" Our school is special because we are like a very big family and our teachers are coming from all over the world. "
Grade 4 student
Established in 2000, Thuringia International School Weimar (ThIS) is the only international school in the State of Thuringia. It is dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of both expatriate and host country dependents in the region. ThIS is a non-profit organization, an “Ergänzungschule,” a privately-maintained school providing courses of education not normally available in the public sector. The school is governed by a Board of Directors and Board of Trustees. The school’s funding is partly tuition based and also supported with subsidies from the state.
Here at Thuringia International School Weimar, we offer a rigorous programme that is both academic and progressive in nature, intended to prepare students for a changing world and a demanding future. At our wonderful campus, in a new building, we cater for more than 300 students from Early Primary (from the age of 4) to grade 12 in small classes with dedicated teachers.
ThIS is a world-class IB School accredited by the Council of International Schools dedicated to enabling students to achieve their potential. Students are offered four options for graduating: the Cambridge IGCSE (acknowledged by the federal state as "Mittlere Reife"), an IB Diploma (acknowledged as equivalent to the Abitur, providing access to universities in Germany as well as abroad), a ThIS Diploma with IB Certificates, or a ThIS Diploma (equivalent to the US High School Diploma).
As you explore the dynamic website and our programmes in the Lower and Upper Schools, we hope you will get a sense of why ThIS is a unique place for learning and growing.