The International School of Stuttgart is an international, coeducational day school, which offers an educational program from an early childhood three-year-old class through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The school was founded in 1985 and offers all three IB programs on two campuses. Accredited by NEASC, ISS has been awarded local MINT (STEM) and Digitale Schule certification and is widely recognized as the leading secondary educational institution in our region. The school year, extending from late August to end of June, is comprised of two semesters.
Organization: The school is governed by an executive board and a supervisory board of trustees; each trustee is elected for a three-year term. The board appoints and evaluates the head of school as the sole member of the executive board vested with operational authority. The Whole School Strategic Leadership team consists of the Finance Manager and Human Resources Manager; the Director of Admissions; three Divisional Educational Leaders (Principals) the Director of Information Technology and the Director of Digital Learning and Communications Manager. The school is recognized as a non-profit institution under German law.
Curriculum: Our mission to inspire, challenge and support our students and each other to become positive participants in a changing world. In addition to offering the IB PYP program it is important to note that the ISS Middle Years Program certificate is recognized by the German state as a Mittlere Reife grade 10 ending qualification. Germany also recognizes the ISS IB Diploma as Allgemeine Hochschulreife and the ISS Diploma is recognized as U.S. high school diploma. Graduates matriculate throughout the world. ISS offers a range of academic support services to children with mild and moderate levels of need, including differentiated instruction, learning accommodations, and program modifications. English-as-an-Additional-Language (EAL) services are available for students with limited English language skills and there is a robust home and family language program in our lower schools. The school offers German language learning at every grade and proficiency level and makes extensive use of Stuttgart and surrounding regions as cultural and curriculum resources.
Faculty: In the 2022-2023 school year, ISS has 222 total staff including 172 teachers, 42 of whom are U.S. citizens, 41 host-country nationals, and 89 third-country nationals. All teaching faculty maintain a teaching certificate/credential and or program authorization equivalents.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, enrollment was 842. Of the total, 232 were U.S. citizens, 202 were host-country nationals, and 408 were third-country nationals.
Facilities: The school is located on two campuses. The larger, Degerloch campus consists of two modern purpose-built buildings for early years classes and grades 1 through 12, together with numerous language rooms for German, French, Spanish, and English-as-an-Additional-Language in addition to two sports gymnasiums, newly renovated science laboratories and two libraries. Currently the campus is being rebuilt as a state-of-the-art collaborative facility which will include a full-service kitchen and multiple service areas, a multi-purpose auditorium, expanded performing and visual arts, Makerspaces and expanded design/technology rooms and state of the art flexible middle school cluster areas with ample outdoor learning space. Construction is to be complete in early fall, 2023. The Sindelfingen campus is housed in a modern former bank building, and classrooms, serving kindergarten through grade 10 students, are bright and open. There is a library, a cafeteria area, performance space and a central meeting/assembly space known as “Treffpunkt Learning.” Upgraded science facilities, a new art and design facility and recently renovated playground facilities are key elements on this campus.
Finances: For the 2022-2023 school year, about 91% of the college’s income derives from school tuition and state-funded registration fees. Annual tuition rates are as follows: Early Years; $12,390; Kindergarten: $15,490; Grades 1-5: $16,785; Grades 6-8: $17,970 ; Grades 9-10: $18,410; Grades 11-12: $20,295. Admissions fee is $740 and One Time Capitol fee is $7,410, (All fees are quoted approximately in U.S. dollars.)
Special Needs: Download the Special Needs Profile (Special Needs Germany, Stuttgart) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.
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