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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As an international community of learners, we nurture inquiring minds,
compassionate hearts and balanced lives.
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 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.
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
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 P2 students
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, as well as, 13 schools in the top 2% of U.S. universities.
Dr. Alan Knobloch
Head of School
I am grateful to the ISH teachers.
My children leave for school every morning eager to learn and challenge themselves.
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ISH has prepared me very well for my future endeavours.
From academic excellence after the IB to open-minded thinking in my current profession.
I am very thankful for what the teachers and staff at ISH have done for me and shaped the person I am today.
ISH Alumni, Class of 2009
I am very thankful for ISH, as this is a school that also seek potential from students, and allowed us to amend our mistakes, helps us to lead in order to gain confidence to students, and also giving us preparation not only for academics, but also for the real world in which we're at critical situations.
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average IB Diploma score
(world average 33.0)
6.5 : 1
Student - Teacher Ratio
Universities our Alumni attend worldwide
currently represented at ISH