ABOUT Cologne International School

We offer two learning paths across three school forms – from first grade through graduation:

Bilingual Primary School

A bilingual primary education in German and English for grades 1-4, using a unique combination of the NRW-state primary curriculum and the IB Primary Years Programme.

International Secondary School

An English-language program for grades 5-12, following the IB and Cambridge Secondary I curricula. Students work towards the Cambridge IGCSE qualifications in grade 10 and the IB Diploma in grade 12.

Gymnasium bilingual +

A German-language NRW-state-approved program with an extensive focus on English for grades 5-13. Students acquire the middle school qualification (Mittlerer Schulabschluss) in grade 10 and the Abitur in grade 13.


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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.


Jan Hülsmann

Business Director

Dr. Petra Stratmann

Bilingual Primary Leadership

Sue Meissler, Britta Grothues, Leonie Julien, Sara Thesen

Gymnasium bilingual + Leadership

Dr. Rosmarie Fabian

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