International schools in Munich
The two largest private international schools in Munich are the Bavarian International School (BIS) in Haimhausen and Schwabing with about 1,100 students and the Munich International School in Starnberg with about 1,300 students.
Both schools are housed in castles so lessons take place in fairy-tale surroundings.
There are also bilingual classes in quite a few municipal and state-financed high schools and junior high schools.
Addresses of international schools in Munich
State bilingual schools
Bilingual French department, high-school diploma and French Baccalauréate possible at the same time (AbiBac).
›› Sendling, Wackersberger Str. 61, Tel. 23 34 33 00, www.dante-gymnasium.de
Bilingual French department.
›› Neuhausen, Nibelungenstr. 51a, Tel. 17 95 91-0, www.kkg.musin.de
Bilingual classes (English/German) in geography.
›› Schwabing, Karl-Theodor-Str. 9, Tel. 380 16 80, www.maxgym.musin.de
French lessons offered as part of a bilingual add-on from ages 13/14 to 15/16. The German-French AbiBac certificate can be sat here.
›› Schwabing, Siegfriedstr. 22, Tel. 380 16 90, www.ovmg.de
Optional bilingual lessons (English) in different subjects for ages 12/13.
›› Bogenhausen, Fürkhofstr. 28, Tel. 992 90 60, www.hkrs.musin.de
Bilingual classes (English/German) in geography and history.
›› Neuperlach, Quiddestr. 4, Tel. 233-35 000, www.wsg.musin.de
BIS – Bavarian International School
All-day school with about 1,100 students from more than 50 countries. Graduation with an international Baccalauréate diploma, an international general certificate of secondary education or a high school diploma. The new BIS City Campus opened in Munich in 2016 for children aged 4-11 years.
›› Haimhausen Campus: Schloss Haimhausen, 85778 Haimhausen, Hauptstr. 1, Tel. 0 81 33/-91 70
›› City Campus: Schwabing, Leopold-Carré, Leopoldstr. 208, Tel. 896 55-512
European School Munich
Nursery, primary and high school mainly for children whose parents are employed by EU institutions, such as the European Patent Office. Pupils graduate with the European Leaving Certificate.
›› Neuperlach, Elise-Aulinger-Str. 21, Tel. 62 81 60, www.esmunich.de
International Bilingual School Munich
This unique full-day primary school embeds the Bavarian state curriculum into the globally recognized Primary Years Programme education concept. It means that children are taught bilingually by a German and an English native speaker from age 6/7. Munich’s first accredited IB World School since 2012. The balanced all-day curriculum includes lots of time for music, sport and art.
›› Feldmoching, Lerchenauerstr. 197, Tel. 540 42 66 27, www.ibsm-school.com
International School Augsburg
About 350 students aged between four and 18 are prepared for the International Baccalaureate in this international school founded in 2005. Qualified teachers from 18 countries teach the children in small classes with an average of 16 pupils. Lessons are in English.
›› 86368 Gersthofen, Wernher-von-Braun-Str. 1a, Tel. 0 821/455 56 00, www.isa-augsburg.com
Japanische Internationale Schule München
Primary and secondary school, knowledge of Japanese required to be accepted.
›› Sendling, Bleyerstr. 4, Tel. 7 48 57 30, www.jis-muenchen.blogspot.de
Jules Verne Campus
An innovative, private primary school and academic high school with an all-day schedule from 7.30 am to 6.35 pm, as well as vacation care. The focus is on a sustained bilingual (German/English) upbringing based on immersion and individualized learning. The school also relies on a balanced health approach with freshly prepared organic meals and daily sports and exercise.
›› Altperlach, Bayerwaldstr. 8, Tel. 628 16 68 60, www.jules-verne-campus.de
Lycée Francais Jean Renoir
Students at this French academic high (grammar) school graduate with the French Baccalauréate or the AbiBac (high school diploma & Baccalauréate).
›› Sendling, Berlepschstr. 3, Tel. 721 00 70, www.lycee-jean-renoir.de
Munich International School
This independent, non-profit IB World School in a stately home near Starnberg lake opened in 1966. It is accredited by the IBO and the Bavarian ministry of education, as well as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS). Lessons are held in English in small classes.
›› 82319 Starnberg, Schloss Buchhof, Tel. 0 81 51/-36 60, www.mis-munich.de
Münchner Schulstiftung Ernst v. Borries
Individual educational support from an early age. The Ernst von Borries Munich education charity has facililities that guide young people proficiently from nursery to university. The Dr. Florian Überreiter private academic high school and the Obermenzing academic high school (with a bilingual program) have taken children in in small classes in a friendly atmosphere successfully to the High School Certificate for over 50 years. The Jan-Amos-Comenius Bilingual Primary School and Kinderhouse (German/English), including after-school care, kindergarden and nursery, along with the bilingual, Lumberjack forest kindergarten, complement the offerings. The educational profile and the personal situation of each child receive special attention.
›› Contact: Obermenzing, Freseniusstr. 47, Tel. 89 12 44-0, www.muenchner-schulstiftung.de
Phorms Grundschule & Gymnasium
Bilingual whole-day primary and secondary school (German/English). At the end of year 10 pupils sit the “Mittlerer Schulabschluss”. At the end of year 12 pupils take the Abitur. The IB Diploma is offered as an additional certificate.
›› Bogenhausen, Maria-Theresia-Str. 35, Tel. 324 93 37 00, www.muenchen.phorms.de
SIS Swiss International School Ingolstadt
This bilingual (German/English) all-day school prepares students for the Abitur school leaving certificate and the International Baccalaureate Diploma. English and German are used together in the state-accredited alternative school, kindergarten, primary school and academic high school. Both languages have equal footing in lessons and everyday language.
›› 85057 Ingolstadt, Stinnesstr. 1, Tel. 0 841/981 44 60, www.swissinternationalschool.de
St. George’s School Munich
Bavaria’s first English international private school for children age from 3 impresses – just like its other established schools in Cologne and Duisburg-Düsseldorf – due to its small classes and family atmosphere. A broad spectrum of extracurricular activities rounds out the offerings.
›› Schwabing-Freimann, Heidemannstr. 182, Tel. 724 69 33-0, www.stgeorgesschool.de