Location: Germany, Brandenburg, southwest Berlin
Age of students: 3 - 19 years old
Programs: International Baccalaureate
Foundation year: 1990
Type of education: joint
Accommodation: boarding house, from 14 years old
Tuition fees: from 11,000 euros per term full board
Ranking: an authoritative international school with a very high average score for exams of the IB program - 32.4
Start of studies: September, January
Berlin Brandenburg International School is a unique German school. The main purpose of its leadership determines the inspiration of students to continue studying throughout life. BBIS is considered to be an international educational institution. An intercultural environment is formed here, atmosphere of friendliness and mutual understanding between foreign students, teachers and students is there.
The school is distinguished by flexibility of curricula, schedule is tailored to students' needs in academic work and leisure. Each student has an opportunity to develop intellectually, participate in public life of the educational institution, and disclose creative potential. Also, in the school all conditions for sports are created. Physical development is also given a lot of attention.
In elementary school, children learn basic and additional subjects. Basic curriculum leads curator (class teacher). In addition, children learn computer science, physical education, German, art, music. These lessons are lead specialists. Also in the primary school, students are offered an elective on reading.
Students at this stage study a large number of general educational disciplines. Particular attention in secondary school is paid to the physical and personal development of children. The academic success of schoolchildren is largely ensured by their personal motivation to achieve. The curriculum allows students to prepare for the basic IB course.
In the 9th-10th form, students are trained in the IB Middle Years course. It ends with the execution of the project work and the receipt of the corresponding certificate. After the 10th grade students are given the choice between IB Diploma and IBCC (High School Diploma). The first program is classical, it is recognized internationally. The IB certificate is accepted by most rating universities in the world. High School Diploma is distinguished by its professional orientation. In addition to basic subjects (similar to those in the standard IB course), students study special disciplines and develop profile skills. Within the framework of the IBCC program, the school offers study of disciplines in the field of business and sports, travel and tourism.
Full-board accommodation is offered to students of 14 years and older. Residential fund of the school allows to comfortably accommodate up to 120 students in the residence. Students live in 1-2-bed rooms with private facilities. In general, there is a fitness room, 2 kitchens, a laundry room, a lounge, an inner courtyard. In the residence there are comprehensive three meals a day. The menu consist of German cuisine.
The campus includes 4 buildings, a gym, a sports ground with 6 running tracks, a football field, several playing fields, a stadium for 820 seats, an arbor. The educational infrastructure of the school is represented by spacious classrooms, a computer classroom, a library, laboratories, an assembly hall, an exhibition hall. Technical equipment - interactive equipment, modern computers, Wi-Fi and W-LAN, tools to support the work of technology and design studios.
Required documents, depending on the type of institution:
|camp / language school |
|private school, boardinghouse|
|Language courses, schools and children's language camps||Primary and secondary education - private schools||Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education||Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA|
| - we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs) |
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program, |
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program, |
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively
| - recommended submission one year before the start of the program, |
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.