Secondary School (grades 7 to 10)

In-depth bilingualism and focused preparation for senior classes.

After the six years of primary school, our bilingual Secondary School guides students from grade 7 to grade 10. Here we prepare students for their further academic path in the senior classes of our Secondary School or for a demanding professional education.

Bilingual Secondary School

At the private bilingual secondary school at SIS Berlin, English and German are given equal weight, both as languages of instruction and in other parts of day-to-day school life. Generally, each subject is taught in one language – either German or English – at least for the duration of one academic year. As a rule, both languages are taught by native or near-native speakers.


Preparing for grades 11 to 13 of Secondary School

The curriculum in the secondary school (grades 7 to 10) builds on the skills and experience gained at primary level and is based on the Berlin state curriculum. With the transition to secondary school, students take on further responsibility for individual learning and are gradually prepared for the working methods in grades 11 to 13 of secondary school.


Community Spirit Enhanced by Group Learning

The extension of the academic learning through extracurricular activities is an integral part of our private day school in Berlin and students are encouraged to take part in them. Students have a varied choice of activities ranging from musical activities, dance, chess and further languages, to a choice of different sports. The student interaction across grades promotes a strong sense of community which is visible in all areas of school life.


Intermediate School Leaving Qualification

At the end of grade 10 students take the Mittlerer Schulabschluss examination (intermediate school leaving qualification) of the state of Berlin. They can then either start a professional education or continue their academic career in our Secondary School (grades 11 to 13), preparing them for the German Abitur (university entrance qualification) or, as an additional option, for the International Baccalaureate (IB).


State Recognised

Grades 7 to 10 of the Secondary School at SIS Berlin are officially recognised as Ersatzschule. In these grades, SIS is authorised to issue official progress reports and hold the examinations for the Mittlerer Schulabschluss (intermediate school leaving qualification). Please take note of this important information on the school's status.