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65 years of shaping global citizens 


Welcome to the International School of Hamburg, where a global community of learners is nurtured to reach their full potential and make a difference.

We offer full-day, English-language education from pre-school to graduation, opening the door to leading national and international universities.

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ISH voices

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Quote EY parent

I am so thankful that our son is at ISH, no choice could be better. He grows like a flower under the hands of this school.

Parent of EY student

Strategic Direction 2

The school will implement a character education and wellness program that
focuses on the values of integrity, empathy, responsibility, and respect
while developing students' skills in resilience and tolerance.

Strategic Direction 2

Strategic Direction 1

Students will develop skills to prepare them
for their future
by providing them with the
experiential, project based learning opportunities
utilising community partnerships and
incorporating technology effectively and safely.

Strategic Direction 1

ISH Mission

As an international community of learners, we nurture inquiring minds,
compassionate hearts and balanced lives.

ISH Mission

SecSchool Parent

Reflecting your own work and learning from your mistakes is the greatest skill students can learn so early in life, at school. This skill combined with everything else they learn helps them grow into young, open minded people with self-esteem, self-respect and respect for others.

ISH parent of students in grades 9 and 11

ISH Vision

ISH is a welcoming and inclusive community where innovative thinkers teach and learn together.
We believe in the power of education to develop global citizens who lead lives of purpose and meaning.

ISH Vision

Alumni Parent

The International curricula, the MYP and the IB programmes, prepared my children well for their next educational challenges at university. Learning the different steps of essay writing or designing a project, reflecting their progress and learning from their mistakes formed their self-motivated work ethics for their studies at university.
ISH Parent of students from the classes of 2018 and 2021


ISH parent EY/JS3

Dedicated and motivated ISH teachers provide the growth mindset to even the youngest children. They create a safe and calm atmosphere where my children enjoy learning and challenging themselves to succeed. Social responsibility and respectful interaction are just as much a part of  learning at ISH as the curricula which is accredited according to global best practices in education.

ISH Parent of Grade 3 and Early Years 2 students


Quote Alan

Our students' strong performance on the International Baccalaureate Exams have opened doors to some of the most prestigious universities in Europe, United Kingdom, Asia, and Canada.

 Over the past four years, ISH graduates have been accepted to one of the top three universities in ten different countries.

Dr. Alan Knobloch
Head of School

ISH parent JS1

I am grateful to the ISH teachers.
My children leave for school every morning eager to learn and challenge themselves.

ISH Parent

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average score of students who earned the diploma

6.5 : 1

Student - Teacher Ratio


Universities our Alumni attend worldwide


currently represented at ISH