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Greeting from the Principal

Dear parents, dear students

I have the distinct pleasure of introducing SIS Ingolstadt – a bilingual all-day school ranging from kindergarten to high school. At our school, we follow the Bavarian curriculum which is complemented by our SIS curricula for reading, writing and science. Our team of dedicated educators works tirelessly to offer relevant and authentic learning experiences within the scope of the Bavarian curriculum and beyond.

We appreciate that growing up in a rapidly changing world can be both exciting and daunting and as such we want to shape future-ready, responsible and open-minded global citizens who will have the skills and growth mindset to positively impact society.

When students leave school, they should be confident in their own abilities and have the required tool kit to cope in unfamiliar and unpredictable situations. Students at SIS Ingolstadt always act with integrity and respect towards others. They are self-determined and principled individuals who develop and share their curiosity for learning with their peers and care for others, their perspectives and needs. Learning diversity within the classroom creates opportunities to view the world through different lenses, embrace the differences and broadens student’s understanding of diversity.

I look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant and dynamic international school community in the heart of Bavaria.  

Kind regards,
René Bader

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René Bader


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René Bader


René Bader – born and raised in the Niederlausitz (Brandenburg) – is looking back at more than 10 years of experience as an educator at international schools in Germany and Norway – five of which in leadership positions with the most recent as Vice Principal. He completed his bachelor’s degree in political science and French at the University of Stirling (Scotland) before obtaining his Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff. After several years as a classroom practitioner, René Bader started and completed a master’s degree in educational leadership. Most recently, he completed his Certificate in School Management and Leadership with Harvard Business School.

René Bader is an expert in student-centred and inquiry-based learning with a focus on the holistic and value-oriented development of students. He was instrumental in the founding and development of his previous school and successfully led his school towards accreditation as an IB World school. In addition to leading the pedagogical and organisational development of his school, he led the digitalisation of classroom practices and developed processes and procedures for future-ready teaching and learning. René Bader is an avid advocate of bilingualism and has developed a fundamental appreciation of multilingualism.

In his free time, he enjoys long walks and hikes with his dog and discovering historical places. In addition to sports such as Pétanque, bowling and football, he equally enjoys a quiet evening with a book.

Pamela Bradley-Höllering

Head of Secondary School

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Pamela Bradley-Höllering

Head of Secondary School

Pamela Bradley-Höllering served as principal of SIS Ingolstadt from 2020 to 2023. She is now returning to former roles as head of secondary and English teacher starting in September. 

After completing her bachelor's degrees in history, English and German and a master’s degree in German, Pamela Bradley-Höllering taught high school in the United States before moving to Germany. She worked as a freelance English instructor both with companies and privately before joining the SIS team in 2010.

Pamela Bradley-Höllering is especially proud to be working with an international team of teachers, sharing their expertise with each other and providing quality education to SIS students. Fostering positive communication skills, motivating students and developing their social and academic skills are her primary goals each year.

Pamela Bradley-Höllering resides in Ingolstadt with her husband and two children. She enjoys baking, reading, the outdoors and spending time with her family.

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Kira Stanley

Head of Primary School

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Kira Stanley

Head of Primary School

Since December 2015, Kira Stanley has been a dedicated leader in both the kindergarten and primary school here at SIS Ingolstadt. She earned in 2010, a Bachelor of Science in early childhood and elementary education with a concentration in dance. She also holds her Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certification.

Prior to her current role as Head of Primary and a teacher at SIS Ingolstadt, she lived and worked in the state of New Jersey (USA) as a primary teacher for 5 years. Kira also was a professional dancer and instructor of multiple genres of dance. In summer 2015 she worked abroad in Bournemouth, England at the Cavendish School of English where she found her true passion of supporting and developing student’s multilingualism.

Kira is very proud to be a part of the multicultural team here. She loves to spend time sharing her love of learning, dancing and positivity with her students and colleagues.

Janet Strukelj

Head of Kindergarten

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Janet Strukelj

Head of Kindergarten

Janet Strukelj has more than 20 years of international experience with children from 3 months to 18 years of age; with an emphasis on teaching English as a second or third language. She was a private tutor in Switzerland, where she began her journey of supporting and developing student’s multilingualism. 

Since June 2008, Janet Strukelj has lived and worked in Germany. She was a teacher at an international preschool, where she supported the transition of French children into the English preschool system. She worked as head of English at a French, German and English kindergarten, where she was also a group leader. In her next role, as head of English, Janet was instrumental in transitioning a German kindergarten into a fully bilingual kindergarten in Munich where she was also a classroom leader.

Janet Strukelj earned a diploma in early childhood education in Welland, Ontario, Canada in June 1999. She has always been keen to further her professional development and has obtained a number of qualifications in order to support her teaching and children´s learning.

Since June 2021, Janet Strukelj has been a dedicated classroom leader and English preschool teacher in the kindergarten here at SIS Ingolstadt. She has enjoyed being part of the kindergarten and is now excited to undertake the leadership position, working together with the whole SIS Ingolstadt team.

Teaching and Supervision Hours

At our day school, students are supervised from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.


The exact lesson and supervision times vary between the different school levels.

Holiday Calendar 2023/24

The school adheres to the official school holiday calendar of Ingolstadt.


Holidays: Kindergarten

Kindergarten opens after summer break 17.08.2023
School closed (professional development) 01.09.2023
Bridging day (before Tag der deutschen Einheit) 02.10.2023
Christmas holidays 27.12.2023 - 31.12.2023
School closed (professional development) 15.01.2024
School closed (professional development) 15.03.2024
Easter holidays 29.03.2024 - 05.04.2024
Bridging day (after Ascension Day) 10.05.2024
Whitsun holidays

27.05.2024 - 31.05.2024

Summer holidays 29.07.2024 - 16.08.2024



Holidays: School

First day of school after holidays 12.09.2023
Autumn holidays 30.10.2023 - 03.11.2023
Christmas holidays 27.12.2023 - 05.01.2024
Spring holidays 12.02.2024 - 16.02.2024
School closed (professional development) 15.03.2024
Easter holidays 25.03.2024 - 05.04.2024
Whitsun holidays 21.05.2024 - 31.05.2024
Summer holidays 29.07.2024 - 09.09.2024

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SIS Ingolstadt

SIS Swiss International School

Stinnesstraße 1
85057 Ingolstadt

Phone: +49 841 981 446 0



Office Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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