Addresses of international schools in Cologne and Bonn
Bilingo Bilinguale Grundschule Köln
Bilingual full-day primary school with a high proportion of English because many subjects are taught in English. Children are cared for from 7.30 am to 6 pm, also partly during school holidays.
›› Braunsfeld, Stolberger Str. 311, Tel. 78 87 38 00, www.bilingo-grundschule.eu
Bonn International School
About 650 pupils aged 3 to 19 from 60 countries attend the Bonn International School. Children are prepared for the International Baccalaureate in small classes with a maximum of 22 pupils. This multicultural school lays emphasis on teaching tolerance and open-mindedness. It also has a large choice of extra-curricular activities from sports and sciences to drama and music.
›› Bonn-Plittersdorf, Martin-Luther-King-Str. 14, Tel. 0 228/30 85 40, www.bonn-is.de
École de Gaulle-Adenauer
Lessons in this bilingual school follow a German and French curriculum to enable pupils to transition to a further education school from both educational systems. In the first two school years, pupils are divided into language groups, then from ages 8/9 lessons are either in French or German. English lessons from ages 7/8.
›› Bonn-Mehlem, Domhofstr. 27, Tel. 0 228/9 53 80 31, www.ecole-bonn.de
A full-day comprehensive school oriented to a European focus offering all school leaving certificates. From ages 10-11 pupils learn English and a second foreign language (French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch or Russian). Offers lots of foreign projects.
›› Raderthal, Raderthalgürtel 3, Tel. 2 85 00 60, www.europaschulekoeln.de
Ibis - Independent Bonn International School
Private English-speaking school where lessons for pupils aged 3 to 11 predominantly follow the English National Curriculum.
›› Bonn-Heiderhof, Tulpenbaumweg 42, Tel. 0 228/32 31 66, www.ibis-school.com
Instituto Italo Svevo
This German-Italian comprehensive school teaches in three European languages. From ages 10-11 German and Italian have equal status in lessons with English as the first foreign language. From ages 12-13 biology is taught in English. The full-day school has its own cafeteria as well as homework help and multi-lingual study groups.
›› Neustadt-Nord, Gladbacher Wall 5, Tel. 1 39 29 85, www.italo-svevo-koeln.de
Internationale Friedensschule Köln
Cologne International School (German: Internationale Friedensschule Köln) follows an all-day schooling concept unique in Germany with lessons conducted from kindergarten on in German, English and Spanish. Primary school lessons are in German and English while Spanish is taught through play. After primary school, pupils can attend the academic high (grammar) school or the international comprehensive school where lessons are in English. Third foreign language choices are French, Latin, German, Arabic, Hebrew and Chinese. Qualifications studied for are the Abitur university entrance certificate and/or the International Baccalaureate. Natural sciences and music are further focal points.
›› Widdersdorf, Neue Sandkaul 29, Tel. 3 10 63 40, www.if-koeln.de
ISR Internationale Schule am Rhein in Neuss
ISR is a state-recognized, full-day private school close to Neuss city forest for children from kindergarten age through to 18. The school uses English as the language of instruction. As a member of the SABIS® school network, the school offers students an international curriculum with leaving certificates geared toward German or international college admission. The certificates are: ISR High School Diploma (age 18), US AP – Advanced Placement Exams, IB – International Baccalaureate Diploma Programm (age 17-18) and British AS/A-Level Exams (age 18-19). The SABIS Student Life Organization® gives students the opportunity to develop self-confidence, discipline and motivational skills and teaches important ethical and moral values.
›› 41464 Neuss, Konrad-Adenauer-Ring 2 , Tel. 0 21 31/4 03 88-14, -15, www.internationale-schule.de
St. George´s School
This state-accredited English language school for children aged 2 to 18 is attractive because of its small class sizes and family atmosphere. Lessons are geared towards passing the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GSCE), Advanced Subsidiary, Advanced Level or International Baccalaureate. It also has Germany’s first English-language residential school, the British International Boarding School. There is also a large range of extra-curricular activities including drama, a choir, chess, photography and various sports.
›› Rondorf, Husarenstr. 20, Tel. 0 22 33/80 88 70, www.stgeorgesschoolcologne.de
State bilingual schools
Secondary school with bilingual German-English department. Geography lessons are in English for pupils from ages 12-13, after ages 14-15, more subjects are taught in English.
›› Neuehrenfeld, Dechenstr. 1, Tel. 9 55 60 70, www.rseichen-koeln.de
Germany’s only academic high school that offers pupils the chance to study at the same time for the German Abitur university entrance certificate, as well as the French Baccalauréat and the International Baccalaureate. Also awards the CertiLingua excellence certificate.
›› Bonn-Zentrum, Ollenhauerstr. 5, Tel. 0 228/77 75 20, www.feg-bonn.de
One of two Cologne schools, along with the Lessing-Gymnasium, that offers the International Baccalaureate.
›› Altstadt-Süd, Josef-Haubrich-Hof 2, Tel. 22 19 16 28, www.fwg-koeln.de
Academic high school with a German-French department that arranges exchanges with a French partner school as well as a bilingual school leaving certificate or AbiBac (French-German baccalaureate).
›› Neustadt-Nord, Vogelsanger Str. 1, Tel. 27 97 10, www.kreuzgasse.de
Lessing academic high school has been a recognized world school since 2007. It’s one of two Cologne schools that teaches the International Baccalaureate in English.
›› Zündorf, Heerstr. 7, Tel. 0 22 03/9 92 01 66, www.lessing-gymnasium.eu
Montessorie Gymnasium Köln
Pupils can study for the German Abitur and Italian Maturità as part of the German-Italian program.
›› Bickendorf, Rochusstr. 145, Tel. 5 95 72 31, www.monte-koeln.de
Städtisches Hölderlin-Gymnasium Köln
Academic high school with a nearly 100-year tradition that has a bilingual English program.
›› Mülheim, Graf-Adolf-Str. 59, Tel. 35 58 86 50, www.shg-koeln.de
Bilingual (German/English) history lessons for pupils aged 13-16.
›› Zündorf, Heerstr. 7, Tel. 0 22 03/9 92 01 44, www.wilhelm-busch-realschule.de
bli - Bonner Lehrinstitut
This private school educates older children starting at ages 13-14 and lessons are based on passing the Mittlere Reife leaving certificate or Abitur university entrance exam. The school aims to provide a stress-free learning environment under the care of dedicated teachers in a small school with a personal and friendly atmosphere, encouraging youngsters to be happy to attend school.
›› Bonn-Bad Godesberg, Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 5 , Tel. 0 228/35 35 31, www.bonner-lehrinstitut.de
State-accredited auxiliary school whose pupils learn English as their first foreign language, then can choose between French or Turkish as a second language subject from age 11/12.
›› Buchheim, Arnsbergerstr. 11, Tel. 96 81 98 12, www.privatgymnasiumdialog.de
An independent auxiliary school with a relaxed learning atmosphere in small classes with a maximum of 13 pupils and individualized help toward all leaving certificates including the Abitur university entrance exam.
›› Ensen, Kölner Str. 57, Tel. 0 22 03/1 48 33, www.koelner-privatschule.de
Jewish school where the pupils are taught in Hebrew for up to 14 hours a week. Jewish practices such as visiting the synagogue in the morning are a standard part of the school day.
›› Neuehrenfeld, Ottostr. 85, Tel. 71 66 24 02
Michaeli Schule Köln Freie Waldorfschule
Independent Waldorf school in Cologne’s south with lessons integrating special needs pupils. Two teachers teach classes of up to 25 pupils, including 5 special needs students. Offers the Waldorf school leaving certificate and all state qualifications including the special needs and Abitur university entrance certificates.
›› Neustadt-Süd, Loreleystr. 3-5, Tel. 2 82 55 01, www.michaeli-schule-koeln.de