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Download the Special Needs Profile (Spring 2023 Special Needs Profile Germany, Hamburg) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.


The International School of Hamburg (ISH) was founded in 1957 as Germany’s very first international school. It remains the only educational institution in Hamburg accredited by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. ISH is an independent, coeducational, state-recognized, supplementary day school that serves students aged three (preschool/kindergarten) through grade 12. The school year comprises two semesters extending from late August to late June.

This is intended to provide general information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information. Information and statistics are current as of March 2023 and provided by the school.

NOTE: School situations can change quickly, particularly as schools face cutbacks to learning support programs due to the pandemic, unrest, and economic uncertainty. For the most current information, work with the REO and school. Information in this document was collected by the Department of State’s Office of Overseas Schools directly from the school in spring 2023 and shows the availability of services rather than an assessment of the quality of the services. The profile is intended as a jumping off point for a conversation with the REO and school to understand the best fit for your child. Definitions may vary school to school.

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