Most families live in the Western suburbs of Hamburg, anywhere between Othmarschen, Nienstedten to Blankenese and Rissen. There is also a number of people living on the western side of the Alster. Those students can use the school bus to reach ISH.
It can often be rather challenging to find a house or an apartment in the vicinity of the school. Once you are visiting Hamburg, have a look at ISH's notice board next to the Reception, you may find some good apartment offers.
Parents must provide psycho-educational evaluations, individual educational/assessment plans (IEP/IAP) and progress reports as part of the application process. If these are not provided, the school may request for an evaluation by a qualified and recommended specialist.
For younger students, we follow a strict policy cut-off date of October 1. A child must be three to enter Early Years 1, four to enter Early Years 2, five to enter Early Years 3, and six to enter Grade 1 on or before the cut-off date. After this, other factors such as readiness, maturity, academic history, and level of motivation are taken into account
For students whose countries of origin follow a different school year (e.g. South Africa, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand) and who arrive during our second semester, students are placed back in their previous grade level equivalent.