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Here you will find all the information you need on our admission process. We accept registrations all year round. If you have any further questions, please contact the school office of your choice – we look forward to meeting you.
Submitting the Registration Form
Do you like our school and what we have to offer? Are you interested in registering your child at our school? Please fill out the registration form below in a first, non-binding step.
As soon as we have your contact details, we will check the availability of places and get in touch with you. If there is currently no place available in the corresponding grade, we will be happy to add the name of your child to our waiting list.
Consultation with the School Management
We are happy that the educational offer at SIS matches your child's needs. We would like to invite you and your child to an interview with a member of the school management. In preparation for the interview, we will send you an application for admission, which you should fill out completely and return to the school.
During the interview, we will clarify your questions and present our educational concept to you. We will be happy to show you around the school grounds and, if possible, give you an insight into the lessons.
If you are unable to visit us, we are happy to offer you a video conference as an alternative.
Your child is welcome to experience the SIS environment for one or two days. It is important to us that your child feels comfortable with us – the trial days are a first introduction.
Signing the School Contract
After receipt and positive assessment of your application for admission, we will draw up the school contract. Please sign the contract and return it to us.
We look forward to welcoming your child to SIS Germany!
Apply without obligation. We look forward to hearing from you and will get back to you as soon as possible.
When is the best time to enrol my child?
As we welcome students from both local and internationally mobile families, we accept enrolments all year round. If we have space in a class, new students can join at any time and thus also during the school year.
Experience shows that most children are enrolled in the spring, between February and April, so that they can start the new school year in August or September of the same year.
From what age can I enrol my child?
The school enrolment age varies from location to location and is between three and five years. We therefore ask you to enquire at the school of your choice. On the following page you will find an overview of our schools in Germany.
My child does not speak either or only one of the two school languages German and English. Is enrolment possible?
Yes, enrolment is possible even if a student speaks only one or neither of the two school languages. At SIS Swiss International School, children learn both German and English by immersion, even if their mother tongue is neither German nor English.
To support this, our schools offer German and English courses outside of class or as an intensive course during class time, depending on the school level.
Does my child have to pass an entrance exam?
Admission to the SIS Swiss International School takes place at all locations without an entrance examination.
For admission or transfer to one of our secondary schools, proof of secondary school aptitude must be provided. This is usually determined by the school reports of the 4th Year.
SIS Berlin has an integrated secondary school with a subsequent upper school (Gymnasiale Oberstufe). The intermediate school leaving certificate (Mittlerer Schulabschluss) is required for admission to the upper secondary school of SIS Berlin.
Do SIS schools have waiting lists?
If a year group or class is already full, the SIS schools maintain waiting lists. To secure a place for your child, please enquire about capacity at the school of your choice early on, preferably in the spring.
At what point in the process is a place secured for my child?
As soon as we have received the enrolment fee, a place is reserved for your child. The enrolment fee can be found on the respective school's price list.
"Sehr freundliche und engagierte Lehrer und Schulleitung. Ein tolles Schulkonzept mit Ganztagesprogramm. Unsere Tochter hat viel Spaß und für uns als (voll) berufstätige Eltern ist es eine fantastische Unterstützung. Die Schule (und auch bereits der Kindergarten) bietet einen sehr guten Mix aus akademischem Anspruch, Sport/Bewegung und sogar der Möglichkeit, Musikinstrumente zu erlernen. Und die Kinder wachsen komplett zweisprachig auf (Deutsch und Englisch)!"
Vanessa H., Mutter
"Our daughter was very nervous about going to SIS as a new student. The staff was very supportive of her and her family. She has acclimated nicely into the amazing school, which has a fantastic facility, in an incredible setting. The school has exceeded our expectations."
family from USA, parents
"Wir konnten keine bessere Schule für unseren Sohn finden. Alle handelnden Personen an der Schule sind sehr engagiert, sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Moderne Unterrichtsmedien, bilingualer Unterricht, Betreuung, wir können diese Schule sehr empfehlen."
Familie Cellarius, Eltern
"Wir sind sehr zufrieden mit der Schule, das ganze SIS Team ist sehr kompetent, freundlich und sie gehen sehr liebevoll mit den Kindern um, was meine Tochter spürt und der Grund ist, wieso sie so viel Freude in der Schule hat. Die individuellen Bedürfnisse von jedem Kind werden wahrgenommen. Die Erzieherinnen unserer Tochter geben sich immer viel Mühe und machen eine sehr gute Arbeit. Ein großes Dankeschön!"
Familie Müller, Eltern
" As an international and mixed family with homes in Romania, China, France, Norway and again Germany we are daily mixing cultures, languages, dishes, habits and especially lots of memories. And that makes the difference at SIS: we love to be at this school in the same mixed and international environment. We do believe that this is the way and THE big chance for our daughter and for the next generation to understand the world just as it is with different cultures, to grow up open minded and tolerant for a society with common understanding and respect. For us SIS is like the world in a nutshell – thank you to the team."
family Haufe, parents
"Choosing SIS has been the best decision we have made. Being an international family, Germany is the third country of our little girl at her short age and the school has addressed all her needs in such a personalized and caring way that she has been able to bloom with all of her colours. Teachers are warm, open and professional. We couldn't be happier."
Darinka and Tobias, parents
"Die proaktive, umfassende Kommunikation hinsichtlich aktueller Themen des schulischen Alltags von Seiten der Schule an die Elternschaft ist exzellent. Die Lehrerinnen und Lehrer sind sehr engagiert und haben sowohl die Bedürfnisse der einzelnen Schülerinnen und Schüler als auch der Klassengemeinschaft im Blick."