International Private Schools in Heidelberg

HPCIS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School authorised to offer the Diploma Programme (DP) and the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and is a candidate school for the Middle Years Programme (MYP) in grades 9 and 10. 

Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP).  Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit the

At the HPC International School, we focus on an internationally recognised education in English, where we place our the student with their personality and potential at the centre of learning. This is also reflected in our mission statement.

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At the HPC International School we focus on

  • Choice of subjects with individual support
  • Manageable class sizes
  • Language competence support for English and German.
  • extracurricular activities such as Model United Nations, sports clubs, creative and theatre clubs and cultural exchange

We also offer our students* accommodation in our boarding school, the HPC International Boarding School.

Students from all over the world!

At the HPC International School, students* are from 35 different nations study together. This creates a unique, global learning atmosphere and a special community

Most young people at HPC International School come from the countries shown in the chart below.

Other countries of origin are Nigeria, Turkey, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Portugal, Myanmar, Lebanon, Italy, Iran, Iraq, Indonesia, Salvador, Egypt, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, St. Kitts and Nevis. 

Diverse educational competence - internationally networked

The HPC International School belongs to the Heidelberg Private School Centre HPC Schulen. A large number of general education and vocational schools are united under the umbrella of HPC Schools. The school branches build on each other and range from primary school to the Abitur (the German secondary school diploma), with a bilingual or vocational focus.

HPC Schools is part of the F+U Groupof Companies, founded in 1980, one of the largest non-profit private educational institutions in Germany with schools, universities and academies throughout Germany and internationally. HPC International School is closely associated with theAcademy of Languages Heidelberg, one of the largest language schools in Europe, offering our students the opportunity to improve their language skills and to improve their social competence through language trips and internships in Germany and abroad.

The HPC network,  with its range of services and the university sector of the F+U group of companies opens up a combination of school, higher education and career for the students of the HPC International School that cannot be found at any other school.

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If you have further questions, e.g. about the IB® philosophy, please do not hesitate to contact us.

[Dr. Elke Heinicke, Head of HPC International School]

We have our own applicant portal for easy application and registration.

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Phone: 06221 7050181