Bavarian International School (BIS)

Co-educational (3-18)
Day School
+49 8133 917203
Leopoldstraße 208, 80804 München, Germany

Year of Foundation 1991
Enrollment Phase / Grades Early Childhood (Kindergarten) – Grade 12
Boarding Day School
Number of students 1,150
Nationalities More than 60
Teacher Student Ratio 1:7,5
Accreditations IB World School, ECIS, CIS, NEASC, AAIE, BTEC, AGIS, AISB
Headmaster Dr. Chrissie Sorenson
Yearly Tuition Fee (Min)
Yearly Tuition Fee (Max)


Open Days 2022register here

City Campus – Kindergarten & Primary School
Thursday, 8th of February 2022, 1:00 pm, On-site
Thursday, 17th of March 2022, 1:00 pm, On-site
Wednesday, 6th of April 2022, 6:00 pm, Virtual

Haimhausen Campus – Kindergarten & Primary School
Thursday, 10 February 2022, 9:15 am, On-site, Open Day combined with Early Childhood Centre Coffee Morning
Thursday, 7th of April 2022, 9:30 am, On-site

Haimhausen Campus – Secondary School
Thursday, 15th of February 2022, 10:00 am, On-site
Monday, 4th of April 2022, 10:30 am, Virtual

Virtual Visit Videos (students, teachers, parents): click here

Changemakers for a new tomorrow

The Bavarian International School (BIS) is a community of over 1,150 learners and 170 education leaders, working together to bring out the best in young people from over 60 nations, all 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.

BIS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, spanning two campuses in Munich-Schwabing and Haimhausen, where talented, globally-focused educators care for students ages three to 18. As a private, non-profit, all-day school, BIS ranks among the best international schools in Germany and in Europe (IB Diploma score average at BIS in 2021: 37 points, world average score is 33). English is the language of instruction at both campuses, with 21 other languages offered. High-tech learning environments include Apple iPads and MacBooks as part of our standard technology suite.

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. Students are encouraged to develop themselves outside of the classroom as well, by taking part in one of 80 after school activities. These include drama, music, engineering, multimedia, athletics, as well as some signature programmes, such as the Model United Nations, the Duke of Edinburgh ́s International Award, and the Eco School project.

In 2021, BIS celebrated its 30th anniversary. The next chapter will include the funding and building of the new Creativity & Innovation Centre (CIC).


– Academic excellence (BIS IB Diploma average score in 2021: 37, 33 is the global average score, 37 is equivalent to 1.8 Abitur grade)
– 21 languages offered
– Technological expertise: 1:1 programmes with iPads, MacBooks, Helpdesk and IT Team
– Extensive extracurricular programme
(80 After School Activities per week) and After School Care programme until 5 or 6 pm at City Campus
– Counselling, wellbeing and learning support programmes – Career and university counselling
– School bus transportation at both campuses
– School catering by ORGANIC GARDEN

BIS Haimhausen Campus
Phone: +49 (0)8133 – 917 203

BIS City Campus München
Phone: +49 (0)89 – 896 55 522

Diversity Rocks! 30 Years of BIS
Welcome to BIS – Brochure
Magazine: Diversity Rocks - 30 Years of BIS
BIS Annual Report 2019-20




Languages of instruction


Foreign languages

German, Spanish, French, Mandarin, Japanese



University counseling


Learning support



Students and parents alike regard the multitude of extracurricular activities on offer as an exceptional feature of BIS. These activities include approximately 40 sports offerings over the two campuses, as well as CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service), the Model United Nations debate team, the Eco-School project, the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, a mix of fitness, scouting and expeditions. The social engagement, interdisciplinary collaboration and the exploring of new horizons plays a particularly significant role in an educational environment, according to Dr. Sorenson.Amnesty International, Art Club, Badminton, Band Workshop, Basketball,, Creativity or Service Activities (CAS), Cross Country, Dance Club, Eco School Project, Fitness Club, Football, Glee Club, Global Issues Network, Gymnastic Dance, Hip Hop, Judo, Model United Nations, Orchestra, Rugby, Ski Programme, Service in Action (SA), Swimming, Tennis, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, Volleyball, Yoga
School trips
Community service
Performing arts
Summer programs

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