Embark on a voyage of learning

The Junior School Experience

In addition to our rigorous and engaging academic program, the ISH Mission highlights the importance of a well-rounded, holistic education.  

In this spirit, students regularly in curriculum-related and cultural class trips throughout the city of Hamburg and surrounding areas.

Class trips

Students in P1 to Grade 2 participate in day trips that support IPC learning and enrich their experience of local German culture.  Students in Grade 3 also participate in an overnight local trip, and students in Grades 4 and 5 participate in an additional weeklong trip in Northern Germany.

Assembly events

Students attend Assembly on alternating Fridays, which is an opportunity for the Junior School community to gather and celebrate student achievements. Dramatic performances, project presentations, read-alouds, musical items, clubs and after-school group performances, as well as general announcements and information are included. Parents are always welcome to attend!

Extra Curricular Activities

There is also a wide spectrum of exciting extra-curricular activities available for Junior School students after school. Our Extra Curricular Activities Program (ECAP) offers club activities such as Chess, Sport and Girl Scouts, as well as instructional activities such as Dance (Tap, Ballet, and Hip Hop), Robotics and instrumental music.  

Diverse cultural events and celebrations

As an international school we promote the understanding and appreciation of others cultures through recognition of the many annual celebrations and religious observations around the globe. Our Junior School Student Council, ISH Community and staff members work to enact initiatives and Junior School community events that make our school a fun and exciting place to be. This include:

  • ECC Lantern Evening
  • Sports Day
  • Book Week
  • Poetry Café
  • Book Fairs
  • Career Day
  • Junior School Choir Project
  • Grade 5 Musical Production
  • World Read-Aloud Day
  • Math 24
  • International Mother Tongue Day
  • Winter and Summer Music Concerts
  • Pyjama Day
  • Crazy Hair Day
  • Spooky Halloween Disco
  • Valentine’s Disco

Hansel and Gretel Assembly at the International School of Hamburg