At ISH, we are committed to developing students into enthusiastic life-long learners. Our inquiry-based curriculum is focused not just on assimilating content but on growing the skills and dispositions to apply what is learnt to an ever-changing world.
You will find here our students recent academic performances and the paths they chose to pursue in higher education across the world.
ISH’s academic results on external assessments, as summarised below, shows that our approach to learning achieves a strong performance compared to traditional approaches.
|IB DP Students received 40 points or more||12%|
|IB DP Students receiving 35 points or more||33%|
|IB DP students receiving 30 points or more||71%|
|Number of courses offered (subject entries)||581|
|Number of students who took IB Exams||78|
|Number of IB DP candidates||68|
|IB Pass rate||97%|
|Bilingual diplomas (2021)||44%|
|Average points score of those who passed the DP||33.0|
|Average grade obtained by students at ISH||5.19|
|Number of students achieving perfect 7s in all six subjects||1|
Universities around the world agree that the ISH IB programmes prepare students for success in higher education, and that they are truly ready for the next step in their learning journey.
85% of ISH graduates matriculate at Colleges and Universities worldwide. Some students may decide to take a gap year. Others go on to complete an apprenticeship or fulfil their military obligations prior to entering higher education.
Listed below are the universities that offered ISH students places in 2021-2022, as well as intended matriculations (*).
|Bulgaria||Medical University Sofia|
|Switzerland||Cesar Ritz Colleges; Franklin University; UNIL|
|United States of America||
The college search and application process is a comprehensive task, one with many rewards as well as challenges. The process takes several years if done thoroughly. The key to a successful transition from high school to tertiary education is a timely and sound preparation.
At ISH the college counsellors work with students from Grades 9-12 in order to assist them as they search for prospective colleges/universities and careers in a variety of countries. In the context of an international school, we understand the varying needs of students applying to different countries, including different application requirements and deadlines. Our students attend higher education institutions in many countries worldwide. It is our common goal to help match the student’s individual hopes, wishes, interests and talents with the most suitable post-secondary choice. Information, advice and guidance are offered throughout the entire selection and application process.
In addition to individual, family and group guidance sessions with the counsellors, students have access to a plethora of college-planning resources as well as college related activities in- and outside of ISH such as visits from university representatives, college information nights at school and trips to various college fairs and exhibitions to guide them in their choice.
In Hamburg, the International School of Hamburg is the only certified test center for both the SAT, a university admissions examination required and/or recommended by many U.S. universities and some universities overseas.
Both ISH and non-ISH students are welcome to take the test following completed registration.
How to take the SAT at ISH?
If you would like to take the SAT or SAT Subject Tests at ISH, please visit the College Board website directly to register: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/about.html
Our SAT Test Center number is: 57710; SAT School Code (for ISH Students only) is: 734425
PSAT will be administered to 10th graders and 11th graders US citizens (optional)
For the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) please refer to other test centres in the Hamburg area. Registration online: www.toefl.org. Our school code (for ISH students only) is: 8961.
Test dates for ISH are posted on the respective websites and on the ISH calendar.