International Schools in Berlin

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You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Berlin with fee information. It includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools and you will find the right school to prepare for International Baccalaureate, and other diploma in Berlin. Some schools will follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking programs while others are regulated under the French or German education system (or Japanese, Czech, Russian, Scandinavian...etc).

There are a plethora of international schools serving the population of Berlin. Different schools cater to a variety of students in choice of language, boarding options, curriculum, or graduation certificate. Some of the city's international schools are free, but others can be quite costly. Below you can find the perfect school to fit your child's needs.

For the full guide of International Schools in Germany, refer to the "International Schools in Germany" post.

Nelson Mandela School (NMS)
Primary Campus (Years Flex-6) Address: Pfalzburger Straβe 23
10719 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 49 (0) 30 8639537-0
Secondary Campus (Years 7-13) Address: Pfalzburger Straβe 30
10717 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 49 (0) 30 8639538-0
Tuition Rates: Free

This school is a highly respected member of UNESCO's Associated Schools Project Network (ASP). English and German are our school's official languages with an international focus. It enrolls students from year 1 through years 12/13. At the end of year 10, Nelson Mandela students qualify for the various German lower secondary school leaving certificates. Students attending our upper secondary section can either graduate with a bilingual German-English Abitur, which can be completed in two or three years, or the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). The school defines itself as a miniature United Nations whose students come from over 60 different countries.

John F. Kennedy School
Address: Teltower Damm 87-93
14167 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 49 30 90299 5758
Tuition Rates: Free

A bilingual, bicultural German-American international school. The languages of instructions include German and English. It offers an integrated elementary and high school program that combines the strengths of both the German and American educational traditions. American students are given preference.

Charles Dickens School
Address: Dickensweg 15
14055 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 030/ 3032868-0
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Established in 1971, this school of over 450 children has courses in English and German. The State Europe School (SESB) provides dual language instruction.

Berlin British School (BBS)
Early Years Address: Havelchaussee 104
14055 Berlin, Germany
Primary School Address: Dickensweg 17-19
14055 Berlin, Germany
Secondary School Address: Am Postfenn 31
14055 Berlin
Tel: (030) 35109 191
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

English is the language of instruction at this British international school. BBS offers academic curriculum in the form of IGCSEs taken at sixteen, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma, studied in the last two school years. This school gives preference to British students.

Berlin International School
Address: Lentzeallee 8/14
14195 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 49 (0)30 820077-90
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A private, non-profit, non-denominational day school offering education to international and local students from pre-school through university entrance preparation. Berlin International School is fully accredited by the CoIS and NEASC.

Internationale Schule Berlin (ISB)
Address: Körnerstraβe 11
12169 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 49 30 79 000 390
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

All-day primary school with a secondary and upper secondary school. The ISB offers children a school education with an English emphasis.

Berlin Metropolitan School
Address: Linienstraβe 122
10115 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 49 30 8872 739 0
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

International all-day authorized IB World School from kindergarten to 12th grade. Instruction is in English and all the teachers are native speakers. Our academic certificates are the MSA (Mittlerer Schulabschluss) and IGCSE (Cambridge University) in grade 10, as well as the goal to offer the IB Diploma (International Baccalaureate Diploma) in Grade 12, in the academic year 2015-16.

Berlin Brandenburg International School (BBIS)
Address: Am Hochwald 30
14532 Kleinmachnow, Germany
Tel: 49 (0)33203 8036-0
Tuition Rates: €10,300 - 16,400 per year

BBIS international curriculum is provided in English. It offers the International Baccalaureate programme from Early Childhood to grade 12. There are boarding facilities for students from 9th to 12th grade.

Peter-Ustinov Schule
Address: Kuno-Fischer-Str. 22 -26
14057 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 030 3032866 0
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Bilingual (German / English) school for secondary students from Year 7 to Year 10. The Integrierte Sekundar Schule (ISS) section offers a broad curriculum.

Die Schiller-Oberschule
Address: Schillerstr. 125-127
D-10625 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 49 30/9029-25920
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This is a secondary Europe-State school offering dual German-English language instruction. French language is also offered. Students take the Abitur and Mittleren Schulabschluss (MSA).

International School Villa Amalienhof (ISVA)
Address: Heerstrasse 465
13593 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 49 (0) 30 36 43 98 20
Tuition Rates: €2,520 - 4,810 per year

This school follows the English National Curriculum and is the only international school in Berlin to offer A-Levels. It is accredited by the CoIS and is a University of Cambridge test center.

Berlin Cosmopolitan School (BCS)
Address: Rückerstrasse 9,
10119 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 49 30 688 3323 0
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

BCS is an international, non-profit, bilingual school. There is a Kindergarten and Preschool, as well as Primary (state authorized Grundschule Nr. 01P22) and Secondary School (state authorized Gymnasium Nr. 01P22). The school is a Candidate International Baccalaureate World School that follows the curriculum of the Primary Years Programme (candidate status) and the IB Diploma Programme (candidate status). After 12 years, students may graduate with an IB Diploma and the German Abitur.

Platanus Schule Berlin
Address: Berliner Straβe 12
13187 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 030 490048800
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A bilingual kindergarten, preschool, primary school and secondary school. Completion of Year 10 will qualify students for the MSA intermediate examination (equivalent to GCSE); and successful completion of Year 12 will qualify students for the Abitur (equivalent to A Levels or High School Diploma).

Phorms Berlin
Mitte Address: Ackerstrasse 76
D - 13355 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 49 30 467986-30
Süd Address: Harry-S.-Truman-Allee 3
D - 14167 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 49 30 91684-990
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Network of all-day bilingual (German-English) nursery schools, primary schools and secondary schools. The curriculum is based on that of the federal state.

Berlin Bilingual School (BBS)
Address: Weinstraβe 1
Berlin 10249, Germany
Tel: 49 (0)30 27582915
Tuition Rates: Scaled tuition rate on family income

BBS is a bilingual (German/English) international primary school (grades 1-6).

Arabic School in Berlin

King Fahad Academy Berlin
Address: Fürstenbrunner Weg 6
D - 14059 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 49 30 364095-84
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Arabic language primary and college preparatory school.

Czech school in Berlin

Ceská skola bez hranic (CSBH)
Address: Friedrichstrasse 206
10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany<
Tel: 0049 30 62985102
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A "Czech School Without Borders", this school offers dual Czech-German language instruction.

French schools in Berlin

Französisches Gymnasium
Address: Derfflingerstr. 7
10785 Berlin
Tel: 030 - 25 75 89 53
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Founded in 1689 by Elector Frederick III, this school provides bilingual education in German and French. The school provides curriculum approved by the French Ministry of National Education and is subsidized by the AEFE.

Collège Voltaire
Address: Kurfürstenstraβe 53
10785 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 030 4110015
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This school caters to more than 300 children between 3 and 15 with French instruction (Ganztagschulen).

Address: Place Molière 4
13469 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 030 414017
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A free international school that prepares students for the abi-bac. Two classes are bilingual (French-German) from the age of 5.

Europa-Schule Judith Kerr Grundschule
Address: Friedrichshaller Straβe 13
14199 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 49 (30) 89799-40
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Bilingual (French-English) language elementary school. Classes like art and music are taught in French, with the partner language (German) taught for mathematics etc. Partner languages are taught in separate groups, initially purely oral.

Japanese school in Berlin

Japanese International School e.V.
Address: Charlottenstrasse 10
D - 14109 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 49 30 8036-830
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Japanese language primary and college preparatory school

Russian school in Berlin

Mitte - Tiergarten Address: Lützowstr. 106
10785 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 030 / 74 78 57 51
Marzahn Address: Allee der Kosmonauten 123
12681 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 030 / 311 72 185
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Bilingual (German-Russia) primary school established in 2005.

Scandinavian schools in Berlin

Svenska Skolan i Berlin
Address: Landhausstrasse 26-28
D-10717 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 49 (0) 30-86495930
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A private, non-denominational, international Swedish school with a preschool and elementary section. It was established in 1906 and follows the Swedish curriculum, oriented to the curriculum of Berlin's primary schools. Instruction is in Swedish and German, with classes in Norwegian.

Deutsch-Skandinavischen Gemeinschaftsschule Berlin (DSG)
Address: Machonstraβe 54
12105 Berlin Tempelhof, Germany
Tel: 030 / 33 8487-83
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This school provides bilingual education with different paths - German-Danish / German-Swedish / German-Norwegian.

Spanish School in Berlin

Joan Miró Grundschule
Address: Bleibtreustraβe 43
10623 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 030 9029281
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Located in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf neighborhood, this primary school offers bilingual (German-Spanish) instruction.