Top International schools in Berlin

Germany is an excellent destination for your children to study. The international schools have an excellent reputation in terms of learning quality and excellent facilities that nurture a global mindset for the students. Germany is also a tolerant, democratic, beautiful and safe country. Your children can learn the German language which is spoken by over 100 million natives globally. 

1. John F. Kennedy School Berlin

The JFKS is a bilingual school welcoming students aged 6 to 18. As a public school that does not charge tuition, the JFKS school offers elementary and high school education. German and American curriculums are offered to learners making it one of the most in-demand schools in Berlin by international expats. The school boasts a bicultural and bilingual program that highlights the special relationship between the United States of America and Germany. 

2. Quentin Blake Europe School 

QBES is an international public primary school offering bilingual education. Teaching is in German ad English while French is introduced from grade 5. As a day school, the QBES offers an intercultural experience having a diverse student body from all parts of the globe.

3. Berlin British School

The Berlin British school is a private independent school that delivers international education to children aged 2 to 18. BBS offers the IB and British curriculums. The campuses spread across three locations; Secondary school campus (ages 11-18), the Early Years Campus near the Havelchaussee site houses (ages 2-6), and the Primary School Campus near the Olympic stadium (ages 6-11). External assessments at the school are German MSA (Mittlerer Schulabschluss), IBDP, and IGCSE. Students who complete their IB Diploma here gain access to top universities across the globe. The main language of instruction at the institution is English.

4. Swiss International School - Berlin

SIS is a bilingual independent school offering the German and English curriculum to ages 3 to 18. The school offers the Berlin state curriculum’s German Abitur and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.

The main languages of teaching are German and English while the school offers after-school programs such as athletic, musical, and artistic activities. SIS has other locations throughout Germany, which is Frankfurt, Friedrichshafen, Ingolstadt, Kassel, Regensburg, and Stuttgart Fellbach.

5. Berlin Brandenburg International School

BBIS is an international school (age 3 to 18) that stands out globally for offering all four programmes of the International Baccalaureate curriculum. BBIS has excellent boarding facilities to accommodate international students.

Modern facilities at BBIS include 4 large red-brick buildings, a pavilion, an artificial-turf field, a sports hall, gymnasium, and a sports field. BBIS has excellent boarding facilities to accommodate international students. Modern facilities at BBIS include 4 large red-brick buildings, a pavilion, an artificial-turf field, a sports hall, gymnasium, and a sports field.

6. Platanus School Berlin

PSB is an international-bilingual school in Berlin offering both English and German learning to children aged 3 to 16. The school comprises three campuses spread across Berlin: the Platanus Schule Berlin (ages 6 to 16), the Platanus Kindergarten I (ages 3 to 6), and the Platanus Kindergarten II (ages 3 to 6). PSB has top-class extracurricular activities in sports, dance, music, math/computer, media, crafts, handiwork, and a lot more.

7. Berlin Bilingual School

Berlin Bilingual international school welcomes students aged 6 to 18 offering the UK National Curriculum and Berliner Rahmenlehrplan (Berliner curriculum). The school aims for parents who want their children taught in German or English however Spanish and French are available too. The school is located on two campuses: a secondary campus (ages 12) to 18 and a Primary campus (6 to 12).

8. Phorms Bilingual School Berlin-Süd

Phorms Bilingual School Berlin-Süd offers is a bilingual international school for German and English learning. The school is located in central Berlin right opposite the Gartenplatz square in a green area. The school offers excellent extracurricular activities such as drumming, football, chess, art, choir, or basketball. Other activities that require prior booking are yoga, dance, ballet, sailing, aikido, instrumental lessons, etc. The school welcomes students aged between 1 and 18 years.

9. Berlin Metropolitan School

Berlin Metropolitan School is the oldest school for international students in central Berlin.

BMS is a day school for ages 3 to 18 in Berlin. The language of teaching is English however, there are other language classes - Spanish and French. BMS offers external GCSE and IB assessments and excellent extracurricular activities such as dance, art, craft, choir, technology, science, and a lot more from 102 after-class programs.

10. Nelson Mandela School

Nelson Mandela School is an international bilingual publicly (state-funded) school that is welcoming students (ages 6 to 18).

The school runs on the German and IB curriculum. The school is located across three locations; the secondary campus for ages 12 to 18, primary campus (ages 6 to 12), and extension campus (ages 6 to 18). The language of instruction is German and English. The main extracurricular activities covered are gymnastics, athletics, swimming, badminton, basketball, football, volleyball, etc.

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