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IS RUHR

International School Ruhr is proudly situated in Germany’s growing energy capital, Essen, and is the Ruhr’s most established international school supporting international and local families seeking a high quality international education in the area.

We offer inquiry-based learning in all three sections of our school: Early Years, Primary Years and Secondary Years. Our school reflects the philosophy of our owners, the leading Swiss educational group SBW Haus des Lernens AG, which is aligned with the International baccalaureate inquiry methodology, as well as the concept of student agency and the importance of real life context for learning.

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OUR ADMISSIONS PROCESS

01 INITIAL INTERVIEW

01 INITIAL INTERVIEW

After the initial contact we arrange an interview to get to know you better. Here, the focus is on sharing your child’s educational journey with us so that we can explain how IS Ruhr can help your family.

02 DOCUMENTATION

02 DOCUMENTATION

During this stage of the process, you will receive all the required documents to be completed and submitted to progress to the next stage. We are always available by phone and email to answer any further questions you may have at this point.

03 ADMISSIONS

PRIMARY YEARS – EARLY YEARS 2–3

PRIMARY YEARS – EARLY YEARS 2–3

Admissions to our Early Years Center is possible at any time.

PRIMARY YEARS – Grades 1–5

PRIMARY YEARS – Grades 1–5

In our Primary School it is possible to start at anytime, as long as there is a space available.  Before admission, we must receive all documents (e.g. previous reports and a confidential report from the current school). Before a final decision is made, your child must attend up to three trial days in their potential class.

SECONDARY YEARS – GRADES 6-12

SECONDARY YEARS – GRADES 6-12

Depending on the availability of places, starting in our Secondary School is possible at any time. Prior to this, a written placement test must be taken in English and Mathematics. After this we offer trial days and with students entering Grades 9-12 an interview with our Head of Secondary Years.

04 Signature

04 Signature

This is the final stage of the process where upon signing the contract, you will be informed of the date when your child can start. Thoughout each stage of the process we will keep in touch with you. Our staff are very familiar with welcoming new students and families and understand what transition means.

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