ABOUT Cologne International School

We offer a unique bilingual school concept across two school forms – from first grade through graduation:

Bilingual Primary School

A bilingual primary education in German and English for grades 1-5, using a unique combination of the NRW-state primary curriculum and the IB Primary Years Programme.

International Secondary School

A bilingual program for grades 6-12, offering courses in German as well as in English in every grade. Final IB Diploma exams are also offered in English and German.


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shape our learning      paths
To explore and
fulfil the potential
within ourselves
think internationally
speak multilingually
act with empathy
To connect
with each other
and our world
embrace change
demonstrate integrity
reflect critically

To make a positive impact
on tomorrow
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Our Vision

Our vision is to contribute to a better world by inspiring a passion for learning along with the drive to make a difference.

Our School Leadership

Our leadership team, teachers and staff at Cologne International School are recruited from many different national and cultural backgrounds, bringing a wealth of experience, a unique perspective and a passion for education. Together, we make up a strong, diverse team, giving your child optimal support and guidance along their individual learning path.

Managing Director

Katharina Kren

Managing Director

Ingo Stolle

Head of Boarding

Stephanie Wichert


Petra Tenzer


Julia Haack