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Munich International School: Pioneering international education since 1966

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Munich International School (MIS) nurtures, challenges and inspires students to become academically successful, lifelong learners; creative and innovative thinkers; ethical, globally-minded contributors; and healthy, well-balanced individuals who will thrive and make a positive impact in a complex and changing world. [Contributed by Munich International School]

Munich International School is not just another international school. Visitors see it immediately when they step onto our beautiful parkland campus. Students feel it every day through their inspiring interactions with our world-class faculty. Munich International School leverages unparalleled expertise in delivering renowned international curricula within a caring, innovative and healthy environment. We are proud of our 50 years of success at cultivating academic achievement, physical and emotional well-being and the ethical and social competencies necessary for students' success and happiness in a rapidly changing world.

Pioneering international education in Munich

Munich International School was the first international school to be established in Munich and, at that time, one of only a handful of international schools to be founded throughout Europe. MIS was founded in 1966 to meet the needs of a rapidly growing international community in Munich. Initially, the international school was accredited in the United States and was designed to prepare students for US university entrance or for the British G.C.E. examinations.

Today, Munich International School is an independent, non-profit International Baccalaureate (IB) World School that has been authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) since 1980. We continue to pioneer new curricula, including as a leading MYP e-assessment school for the IBO.  MIS is also officially recognised by the Bavarian ministry of education and fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Easily accessible from Munich, the international school takes full advantage of its 26-acre campus in an idyllic nature preserve near Starnberg to provide students with high-quality educational experiences both within well-equipped classrooms, laboratories and performing arts spaces as well as our exceptional outdoor facilities. MIS is a community school where 1200+ students from more than 60 countries learn together on a single, purpose-built campus.

Munich International School recruits the most caring, competent and committed teachers and staff from more than two dozen countries. These educators create a vibrant, diverse, student-centred programme of learning, supported by superior facilities and resources:

  • Performing arts centre
  • New Design and Technology suite
  • 1-to-1 laptop programme (Apple MacBooks)
  • Olympic-sized eight-lane track-and-field complex
  • Triple gymnasium with adjacent dance and fitness studios
  • Two student libraries (primary and secondary)
  • New Modern Languages complex
  • Differentiated outdoor play spaces for early childhood and primary years

Munich International Sohool operates as a ‘Ganztagsschule’ and offers a wide range of afterschool activities and sports as well as a comprehensive competitive athletics programme. 

Students at Munich International School routinely gain admission to the world's most elite universities. 

International campus

Celebrating 50 years of Motivating and Inspiring Students

Munich International School is currently celebrating 50 years of motivating and inspiring students and a future full of exciting potential through a series of events and celebrations. The school began festivities on 26 February 2016, marking 50 years since the signing of the school’s Articles of Association in 1966. 

The school was delighted to welcome back more than 400 alumni and friends from around the world and thousands of other guests, including current families, staff, faculty and local community members from the greater Munich area for MIS’s 50th Anniversary Frühlingsfest weekend held from 20–22 May 2016.

On 19 September 2016, the 50th anniversary of the first day of school at MIS was marked with special events for current students, including the sealing of a time capsule.  A ‘Winter Gala’ was held at the Bayerischer Hof in Munich on 26 November 2016, and the School’s annual Winterfest on 11 December 2016 was an additional special anniversary celebration for the whole community.

Welcoming prospective families to the international campus

It is a joy to introduce new students and families to the outstanding community that is Munich International School. The Admissions and Communications Office is the first point of contact for prospective students and parents, and it can be reached at +49 (0) 8151 366 120/121 or 

Additionally, the school will host two upcoming Open Days to which you are welcome to register via

  • Tuesday 24 January 2017 
  • Tuesday 14 February 2017

We warmly invite you to visit us and experience first-hand how Munich International School is different.
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