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Empowering Students to Become Lifelong Learners

SIS Kassel 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.

*planned for the school year 2024/25. We are currently in the candidacy phase for authorization as an IB World School.

Secondary School Curriculum

At the SIS Kassel bilingual, private secondary school we teach according to the Hessian core curricula and syllabi for the nine-year secondary school.

In the interest of a solid and multi-faceted education, we focus not only on bilingualism, but also on the natural sciences. We conduct science projects on a regular basis, both as a part of normal lessons as well as at off-campus locations.

Starting from Year 6, we teach French as a second foreign language.


Bilingual Secondary School

At SIS Kassel 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

Art and sports as well as learning in an international community form an integral part of our school routine.

Students and teachers representing many different nationalities, cultures and languages live and learn together at our school. We encourage our students to be aware and respectful of cultural, social, physical and linguistic differences. A variety of cross-grade activities on the topics such as internationality and global citizenship help open our eyes to the world and to expand our horizons.

Abitur and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)*

Students will graduate from SIS Kassel with the Hessian Abitur. In addition, SIS Kassel plans to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in grades 12 and 13 and seek official recognition as an IB World School. SIS Kassel is currently in the candidacy phase for authorization as an IB World School.

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

The secondary school at SIS Kassel is a state-approved private school.

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What Sets Our Secondary School Apart

  • bilingual secondary school
  • state-approved
  • focus on natural sciences
  • nine-year secondary school
  • learning by experience: an enriching programme with national and international learning activities
  • benchmarking tests

Student Life

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

Student Life

Spaces that Invite Learning and Activities that Unterpin 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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