Grade 3/4D students helped to prepare the classroom for our Unit of Inquiry on ‘Who We Are’. They looked at ‘Family’, ‘Culture’, ‘Myself’ and discussed the new Key Concepts, Central Ideas and Lines of Inquiry. The children helped by preparing display signs so they could continue to share information about themselves and others, with a focus on culture.
Students also started this unit off with the children posing their own questions in order to find out more about each other. For... Read More
Thank you to all new families and buddy families that joined the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) for a successful Covid-safe Meet and Greet! It was the perfect afternoon for new families to be welcomed to ISS and to meet their buddy families. A big thank you to the Booster Club for their support on the day along with the Athletic Department and Facilities for helping to organize and manage the event. - PTA
Do you remember your own first day of school? To mark the very special occasion of students moving into the Primary School, ISS follows the German tradition of the “Schultuete”. This is a large decorated cone, which is filled with school supplies, candy, and toys. Traditionally, children proudly carry the “Tuete” with them on the first day, letting the world know that they are starting school. Although some of our students have already spent some years at ISS, the move into Grade 1 is... Read More
We are pleased to issue an update following our recent IB review of grades. Our pass rate increased to 96% compared with the IB average of 79% with the school’s average points being 33.5 overall with 12% students achieving over 40 points and two students achieving 44 points out of a maximum of 45. Nearly 80% of our subjects are above world averages with our average subject score being 5.3 compared with an IB average of 4. The core elements of our IB Diploma showed good achievements with 95%... Read More
A total of 174,355 students worldwide received their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) results this week – and the International School of Stuttgart e.V.’s Class of 2020 scored well above the global average with an average score of 32.62!
Although this year’s students did not sit the IB exams, they still received a grade for each of their registered subjects based on teachers’ recommendations that take into account their coursework marks and their predicted grade... Read More
As befits a former bank building, there is more to the building where our Sindelfingen Campus is housed than meets the eye. In fact, there are more storeys below ground than above ground!
The former bank vaults are occupied by an outpost of the Deutsches Literaturarchiv based in Marbach am Neckar. Some of the literature from the museum is stored in the vaults, which are perfect for storing books and paper documents as they are air-conditioned.
With the exception of the... Read More
Students and staff on the Degerloch Campus think they know the buildings pretty much inside out, but there are areas, some of them sizeable, that neither students nor staff can access and maybe that they do not know exist.
Anyone who has used the music practice rooms in the basement will have seen the bright yellow door at the bottom of the stairs, but have you noticed the smaller door set higher up in the wall on the left? Behind that door is a floor duct that carries water,... Read More
. Being an international school with an emphasis on fostering Global Citizens, our focus for the current unit is mirroring the important issues and discussions being raised across the globe about human dignity, equality, and justice. Recognising the power of this moment, we wanted to inform our students and begin a dialogue that would not end in discussion, but in true change. We want to enable students to take meaningful action in their lives that will positively impact the lives of... Read More
Remember the Nest, our temporary classroom space for our Early Years students from 2009 to 2014? Remember the excitement when an extremely generous parent designed and donated the wonderful tent structure to keep the little ones dry when crossing to the Lower School and shaded from the hot sun?
But do you know who the last children to use the Nest were? Not our mice, squirrels or birds, but 100 children from the Kita in Felix-Dahn-Straße in Degerloch. The Kita building had developed... Read More
Can we learn about a country’s culture through pop music? With this question Grade 8 students embarked on a journey through Spanish-speaking countries in the American continent to explore its rich and diverse culture and geography. We travelled from the sandy beaches of the Caribbean sea to the flat lands of the Plata River in Uruguay and Argentina to the sound of merengue, reggae, Latin pop and even a 80s rock classic ¡Salta!
The students had to pick a song from a list, understand the... Read More