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Best International Schools and Bilingual Schools in Stuttgart

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: If you're moving to Stuttgart with kids, choosing a school if often your first decisions and impacts where you'll live. Here are some popular bilingual and international schools in Stuttgart

Schools in Stuttgart - Best International Schools and Bilingual Schools in Stuttgart

Stuttgart, is a city that caters well to expats and digital nomads, especially those with families. While not as large as cities like London or New York, Stuttgart offers a good selection of international and bilingual schools, making it an attractive place for expat families to settle. Among the most popular are the International School of Stuttgart and the Stuttgart High School, which offer comprehensive international curricula and a diverse community for students from all over the world.

International School of Stuttgart (ISS)

Grades: Preschool through Grade 12
Location(s): Degerloch Campus and Sindelfingen Campus
Website: www.international-school-stuttgart.de

The International School of Stuttgart offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) program across all grades, with a Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, and Diploma Programme. With state-of-the-art facilities, including science labs, art studios, and sports fields, ISS provides a well-rounded education. Extracurricular activities are abundant, ranging from music and arts to a variety of sports and clubs. The school boasts a diverse student body representing over 50 nationalities.

Stuttgart High School

Grades: 9 through 12
Location(s): Panzer Kaserne, Boeblingen
Website: www.dodea.edu/StuttgartHS

Stuttgart High School is part of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) and serves the children of U.S. military and civilian personnel stationed in the area. The school offers a comprehensive American curriculum with Advanced Placement (AP) courses available for students seeking college-level study. The campus features modern facilities, and students can participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities, including sports, arts, and various clubs.

International Bilingual School at Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (IBS)

Grades: Preschool through Grade 10
Location(s): Stuttgart-Vaihingen
Website: www.ibs-d.de

The International Bilingual School is unique in its partnership with the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University. It offers bilingual education in English and German, following the Baden-Wuerttemberg curriculum with an international approach. The school emphasizes individualized learning and offers a range of extracurricular activities to support students' diverse interests and talents.


Grades: 5 through 12
Location(s): Filderstadt

Located just outside Stuttgart in Filderstadt, the Reinhard-Koenig-Fachoberschule provides a bilingual education with a focus on science and technology. The school follows the German state curriculum while incorporating English language instruction, making it an excellent option for expat students who wish to integrate into the local education system while maintaining their English language skills. The school also offers a variety of extracurricular activities, including robotics and environmental clubs.

École Française de Stuttgart

Grades: Preschool through Grade 12
Location(s): Stuttgart-Sillenbuch
Website: www.dfs-stuttgart.de

The École Française de Stuttgart is a French international school that offers a curriculum based on the French education system. It is an ideal choice for French-speaking expat families or those looking for a multilingual education for their children. The school provides a rigorous academic program along with a variety of cultural and sports activities, fostering a vibrant and diverse school community.

Japanese School in Stuttgart

Grades: Kindergarten through Grade 9
Location(s): Esslingen
Website: www.jss-stgt.de

The Japanese School in Stuttgart is designed for Japanese expatriate children, offering a curriculum that aligns with the educational standards of Japan. The school provides a supportive environment for students to maintain their cultural heritage while also engaging with the local community. Extracurricular activities include calligraphy, judo, and traditional Japanese dance, contributing to a well-rounded educational experience.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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