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Early Years

Early Years (EY) at the International School of Hamburg is comprised of our youngest students in Early Years 1 (age 3), Early Years 2 (age 4) and Early Years 3 (age 5).

As learners in the EY, children are encouraged to become confident and motivated learners, risk takers and explorers. They are encouraged to learn to understand that mistakes are part of the learning process and to think creatively to find solutions to problems. Students develop curiosity, self-efficacy, interdependence as well as communication and social skills. EY teachers build a positive relationship with children based upon respect and kindness. We provide a warm, welcoming atmosphere based on trust, respect, safety, responsibility and kindness.

ECC students working with JS students
ECC grounds at the International School of Hamburg
Quote Alexandra

A very positive atmosphere.
My daughter has got wonderful teachers.
I also met her music and PE teachers and we are very grateful she has got them.


Parent of EY3 student

Quote Thomas

Teachers are very welcoming, nice classrooms and we like the playful way of learning.


Parent of EY3 student

Quote Stella

A wonderful transition from kindergarten and start to her school career.


Parent of EY3 student

Quote Mei

The teachers are excellent.


Parent of EY student

Quote Anne

ISH Early Years is an ideal school for kids to adopt and develop their skills with other friends from around the world.


Parent of EY student