The Munich International School is an independent, coeducational day school which offers an educational program from prekindergarten through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The School was founded in 1966. The school year comprises 2 semesters, extending from late August to late June.
Organization: The School is governed by a 9-member Board of Directors, elected for 3-year terms by the Association of the Munich International School, e.V., the sponsors of the School. There are specialist members, non-voting, who serve in a ex-officio capacity. Membership in the Association is automatically conferred on the parents or guardians of children enrolled in the School. The School is registered in Germany as a non-profit, tax-exempt institution and has been designated as tax-exempt under Section 501 (c) (3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
Curriculum: The instructional program conforms to the frameworks of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IBPYP), the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for entrance into colleges and universities throughout the world. Instruction is in English. German, French, and Spanish are taught as foreign languages. The School also offers courses leading to the IGCSE and to the International Baccalaureate Diploma. There is no religious instruction. Some remedial education services are offered in grades K-8. The School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Council of International Schools and is approved by the Bavarian school authority and the IB office.
Faculty: In the 2011-2012 school year, there are 151 teachers.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, enrollment was 1,216 (PK-grade 12).
Facilities: The School is housed in 5 buildings containing 76 classrooms, 2 libraries, 2 auditoriums, a performing arts center with a theatre and a gymnasium with 3 separate gym floors.
Finances: In the 2011-2012 school year, all the School's operating income derives from tuition and government subsidies. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK-5: $17,798; grades 6-8: $20,212; grades 9-12: $22,075. The School also charges a capital levy, an IT fee, and busing fees. These fees are payable in euros. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)