Secondary School (grades 11 to 13)

Whether bilingual Abitur or IB – we guide students to certificates that leave all educational paths open.

In grades 11 to 13, which SIS Berlin offers as of the school year 2016/17, students are prepared for the bilingual Abitur, and optionally also for the International Baccalaureate (IB). For those who wish to complete both Abitur and IB, all paths are open.

Throughout our Secondary School, teaching is bilingual. Each subject is typically taught in one language – either in English or in German – for the duration of one academic year. All teachers are state approved and have either completed their teacher training in Germany or hold an equivalent qualification.


Certificates: Bilingual Abitur and IB

Secondary school at SIS Berlin guides students in three years to the bilingual Abitur. However, as a recognised IB World School, we also provide the opportunity of simultaneously earning the International Baccalaureate (IB). In years 11 to 13, 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.


State Approved

Our Secondary School is a state approved private school. Please take note of this important information on the school's status.

College student at SIS Swiss International School
Students working together on the computer at SIS Swiss International School