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 1200
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
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Open Days 2022-2023 – register here:


BIS City Campus – Early Childhood/Kindergarten & Primary School
– Wednesday, 30 November 2022, 13:00 – 15:00
– Tuesday, 7 February 2023, 9:00 – 11:00
– Thursday, 9 March 2023, 9:00 – 11:00

BIS Haimhausen Campus – Early Childhood/Kindergarten & Primary School
– Thursday, 9 February 2023, 9:00 – 11:00 (for Early Childhood & Grade 1)

BIS Haimhausen Campus – Secondary School
– Thursday, 16 February 2023, 10:00 – 12:00
– Tuesday, 25 April 2023, 10:00 – 12:00

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

Changemakers for a new tomorrow

Across both BIS campuses, in Munich-Schwabing and Haimhausen, education for around 1,200 students from more than 60 nations takes place under the philosophy “Believe. Inspire. Succeed.” Approximately 180 teachers from all over the world act as mentors, inspiring students and imparting values and future skills along with academic knowledge. BIS teachers use a highly individualised approach, taking into account the strengths and weaknesses of each global citizen under their care.

“At BIS, we tailor our students’ preparation for the new world of tomorrow, where85% of future jobs are not even known today,” says Dr. Chrissie Sorenson, Head of School and Executive Board of Bavarian International School. In the globalised world, students require outstanding language and communication skills, an intercultural mindset, digital-technological excellence, teamwork and an innovative spirit.

BIS offers unique learning conditions with state-of-the-art technological equipment and holistic education far beyond the curriculum. Around 80 “After School Activities” per week are complemented by special programmes such as European Environmental School, Model United Nations or The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. At the BIS City Campus on Leopoldstrasse, after-school care is available until 6 p.m..

Academic excellence

BIS is a private, non-profit, all-day school (kindergarten, preschool, primary school, and secondary school) and is one of the best international schools in Germany and Europe.

In the last two years, the BIS graduating class scored 37 or 36 points on average in their final IB Diploma Programme exams, which is equivalent to a 1.8 or 2.0 Abitur grade in the German state system. These IB scores are much better than the worldwide average.

BIS is the only International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Germany to offer all four IB programmes (PYP, MYP, DP, CP). An IB degree opens doors to the best universities in the world – from Oxford to Harvard to the TUM or LMU in Germany.

Open Days 2022-23 – register here:


– Academic excellence (BIS IB Diploma average score in the last two years: 37 and 36 points, equivalent to 1.8 and 2.0 Abitur grade in the state system and well above the worldwide average)
– 21 languages offered
– Technological expertise: 1:1 programmes with iPads, 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
– Signature programmes like European Eco-school, Model United Nations, The Duke of Edingburgh´s International Award
– After School Care programme until 5 or 6 pm at City Campus
– Counselling, wellbeing and learning support programmes – Career and university counselling
– 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
School Brochures and Magazines
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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