The John F. Kennedy School in Erfurt is a community school with a grammar school upper school and a bilingual branch.
We provide a continuous school program from the first grade to the Abitur.
Knowledge is systematically built up in competence-oriented lessons. The goal is for students to apply their knowledge independently, solve problems and act on their own responsibility.
Our community school with upper secondary level comprises grades 1 to 12. It provides a basic, extended, or in-depth general education and includes the course of education for the acquisition of the qualified lower secondary school leaving certificate, the intermediate secondary school leaving certificate and the course of education for the acquisition of the general higher education entrance qualification.
In addition to teaching the main subjects, we encourage and support self-organized and personalized learning.
Depending on a student’s learning style, previous knowledge, experience and interests, personalized learning is geared to each individual student. Different learning arrangements and individual assignments support the students in working independently on learning tasks.
Depending on a particular learning style and need, students are supported in small groups.
In the graduation-related classes, we offer exam preparation courses at all levels.
At John F. Kennedy School, we challenge and encourage media literacy in our students.
Students are prepared for digital learning with an additional iPad lesson. Beginning in grade 7, every student learns with their iPad.
The right offer for every interest. Starting in grade 7, students choose their elective subject from the respective range of subjects.
For example: Spanish, media and technology, presentation and design.
Knowledge and understanding remain in a child’s memory if it is practiced or connected with emotions. Our concern is to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
Our students enthusiastically participate in projects and competitions in the subject areas of natural and social sciences.
In today’s world, communicative structures and professional practices are developing in such a way that people depend on English as a world language in their private and professional lives.
We begin bilingual instruction in the first grade. In the course of their schooling, our students acquire language skills and intercultural knowledge that go far beyond the basic expectations.
What happens after school? Apprenticeship or study? Which profession do I want to take up? Which course of study will best prepare me for it?