Secondary School

Whether the Abitur or the IB – the school-leaving certificates our students earn leave them free to follow whichever educational path they choose.

SIS Kassel opened a bilingual Secondary School starting with the school year 2017/18. The secondary school offers the preparation for two attractive school-leaving certificates – the German Abitur and, if desired, the International Baccalaureate (IB). With the German Abitur or the IB, there is no limit to the educational opportunities our students can pursue.

We started with the first grade 5 class in August 2017 and we will add another grade level each consecutive year leading all the way up to the German Abitur and optionally the International Baccalaureate (IB).

Bilingual Secondary School

SIS Kassel's bilingual, private Secondary School is an all-day school with lessons from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. as well as optional early care starting at 7:30 a.m. and afternoon care until 6 p.m.

English and German are given equal weight at the SIS Kassel Secondary School. Each subject is typically 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

We teach according to the Hessian curriculum for nine-year secondary schools. In the interest of a solid and broad education, we focus not only on bilingualism, but also on mathematics and the natural sciences. But art and sports as well as learning in an international community form an integral part of our private school.

An International Experience

Students and teachers representing many different nationalities, cultures and languages live and learn together at our school. We encourage our students to be aware and respectful of cultural, social, physical and linguistic differences. A variety of activities carried out in mixed-age groups on the topics of internationality and global citizenship help open our eyes to the world and to look beyond our immediate environments.

Certificates: Abitur and IB

Students will graduate from SIS Swiss International School Kassel with the Hessian Abitur. In addition, SIS Kassel plans to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme in grades 12 and 13 and will seek official recognition as an IB World School.

State Approved

The secondary school at SIS Kassel is a state approved private school. Please take note of this important information on the school's status.

Smiling girl at SIS Swiss International School
Two students at SIS Swiss International School