The International School of Stuttgart is an international, coeducational day school, which offers an educational program from an early childhood 3-year-old class through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The school was founded in 1985 and offers all three IB programs on two campuses. Accredited by NEASC, ISS has been awarded local MINT (STEM) and Digitale Schule certification and is widely recognized as the leading secondary educational institution in our region. The school year, extending from late August to end of June, is comprised of 2 semesters.
Organization: The school is governed by an Executive Board and a supervisory Board of Trustees; each trustee is elected for a 3-year term. The board appoints and evaluates the head of school as the sole member of the Executive Board vested with operational authority. The Whole School Strategic Leadership team consists of the Finance Manager and Human Resources Manager; the Director of Admissions; 3 Divisional Educational Leaders (Principals) the Director of Information Technology and the Director of Digital Learning and Communications Manager. The school is recognized as a non-profit institution under German law.
Curriculum: Our mission to inspire, challenge and support our students and each other to become positive participants in a changing world. In addition to offering the IB PYP program it is important to note that the ISS MiddleYears Programme certificate is recognized by the German state as a Mittlere Reife Grade 10 ending qualification. Germany also recognizes the ISS IB Diploma as Allgemeine Hochschulreife and the ISS Diploma is recognized as US High School Diploma. Graduates matriculate throughout the world. ISS offers a range of academic support services to children with mild and moderate levels of need, including differentiated instruction, learning accommodations, and program modifications. English-as-an-Additional-Language (EAL) services are available for students with limited English language skills and there is a robust Home and Family Language program in our Lower Schools. The school offers German language learning at every grade and proficiency level and makes extensive use of Stuttgart and surrounding regions as cultural and curriculum resources.
Faculty: In the 2020-2021 school year, there are 112 full-time and 36 part-time faculty members including 40 host-country nationals, 85 third-country nationals, and 39 U.S. citizens.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, enrollment was 836 (K-grade 6: 466 and grades 7-12: 370).
Facilities: The school is located on two campuses. The larger, Degerloch campus consists of two modern purpose built buildings for Early Years classes and Grades 1 through 12, together with numerous language rooms for German, French, Spanish and English as an Additional Language. A multi-purpose auditorium, two sports gymnasiums, newly renovated Science laboratories, Music rooms, Art and Design/Technology rooms and two libraries complete the picture of dedicated learning areas. The Sindelfingen campus is housed in a modern former bank building, and classrooms, serving Kindergarten through Grade 10 students, are bright and open. There is a library, a cafeteria area, performance space and a central meeting/assembly space known as “Treffpunkt Learning.” Upgraded Science facilities, a new Art and Design facility and recently renovated playground facilities are key elements on this campus.
Finances: For the 2020-2021 school year, about 90% of the college’s income derives from school tuition and state-funded registration fees. Annual tuition rates are as follows: Early Years: $13,055; Kindergarten: $16,750; Grades 1-5: $18,125; Grades 6-8: $19,400; Grades 9-10: $20,000; Grades 11-12: $21,400. (All fees are quoted approximately in U.S. dollars.)
Information and statistics are current as of September 2020 and are provided by the school.