Embark on a voyage of learning

 

Students follow an established and research-based programme of study.

Tuition Fees

Fees are set on an annual basis by the Board of Directors of ISH.

The application fee is to be paid at the time of application. Other fees are to be paid by 1 August of each school year. An instalment payment plan can be arranged. If an application is received after 1 August, all fees must be paid in full as stated in the invoice.
Fees are non-refundable, even in cases of emergency or unforeseen closure. Exception is made for early departure as per the pro-rating scale in section 5 of the Schedule of Fees.
Up to 25% of students at the International School of Hamburg, whose families face financial constraints, can be admitted under certain conditions with reduced fees.

For further information, please refer to our comprehensive Schedule of Fees to the right or contact Admissions.
On the right side: Schedule of Fees 2018/2019 and the value of an ISH education.

TAX-DEDUCTIBILITY OF TUITION FEES

ISH is recognized as an "allgemeinbildende Ergänzungsschule" (a private, independent school providing general primary and secondary education). 

The following tax regulations could be of interest to you.

If you have children in the: 

Early Childhood Centre (ECC), there are two regulations:

1. Expenses deductible from your taxable income:

Whether the school fees are paid by you privately or by your employer*, the following applies:

2/3 of the childcare costs, up to a maximum of EUR 4,000 per child per year, are tax-deductible as "Sonderausgaben" (§ 10 Abs. 1 Nr. 5 EStG – deductible expenses)

*either as part of your salary or by reimbursing you – both are processed as taxable income by the employer (geldwerter Vorteil/Sachbezug = as an extra benefit/countervailing benefit) 

2. Kindergarten Allowance

A different option is the kindergarten allowance (§ 3 Nr. 33 EStG – tax-free benefit).

The kindergarten allowance is exempt from tax and social charges.   

The kindergarten allowance covers only the provision of care (space, meals and supervision), except for instructional costs of transportation.

It applies under the following conditions:

- At least one parent must be employed and subject to income tax.

- The employer of the tax-paying parent agrees to provide the required school fees as a separate kindergarten allowance together with the regular monthly salary.

- The school fees may be paid by the employer directly to the school, or the employer can reimburse the fees to the employee upon presentation of the school's invoice paid by the employee.

- The fees paid to ISH consist only of expenses for the accommodation and supervision of children (transportation or instructional costs do not apply to the above).

Grades 1-12, there is one regulation:

-  Additional expenses to your taxable income

Whether the school fees are paid by you privately or by your employer*, the following applies:  
30% of fees (tuition, application fee), up to a maximum of EUR 5,000 per child per year, are tax-deductible as "Sonderausgaben" (§ 10 Abs. 1 Nr. 9 EStG – deductible expenses)

*either as part of your salary or by reimbursing you – both are processed as taxable income by the employer (geldwerter Vorteil/Sachbezug = as an extra benefit/countervailing benefit) 

If you employ the services of a tax advisor, they will advise you further, or you are welcome to call our Business Director, Ms. Vera Behrning, at +49 (0) 40 8000 50 126.

The Value of an ISH Education


An International Curriculum

 

An International Curriculum

Offering the IB DP, the MYP and the IPC, we enable students to grow into curious learners who feel comfortable wherever their journey of life takes them.


A truly international environment

 

An International Environment

With more than 50 nations represented in school, our students experience different cultures, religions and beliefs on a daily basis. 


A dedicated, experienced and international teaching staff

A dedicated, experienced and international teaching staff

Our staff & faculty comes from all over the world and regularly goes the extra mile to make sure that our students grow into caring, responsible and curious citizens of the world. 


Small class sizes and a variety of
extra-curricular activities

Small Class sizes and a variety of extra-curricular activities

Class sizes are depending on the grade level between 12 to 24 students and our more than 50 Extra-Curricular Activities offer something for everybody.