The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is the ideal preparation for higher education in English-speaking countries. Individual subjects are enhanced with teaching and learning methods commonly used at a university undergraduate level.
All subjects (except German) are taught exclusively in English with corresponding English material. The two-year programme provides excellent preparation for the IB exams which are conducted only in English.
The programme is characterised by three distinctive features: Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) gives students the opportunity to actively engage in arts, sports and social activities, while Theory of Knowledge (TOK) teaches students to develop personal and critical thinking skills and to question one's own actions and knowledge. In the Extended Essay, the students do an independent piece of research, culminating in a 4.000-word paper.
Students graduate from our school with the German Abitur or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. If they opt for the IB Diploma, they undergo the IB Diploma Programme in Years 11 and 12, which prepares them for this qualification.
Optionally, a double degree with Abitur and IB Diploma is also possible. An integrated programme in Years 11 to 13 prepares students for both qualifications. The IB Diploma is taken after grade 12, Abitur after grade 13. With this double degree, the students are optimally prepared for later studies at German and international universities.
Spaces that Invite Learning and Activities that Endorse Our Culture of Learning
We are convinced that the place where students learn has a decisive influence on how they learn. We therefore place great importance on an open school space that provides a welcoming atmosphere to students, staff, parents and guests alike, thus creating a pleasant overall environment. We cultivate multiple signature school events and regularly participate in activities that involve all SIS schools around the globe.