School Organisation

School Association / Schulverein
The Independent Bonn International School is a private school and is, under German law, a non-profit organisation known as an “eingetragener Verein (e.V.)”. All parents are eligible to become members of the School Association. It is managed by a Board of up to 11 governors, six of whom are elected by the members of the Association and three of whom the Board may co-opt. The staff elects a representative and the Headteacher is also a member. Parents are actively encouraged to participate in the work of the Board of Governors which usually meets at least once a month and is responsible for establishing school policy and for the overall management of the school. An Annual General Meeting of the Association is held at the school in March or April and information about the school year, finances and future plans are made public.

Support Association / Förderverein
This association was established in August 2001 and its function is to deal with the financial support of the school and set the membership fees. There is a Board consisting of the Chairperson, vice-chair, treasurer and secretary.

In August 2001, IBIS received official approval from the German authorities to be an “Ersatzschule der Primarstufe”. This has two main advantages for the parents and children at IBIS.

  • Within our tried and tested international teaching programme we have incorporated the requirements of the normal German primary school programme, meaning that the transfer to and from the German system is easier.
  • The school receives a specific sum of money from Nordrhein-Westfalen which is used for the benefit of the pupils in the school.

The above advice is based on our current knowledge and may change at any time without notice

IBIS is a member of the following organisations:

  • Council of British Independent Schools (COBIS)
  • Association of German International Schools (AGIS)
  • European Council of International Schools (ECIS)
  • Council of International Schools (CIS)

The school is inspected by the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate.

Get In Touch

I.B.I.S. Independent Bonn International School

  • Tulpenbaumweg 42
  • D-53177 Bonn
  • Telephone: +49 (0) 228 323166
  • Email:

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