Lower Secondary School - grades 7 to 10
The task of the intermediate level (Sekundarstufe I) is to prepare students for attending the upper level of the gymnasium (Sekundarstufe II) and to offer them a study-oriented school education. Lessons take place in the class and each class has a class teacher who is responsible for all matters that affect the class or individual students.
Upper Secondary School - grades 11 to 12
The upper secondary level (Sekundarstufe II) begins in grade 11 and ends with the Abitur in grade 12. At the beginning of the first semester, a one-week “methods seminar” takes place in preparation for the work in the upper level, in which specific work strategies and techniques are developed and implemented. Lessons take place in the course system, which means that tutors take on the role of class teacher.
Due to the weekly project days, the lessons are reduced from the regular 45 minutes to 40 minutes. The 5 minutes saved are accumulated to weekly project days. The lessons take place in blocks of 40, 80 or 120 minutes. In order to meet the requirements of the timetable, in which there are also subjects with an uneven number of lessons per week, the timetable can switch between A and B weeks
|Time of day
|08:15 - 08:55
|08:55 - 09:35
|09:50 - 10:30
|10:30 - 11:10
|12:00 - 12:40
|12:40 - 13:20
|13:35 - 14:15
|14:15 - 14:55
|14:55 - 15:35
|15:35 - 16:15
High performance requires good learning conditions
High performance is constantly required from the students, which is tedious and exhausting. It can only be achieved with optimal learning conditions. Concentrated listening and thinking and staying focused on the matter at hand costs strength and energy. All class, course and subject rooms are opened at 8 a.m. so that all students can start their class preparations in a relaxed manner.
|Time of day
|08:00 - 08:15
||Start the school day relaxed
|09:35 - 09:50
||Break (15 min)
|11:10 - 12:00
||Lunch break (50 min)
|13:20 - 13:35
||Break (15 min)
Criteria for good learning conditions at our school are:
- Organised work place
- no long search for school supplies
- avoid hunger and thirst
- move regularly
- good indoor climate
- no noise or other distraction
- organised workplace
Students who have to search for their notebooks or books lose valuable time that is necessary for learning. Fatigue, hunger or thirst also prevent concentrated work and distract. Poor air, lack of movement and constant noise disrupt attention and slow down the learning process. Chaos on the table also hinders workflow and learning.
In our day school, lessons and free time are linked and form a unit. In addition to the regular timetable, in the afternoon offer a wide range of extracurricular projects and workshops which are facilitated by our cooperation partners from the Berlin International University of Applied Sciences.
As part of our educational framework, 1-2 lesson blocks per week are allocated to independent learning. In lower secondary the weekly class council takes place during this time. Part of the independent work (learning or study time) is determined by specific guidelines from the departments. In this context, there are also offers for gifted and talented students as well as support for individual students when needed.
Students eat their lunch in the cafeteria which they share with the university.