Cologne International School (Cologne International School) is a prestigious private school located in Cologne and providing exceptionally high-quality training programs. All levels of education operate here - from elementary to senior classes - there is an opportunity to receive prestigious certificates of world level:
The institution has accreditation and is in partnership with such organizations as:
Training from the first years is built on a bilingual basis - children actively use German and English for study and communication. Teachers make a bias on the development of critical thinking and the ability to adapt in the rapidly changing conditions of the surrounding world. Children are brought up in a comfortable multinational environment, which contributes to the formation of a strong personality, free from prejudice. The school is taught to be open and freedom-loving, to help and empathize with people and boldly look to the future. Graduates of the senior classes regularly enter the best educational institutions of Germany and the world.
The training program is in accordance with the International Baccalaureate (IB) standards for the elementary school IB Primary Year Program. The school provides a universal, child-centered learning in a safe and comfortable environment, the result of which is a high level of knowledge and competence and the willingness to enter any international or German high school to the next level. A feature of the school is a complete immersion into two languages - English and German: here in the classroom with children there are two teachers (native speakers), which helps rapid language progress. Children receive the support of specialists from ESL (English as a foreign language) and GSL (German as a foreign language), if you want, you can also learn Spanish.
Students are in a friendly and cozy atmosphere: the teachers work in accordance with the recommendations of the PYP concept, aimed at working and supporting natural curiosity and curiosity. An interdisciplinary approach is being developed, taking into account the results of various studies - children become mobile and at any time can transfer to the German state and international school at any time. A special system of individual support includes:
Teachers and staff are constantly with children and help them in solving not only educational, but also life issues. Graduates of primary school can enter any educational institution in Germany or an international school in another country.
The iGCSE program was developed in Cambridge in 1988 as an international version of the British GCSE. Education for this program is of exceptionally high quality and can prepare students for the transition to the next stage - IB Diploma Program (or to other options, for example A-Level). Students compulsorily study 5 disciplines from 5 groups of subjects:
The maximum possible number of items is 14; at the end of the training examinations are conducted and grades from A to G are shown, where A is excellent, and U is unsatisfactory (unlike GCSE, there is no A * estimate). Graduates of the IGCSE who have successfully completed a full course of study and successfully passed the exams, move to the next level at Cologne International School or any other international school.
The IB certificate guarantees a high quality of education and is recognized in most countries of the world: in Germany, USA, Britain, Canada, France, Belgium and other countries. Graduates have the opportunity to enroll in higher education institutions on the basis of examinations and without passing entrance examinations. The program is conducted in English, but the German language is given a considerable amount of time. The training course is designed to develop critical thinking skills, conducting serious scientific research and independent work. Subjects are divided into 6 large groups:
From each group the student chooses one subject: 3 subjects become profiled and studied in-depth (each profile discipline takes 240 hours, the usual takes 150 hours). At the school there are:
To receive a diploma, teenagers must fulfill several requirements: to pass final tests, write and defend essays, perform compulsory creative and analytical work. Graduates who successfully completed a full course of study and passed examinations receive International Baccalaureate Diploma and can count on enrolling in the best universities in Germany, Europe and the whole world.
The curriculum of the gymnasium according to the German standard leads to the receipt of the prestigious Abitur certificate in bilingual format (English + German). Training takes place in small classes, taking into account the most modern methods and styles of work, and an extensive support system, including individual, helps adolescents to reveal their talents and develop strengths of character and personality. The language features of the course include:
Students receive significant support in matters of admission and study at the university, pass special training courses and classes, perform creative project in groups or individually. To get the certificate, schoolchildren take 5 exams - 4 of them are given in writing, and 1 verbally. Students choose subjects for the exam themselves, but one subject must be selected from all 3 groups:
The results of final examinations are counted upon admission to universities. The holders of the Abitur certificate from the Cologne International School of the Cologne International School have an exceptionally high level of knowledge and are enrolled in the best higher education institutions.
At the moment there is one small residence on the campus, very comfortable and equipped with the latest technology. The building was built and opened in 2016, and it can accommodate 16 students aged 15 and older at the same time. The bedroom is equipped with a comfortable working place, a bed, wardrobes for clothes and personal belongings, a kitchen area has a suite, a table and household appliances, high-speed internet works. Employees assist in the placement of other types, such as a host family and the rental of a hotel / apartment.
All students receive a full balanced diet several times a day while in school, there is the opportunity to choose a diet or diet. All the nuances of food for living outside the residence can be discussed with specialists.
The philosophy of the school assumes not only the acquisition of knowledge, but the comprehensive development of the child and the individual, therefore children receive significant support in the development of sports and creative skills. On the campus there are a large number of clubs and sections on interests, sports and creative classes are conducted by professional trainers and mentors:
Available types of creativity:
Children will enjoy an exciting extra-curricular life - there are many excursions and events, themed parties and activities on the campus.
The campus is located in Cologne at a small distance from the center in the town of Widdersdorf in a very picturesque area with a lot of trees, bushes and other vegetation. In a complex of buildings and buildings are:
The academic year is divided into semesters:
For Primary School:
For International Secondary School and Bilingual German Abitur (Gymnasium Bilingual):
|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.