Welcome to the press page of Cologne International School / Internationale Friedensschule Köln. Below you can find an overview of our press releases, an introduction to our school and management team, as well as downloadable logos and pictures. We look forward to hearing from you!


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  • Cologne-Widdersdorf


From the summer of 2022 in Cologne-Butzweilerhof

School Year 2020/21:






About COLOGNE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL / Internationale Friedensschule Köln

A state-recognized private school and fully accredited IB World School, COLOGNE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL – Internationale Friedensschule Köln – is currently educating around 535 pupils from grade one through to graduation. On the international campus in the western outskirts of Cologne, students in grades 1-4 learn German/English bilingually according to a unique combination of the North Rhine Westphalian curriculum and the international IB Primary Years Programme. Secondary students choose between two parallel learning paths: while the German-language Gymnasium bilingual + with so-called “Ersatzschulstatus” (state-recognized private school, fulfilling standard German curricular requirements) guides students towards the Abitur, the English-language International Secondary School leads students towards the IB Diploma. The focus of the holistic, innovative pedagogical concept is on the individual development of each student. The school additionally provides a flexible, full day program with early supervision from 7:00am and a varied, comprehensive extracurricular program in the afternoons until 6:00pm.

The boarding house – built in 2016 just around the corner from the school – provides students whose families don’t live in the surrounding area the opportunity to attend and finish school in Cologne. The minimum age requirement is 15 years.

In the summer of 2022, the school is moving to their newly-built campus in the up and coming business and residential neighborhood of Cologne-Butzweilerhof. In collaboration with Vollack GmbH & Co. KG, a specialist in methodical planning, construction and the revitalization of sustainable, energy-efficient buildings, COLOGNE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL is excited to have the unique opportunity to actively shape the learning environment of tomorrow.

Management Team 

THEMEN Hülsmann min 1

Jan Hülsmann

  • 10 years of professional experience in international companies with management responsibilities: Change Management, Quality Management, Business Development, Corporate Communications
  • Qualified teacher with 8 years of classroom experience 
  • Experience in the NRW Ministry of Education 
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THEMEN Stratmann min 1

Dr. Petra Stratmann
Business Director

  • Course of studies in International Business Economics (Internationale Betriebswirtschaftslehre) with a PhD in the area of Controlling and Finance
  • Various leadership positions in Finance at diverse international companies
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School Logo & Photos

cis logo left 2020.07.16

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if koeln homepage pl min

Source: Catja Vedder
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IFK Presse 2 1

Source: Catja Vedder
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Presse 3 1

Source: Catja Vedder
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if koeln newcampus pl min

Source: Vollack GmbH & Co. KG
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