The Bavarian International School gAG (BIS) was established in 1990 to offer a full-day education in English to children from the international community in the north of Munich. We opened in February 1991 with 6 students and now celebrate more than 25 years of inspiring and challenging young minds! In those years we have grown to a two-campus school with a steadily increasing enrolment of 1,150 students, representing approximately 52 nations. We are an IB World School, authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (ibo.org) to teach the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), and the Career-related Programme (CP).
BIS is approved by the government of Bavaria and fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), and the Council of International Schools (CIS). BIS is also a member of the Education Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS), the Association of German International Schools (AGIS), the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Internationale Schulen in Bayern (AISB), the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) and the National Association for College Admissions Counselling (NACAC). We subscribe to the NACAC’s Statement of Principals of Good Practice.
One of the things that parents and staff value most about BIS is its friendly family-oriented school feeling and strong sense of community. For many expats, the school's families and programmes become a focal point of their life in Munich.
The first record of a manor house in Haimhausen goes back as far as 1281. In ancient times, the castle in Haimhausen is said to have been located on the hill next to the church. Presumably on 5th august 1504, the castle fell victim to the fire with the village in the Landshut war of succession (Upper Bavaria against Lower Bavaria). The building was rebuilt, but itself burnt down during the 30-years-war (1618-1648).
The counts Franz Ferdinand of Viepeckh von Haimhausen, having been given the land as a gift from the Bavarian royal family, commenced the building of the central section of the current Schloss in 1660. Count Franz Ferdinand created with the Munich court painter Andreas Wolf (1652-1716), whose bust is in the Munich hall of fame at the Bavaria, the central building with the outside staircase. According to the taste of the time, it was rebuilt as a moated castle down the Amper.
The new Primary School building, with 24 additional classrooms, has been completed in December 2006, and in January 2007 moved into their new quarters.
At Haimhausen Campus we have three spacious playgrounds on the school yard. This provides enough space for all students to run, play and have fun with their peers.
The BIS City Campus on Leopoldstrasse in Munich proudly opened its doors to students in Early Childhood (EC1, age 4) to Grade 5 in January 2016.
The playground for the City Campus is in the backyard, where students enjoy climbing, cycling and playing games.
The bright and spacious room of the Library at our City Campus easily attracts students to stay & learn in a positive and calm environment.
With a wide range of dishes and plenty of variety, our caterer ensures that the daily meals are always prepared with fresh, organic products, rich in important nutrients and vitamins.
At BIS we host more than 1.150 students from about 52 nations, speaking approximately 45 different languages.
The IB Art Exhibition is one of our annual highlights, which utilizes our historic Schloß as a unique gallery space. This exhibition is the culmination of a two-year program in which advanced art students at the IB DP level present their work.
Visitors of this exhibition have a chance to speak personally with the student artists about their creative process and the resulting works.
At BIS we are constantly striving to improve our competitive sports programmes. We compete regularly in sports competitions against other schools in the region. We also participate in the German International School Sports Tournaments (GISST) and the European Sports Conference (ESC).
Our sports teams follow structured and balanced training programmes and during their season train 2 - 3 times per week, as well as participating in sports competitions.
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