International schools and recognized diplomas

State European School Berlin (SESB)

The State European School Berlin (Staatliche Europa Schule Berlin) is a special school offer in Berlin. As bilingual and bicultural meeting schools, they offer continuous bilingual instruction from the 1st grade. In addition to lessons in German, native-speaking teachers teach in one of the nine partner languages:

Primary school: Charles-Dickens-GrundschuleQuentin-Blake-GrundschuleGalilei-Grundschule
Secondary school: Peter-Ustinov-Schule
University and college preparatory school (Gymnasium): Schiller-GymnasiumDreilinden-Gymnasium
Vocational secondary school: Hans-Litten-Schule
Primary school: Grundschule am ArkonaplatzJudith-Kerr-GrundschuleRegenbogen-Schule, Märkische Grundschule
Secondary school: Georg-von-Giesche-SchuleSophie-Scholl-Schule
Primary school: Athene-Grundschule
Secondary school: Max-von-Laue-Schule
University and college preparatory school (Gymnasium): Gymnasium Steglitz
Primary school: Finow-GrundschuleHerman-Nohl-Grundschule
Secondary school: Alfred-Nobel-Schule
University and college preparatory school (Gymnasium): Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium
Primary school: Katharina-Heinroth-Grundschule
Secondary school: Robert-Jungk-Schule
Primary school: Grundschule Neues Tor
Secondary school: Kurt-Schwitters-Schule
Primary school: Brüder-Grimm-Grundschule, Lew-Tolstoi-Schule
Secondary school: Mildred-Harnack-Schule
Primary school: Hausburg-Grundschule, Lemgo-GrundschuleJoan-Miró-Grundschule
Secondary school: Albrecht-von-Graefe-SchuleFriedensburg-Schule
Primary school: Aziz-Nesin-Grundschule
Secondary school: Carl-von-Ossietzky-Schule

Other international and multilingual schools (selection)

Public schools

John F. Kennedy School
The John F. Kennedy School is a public school financed by the Berlin Senate. Admission is granted through an application and lottery process.
Instruction is bilingual and based on a model that combines elements of the German and American education systems. About 1,600 students from Kindergarten to 12th grade attend the JFK school.

Teltower Damm 87-93
14167 Berlin-Zehlendorf

Nelson Mandela School
The Nelson Mandela School is an international state secondary school with a grammar school from Year 1 to Year 13. The school offers all school-leaving certificates of the Berlin School, including the bilingual Abitur, as well as the International Baccalaureate (IB).

Elementary level: Pfalzburger Straße 23 | 10719 Berlin
Secondary level: Pfalzburger Straße 30 | 10719 Berlin

Private schools

Berlin Cosmopolitan School (Primary and university and college preparatory schools)
Rückerstraße 9
10119 Berlin

Berlin International School (Primary and college preparatory schools)
Lentzallee 8/14
14195 Berlin

Berlin Bilingual School (Primary and secondary school)
Weinstraße 1 | Granitzstraße 38
10249 Berlin | 13189 Berlin

Berlin Metropolitan School (Primary and secondary school)
Linienstraße 122
10115 Berlin

PHORMS Berlin Mitte (Kindergarden, primary school, university and college preparatory school)
Ackerstraße 76
13355 Berlin

PHORMS Berlin Süd (Kindergarden, primary school, university and college preparatory school)
Harry-S.-Truman-Allee 3
14167 Berlin

Freie Schule Anne-Sophie Berlin (Primary and university and college preparatory schools)
Zehlendorfer Welle
Clayallee 328-334
14169 Berlin

Privates Europa Gymnasium Berlin (College preparatory school)
Hauptstraße 27
10827 Berlin

Lomonossow-Schule (Primary and secondary school)
Genthiner Straße 20 | Allee der Kosmonauten 123
10785 Berlin | 12681 Berlin

Berlin British School (Pre-school, primary school and college preparatory school)
Dickensweg 17-19 | Am Postfenn 31
14055 Berlin | 14055 Berlin

École Voltaire (Primary school)
Kurfürstenstraße 53
10785 Berlin

SIS Swiss International School Berlin (Primary school and college preparatory school)
Heerstraße 465
13593 Berlin

Japanische Internat. Schule (Primary school and college preparatory school)
Charlottenstraße 10
14109 Berlin

Schwedische Schule in Berlin (SSB) (Primary school)
Landhausstraße 26-28
10717 Berlin

International schools in Berlin

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Internationally Recognized Diplomas

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is a non-profit educational foundation that develops school programs and offers them worldwide. One of these programs is the IB Diploma, a secondary degree enjoying an excellent reputation at universities and colleges worldwide, which recognize it as evidence of readiness for university-level education. The tests are administered centrally for all IB students throughout the world. In addition to English, there are schools that offer the test in Spanish and French.

Schools preparing for the IB diploma in Berlin:

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is one of the most widely recognized secondary education certificates worldwide. In the British school system it is regarded as the most important final examination for the lower secondary level (high school). This qualification forms a foundation for higher-level courses, such as A and AS Level, Advanced International Certificate of Education, the North American Advanced Placement Program and the International Baccalaureate.

Schools preparing for the IGCSE in Berlin:

General Certificate of Education (GCE)

The General Certificate of Education (GCE) is the British school-leaving qualification equivalent to the German Fachabitur. GCE Advanced (A) Level is also among the most widely recognized qualifications worldwide. A Levels have been accepted as a university and college entrance qualification for over 50 years. 

Further information

Senate Administration for Education, Youth and Family
(Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Familie)
Bernhard-Weiß-Str. 6
10178 Berlin
+49 30 90227-5000