Who we are

Tailor-Made Education

International School Neustadt (ISN) is a coeducational, full-day international school for children aged 4–18 years old.

ISN was founded in 2005 by the Verband der Holz- und Kunststoffverarbeitenden Industrie Rheinland-Pfalz e.V (Association of the Wood and Plastics Processing Industry, Rhineland-Palatinate) together with the financial support of the esteemed Swiss private education group SBW Haus des Lernens.

With a diverse community of learning partners from 20 different nations, ISN offers a caring family atmosphere for expatriates and local families alike. Expatriate families enjoy the social network at ISN which eases integration into a new location, while local German parents welcome that their children benefit from the innovative educational programme and English language instruction.

ISN offers the Cambridge Primary, Lower Secondary, IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) and A-level programmes, and is an accredited examination centre for Cambridge International Examinations.

ISN is based in a stunning 19th century historic landmark building close to the city centre of Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, a picturesque town in the Rhineland-Palatinate known for its beautiful castles and vineyards.

While the language of instruction is English, our German language programme caters to both native and non-native German speakers. For non-native English speakers, ISN offers an English as a Second Language programme (ESL) within its Primary Years, which supports our learning partners while they adjust to a new language.

Furthermore, ISN is recognised by the state of Rhineland-Palatinate as an accredited supplementary school (‘anerkannte Ergänzungsschule’), and all of the Cambridge programmes offered, including the pre-university programme (A-levels) are recognised and welcomed throughout Germany and around the world.

Key Benefits for your Child's Future

  • Internationally recognised & established courses and qualifications
  • Safe and caring learning environment
  • Small class sizes
  • The pedagogic concept of SBW Haus des Lernens is focused upon self-reliant and target-oriented learning tailored to individual abilities, interests and requirements.
  • All-day schooling that meets the demands of today’s workplace (from 8am until 5pm)
  • English as the language of instruction with a strong emphasis on German
  • Additional support for non-English and non-German speaking learning partners
  • Experienced, highly-qualified educators and staff
  • Cutting-edge pedagogic approach and methodology
  • Individualised coaching system within Secondary
  • After-School Activities Programme offering a wide range of activities
  • Possibility to join our school at any time throughout the school year