MUNICH –(MunichNOW News) — Munich International School (MIS) has been presented with the ‘ECO School in Europe / International Agenda 21 School’ award. This award was presented to Bavarian schools who exhibit a commitment to the environment and sustainability. This is the first time MIS has applied, and the School is thrilled to receive this distinction.
The aim of the ‘ECO School in Europe / International Agenda 21 School’ award is to further support schools who face the challenge of teaching sustainable development. The goal of sustainable development education is to convey knowledge about global relationships and challenges such as climate change, the protection of biodiversity and global justice.
Understanding the relationship between economic, environmental, social and cultural factors is as much a part of learning as design competence. With this knowledge, students are more equipped to make decisions for the future and assess how their actions affect future generations and life in other cultures and nations throughout the world.
The vigorous application process included the completion of two documented, student-led projects which provided schools with solutions for environmental sustainability. MIS students engaged in three environmental projects which served as the basis for this award: ‘The Grade 4 ‘Kitchen Garden Project’, a Grade 12 composting project and the MIS ‘Plastic Bottle Project’ which was carried out by five Grade 4 students.
MIS student Carla Plechschmidt (Grade 4), Chief Operations Officer Roman Friemel and Deputy Head of School Kristen DiMatteo joined more than 100 schools from throughout Bavaria at Korbinian-Aigner-Gymnasium Erding to represent MIS and receive the award.
“Congratulations to all members of the new MIS Eco-School Committee and especially to the many students who were involved and contributed time and efforts to make this award possible. This is a significant step towards increasing environmental sustainability at MIS”, commented Roman Friemel.
About Munich International School
Nurture – Challenge – Inspire
Munich International School nurtures, challenges and inspires our students to become academically successful, life-long learners, creative and innovative thinkers, ethical, globally-minded contributors, and healthy, well-balanced individuals who will thrive and make a positive impact in a complex and changing world.
Munich International School is not just another international school. Visitors see it immediately when they step onto our parkland campus. Students feel it every day through their inspiring interactions with our world-class faculty. Munich International School leverages unparalleled expertise in delivering renowned international curricula within a caring, innovative and healthy environment.
We are proud of our 50 years of success at cultivating academic achievement, physical and emotional well-being and the ethical and social competencies necessary for students’ success and happiness in a rapidly changing world.
Founded in 1966, Munich International School is an independent, non-profit IB World School that has been authorised by the International Baccalaureate (IB) since 1980. We are officially recognised by the Bavarian ministry of education and fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Easily accessible from Munich, the School takes full advantage of its 26-
acre campus in an idyllic nature preserve near Starnberg to provide students with high-quality educational experiences both within wellequipped classrooms, laboratories and performing arts spaces and in our exceptional outdoor facilities.
MIS is a community school where more than 1250+ students comprising 65 nationalities learn together on a single, purpose-built campus. Munich International School promotes excellence in learning and in individual student growth and development. We recruit the most caring, competent and committed teachers and staff from more than two dozen countries. These educators create a vibrant, diverse, student-centred programme
of learning, supported by superior facilities and resources, like our:
• performing arts centre (PAC)
• new design and technology suite
• 1-to-1 laptop programme (Apple MacBooks)
• Olympic-sized 8-lane track-and-field complex
• triple gymnasium with adjacent dance and fitness studios
• two student libraries (primary and secondary)
• new modern languages complex
• differentiated outdoor play spaces for early childhood and primary years.
Students at Munich International School routinely gain admission to the world’s elite universities. Our excellent academic programmes are embedded, however, in a holistic, values-based curriculum that provides support and appropriate challenge for every child.
It is a joy to introduce new students and families to the outstanding community that is Munich International School. The Admissions Office is the first point of contact for prospective students and parents and can be reached at +49 (0) 8151 366 120 or [email protected] We warmly invite you to visit us and experience first-hand how Munich International School is different.