From Year 1 to the Abitur

Primary level

In our lively and open-minded school community, the foundations are laid for further education and lifelong learning

All-day concept

Learning, playing, researching and exploring the world are at the centre of our all-day programme.

Secondary school

Our community school with upper secondary school comprises grade 1 to 12 and provides fundamental, extended or in-depth general education.


We prepare pupils in the upper secondary school specifically for the requirements of university entrance.

Primary school

Classes and lessons

From Year 1 to Year 4, children can be taught in a German or English-speaking class. Usually, the class teachers lead their classes through two school years. Our classrooms are equipped with a wide range of learning materials. The children learn either alone, in pairs, in small groups, as a class or with the whole year.

Rythmized daily routine

We offer the pupils a daily routine with lessons, projects, a shared lunch break and leisure activities. Phases of intensive and independent learning, of practice, and of working on self-chosen projects, relaxing and playing are combined.

Learning development reports

Feedback from the subject teachers serves as the basis for the educational development meetings that take place with parents, child and the class teacher. Pupils up to Year 4 receive a learning development report at the end of the school year, which is categorised by subject.
Individual support and challenge
Montessori Pedagogy

All-day care

At the International Community School in Erfurt, school and after-school care form a single unit.

Our varied afternoon programme is organised according to the needs of the children on an annual basis. Central to our considerations are learning, playing, researching and exploring the world around us. In this way, we support the children in the best possible way in their personal fulfilment and personal development.

The after-school care center has a large, attractive outdoor area, including a sports field, a hammock area, table tennis tables, climbing frames and much more.

Here you can find our Winterferienprogramm.

Working groups

Secondary level

Our community school with upper secondary school comprises grades 1 to 12. It provides a fundamental, extended or advanced general education and includes the educational programme for obtaining the lower secondary school leaving certificate (qualifizierter Hauptschulabschluss), the intermediate secondary school leaving certificate (Realschulabschluss) and the educational programme for obtaining the general higher education entrance qualification (allgemeine Hochschulreife).

Compulsory elective lessons

The right courses for every interest. From Year 7 onwards, pupils choose two subjects from a range of compulsory topics and subjects according to their interests:

  • Spanish
  • Media and communication
  • Presentation and design

Extracurricular places of learning

Content is memorised when it is experienced or combined with active experiences. Our pupils enthusiastically take part in projects and competitions in the fields of sport, natural sciences, social sciences and economics.

Our project “FORST” is considered an exceptional learning experience.

Media education from grade 5

At the International Community School, we encourage and promote media education for our pupils from grade 5 onwards. From grade 7 onwards, pupils use their own iPad to learn alongside books and exercise books.

With competence to the abitur

Our courses, programmes and support prepare you specifically for the Abitur.


You can find all the important information about registration here.

Comprehensive support

Intensive counselling and support from qualified teachers - Career and study guidance - Counselling department

Profiles in the upper secondary school - in-depth education in all areas of the curriculum

A comprehensive understanding of the globalized world – Social Science profile

The focus of profile lessons is on the critical analysis of central concepts such as identity, perception, communication, society, conflict and the market, as well as examining these concepts in terms of their significance for the individual and the general public.

The combination of Economics, Political Education, Fine Arts and English examines and critically scrutinizes people as designers of their social environment. The analysed concepts should be reflected in the active participation of pupils in shaping the school community and positively promoting the collective school experience.

A general interest in politics, business and society is required. The ability to work with more complex texts, graphics or caricatures is just as important as the willingness to get involved. In keeping with this requirement, the students in the GW profiles have already organized a school-wide election simulation for the Bundestag elections and initiated social projects within the school.

Profiling subjects:
Social studies or history (four hours per week)

Subjects accompanying the profile:
Art (2 hours per week)
English (core subject accompanying the profile, 4 lessons per week)

Laboratory Future

Science profile

At the core of our profile lessons is the critical analysis of central concepts such as identity, perception, communication, society, conflict and the market, as well as an investigation of these concepts with regard to their significance for the individual and the general public.

Modern natural sciences are taking ever more space in our evolving technical environment. Gaining an insight into how things work and dealing with the risks and consequences on the wide range of technical applications provides our pupils with a broad-based preparation for university or vocational training.

A key focus of this profile is the networking of the individual areas of the natural sciences. We will take a critical look at the limits and consequences that arise not only for the individual, but also for society. There is time and space for this in the subject of politics, society and economics.

In addition to a fundamental interest, it is of course also important to have a basic knowledge of the natural sciences.

The profile involves interdisciplinary and project-oriented work. In addition to the semester topics, practical days are held with and at our cooperation partners in order to deepen the skills and abilities learned.

Profiling subjects:
Biology or Physics (4 hours per week)

Subject accompanying the profile:
Chemistry or Physics (2 hours per week)