Leipzig International School

Co-Education (1-19)
Day School
+49 341 39377500
Könneritzstraße 47, 04229 Leipzig, Germany
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Year of Foundation 1992
Enrollment Phase / Grades Nursery/Kindergarten – 11th Grade
Boarding Day School
Number of students 850
Nationalities 65
Teacher Student Ratio 1:7
Accreditations IBO, AGIS, CIS, NEASC, CIE
Headmaster David Smith
Yearly Tuition Fee (Min) -
Yearly Tuition Fee (Max) -

Description

Founded in 1992 for a tiny group of expatriate children, Leipzig International School now welcomes more than 850 students to a learning community with strong local roots, attracting many German as well as international families. Its first twenty-five years have seen the school truly come of age and claim a proud role in the development that has taken place in this unique city during that time. LIS is on two sites: children aged one to six enjoy a purpose-built environment, the Leipzig International Kindergarten, opened in 2014. They move on to the larger campus 1.5 km away in Schleußig, an imposing Nineteenth-Century school building, renovated and adapted to modern learning. From the age of one until graduation, students learn with us to become citizens of the world, while their parents form part of a united and caring community. Talented teachers, themselves internationally-minded and from diverse backgrounds, encourage and inspire students from first walking steps through to University applications. Students are challenged to achieve their potential by rigorous curricula. In the Primary School the International Primary Curriculum promotes modern and relevant learning. In Secondary, we follow Cambridge courses to IGCSE at age sixteen, and for the oldest students, Grades 11 and 12, two International Baccalaureate options cater to the full spectrum of talents, interests and aspirations. Excellent results in public examinations are an internationally valid measure of academic success. Another external yardstick is accreditation by international associations which analyse the school’s success in living up to its ideals, and require adherence to high standards in curriculum, governance, leadership, security and strategic planning. Beside this sharp focus on achievement, we take keen interest in the well-being and personal development of each child. Initiatives like the school garden, outdoor classroom, playground buddy system, community projects and a host of extra-curricular activities involving creativity, action and service, encourage young people to become balanced, versatile individuals with a sense of collective and personal responsibility.

Academics

Curriculum

Cambridge Curriculum; High School Diploma; Cambridge Primary Programme (CPP); Early Years Foundation Stage Programme (EYFS)

Languages of instruction

English

Foreign languages

German, Spanish, French

Examinations

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE); International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP); International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP); High School Diploma

University counseling

Yes

Learning support

Yes

Extra-Curricular

In addition to the academic programme, Leipzig International School offers an attractive range of activities. Our extra-curricular activities provide additional opportunities for social and group interaction. There are a variety of activities available covering a wide spectrum of interests – from sports to woodworks to music to drama … just to name a few! These activities are offered by our teaching staff and external providers. They vary to some degree from school year to school year. During the first assembly of the school year (in the 2nd week of school), students learn about the range of extra-curricular activities on offer for the current school year. Information on schedule, prices (if applicable) and sign-up can be found in our parent portal.
School trips
Community service
Performing arts
Sports
Summer programs

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