NEW CAMPUS

We’re Moving to the City!

COLOGNE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL – Internationale Friedensschule Köln – is building its new school campus closer to the city center, in an up-and-coming commercial and residential neighborhood of Cologne-Butzweilerhof.

With 19,000 m², we have the space to develop an ideal learning environment for our unique school community in a central and easily-accessible location. From summer 2022, we will continue our mission on our new campus: empowering young people to think independently and act responsibly in the global world of today and tomorrow.

Brand New, Environmentally-Friendly Campus

  • Building design by Vollack GmbH & Co. KG with all stakeholders – student, parent and teacher representatives – involved in the planning process
  • State-of-the-art facilities include subject labs, group and individual working areas, a cafeteria, an auditorium, a library, a spacious courtyard, and much more
  • Boarding House with space for 20 international students, aged 15+
  • Integration of bilingual, Montessori childcare for children aged 6 months to 6 years in cooperation with Vincerola Kindergarten
  • Exceeding sustainability requirements – KFW efficiency house 55 with highly insulated facades, triple glazing, district heating, photovoltaic systems and diverse green spaces

Our School in the Media

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DER BUTZWEILERHOF WIRD ZUM LERNORT

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ABOUT COLOGNE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

EASY ACCESSIBILITY

  • Our new campus will be located at the end of Rudi-Conin-Straße in Cologne Butzweilerhof
  • 20 minutes by public transportation from Cologne main train station (Tram line 5 to Ikea am Butzweilerhof)
  • 3 minutes from highway A57
  • Shuttle: ride safely and comfortably in COLOGNE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL’S school bus from the old campus in Widdersdorf to school and back

Latest Update on our New School Campus Construction in Cologne Butzweilerhof

The construction work on the CIS/ IFK new school campus is making great progress. Take a look at the aerial photos – you can already recognize the individual parts of the building in the shell: ground floor, entrance area, atrium, cafeteria…

The foundations are being poured and pillars are set up. Our new school campus will offer more study comfort and a range of facilities to all existing and future students, the staff and our guests.

Find out more about the construction in our blog article.

PROJECT TIMELINE

12.2019

Submit project approval plans

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12.2020

Building permit obtained

01.2021

Begin construction phase

06.2022

Complete construction phase

08.2022

Start school operations for the 2022/23 school year

Milestone achieved: The shell for our future school campus has been completed! Take a peek at our new international school campus in Cologne.

On November 9, we celebrated our topping-out ceremony with guests and the project team of Vollack at our future school campus in Butzweilerhof.

Our new international school, built on the campus area of 12.500 square meters, offers space for up to 650 students and 150 employees. It will be the new home for our multinational school community with Bilingual Primary School, Gymnasium Bilingual + and International Secondary School under one roof. In addition, it will include a boarding house directly on the campus for 20 international students aged 15+ as well as a bilingual kindergarten for children aged 6 months to 6 years.

The shell completed
The new school building offers modern facilities for natural sciences, music and art, a modern sports hall, a library, flexible study areas and enough space for spare time during the breaks, as well as an auditorium and an open cafeteria.

In addition, our new school campus is sustainable and energy efficient, saving up to 30 tons of CO2 per year. A spacious courtyard with trees and “green areas” for spending quality time outdoors surrounds the school building.

We are looking forward to seeing our new school completed in summer 2022!