In our lively and cosmopolitan school community, the foundations for further education and lifelong learning are taught.
Parents can decide to enroll their child in either a German language or an English language classroom with both being calm, yet educationally stimulating environments from which to begin the journey towards life-long learning.
Our concept is based on the reform pedagogical principles of Montessori education, the framework curriculum of the state of Thuringia and our creative, topic-based bilingual school program..
The focus of learning centers on the continuous improvement of language skills and the development of a fundamental understanding of mathematics and science.
The foundation for a successful start in secondary school is laid in our elementary school. This is not only about getting used to the new challenges at school, but also about becoming part of a community in which everyone pulls together.
This includes effective repetition, practice, planning, organizing and structuring of learning materials. Only when students have sufficient knowledge of these procedures are they able to achieve successful learning results without help from others.
Optimal learning conditions such as small classes, double lessons, no class cancellations, method training, Montessori pedagogy and individual support lessons in small groups guarantee your child a profitable school time.
The starting point is always the children with their thirst for knowledge and joy of being active, their desire for friends, their orientation towards role models, their search for their identity and their own way. We create a framework for this and continue to develop with an eye to the future.
From the 1st to the 4th school year, the children can be taught in a German or English-speaking class. Our classrooms are equipped with a variety of learning materials. The children learn either independently, in small groups or with the whole class.
We are a homework-free school. Repetitions and in-depth exercises are integrated into the timetable. The school materials may remain in the school or be taken home.
The double hour learning model allows more time for revision and practice in addition to in-depth learning to occur. The 90-minute lessons allow for more variety and freedom in methodical lesson design.
In addition, our students apply their newly learnt knowledge across many different mediums such as written prose, group dialogue, sharing presentations, model making, podcasts and creating learning posters.
The reporting of learner’s work is compiled via formative and summative assessments, teacher observations, pupil utterances-which are often the most enlightening means to measure a student’s understanding and student self-reflection questionnaires. The school conducts two annual parent-teacher conferences which allow the sharing of your child’s academic progression. Although regular communication between school and home means that the progression of your child is always open and timely.
Until grade 4, students receive a learning development report at the end of each half school year. This reports on each child’s academic progression across all their subjects, as well as their learning styles and attitude toward search subject. Additionally, guidance is published which will share methods which can help extend your child’s learning or act as a target in which to accelerate progression for the next half school year.
After a systematic diagnosis of learning requirements and learning outcomes, we analyze the students learning process.
Measures for targeted individual support and challenge are derived and implemented. The Montessori and learning rooms are used for this purpose.
Our afternoon care educators accompany our students in their individual learning in class or in small groups. Students with special talents are encouraged in our school.
We offer the students a structured daily routine with lessons, projects, a common lunch break and leisure activities.
Phases of intensive, independent learning, practice, engagement in self-selected projects, relaxation and play are combined.
A strong sense of community, lively dialogue and reliable all-day care makes our school a place worth living in.
As a school with all-day care, we offer the students a colourful, varied afternoon program with our study groups. The focus is on learning, playing, researching and exploring the world.