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Letter from our Founders

Welcome to MIS. We are happy that you are here, and that you share our passion about education and leadership that can have a positive impact on our communities and the world around us. 

At MIS we live and breathe our mission statement: "Cultivating empathy, a passion for the world and a love of challenge." 

One of the best characteristics of an international school is that we have vibrancy beaming from our teachers and students coming from all around the world, who are able to gather in a classroom each and every day to share their individual experiences, celebrate each other's uniqueness, and lift each other to a higher level of  learning. Through these relationships, these students truly have a worldwide network at their fingertips.  

It's amazing what a world-class education, nurtured through holistic leadership skills and compassion, can grow to become. We are watching our graduates take on new goals and exciting opportunities. From where we're standing, the future definitely looks promising. 

As the founders, we often get asked about our motivation behind starting MIS. The answer is easy. We saw so much potential in these children, their innate creativity, and their curiosity about the world around them and their unique place in it. 

There are three core ingredients to what we feel creates the "secret sauce" that makes MIS successful:

1) Do you remember that one teacher that connected with you early on in life? That made you feel as though you could accomplish anything? Many of us will immediately think of a specific teacher who had a life-changing impact. MIS, we have SO MANY of those teachers. I am enlightened and inspired by them each and every day. They come from across the world, and speak multiple languages, and are putting their heart and soul into each and every student. For this, we are so grateful. 

2) We have high standards, we set big goals, and we encourage independent thinking and problem solving on a daily basis. While we uphold a vigorous curriculum, we do not confine ourselves to teaching and learning inside a box. We are always thinking of ways to develop ideas and enrich not only our community, but on a global scale. 

3) We seek to serve: our families, our communities, and those who we can have a positive impact on. We strive to always do better, at every level. We don't have all the answers, but we are creating pathways to find them.

Our students achieve outstanding academic success, and graduate equipped with a passion for life long learning. They are prepared to become leaders and innovators of the world. 

We invite you to become part of this exceptional environment, where students will have the chance to truly progress and develop academic and interpersonal skills. 

If you are interested in joining us as a boarding student, you have an exciting journey ahead. We guarantee this will enhance your experience further and help you connect with German culture. Your home will be a historical yet cozy location in Birkenau, located in a picturesque surrounding. Here, you will create memories. 

And in closing, one of the biggest benefits of being a part of a bi-cultural community is simply knowing that how you live is not the only way. That we all keep learning, we all keep growing and evolving, and that there is always room to make a difference. 

Let us help your child create their own mission that allows them to live a life of success and fulfillment.

Julia & Bernhard Bentgens
CEO and Founders

Julia and Bernard Bentgens

Julia and Bernard Bentgens