Location & Facilities
H.I.S. is conveniently located near the centre of Heidelberg and is easily accessible by car or public transportation from Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Karlsruhe. Our location, within the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region, allows families to take advantage of the area’s cultural and recreational attractions and opportunities.
The H.I.S. school facilities consist of three inter-connected buildings.
Our library facilities include study and instruction areas for different age groups and are available to support the students’ reading and research needs during, before and after school hours. Students congregate in the Multi-purpose Room for assemblies and lunches, and at other times this room is used for regular and special events co-ordinated by our staff and the Parent Teacher Group. Specialised teaching facilities such as an art studio, a music room and a science lab are available, in addition to individual subject and grade classrooms. Classrooms are fitted with Smart Boards (interactive whiteboards) allowing students and staff access to dynamic resources and facilitating the most up-to-date teaching methods. Students of all ages work with computers. In the Primary School classrooms and library there are desktop computers. School laptops allow the students great flexibility, enabling the students to work from all locations across the whole campus.
The classrooms are spacious; the inclusion of many windows and additional glass surfaces throughout the school ensure that they are well lit.
There is a warm and welcoming atmosphere within the whole school, enhanced by the quantity of natural light in the building and the co-ordinated colour-concept for the classrooms and hallways, and the modern furnishings.
The fully equipped school gymnasium, one of the favourite spots of our students, has two climbing walls, which are used during PE lessons and for clubs within the After School Activities Programme.