Thank you for your interest in the International School of Stuttgart (ISS). Our school was founded in 1985 and has grown steadily ever since. Today, more than 900 students representing around 50 different nationalities are educated on two separate campuses; one situated in Stuttgart Degerloch and one situated in Sindelfingen, both offering outstanding education to internationally minded families in the Stuttgart region.

ISS is a fully accredited IB World School, offering three IB programmes, PYP, MYP and DP. Every year we welcome many new internationally mobile families to Stuttgart and to our school, helping them to transition and to integrate as quickly as possible. 

Our admissions policy is one of openness and all applications are considered on their individual merit. We welcome applications from all students regardless of gender, ethnicity or religion.

Please take time to read and familiarize yourself with our school and the admissions procedure. Admission requests for both campuses are administered from the Degerloch Campus. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need further information. You can contact us by using our inquiry form, by email or by telephone. 

We are looking forward to hearing from you and to assisting you in the process of discovering our school and applying for a place at ISS.


Matthias Krusch, Director of Admissions and Enrollment
Jean Fischer, Admissions/Office Manager
Jutta Schaible, Admissions Officer

Applying to ISS

The Admissions Portal for 2024-2025 enrolment is Open!

New families to ISS can begin the application process by completing the Pre-Application Form.

After completing the Pre-Application Form you will receive login details for the Admissions Portal, where you can complete the application. You may leave and return to the Admissions Portal as often as you like.

Current ISS families should log onto the Veracross Parent Portal, where you will find the link to the Admissions Portal.

A copy of the following documents will be required for the Admissions Portal in electronic format;

  • Passport copy of applicant
  • Passport Photo
  • School reports (last 2 years, translated into English). Not applicable to Early Years entrants.

Please note that as of 1st March 2020, German law requires that children in childcare facilities must be vaccinated against measles and provide proof of such. Immunization Papers will be required before enrollment is completed.

This excerpt from our Health Policy will provide you with more information.

You are welcome to contact us by email for further information.

Tuition and Fees

ISS is a not-for-profit private school. Operating costs are covered by tuition fee income and, according to § 17 Abs. 3 nr. 4 PSChG (Private School Law) ISS (together with all other international schools in Baden- Württemberg) receives a state subsidy from the state BW. The cities of Stuttgart and Sindelfingen also provide some financial support for the Early Years classes in recognition of the school’s important role in the economic infrastructure of the region.

Fees fall into three categories which are only refundable under certain circumstances. The one-time admission fee is €9,000 Euro per student. This one-time fee is required for all students upon entrance to ISS. For students entering the Early Years group, it is possible to pay in yearly installments, for a total payment of €9,000 Euro, which must be paid in full, prior to entry into Kindergarten. For students entering Grades 1 to 12, it is possible to pay in two installments over the first two years with an additional charge of €225 in the first year, for a total payment of €9,225.

​The application fee of €750 should be made by bank transfer as follows:

​International School of Stuttgart e. V.
​BW Bank Stuttgart, 70173, Kleiner Schlossplatz 11
​IBAN DE58 6005 0101 0405 4256 44

The tuition fees per student for the school year 2024 – 2025 are as follows:

Early Years 3 & Early Years 4€13,810
Grades 1 – 5€19,190
Grades 6 – 8€20,540
Grades 9 & 10€21,160
Grades 11 & 12€22,640


The cafeterias on both campuses operate on an online pre-order basis for students from Early Years 3 up to Grade 12. The lunch program offers two options (meat or fish/vegetarian) at a cost of Euro 7,50 per meal.

We do not have school uniforms, however students are expected to respect the school dress code as such. We do require that all students on both campuses wear the Physical Education uniform during their PE classes. Students entering ISS for the first time will receive a complimentary PE uniform which must be worn during PE classes.

Designed for children from Grade 1 to Grade 6, our summer@iss program is open to both ISS students and non-ISS students, ensuring a diverse and enriching experience for all. At summer@iss, children have the opportunity to learn and play with friends from around the world, enhancing their language skills and broadening their horizons. For our Earlys 3-5 children, we have a special Early Years Nest Seasons summer with its own fun filled curriculum. 

Weeks may be booked separately but places do fill up fast. Please visit our “Beyond the Classroom” website for a full list of all our programs.

The school does not provide transportation services at this point of time but hopes to do so in the near future. Both campuses are well served by public transportation. 

At ISS we understand the importance of providing flexible care options for families who need assistance before and after school. Our program offers various options to accommodate the individual needs of each family. Children will benefit from a curriculum that extends their learning beyond the classroom, engaging in fun activities designed to help them expend energy and stimulate their minds. Our goal is to support both children and parents by creating a safe, enriching environment for continued growth and development. Additionally, some of our programs are available to children who are not students at our school. Families can tailor their specific needs of childcare through the following programs:

 Early Birds Program, Early Years Nest Program, ASAP Program (Explorers & Activities), Summer Camp, GISST, Sportverein SV and HOP.

 For detailed information on all of our programs, please click HERE

Grant-in-Aid (GIA) is available to families whose personal and family resources are inadequate to meet the full cost of education. Eligibility for GIA is means tested and determined by the GIA Committee. Application Forms for Grant-in-Aid can be requested from the Admissions Office.

One important and distinctive feature of our IB Diploma program is that ISS allows any student interested to try.  Unlike other schools that are highly selective, we allow all students to participate in the full program.  We do counsel some to focus on ISS Diploma, which is also a rigorous program, but in the end, all of our 11th and 12th grade courses are IB Diploma courses, so no matter which program a student chooses it is a demanding one. 

Both in the DP and MYP programme, our students regularly perform above the world average. Result updates are published annually in the ISS Academic Profile.

Every country structures its education system differently. From grades and year levels to elementary and primary, the terms can vary greatly and cause confusion for parents. These charts provide a comparison of the major education systems, the grade/year level equivalents for each, and the age of the students within those levels. Students at ISS are placed in year levels based on their age. These year levels in turn form the three programmes of the International Baccalaureate: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). Please click here for the overview.

ISS provides an intensive and individual EAL (English as an Additional Language) program. The school acknowledges the importance of mother tongue maintenance and aims to support the students in developing their home language skills as much as possible.