The Metropolitan International School

MIS-Metropolitan International Schooll

The Metropolitan International School (MIS gGmbH) is located in the centre of the Metropolitan Region Rhine – Neckar.


The Metropolitan International School (MIS gGmbH) is located in the centre of the Metropolitan Region Rhine – Neckar. We are a pioneering, full-time school, easily accessible by public and private transport from any city in the region, with boarding facilities. Our schools cater for students from the ages of 0 to 18. MIS offers excellent education and care for an international student body.


• Trilingual nursery, kindergarten (English, German, Spanish) (0 to 6 years)
• Bilingual state-recognized primary school (English, German) (6 to 11 years)
• Secondary 1 – bilingual or English secondary school (11 to 14 years)
• Secondary 2 – IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) (14 to 16 years)
• Cambridge International A Level (16 to 19 years). Candidate School for IB Diploma Programme.


The Kindergarten locations are Heidelberg, Mannheim and Viernheim, all easily accessible by public transport. The Primary and Secondary schools are located in Viernheim and the Boarding house is located in Birkenau. The Primary School follows a bilingual curriculum (Years 1 – 4) complying with the requirements of both the internationally recognised Cambridge International Education Programme and the Education Department for the German Federal State of Hesse.
The secondary school follows the International Cambridge Education Curriculum. From Year 5 of the Gymnasium up to Year 10, students prepare to successfully complete their IGCSE exams (International General Certificate of Secondary Education). All IGCSE subjects are taught in English by native speakers whereas IGCSE German and Spanish are taught by German and Spanish native speakers. The IGCSE is the most popular Secondary certification for international students and provides a wide range of prospective options for students progressing to higher studies and careers.
Depending on your child’s needs MIS also offers DaF (Deutsch as a foreign language) and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) for non-native speakers.
Students have the option to take the Cambridge International AS and A Levels in Grades 11 and 12. Currently, Metropolitan International School is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. MIS Secondary School is also a German high school according to the core curriculum of the Federal State of Hesse. We apply successful learning methods and work on a set of analytical tools, critical assessments and problem-solving skills with our students, providing a high level factual grounding in all subjects. Teachers at MIS Primary and Secondary are constantly developing new ideas and teaching techniques to ensure an enriched educational and social experience for our students. We integrate outdoor trips and excursions into our schedule fostering a relationship between students and their surroundings.
MIS is the first school in Germany to implement with ‘The Leader in Me’ programme, which teaches students the ‘Seven habits of happy learners’ by Steven Covey. This summer the second generation of MIS graduates moved on to pursue degrees at universities throughout Europe where they found themselves well equipped to compete at the top level, among their peers.
It is possible for students to attend MIS even if they do not live nearby. We offer week-long and semester-long boarding options. Visit our website or make an appointment, for more details on curriculum, costs, policies and impressions of the amazing atmosphere at MIS: