Learning in our Secondary School is firmly based on the corresponding IB Programmes - Middle Years, Diploma and Career. Classes are small, usually with fewer than 18 students, which enable the teachers to know each student well and address their individual needs. In addition, specific support is provided for students with special learning needs and those for whom English is not a first language.
As a learning community, the school places great value on interaction and cooperation between staff, students, parents, administration, and the wider community.
We celebrate diversity and capitalize on it. The broad cultural backgrounds of our students and faculty bring a range of perspectives to academic studies, enriching the teaching and learning experience. The boarding students add their own energy to the school and with the significant contributions made by our parents and school community, we are, in effect, a vibrant 24/7 learning community.
Andrew Hand – Secondary School Principal - IBDP / IBCP
IB Middle Years Programme
The Secondary School MYP at BBIS runs from grades 6 to 10 and follows the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP), which acts as an important link between the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Diploma Programme (IBDP) or the IB Career-related Programme (IBCP). In addition to the academic programme, students can choose from various different extracurricular activities, including sailing, basketball, badminton, soccer, and athletics, Drama Club, Musical Mania, Instrumental Ensemble, Model United Nations, Debate Club and many more.
To learn more please visit our MYP section.
IB Diploma and Careers Programmes
The Secondary School IBDP/ IBCP at BBIS runs from Grades 11 to 12.
Academic achievement is important to us in the Secondary School and, to suit the diverse needs of our students, we offer two International Baccalaureate Programs; the Diploma Programme and the Career-related Program. Both awards can incorporate an accredited American-style High School Diploma.
Via these pathways, we provide the opportunity for our students to realize their potential in a range of subjects, equipping them to enter tertiary institutions and work environments here in Germany and abroad. Our broader aim, though, is not only to nurture the cognitive aspect of our students but, through a wide range of extra-curricular activities, and a commitment to community service, to help our students mature into responsible global citizens who will make a positive contribution to whichever community, or communities, in which they find themselves in the future.