At the bilingual, private secondary school at SIS Stuttgart-Fellbach, English and German are given equal weight. Each subject is usually taught in one language – either in English or in German – for the duration of one school year.
German- and English-speaking teachers – who are usually native speakers – teach at our Secondary School. All teachers are state-approved and either completed their teacher training in Germany or have an equivalent qualification.
Areas of Focus: Bilingual Education and Sciences
We teach according to the Baden-Württemberg curriculum for eight-year secondary schools. In the interest of a solid and broad education, we focus not only on bilingualism, but also on mathematics and natural sciences. We have project days and weeks on various topics in the natural sciences on a regular basis. Our students present their results in a science fair, and the best ideas and projects receive awards.
Additional Subjects and Activities
Art, music and athletics are also an integral part of our private school. Our art studio provides the space where the works of art featured in our annual art show are designed and created; rehearsals for concerts and musicals take place in our auditorium; gym class is held in our gymnasium located right in front of our main building. Debate courses and competitions, student exchange programmes as well as class trips all provide further stimulation for language development while also enriching our school life.
Certificates: Abitur and IB
Our students graduate with the German Abitur. However, as a recognised IB World School, we also provide the opportunity of simultaneously earning the International Baccalaureate (IB). In years 11 and 12, students follow an integrated programme that prepares them for both sets of exams.
The academically challenging combination of Abitur and IB is only offered at a handful of German schools, making it one of the distinct benefits of attending SIS.
Access to Universities across the World
With the International Baccalaureate (IB), your children earn a globally recognised university entrance qualification that prepares them superbly for university studies, especially in the English-speaking world. The Diploma Programme is characterised by three distinctive features. The subject area Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) gives students the opportunity to engage actively in arts, sports and community service activities. The theory of knowledge course teaches students to develop independent and critical thinking skills. And by crafting the extended essay, they practise the methods of academic work extensively.
Our Secondary School is a state recognised private school and thus enjoys equivalent status with public schools. Exams and school reports, in particular the Abitur exam, are equivalent to those issued by state schools.
Please take note of this important information on the school's status.