From Daycare to Abitur

Kita First daycare centre

Up to 20 childcare places directly at the Neue Garten. From the age of 18 months, children are cared for in our private daycare center until they reach school age.

Kita Children´s House

From the age of three, children are cared for in mixed-age, bilingual groups until they reach school age.

International Primary School

Since 2005, we have been the first and only bilingual school in Potsdam. You can decide for a German- or English-language class.


With our strong sense of community, engaging activities and reliable day care, we provide a stimulating environment for all children.

International Comprehensive school

Our Comprehensive school with upper secondary school provides fundamental, extended or in-depth general education from Year 7 to Year 13.


More time at the comprehensive school. From Year 11 to 13, students prepare specifically for the requirements and completion of the general higher education entrance qualification.

First Steps

Our private daycare centre First Steps is located in the Berlin suburban near Heiligen See and Neuer Garten. The outdoor area with its large open play area offers plenty of space for young and old.

We look after your children weekdays between 8:00 and 16:30 and provide daycare for 20 children aged between 1.5 and 6 years in two groups.

What sets us apart


We implement a bilingual approach to early years education, whereby the English language is used in an immersive way alongside German in everyday situations.


Our preschool education programme is the ideal preparation for primary school.

family atmosphere

In the crèche (1.5-3 years), a maximum of 8 children are cared for by 2 nursery school teachers. There are 12 spaces for children aged between 3 and 6 years, who are also supervised and cared for by 2 nursery school teachers.


We see every child as a "master builder of his/her own self". We care for the children individually according to Montessori pedagogy.

organic kitchen

Our lunches are supplied by a regional organic wholefood provider from Berlin. The children prepare breakfast and snacks. All food is delivered to the house. Children are provided with sufficient drinks (water and/or tea) throughout the day.

Children`s House

Bilingual daycare centre

Our daycare centre has space for 66 children. We care for children in mixed-age groups from the age of three until they start school. We create a stimulating learning environment in which the children can work as independently as possible. In addition to our daycare centre, the children learn together with pupils from our International Primary school and our International Comprehensive school.

The daycare centre’s functional rooms offer space to play, learn and relax. Our varied daily programme allows the children to pursue their interests: artistic and musical activities, such as early musical education, are just as important as exercise through sport, e.g. soccer or gymnastics.

Our grounds with a large free play area, a sports ground and water playground offers plenty of space and room for young and old.


Our preschool children spend one year preparing for school in age-homogeneous groups. Our preschool programme is geared towards optimal preparation for the transition to primary school and regular observations take place at the International Primary school take place.


Our teachers guide the children according to the principles of Montessori pedagogy. In our daycare center, children can engage with inspiring topics using all their senses in a playful way and without time pressure. Comfortable and relaxing surroundings are an essential element in this approach.


We encourage creativity, the use of language and age-appropriate knowledge transfer. It is particularly important to us that children feel comfortable in order to develop healthily.

Daily routine

Our varied daily programme allows children to pursue their intrinsic interests. Artistic and musical activities, such as early musical education, are as important as exercise through sport, e.g. soccer or gymnastics

Internationale Primary School Potsdam

Classes and lessons

From Year 1 to Year 6, children can be taught in either a German or English-speaking class. Usually, the class teachers leads their classes through two school years. Our classrooms are equipped with a wide range of learning materials. The children learn either individually, in pairs, in small groups, as a class or with the whole year group.

Daily routine

We offer the pupils a rythmic daily routine with lessons, projects, a common lunch break and leisure activities. Phases of intensive and independent learning, practice, and working on self-chosen projects, are combined with periods of relaxation and play.

Learning develpment reports

The feedback from the subject teachers serves as the basis for education development meetings that take place together with parents, the child and the class teacher. Pupils up to Year 4 receive written reports without grades.
Individual support and challenge
Montessori pedagogy

After school care

All-day care

With our strong sense of community, engaging activities and reliable all-day supervision, we provide a stimulating learning environment for all children.

Our varied afternoon programme is designed each year according to the needs of the children. The focus is on learning, playing, researching and exploring the world. In this way, we support children in the best possible way to follow their self-ralization and personal development.

The after-school care center has a large, attractive outdoor area right next to the forest, including a water playground, sports field, hammock area, table tennis tables, table football and much more.

After-school contact mobile: +49 157 517 661 19

Here you will find our extracurricular offers, holiday and after school program and clubs for the school year 2023/2024.

Working groups

International Comprehensive School

Our International Comprehensive School with Upper secondary school comprises classes from Year 7 to Year 13. It provides a fundamental, extended or advanced education general education, and includes the educational programme for the acquisition of the extended vocational qualification (erweiterte Berufsbildungsreife, EBR), the educational programme for the acquisition of the Fachoberschulreife (FOR) and the educational programme for the acquisition of the general higher education entrance qualification (allgemeine Hochschulreife, AHR).

Compulsory elective courses

The correct courses for every interest: From Year 7 onwards, pupils choose two subjects according to their interests from the range of compulsory topics and subjects on offer:

  • Business – Labour – Technology (WAT)
  • Natural sciences
  • Spanish
  • Media and Communication(MuK)
  • Environment and Society (UuG)

Teachers and mentors

Our subject teachers teach their respective subject in the respective subject rooms. As mentors they guide groups of up to 15 pupils and support them during their educational journey. For us, mentoring means: guiding students to success, contact, care, recognition, fostering aspiration, trust, listening and a constructive feedback culture with our pupils and parents.

Learning with the iPad

In addition to books and exercise books, our pupils use iPads for self-organised learning. Pupils increasingly receive their learning assignments digitally so that they can access the module-relevant work assignments at any time during the entire learning period.

Extracurricular places of learning

Content is remembered 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 projects "Founding a Pupil Company" and "Pupils Helping Pupils" are considered exceptional learning experiences.

With competenz to the Abitur

Our courses, programmes and support programmes prepare pupils for the Abitur in a targeted manner.

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

More time at the Comprehensive school

From Year 11 to Year 13, we prepare students specifically for the requirements of university entrance. Profiles in the upper secondary school - in-depth education in all areas of the curriculum

Profiles in the upper school - in-depth education in all facets

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 key focus of this profile is the in-depth examination of the subjects of politics, history and economics and their interconnectedness. The integration of the profile-accompanying subjects of fine arts and English is intended to strengthen the creative and communicative potential of the students in dealing with social issues.

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 organised a school-wide election simulation for the Bundestag elections and initiated social projects within the school.

Profiling subjects:
Economics or History (five hours per week)

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

Labor Zukunft

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 wide-ranging 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 Politics-Society-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-orientated work. In addition to the semester topics, practical days are organised with and at our cooperation partners in order to deepen the skills and abilities learnt.

Profiling subjects:
Biology (5 hours per week)

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