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The ISH Difference

ISH: 65+ years of bringing the world together!

Thank you for entrusting us with your children. We want to inspire, guide, nurture and support them as they become global citizens eager to take on their next great adventures. Here are a few reasons why our school may just be the right place for your child:

1. One Team :

Our Team is Everyone - from our Head of School to our Receptionist to our Counsellors and our Mother Tongue Coordinator: Our educational staff does more than just teach, we do everything to help your children grow on an educational, social and emotional level to reach its full potential.

2. A Dynamic Mix:

We have a balanced mix of long time dedicated ISH staff who bring amazing experiences and a cultural history of our school, and energetic new staff who form a dynamic teaching mix.

3. Growing with the Students:

We grow with our students, from the first day with warm greetings, helping incoming students understand our school's philosophy, during subject revisions and studies to ultimately tearful farewells. We are proud of what our students become while they are with us.

4. A Home For The Entire Family:

We understand that moving to a new city and environment may be challenging for the family. At ISH, parents and students will be introduced to a network of new friends. The PTA and the WISH Team make sure that you are connected to our vibrant community from day one. They will help you with any questions and concerns that you may have. During Orientation Day, our Student Ambassadors will welcome new students and pair them with buddies. Scavenger hunts and other activities will help you to quickly find new friends and get to know the school. 

5. We are Accredited:

To this day, ISH remains the only Council of International Schools-accredited organisation in Hamburg. With the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and the International Baccalaureate (IB), ISH provides two standardised education systems that are tailor-made for families living a global lifestyle and held in high esteem by leading universities around the globe.

6. An established school with a tradition:

In October 2022, we celebrate our 65th Anniversary, making us the oldest international school in Germany.

65 years is an extensive learning curve that enables us to establish well alive and distinct school values and a mission that essentially has one goal: To keep the students in the centre of everything we do!