Why the Berlin British School?


The Berlin British School (BBS) is an independent private school that has officially been granted the status of an authorised Ersatzschule by the Berlin Senat. At BBS we are experienced in combining the best of British, international and German education to students aged 2-18 from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. This diversity in our community of thinkers gives students an opportunity to explore issues from multiple perspectives and prepares them for the challenges they face in a rapidly changing and ever-more competitive world.

We offer:

  • Small class sizes to support personalised learning
  • High standards of pastoral care with a focus on fostering students’ self-confidence
  • Highly engaging teaching and learning
  • Highly qualified teaching staff with English and German as the languages of instruction
  • Motivated international student community
  • Rigorous academic standards
  • Extensive extracurricular activities – regular musical performances, sport competitions etc.
  • Support for students when applying for university places

The BBS offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

The IBDP is often described as the gold standard of international education and is recognised by universities worldwide, including those in the UK, USA and Germany.


Appropriate facilities for each year group

The school is based on three sites with facilities appropriate to each age group:

Early Years– a programme of structured learning for ages 3-6 (Toddlers, K1, K2 and K3). A secure woodland environment with spacious outdoor play area and recently refurbished classrooms.

Primary School – the site is located within easy reach of public transport (Olympia Stadion S-Bahn) and forms a hub for shuttle buses to the other sites. A full complement of  teaching facilities is available for all 6-11 (Grades 1-5) including dedicated music, ICT rooms, a library as well as an indoor gymnasium and a large assembly hall. The school is also an authorised (genehmigte) bilingual Ersatzschule.

Secondary School – this school is located in a woodland campus for ages 12-18 (Grades 6-12) leading to the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The school is also an authorised (genehmigte) bilingual Ersatzschule corresponding to the form of an Integrierte Sekundarschule.

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