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International Baccalaureate

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German International School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School

The IB World School accreditation means that GIS focuses on educating the whole child. The IB program addresses not only cognitive development, but also social, emotional, and physical well-being on each student.

We aim to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring world citizens with adaptable skills to tackle society's complex challenges.

The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally-minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.


IB Primary Years Programme (PYP)

The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is designed for students age 3-12. The PYP prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and who have the capacity to participate in the world around them. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both within and beyond the classroom.

You will hear a lot about Inquiry as part of the IB approach at GIS. The Programme of Inquiry estabished by our teachers is a "road map" of student learning from preschool to fifth grade.The units, illustrated below, are based on the flexible curriculum from Thuringia, Germany; elements of the U.S. Common Core standards in English, Math and Science and IB expectations. These units integrate subject areas, and provide meaningful learning experiences for students, connecting their learning to the real world, both locally and globally, as they develop a deeper understanding of the concepts and topics being studied.

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