Bavarian International School (BIS) is a non-profit institution with two campus locations (Haimhausen and Munich-Leopoldstr.). Around 1,200 children and adolescents from 56 nations between the ages of 3 and 18 attend the recognized IB World School including kindergarten (from the age of 3). As one of only two international schools in Germany, BIS offers all four IB programs. The IB DP average result of 34.3 (worldwide: 29.7) illustrates the high pedagogical standards. 210 employees work at BIS, including 170 teachers from 29 nations. The holistic educational focus is on the individual development of each child under the motto "Believe. Inspire. Succeed ". BIS stands for an intercultural and open-minded atmosphere of learning together in a modern environment. The international school strives to develop motivated, confident, responsible lifelong-learners who make a difference to our world. In times of the Coronavirus BIS offers an exemplary and well-balanced Distance Learning programme.

  • Day school tuition No Information
  • Grades for day school Pre-K/Reception -
    12th Grade/Year 13
  • Scholarships Available No
  • Number of Students 1200
  • Year founded 1991
  • Boarding school tuition No Information
  • Curricula IB Career-related, IB Diploma, IB Middle Years, IB Primary Years
  • Type Co-ed

Admissions Information

  • Students can join after the academic year begins Yes
  • Application fee (domestic) $200 USD
  • Application fee (international) $200 USD


  • Assigns homework Yes
  • Use of technology in the classroom Yes
  • Language of instruction English
  • ELL support Yes
  • Learning support Yes
  • Native English teachers Yes
  • Languages taught Chinese, English, French, German, Spanish
  • Examinations available

Languages Taught

French, Spanish and Chinese taught from grade 6. Mother Tongue Programm from grade 6.

School Life

  • Bus service Yes
  • Sports teams available Yes
  • Pastoral Care Yes
  • Do students practice religion at the school No
  • Max class size 24
  • School provides lunch Yes
  • Supervised care before or after school No
  • Access to an educational psychologist No
  • Student nationalities 56
  • Average class size 22

University Relations

  • University counseling Yes