Admissions

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 800 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.

Yours,

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

Applying to ISS

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 at for further information.

Tuition and Fees

ISS is a not-for-profit private school. Operating costs are covered by tuition fee income plus a voluntary subsidy in recognition of the school’s important role in the economic infrastructure of the region from the Ministry of Economics and Finance. The city of Stuttgart provides some financial support for the Early Years classes. The school receives no subsidies from the Ministry of Education.

Fees fall into three categories which are only refundable under certain circumstances, an annual Application Fee of €750 per student, a one-time Admissions Fee of €7,500 and the annual Tuition Fees which vary according to the student’s grade level.

The tuition fees per student for the school year 2021 – 2022 are as follows:

Early Years 3 & Early Years 4€11,650
Kindergarten€14,930
Grades 1 – 5€16,180
Grades 6 – 8€17,320
Grades 9 & 10€17,840
Grades 11 & 12€19,090

FAQs

The cafeterias on both campuses operate on an online pre-order basis for students from Early Years 4 up to Grade 8. The lunch program offers two options (meat or fish/vegetarian) at a cost of Euro 5,20 per meal.

You may order or cancel orders up until 9am each day and you have the opportunity to order up to six weeks at one time.

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.

ISS offers 8 weeks of summer camp and 2 weeks of sports camp for 4 to 14 year olds starting at the beginning of July each year. summer@ ISS is a wonderful opportunity for children to have fun and be safely supervised by top quality staff. This program is designed to allow children to learn through a wide range of play, art and physical activities, while positively developing their social skills through group interaction. Campers will have the chance to meet challenges, make new friends and have wonderful experiences that will last a lifetime.  

Weeks may be booked separately but places do fill up fast. Please contact the Camp Director for further details. 

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. 

For an additional fee, ISS provides an extended day program for students aged 3-6 that runs from 14:50 to 17:00 Monday to Friday.

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

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.