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 our students, faculty, operational staff, school leadership team and board.

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.” What does an international education mean at ISHR? Firstly, we are one of a small number of international schools in Germany to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) to all students, from our three-year-old program through grade 12. Our curricular and co-curricular programs develop students who will build a better world through a deep understanding of the interaction of the academic disciplines, and how that knowledge and understanding can be applied to solve complex problems. Students at ISHR understand that to improve their success rate, they must take risks and prototype their ideas to fail forward. 

Our young people are developing skills that lead to the design of innovative solutions not only because they will have better college outcomes and employability in the future, but because of the very real need for humans to develop ways to solve environmental and societal problems that make the world a better place. Our humanities contextualize those problems. The arts subjects nurture the creativity, risk-taking, confidence and collaboration skills to capitalize on teamwork in solving them, and our Science, Design, Technology and Math programs allow for the development of those solutions into real world change. Learners at ISHR do all of this while attaining their highest personal level of second language acquisition, or native language, at whatever level of language they join us with.

ISHR students’ high level of intercultural competency allows them to develop user focused solutions to problems that are sustainable. This is an exciting time in the school’s history as we vision an ISHR student experience that uniquely places them to tackle the 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 ratified by 193 member countries of the United Nations. Our students will become the future global political, business, legal, scientific and civil society leaders that will create real sustainable change and prosperity for their own countries and others around the world.

Our IB graduates are uniquely prepared for Universities and Colleges around the world where research says that they succeed at a higher level than their peers, a fact supported by enhanced acceptance and retention rates for IB students worldwide.

As Higher Education, Business, and the IB Programmes evolve we believe that our Strategic Plan, ISHR's Vision for Learning 2018-2021, will continue to ensure that our school is a world class institution valuing its history and tradition as well as boldly stepping into the future to fully prepare our students for the IB Diploma, Universities, and the world of work beyond.

We are very proud of ISHR, including the beautiful campus and our relentless focus on inspiring our students to achieve their best personal growth within a global context. We hope you enjoy learning more about this incredible school.

With best regards,

Rachel Hovington