan, Spain, Italy, and Greece.

Most of our teachers hail from the United Kingdom but we have teachers from all over the world including Germany, the United States, France, Italy, Spain, and Australia.

Students benefit from small class sizes with a student to teacher ratio of 6:1, and a maximum class size of 20 students.

Our teachers benefit from professional development in order to stay abreast of the latest teaching and learning techniques.

For the past two years, St. George’s has hosted the researchED conference in Germany where leading academics and educators present the latest thoughts and innovations in education.


A rich and rigorous curriculum

The curriculum at St. George’s spans from Pre-Nursery to Year 13.

Up to Year 11, all course work is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and the National Curriculum of England. Students prepare for the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) Cambridge Assessment in Years 10 and 11. The IGCSE is recognised in Germany as an equivalent to the Mittlere Reife. This curriculum develops key academic competence and ensures students acquire confidence and practice sitting examinations. The IGCSE subjects include English Language, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, German, Geography, History, Physical Education, Economics, Geography, Art, Computer Science, Drama, Music, Spanish, and French.

In Years 12 and 13, the students embark upon the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme or the IB Career-Related Programme – a comprehensive curriculum that is recognised by universities around the world. The IB subjects include English Language and Literature, Mathematic Analysis and Approaches, Mathematics Applications and Interpretations, Psychology, History, Geography, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, German, French, Spanish, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Business management, Economics, Global Politics, Sports Science, Theatre Studies, and Art.

St. George’s graduates achieve average IB scores well above the world average. They attend top universities in Germany and abroad, with areas of study including business management, engineering, law and medicine.


Beyond education

While academic progress is a key part of a student’s path to success, St. George’s pupils are encouraged to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities, such as sport, music and drama, allowing them to explore and develop their passions and interests. They are also involved in service projects which foster community mindedness, courage and teamwork.

Alongside programmes like The Model United Nations, St. George’s students participate in the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh International Award, founded by Prince Philip in 1956. They learn new skills, build confidence and resilience by helping their community, finding new hobbies, and learning lifelong skills through wilderness expeditions.

The St. George’s values

The school community is guided by four values: Curiosity, Courage, Confidence and Community.

Curiosity stirs enthusiasm for continuous exploration, inquiry and learning. This is the energy that fosters open minds, innovation and opportunity. The curriculum is designed to nurture curiosity and inspire pupils to engage in an education that is relevant and unbounded.

It takes courage to step forward, to explore and to lead the way. This is the foundation on which St. George’s builds integrity, confidence and resilience. The pupils are courageous because they stand up for what they believe in and lead by example.

Confidence is the motivation to engage with people, present ideas and seize opportunities as they arise. It is built on experiences and success. Then St. George’s mission is to provide pupils with the confidence, choices and tools needed to maximise their individual potential.

The diversity and inclusivity of the St. George’s community is its strength: seeking to build mutual trust and respect, while preserving individual identity, unique thoughts and personality. The schools share their passions within their communities and genuinely care for each other, as well as those in the broader world.

The schools’ mission is to build strong and responsible citizens, able to follow their dreams and lead a life that makes a difference. Students are expected to demonstrate respectful behaviour towards one another, and to develop a keen sense of personal responsibility. St. George’s schools empower children to lead a life that makes a difference.

St. George’s School, Düsseldorf Rhein-Ruhr School Director Robert Troilett on Holistic Education

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St. George’s - The British International Schools


St. George’s, The British International School, Cologne

Husarenstr. 20

50997 Cologne, Germany

+49 2233 808 870


St. George’s, The British International School, Düsseldorf Rhein-Ruhr

Am Neuen Angerbach 90

47259 Duisburg, Germany

+49 203 456 860


St. George’s, The British International School, Munich

Heidemannstr. 182

80939 Munich, Germany

+49 89 7246 9330