International Business High School Geithain

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Not for school, for life we learn!

When students walk into school laughing, when parents carefree hand their charges over to our care - then there is much more behind it than just modernly equipped classrooms and home-cooked lunches.

Dedicated educators, green outdoor classrooms, holistic education, excellent career and college preparation, digital infrastructure, digital curricula, and all-day opportunities without end, all contribute every day to students feeling in the best possible hands at our facilities. With us, the joy of learning and the spirit of research thrive through shared experience and experimentation.

We place special emphasis on bilingual education with native speakers from over 30 nations. This makes it possible for our students to obtain internationally recognized foreign language certificates and to participate in language excursions abroad.

The intensive cooperation between parents and students, education providers and school administrators, partners, entrepreneurs, local authorities and sponsors enables school education at the highest level. The many awards, certifications and seals of approval are impressive proof of this.

The future in view

In line with Saxony's education and curriculum, supported by international guidelines and scientific findings, our students are made fit for life and global competition. They are helped in this by new forms of learning, performance comparisons between the schools in our network and other Saxon schools, creative competitions and extensive additional offerings. One of the special features of our schools is the early teaching of business knowledge: Practical relevance is continuously provided by annual company internships lasting several days, practical work experience in a wide range of trades, taking the Entrepreneur's Driving Licence or taster days at study institutions.

Our educational concept

Social competence



Intercultural and foreign language competence

General education and expertise

Our educational concept

This is what we offer our students

We have a school climate of cooperative and fair interaction between students, teachers, school administration and parents.

Bilingual teaching in many subjects

Possibility to take internationally recognized language certificates (TELC)

Adherence to Saxon curricula and international guidelines

Digital teaching with notebooks

State-of-the-art technical equipment in all classrooms with interactive whiteboards, PCs and tablets

Freshly prepared lunch from our own kitchen

Harmonious coexistence, tolerance and non-violence

International student exchanges

Self-learning time according to the principle 80+10

Healthy school:
fit body - fit mind

Guidance counselors and guidance counselors

Excursions and exciting projects

Support services and LRS support

Worldwide school partnerships

Other offers at the IWG

At our school, a vocational high school with an economics profile, it has been possible to take the Abitur since 2008. We teach according to the Saxon curriculum, our students are prepared here for the gymnasium level after a good Realschule certificate in grade 11.

Our special feature is the compulsory advanced courses in economics and business administration with accounting. In addition, German, English or mathematics is offered as a second subject. English and Spanish are taught continuously at our school up to grade 13, with Business English and French supplementing the lessons. As a school with a profile in economics, the close integration of theory and practice plays a major role at our school. Accompanied company internships in grades 11 and 12 as well as intensive cooperation with companies in the region, e.g. in the form of company visits, are standard at our school.

It goes without saying that at our school we pay great attention to solid values and harmonious and trusting cooperation between teachers and students, tolerance and non-violence.

Our offerings include:

  • Language trip to England or Spain
  • Participation in certified language exams
  • Business simulations, such as the stock exchange simulation game
  • Participation of our student company
  • Career and study guidance, e.g. in the form of applicant training by companies in the region
  • Cooperation with more than 40 companies
  • Five-week company internship


Self-learning time

Since 2019, our high schools and grammar schools have had action-oriented and contemporary self-learning time for all students, known as SLZ or 80+10 for short. Of 90 minutes of a double period, 10 minutes are now reserved to deal with topics outside the pure teaching of material, for example, for complex, interdisciplinary and/or class-wide projects. This is a new form of teaching, processing and comprehending material. Students work on their own learning material and gain independence and personal responsibility.

Notebook project

Our schools score with digital infrastructure, digital curricula and digitally competent teachers. Through digitization and the development of artificial intelligence, we will find ourselves in a constant process of transformation.

We would like to provide each and every one of our students from grade 2 onwards with their own notebook at a reasonable price, which will be their personal work device. We have opted for a uniform, universally usable 2-in-1 device (laptop and tablet), which meets all the requirements of a modern digital everyday classroom. A notebook that can be used for writing both electronically and with a pen, which contains electronic textbooks, has access to the school cloud (LernSax) and contains all the applications that are necessary in everyday school life. We will provide special support to families with several children or limited financial resources for the purchase!


Language diversity

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