Cologne International School | Our educational offer
Die internationale Schule in Köln – Mehrsprachiger Unterricht, kleine Klassengrößen und eine große Auswahl extra-curricularer Aktivitäten: Schule, die auf die Welt von morgen vorbereitet - the international school in Cologne
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Our educational offer

Head start

Meaningful, child-oriented learning in a secure environment. Bilingual teaching model with two classroom teachers. The NRW curriculum integrated into the IB Primary Year Programme. The best start for your child’s learning carreer and a good preparation for any international or German secondary school.

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Road to IB

A rounded education that gives equal weight to the academic, pastoral and extra-curricular dimensions of school life. We believe that each child is an individual who needs a unique combination of challenges and support in order to develop their own personality and reach their personal best.

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Bilingual german Abitur

Focussed on the individual needs and talents of each student. More time for important basics and skills and extensive individual support. An education that does not “only” aim for the Abitur, but prepares for a global future, excellent language skills and intercultural competence included.

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We understand the function of a school as not only an educational establishment in the traditional sense, but an institution which must foster the development of the whole child. So while academics certainly play a crucial role, we see it as equally important to provide our students with an extensive extracurricular programme. Offers include a wide range of clubs such as orchestra, big band, coding, school sports teams, art, TED Talks, Model United Nations and mother tongue as well as additional foreign language lessons. We also offer students academic support and challenge programmes such as subject clinics and language certificate courses e.g. Cambridge English, Spanish DELE, French DELF.

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Individual support
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The aim of IFK/CIS is to tap the full learning potential of all of our students and to satisfy their various learning requirements.

As the differences in the form and speed of learning can be quite pronounced, we put a high level of individual support into practice.

Individual support is based on two cornerstones: individualisation (open learning, weekly plans / learning bureaus, individual assignments, project work, acceleration, enrichment) and internal differentiation (adjustment of the learning activities and materials to the working and learning level of the individual student or the individual group). The small learning groups facilitate the implementation of these basic principles of individual support.

Furthermore, within the framework of external differentiation, we have put into place a complex support system in the form of support lessons, support courses and individual support. Individual support plans, based on instruments of pedagogical diagnostics (internal as well as standard test procedures, targeted observation and regular conferences about the learning progress of each student) are specifically created to meet individual needs.

A team of support teachers within our Learning Support and Special Needs Departments enables the implementation of a complex range of support activities in the following areas:

  • English as an Additional Language (EAL level 1-3)
  • German as an Additional Language (GAL level 1-3)
  • English support for native speakers
  • German support for native speakers
  • Maths support
  • Social-emotional support (counselling, social groups, concentration training)
  • Curriculum support
  • Enrichment activities