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.
IS Ruhr is accredited by the International Baccalaureate to offer the Primary Years Programme – in our Early Years and Primary Years sections for students aged 3 to 12, as well as the Diploma Programme in Grade 11-12. In our Middle Years, students aged from 12 – 16 prepare for the Cambridge IGCSE examinations in Grade 10.