Welcome from the director

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the International School of Hannover Region’s (ISHR) website on behalf of the school’s leadership team, teaching and operational staff. Our mission is to deliver “an international education within a creative and caring environment to enable students to become life-long learners and open-minded, compassionate citizens.”

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About ISHR

General information

International School Hannover Region is a co-educational day school enrolling students from 3-year-old kindergarten to grade 12.

The school's founders included members of the expatriate community in the Hannover region, interested public and educational officials, and German business persons, all of whom believed that the Hannover region required an international school in order to develop its potential as a cultural and commercial centre. Ultimate responsibility for ISHR is vested in a non-profit company (GmbH) while policy matters are the provinces of the School Board, which includes elected parent and faculty representatives as well as appointed members from the GmbH and the Förderverein.

Located near the centre of Hannover, the school occupies purpose-built quarters on a spacious, green campus which includes the main school administration building, four wings of classrooms, a well stocked library, sports facilities, music and drama rooms and an auditorium, a playing field, science laboratories, an excellent ICT infrastructure, Kindergarten facilities, as well as a large, attractive dining room equipped with a professional kitchen.

The school is easy to reach both by public transport and by car. The tram stops are only a short distance away, with trams and buses running at regular intervals.

Our Mission

ISHR is a learning community that provides an international education within a creative and caring environment to enable its students to become life-long learners and open-minded, compassionate citizens.

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Brief history

Learn about the growth of ISHR during the last 23 years.

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School Culture

Student Life at ISHR

The school presently has more than 600 students enrolled. Students at ISHR fall roughly into three categories: (1) those from expatriate families who are temporarily or permanently residing in the Hanover region; (2) those from German families who have one parent from abroad; (3) those from German families who have attended international schools elsewhere and anticipate moving abroad within the next 2-3 years or have other reasons for attending an international rather than a national school. There are over 60 nationalities on the student body, the largest concentration coming from Germany, Britain, the United States, and Japan.

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Vision for Learning 2018 - 2021

Our Vision for Learning articulates how we will create opportunities for young people to learn how to develop self-esteem, be confident, take risks, fail forward, and be resilient.With collaboration from our staff, students, and community we've set a bold vision of learning at ISHR for the next three years and beyond. Click here to learn more about the exciting direction we're heading in.

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Governing & Parent Involvement


Learn more about our governing boards, shareholders, and sponsors.

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PARENT Involvement

Parental support both formal and informal is very much a feature of ISHR life as parents assist the school in many areas such as the PTA, library, the Learning Assistance Programme, and the extracurricular programme.

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Contact Us

Contact Us

Phone: +49 (0) 511 - 270 416 50 Fax: +49 (0) 511 - 270 416 51 Bruchmeisterallee 6, 30169 Hannover, Germany. For our email address, directions to our campus, and social media please click the link below. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Child Safeguarding

There is no greater responsibility for a school than providing a safe and healthy environment in which to learn. At ISHR, we aim to create and maintain a caring ethos where all children feel safe, secure, and valued. Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people is everyone's responsibility and so we expect all staff, volunteers, and visitors to share this commitment.

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