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Berlin International Schools


The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top International Schools And Private Schools in Berlin

For anyone planning a move to or within Berlin, the capital of Germany, we have collated information below about different places to live, International schools and private schools (including High schools), property and relocation agents and other information we think useful for relocating to Berlin and the surround area.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Germany, Berlin’s famous suburbs include Mitte, Neukölln, Friedrichshain, Pankow and the nearby towns of Lübeck, Görlitz, Meissen, Schwerin, and Lüneberg.

Berlin has a great choice of high quality private international schools and high schools, beautiful nearby countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing (with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from country mansions and estates, villas and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"Ticking all the boxes, the buzzing metropolis boasts a killer nightlife scene, amazing local food, a rich history, world famous beer and some of the most remarkable sights and museums in the world." Mad Monkey

Berlin is in eastern Germany, with the river Spree running through the eastern side of the city. Berlin is extremely well connected and the neighboring cities of Magdeburg, Leipzig and Dresden are just a short journey away.

Berlin is 9 times the size of Paris but with a much lower population density! This helps Berlin feel spacious and open, even for a major cosmopolitan city.

For more fun facts and figures about Berlin, scroll down to our Berlin focus page!




Looking for a prestigious International (private) school in Berlin, Germany?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Berlin (or you already live in Berlin but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best International schools and private schools in Berlin there is a big choice of high quality German schools, with a number of the cities highest ranking International schools considered to be some of the best in Germany.

The private education sector in and around Berlin features day and residential boarding schools, single sex and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and high schools.

Find Private International Schools In Berlin, Germany (Or "International Schools And Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>   You can search for International schools and private schools with a reputation for excellence in Berlin and in the suburbs of Berlin or the towns of Magdeburg, Leipzig and Dresden by using our International Schools Directory and International Schools Finder (powered by School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the International schools, private schools and colleges and High schools listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

>   With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as International school and private school, day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

>   You can also focus your search on just private junior schools or senior high schools or on all-through International schools, or view search results for all of them together.

Please explore isbi.com for detailed information and guides about good schools of all types and for open days, school and college and news, articles and blogs with details of school associations, glossaries and explanations about examinations and qualifications and expert advice about independent education at International schools and private schools around Germany and worldwide.



Top International Schools And Private Schools & Colleges In Berlin, Germany

Some of the best International schools and private schools and colleges in Berlin, Germany providing a top-tier, world-class day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:




Where To Live In Berlin, Germany

The most popular suburbs in Berlin, Germany and the surrounding area include, with approximate population numbers:

>  Berlin (3.645 million)

Mitte (385,500)

Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg (299,300)

Pankow (404,200)

Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf (343,800)

Spandau (254,400)

Steglitz-Zehlendorf (307,100)

Tempelhof-Schöneberg (344,900)

Neukölln (339,000)

Treptow-Köpenick (280,700)

Marzahn-Hellersdorf (268,100)

Lichtenberg (302,600)

Reinickendorf (266,900)




Berlin is a very popular place to live and many people move to Berlin each year, or to near Berlin and the surrounding area, from around Europe and the rest of the world.

Many of those moving to Berlin are seeking a more urban lifestyle, deciding to relocate to the Berlin for work and to enjoy the great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic bars, restaurants, sports and popular cultural events involving art and music available to families living in Berlin and the surrounding area.

Ten Things To Know About Berlin, Germany

> FACT 1: Berlin is the greenest city in Germany! The city has made sure to stay in touch with nature by ensuring that 30% of the city is greenland. This means that there are over 2,500 parks and 431,000 trees!

> FACT 2: One of the most overlooked things about Berlin is that it has more waterways than Venice. The river Spree flows for 46 km throughout the city and means that Berlin trumps both Amsterdam and Venice, by having 180 km in waterways!

> FACT 3: Berlin holds the Guinness book of World Records for the longest beer garden! It measures 1,820 metres long - make sure to pay a visit during the International Beer Festival that is held in Berlin every August!

> FACT 4:  In 2011, Berlin was voted the world’s most dog-friendly city! And there are over 200,000 paws padding around Berlin.

> FACT 5:  In 2021, Berlin became the first city in Germany to introduce a rent cap, aimed at limiting the amount landlords can charge for rented apartments in certain areas of the city.

> FACT 6:  Berlin has the longest open-air gallery in the world! Measuring 1.3km, The East Side Gallery is 100% worth a family trip down as it’s actually a preserved section of the Berlin Wall. It is a moving illustration of the politics between the years 1989 and 1990.

> FACT 7:  Berlin has one of the most impressive travel networks in the world. It includes a 120 km tram line and is so long that the system theoretically travels 8.7 times around the world each day!

> FACT 8:  There are over 180 museums in Berlin! Which is probably no surprise as it is one of Europe’s cultural capitals, however it is still impressive.

> FACT 9:  Try the Berlin delicacy Currywurst! A mix of ketchup or Worcestershire sauce with curry powder… OK maybe that might not be the first thing you try, but it’s got to make the bucket list somewhere!

> FACT 10:  Visit the Kaufhaus to experience Europe’s largest department store! With around 50,000 visitors every day and over 34,000 items on sale, you could probably kill a few snowy afternoons here.

Where To Live In Berlin, Germany

Berlin and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a townhouse, large apartment, villa, mansion or country estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central Berlin living to rural, Germany or coast lifestyles, Berlin and the surrounding area is full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming estates, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods, friendly residential communities and countryside.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Prenzlauer Berg Berlin, Neukölln Berlin, Kreuzberg Berlin, Mitte Berlin, Friedrichshain Berlin, Charlottenburg Berlin, Schöneberg Berlin, Wedding Berlin

Commuting To And From Berlin By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Berlin is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to Potsdam, Magdeburg, Leipzig and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

> Berlin To Potsdam: Potsdam is about 35 km by road from Berlin via the A115 and driving to the centre of Potsdam from Berlin normally takes under 40 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Potsdam from Berlin, with trains taking from 40 minutes.

> Berlin To Magdeburg: Magdeburg is about 150 km by road from Berlin via the A2 and driving to the centre of Magdeburg from Berlin normally takes under 1 hour 50 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Magdeburg from Berlin, with trains taking around 1 hour 40.

> Berlin To Leipzig: Leipzig is about 190 km by road from Berlin via the A9 and driving to the centre of Leipzig from Berlin normally takes under 2 hours 10 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Leipzig from Berlin, with trains taking from 1 hour 15 minutes.



Nearest Airports To Berlin, Germany

The nearest airport to Berlin is Berlin Brandenburg (BER) which is 18 km from Berlin. Other nearby airports include Leipzig (LEJ) (under 150 km), Szczecin (SZZ) (160 km) and Dresden (DRS) (160 km)




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