International School of Hamburg

March 16, 2018 | Germany, Hamburg, Hamburg education, Schools Hamburg

The International School of Hamburg (ISH) teaches a mix of IB and IPC programmes to pupils aged 3-18 years.


With a growing student population of almost 780, and a neighbourhood campus bordering the city’s Botanical Garden, the International School of Hamburg (ISH) is an integral part of the local landscape. Founded in 1957, ISH was the very first of its kind in Germany. To this day it remains the only institution in Hamburg accredited by the Council of International Schools. ISH offers the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) – two globally recognised curricular models that foster critical thinking, creativity, a spirit of independent enquiry and international-mindedness as well as high academic standards. The school combines the IPC (age 3-10), the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) (age 11-16), and the IB Diploma Program (DP) (age 17-19) to offer a seamless flow from kindergarten/preschool right through to university entry qualification.


School fees range from €11,500 to €21,540. For more information on tuition fees click here.


Students are accepted throughout the year but will be placed in a grade or class according to the assessment made by the administration, and after placement testing in English (Grades 6-11).

To see the school’s full admissions policy click here.


The school is located to the west of Hamburg city in the Klein Fottbek, and is a 20 to 25-minute drive from the city centre.

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Contact Details:

Hemmingstedter Weg 130, 22609 Hamburg / +49 (0) 40 8000 50 0 /

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