Admissions Procedure

As an international school, we seek to attract a diverse student population from many different cultural backgrounds. We also look for students who bring different talents, interests and academic abilities to the school. BBS assumes that parents who select the school put a high priority on education and are willing to involve themselves in their child’s school experience.

At our bilingual school, a good command of German and English is a prerequisite for admission, as students must be able to follow a school program taught in both languages.


Primary School

Grade 1 / SCHOOL YEAR 2023-24

The admissions process for first grade begins one year prior to enrolment:

  • For first grade 2023-24, please register your child on our website as of 1st of August 2022 and no later than 25th of September 2022Any registrations out with the registration period will not be considered.
  • We will not consider children born after the 30th of September 2017. 
  • Please note that admission is not first-come, first-serve.
  • You are cordially invited to attend our Open House on the 10th of September 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will run school tours that last about 45min. You can get first impressions of our school through our BBS parents who will accompany you. No registration is needed.
  • On September 12 at 6pm, there will be an "Introduction: Berlin Bilingual School Primary School" webinar with our head of primary school Andrew Comerford and deputy head of Hort Sven Rapp.

    Video call link: https://meet.google.com/tav-ceid-vra

  • For an individual school tour, please contact Ms Correa:melissacorrea.de@gmail.com
  • Parents complete an application form and will then be contacted by the Admissions Office. The Admissions Committee will decide whether your child will be admitted to a language assessment on the 15th of October or 12th of November 2022. A non-refundable fee of 100.00 EUR applies.
  • Parents of qualified applicants will be contacted for a personal interview(14th of November 2022 - 10th of February 2023). 
  • Decisions will be mailed to the parents in March 2023.
Grades 2-6
  • Register online to express your interest or call the Admissions Office.
  • Parents and students are invited to visit the school for an assessment / visiting day.
  • Parents complete an application form and submit it along with a copy of the two most recent report cards.
  • Parents are notified of acceptance or wait list status on an ongoing basis.
  • We ask for your understanding, unfortunately there are only very few places left for the 2nd to 6th grade at our school.

Questions may be addressed to:
Lydia Hubbard-Ford
admissions@berlin-bilingual.de

+49 (0) 30 443 83 244


Secondary School
with Gymnasium

Grades 7 - 13

Grade 7

Step 1: Registration

Register online to express your interest. Registrations for the coming school year can be made until 28th February, after this date individual student applications may still be considered.

Step 2: Application 

If your child seems to meet the admissions criteria you will be asked to complete an application form and submit it along with:

  • The “Förderprognose” 6th grade, in case your child is going to a German school
  • The two most recent report cards 
  • Any other supporting material that might be helpful or relevant.

Step 3: Language assessment / Interview

The applicants will be invited to a language assessment. We charge a non-refundable fee of 100.00 EUR for this.

Parents of qualified applicants will receive an appointment for a personal interview.

Step 4: Decision

We will notify parents latest by 31st March or within two weeks whether their child is accepted at Berlin Bilingual School. 

Grades 8 - 13

Step 1: Registration

Register online to express your interest. Registrations are accepted throughout the year, if there are open places in the respective grades.

Step 2: Application 

If your child seems to meet the admissions criteria you will be asked to complete an application form and submit it along with:  

  • Report cards since grade 7
  • A Documentation on your child’s second foreign language
  • Any other supporting material that might be helpful or relevant.

Please, note that for grades 11 - 13 it is required for the applicant to have passed MSA+ (or to hold an equivalent degree).

Step 3: Language assessment / Trial Days / Interview

The applicant will be invited to spend two Trial Days at BBS, in the respective class s/he is applying for. S/he will also have to undergo a language assessment. We charge a non-refundable fee of 100.00 EUR for this.

Parents of qualified applicants will receive an appointment for a personal interview.

Step 4: Decision

We will notify parents within two weeks whether their child is accepted at Berlin Bilingual School. 

Questions may be addressed to: Judith Reuther

@ secondary_admissions@berlin-bilingual.de 
+49 (0) 30 44383282

News and Events

  • October 2022

    [BBS] 1st School Conference
    Wed, 5th, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
  • October 2022

    [BBS] 6A Schnupper-tag
    Thu, 6th
  • October 2022

    [BBS] Charity Run
    Fri, 7th
  • October 2022

    [BBS] STE(A)M Week
    Mon, 10th – Fri, 14th
  • October 2022

    [BBS] 6B Schnupper-tag
    Thu, 13th
  • October 2022

    [BBS] Assessment Days Primary (1/2)
    Sat, 15th
  • October 2022

    [BBS] School closed / Hort open
    Mon Oct, 24th – Fri Nov, 4th
  • November 2022

    [BBS] Staff Development Day - School & Hort Closed
    Mon, 7th
  • November 2022

    [BBS] Assessment Days Primary (2/2)
    Sat, 12th
  • November 2022

    [BBS] 7-11th grade (par-stud.teach.conf.)
    Wed, 16th

See our school calendar for more upcoming events.