Berlin Brandenburg International School

Am Hochwald 30, Haus 2, 14532 Kleinmachnow, Germany

Founded as Berlin-Potsdam International School, BBIS assumed its current name in spring 2002. The program, which serves students from around the world, employs English as the classroom language and has an international character. After originally operating as a day school, BBIS added a small boarding division for boys and girls in August 2008. From the early years, children work within the International Baccalaureate curriculum: the Primary Years Program in early childhood through grade 6, the Middle Years Program in grades 7-10 and the Diploma Program in grades 11 and 12. Pupils with limited English skills receive necessary support, while all boys and girls study the country’s home language. In addition to the core subjects, instructors at the primary level teach foreign language, computer, art, music and physical education. Full departmentalization is in effect by grade 7, the start of secondary school. Grades 7 and 8 serve as transitional years between elementary and secondary education. Pupils in grades 9 and 10 then devote themselves to the completion of the MYP. Students conclude their secondary years in pursuit of the IB Diploma, in which they take six academic courses and perform at least 150 hours of community service. BBIS' Seeberg campus is located a short distance southwest of Berlin in Germany's internationally minded capital region. Many students are the children of diplomats or parents who have been given overseas assignments by international corporations.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Prep, IB PYP, IB MYP, IB Diploma
Grade RangeBoarding — Coed Grades 6-12; Day — Coed PS-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full AddressAm Hochwald 30, Haus 2, 14532 Kleinmachnow, Germany
Year Established1991
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorThomas Schaedler
Total Enrollment580
Boarding Students10
Day Students570
International Baccalaureate ProgramsDiploma, Middle Years Program, Primary Years Program
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