The Leipzig International School is an independent, coeducational day school, which has been in operation since 1992 and offers an educational program from nursery through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The school is accredited by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Organization: The head of school and commercial director are Geschäftsführer, executive directors of the school. There is a supervisory board of between three and seven members.
Curriculum: The school comprises three sections: five years of early childhood education for 1-6 year olds, an international primary school for grades 1-5, 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. The early years foundation stage and primary programs follow the International Primary Curriculum. International examinations are offered 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 the 2022-2023 school year, LIS has 165 total staff including 118 teachers, 21 of whom are U.S. citizens, 87 host-country nationals, and 102 third-country nationals. All teaching faculty maintain a teaching certificate.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, enrolment was 931. There are 65 U.S. citizens, 441 host-country nationals, and 425 third-country nationals. The school provides an international education for children and students from 79 nations.
Facilities: The school operates on two sites, which are located 1 km from each other. Grades 1 through 12 are on the main campus that 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 lunchroom, two computer laboratories, and an auditorium. In 2014, the Leipzig International Kindergarten, a facility designed for early childhood education, with room for more than 300 children ages one to six.
Finances: The school’s income derives from state subsidies, sponsorships, and regular day school tuition. Based on the age of the student, annual tuition rates range from $ 9,114 to $ 13,009. Other costs are limited to a one-time Capital Fee of $ 789, an annual administrative fee of $ 407 and the direct costs of field trips and certificate programs. Tuition reduction is available to qualified families based on need and sibling discount. While fees are quoted and payable in euros, foreign transfers are gladly accepted.
Special Needs: Download the Special Needs Profile (Special Needs Germany, Leipzig) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.
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