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Empowering Students to Become Lifelong Learners

SIS Friedrichshafen Secondary School 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 Curriculum

We follow the Baden-Württemberg curriculum for eight-year secondary schools. In the interest of a solid and diversified education, we focus not only on bilingualism, but also on mathematics and natural sciences. We regularly conduct project days and weeks on various topics in the natural sciences. Starting from Year 6, we offer French as a foreign language.

Bilingual Secondary School

At SIS Friedrichshafen English and German are given equal importance, both as languages of instruction and interaction. Each subject is usually taught in one language – either in English or in 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

In addition, artistic, creative activities and social learning are also integral part of our everyday school life. A variety of works of art are created during art lessons; physical education take place in our own gymnasium. Excursions and class trips promote a sense of community and enrich our school life. Excellent technical facilities with smartboards, tablets, beamers and a laboratory round up the offer.

Abitur and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)

Our students graduate with the German Abitur. However, as a recognised IB World School, we also provide the opportunity to simultaneously acquire the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. In Years 11 and 12, students follow an integrated programme, that prepares them for both sets of exams.

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 secondary school is a state-recognised private school and thus enjoys comparable status to public schools. Examinations and certificates, in particular the Abitur exam, are equivqlent to those issued by state schools.


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What Sets Our Secondary School Apart

  • bilingual secondary school
  • state-recognised
  • excellent technical facilities
  • double diploma possible: German Abitur and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
  • learning by experience: an enriching programme with 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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