Embark on a voyage of learning


Celebrating over 65 years of bringing the world together


The Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the International School of Hamburg (ISH) have forged a deeply-rooted partnership since our inception in 1957. As the third largest port in Europe, our host city is a global melting pot and one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Germany. The overall quality of life and the outstanding natural environment that Hamburg offers make it a very desirable destination for expatriate families. It is small enough to navigate easily on foot, bicycle or by public transport, and large enough to offer a sophisticated urban vibe and world-class shopping, dining and culture.

As the oldest international school in Germany, celebrating our 65th anniversary this year, you will find at ISH:

Our curricula—the International Primary Curriculum and the IB Middle Years and IB Diploma Programmes —serve our students well and enable them to become the kind of inquiring, ethical and risk-taking adults the world will need in the 21st century. Our diversity of perspectives, values, ideas and beliefs make ISH a special place to teach and learn.