Founded in 1992 for a tiny group of expatriate children, Leipzig International School (LIS) today welcomes more than 850 students to a learning community with strong local roots, attracting German as well as international families. Leipzig International School is a nonprofit, co-educational, international School for students aged 1 to 18. The School is recognised by the Saxon Ministry of Education and fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The language of instruction is English; but all students learn German at the appropriate Level. LIS is on two sites: children aged one to six enjoy a purpose-built Environment, the Leipzig International Kindergarten, opened in 2014. They move on to the larger campus 1.5 kilometres away, an imposing 19th century school building, renovated and adapted to modern learning.