State International School, Berlin
The State International School Berlin was founded in September 2000 by the Berlin Senate. It is working towards enhancing an intercultural conscience in its students through the practice of tolerance, liberal-mindedness and flexibility. It accepts pupils from 5 to 16+ years, covering pre-school up to secondary school levels. Students aim for the German Abitur, the International Baccalaureate and the American High School Diploma (the latter two are being currently set up). Tuition is free.
The State International School Berlin aims to provide a sound bilingual education in English and German for pupils with a multi-national and multi-cultural background. The school's international syllabus will enable pupils to continue their studies in other countries. French and Spanish are also offered at the beginning of grade 7.
Teachers (60% German and 40% native English speakers) are all certified. The average experience is about 6 years. The team is highly motivated and flexible.
Each class at the State International School Berlin consists of 50% native German speakers and 50% English native speakers. Due to the popularity of the school and its syllabus, waiting lists are long. German students are admitted by lottery, and the English native speakers need to pass an English Competency Test to attain admittance.
The State International School Berlin calendar conforms to the German system. The school is an all-day school from 08:00-16:10 for all grades. Following formal education, which ends slightly earlier for the lower grades, the pupils are encouraged to participate in the many extra-curricular activities offered at the school, e.g. wood-work, cooking, karate, football, art, music, etc.
The State International School Berlin is located in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, one of the most attractive residential areas of Berlin and is close to an excellent transportation net. For the younger children, a private bus-transportation service is available.
Last modified February 22, 2007