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Berlin's schools are attuned to the demands of the modern knowledge and information society: Diversity, openness and multiculturalism are reflected in their curricula.

Pre-school language tests and language reinforcement courses

Language skills are critical for success in school. When parents register a child for primary school, the school tests the child's ability to communicate in German. Wherever a need for improvement is identified, the children are required to take a half-year language reinforcement course before they enter school. This way, all children start school equipped for success.


All Berlin's primary schools are all-day schools.

Parents in Berlin have a choice of three different schedules: the reliable half-day school (verlässliche Halbtagsgrundschule) and the open or compulsory all-day school (offene/ gebundene Ganztagsgrundschule). Families can choose the arrangement that best suits their needs.

Reliable half-day schools guarantee instruction and care from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm at no cost.

Open all-day schools supplement the care available at reliable half-day schools by additional hours of child care: Parents must demonstrate a need for additional care and pay a fee depending on their income in order for their children to attend an open all-day school.

Compulsory all-day schools offer no-cost instruction and care between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, which all students are required to attend. Parents who demonstrate a need for additional care can register for before- and after-school care modules, subject to a fee depending on their income.

Schools in Berlin

Schools in Berlin

Use our interactive map to learn about selected schools and educational infrastructure.

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Schools information center

Berlin’s schools offer many paths to graduation. Nowhere else in Germany does such a diverse education landscape exist. Berlin's schools are varied in form and allow students to choose a path that suits their goals and learning styles.

Information Center of the Senate Administration for Education, Youth and Family
(Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Familie)
Otto-Braun-Strasse 27
D - 10178 Berlin
+49 30 9026-5000
www.berlin.de/sen/bjf/service/infopunkt
 

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