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Empowering Students to Become Lifelong Learners

SIS Berlin secondary school (11 to 13) prepares the students for two attractive school-leaving certificates – the German Abitur and, if desired, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. With the German Abitur and the IB Diploma, there is no limit to the educational opportunities our students can pursue.

Secondary School (11 to 13) Curriculum

SIS Berlin follows the Berlin state curriculum for the upper secondary school and prepares students for the university entrance qualification or the IB diploma.

Using various interactive and integrative teaching methods, we strive to provide holistic support to young people. Working methods such as group work, media-supported presentations, debates, scenic interpretations and role plays are just a few of the many possibilities to educate students holistically.

Bilingual Secondary School (11 to 13)

At SIS Berlin English and German are given equal importance, both as languages of instruction and interaction. Each subject is usually taught in one language – either English or German – for the duration of one school year. However, great care is taken to ensure that our students acquire subject-specific terminology in both languages and that the subjects are taught equally in German and English as far as possible.

In addition to the ability to intuitively participate in multilingual lessons, our students also acquire solid and hands-on IT skills.

Multifaceted Learning

Art, music and sport also have their place at our private school: our extensive grounds surrounded by green, woodlands and several large lawns, basketball courts and playgrounds offer enough space for the students to let off steam and exercise. Poetry competitions, experiments, field trips and excursions additionally promote the practice of language and enrich our school life.

Abitur and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)

Students can graduate from our school with the Abitur. In addition, as a recognised International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, SIS Berlin also offers the opportunity to take the IB Diploma. In grades 11 to 13, students undergo an integrated programme that prepares them for one or both of these qualifications. They can opt for the Abitur, the IB Diploma or both degrees. The IB Diploma is taken at the end of Year 12, Abitur at the end of Year 13.

The academically challenging combination of Abitur and IB Diploma is only offered at a handful of German schools, making it one of the distinct benefits of attending SIS.

Learn more: International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)

Benchmarking Tests

Our students take national and international benchmarking tests in mathematics, German and English on a regular basis. The test results facilitate teachers in the performance analysis and enable management to benchmark our school against other institutions. Students also participate in international competitions in mathematics, history and other subjects.

Status of the School

Our upper secondary school is a state-approved private school.

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What Sets Our Secondary School Apart

  • bilingual secondary school
  • state-approved
  • double diploma possible: German Abitur and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
  • learning by experience: enriching programme comprising of national and international learning activities
  • benchmarking tests

Student Life

Spaces that Invite Learning and Activities that Endorse Our Culture of Learning

Student Life

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.


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