Admissions Policy

A student may attend the International School of Bremen if there is a specific need for an international education.


For example, if:

  • they have already attended an International school or a school in an English speaking country;
  • at least one parent/guardian is a native speaker of English;
  • the parents/guardians come from abroad and will not stay in Germany permanently;
  • the parents/guardians expect to work and live abroad or have come from abroad;
  • the parents/guardians plan to send their children to further education in an English speaking country


For the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), a more detailed Admission Policy is available opposite.


The admission age for Early Learning 1 is three  years, for Early Learning 2 is four years, for Early Learning 3 is five years and for Grade 1 is six years at age by 1 October. All students must be toilet trained.


We do not require students to take an entrance exam, but where appropriate previous school records will be requested, as they are important to all decisions in the admission process.  An interview will be held to assess whether the ISB is the correct school for your child. We are able to offer English language support if this is needed. Attendance in the Early Learning Centre is not a requirement for admission into Grade 1. If necessary, previous schools will be contacted, and an 'English as a Second Language' and a Maths test might be administered.


ISB does not have the resources to accommodate students with moderate to severe Special Educational Needs.



IBDP Admissions Policy