Germany, Leipzig: Leipzig International School

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Date: 11/30/2011 Location: Leipzig Germany Description: Leipzig International School - State Dept Image



The Leipzig International School is an independent, coeducational day school which has been in operation since 1992 and offers an educational program from kindergarten through grade 12 for students of all nationalities.

Organization: The School is governed by a 4-member Board of Governors, which is self-appointing. There are 2 joint chairpersons. The school director acts as an ex-officio member of the Board.

Curriculum: The School comprises 3 sections: 2 years of preschool for 3-4 and 5-year-olds, an international primary school for reception-grade 5, and an international secondary school for grades 6-12. The curriculum is compatible with that in U.S. public and private schools as well as other international schools with international examinations at the end of grade 10 (IGCSE) and grade 12 (International Baccalaureate Diploma). The normal range of general subjects is offered. Instruction is in English and there are German language lessons for all students. The School is a regular member of the European Council of International Schools, a member of the Association of German International Schools, and recognized by the State of Saxony as meeting its required standards.

Faculty: In school year 2011-2012, there are 93 educational staff members, 73 of them full-time. 

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, enrollment was 682.  

Facilities: The School occupies large premises centrally located and adjacent to a park with a woodland area and a river. In addition to classroom space, the school has its own playgrounds, a double sports hall, science laboratories, an art room, a music room, a library, a lunch room, two computer laboratories, and an auditorium.

Finances: In the 2011-2012 school year, the School's income derives from state subsidies, sponsorship, and regular day school tuition. Based on the age of the student, annual tuition rates range from €6,910 to €9,670. Other costs are limited to a €310 administrative fee and the direct costs of field trips and certificate programs. While fees are quoted and payable in Euros, foreign transfers are gladly accepted. 

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