Welcome from the Director

On behalf of our entire school community, it is my pleasure to extend a very warm welcome to the International School of Hannover Region (ISHR). Whether you are a prospective family, student, teacher, alumni, external organisation or you are simply curious to find out more about ISHR’s 25-year history and the outstanding, inclusive and innovative international education that we provide, then you have come to the right place. Thank you for taking the time to find out more about our incredible school.

John Barker ISHR Director

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 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.

ISHR iWing Secondary School building

Brief History

ISHR Rotunda

From an English Annexe to an IB World School – since its inauguration in August 1996, ISHR has come a long way. Find out more about its growth and development over the last 25 years.

Our Mission

Upper Primary student writing

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.

Vision for Learning

ISHR Vision

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.

Child Safeguarding

Student in Rotunda

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.


ISHR garden and Hannover Rathaus

From School Board to Förderverein: find out more about our governing boards, shareholders, and sponsors.

Contact Us

Aerial view of ISHR

Click here to find out our contact details and how to find us in Hannover. We look forward to hearing from you!

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