Berlin Brandenburg International School
About Berlin Brandenburg International School
First established in 1990, Berlin Brandenburg International School (BBIS) is a co-educational independent international school located between the cities of Berlin and Potsdam. The school has around 700 students aged 3-18, and offers both day and boarding facilities for its students. The school occupies a 100-acre rural campus and as a result is able to boast of a huge range of modern recreational and academic facilities. These include a sports field, an extensive range of modern classrooms, an artificial turf pitch, numerous sports courts, gymnasiums, a design and technology area, and a dedicated study and social area for older students. In terms of curriculum, the school mainly follows the IB Primary Years programme for younger students, followed by the IB Middle Years programme. Students then go on to study for the International Baccalaureate Diploma, with a huge range of different academic subjects available for study. Prior to this, in the school’s Early Years’ programme, BBIS follows the Reggio-Emilia ethos of education, encouraging younger students to guide their own learning and to explore their own innate curiosities and talents. Outside of the classroom, BBIS offers a number of different extra-curricular opportunities for students to take part in, and works hard in order to foster a strong sense of community around the school.
Mr Peter Kotrc
Teachers at BBIS are hoped to have prior experience of the International Baccalaureate curriculum, although A-level and iGCSE experience is still highly regarded. Teachers must also have a strong grasp of the use of technology, and be qualified to teach in Germany.