How Humans Create Machines to do Work

Students in Grade 1/2 on our Sindelfingen Campus have been engaged in mini-inquiry stations that demonstrate the forces and parts of simple machines that are used to complete tasks. They watched movies, read books, and manipulated the machines demonstrating their understanding of what they had found out. Finally, they reflected on their new learning and made … Continued

Passion for STEM

Our amazing Grade 4 students and leaders, Ms Karnatz and Ms Li had a very successful day of Lego and discovery during the First Lego League held at the University of Schwäbisch Gemünd. This event gives students access to research, design, and programming, supports their passion for STEM (math, computer science, science and technology) and … Continued

Learning New Skills

As an introduction to Service as Action the Grade 6 students collaborated to design and make a quilt for the School Nurse’s room. The idea was the quilt would help sick students or teachers feel warm and the colourful and happy pictures would be cheering and help the person to feel better. Students first sketched … Continued


St. Martin’s Day was celebrated in style on both our Sindelfingen and Degerloch Campuses as our youngest students enjoyed the return of our annual lantern walk. The children were thrilled to see how the lanterns they had created during art lessons changed once they were lit up. Thanks to the German Department for an enjoyable … Continued

Moving on Up!

This week all children in the Degerloch Lower School were given an orientation to the next grade level and were introduced to the new teaching team for the upcoming school year. We organized the children in mixed age groups, and the children gave us clear feedback about the things that they like about the International … Continued

Degerloch Exhibition

Thank you to the ISS Community for a marvellous evening of learning and coming together at the Degerloch Grade 5 Exhibition. A lot of hard work was put in by students and mentors, and what an event the Exhibition was to bring our Degerloch Lower School community back to full community life once again!

Business Day in Grade 3

Our Grade 3 students on the Degerloch Campus worked together to produce goods and services to be sold at the Business Day as part of their Unit of Inquiry, “How we organize ourselves”. Such an amazing range of businesses to visit from Games World, to eating at the multiple cafes and restaurants, picking up a … Continued

Raising Funds

Lower School Snack Sale Grade 5 students and the Degerloch Lower School Student Council organised a snack sale and raised 1300 Euros for the ISS Compassion Fund. A big thank you to the ISS Community for their ongoing support!

Awarded Silver for Creativity

Woo hoo! ISS received the Silver Award in Category No. 4: Enrollment/Admissions Video, Outsourced as part of the 2021 Inspired Brilliance Awards. Thanks InspirED School Marketers! If you have not a chance, make sure you check out “The Feeling: Scientifically Proven”, you will love it! SAMPLE JUDGES’ COMMENTSVERY creative video. I applaud them for investing … Continued

Celebrating Saint Martin

On the 11th of November, Germany celebrates Saint Martin by singing songs and carrying lanterns through the streets. We might not be able to have had our traditional Saint Martins lantern walk in the Degerloch Lower School this year, but we have been celebrating in all our grades in lots of different ways – making lanterns, … Continued