Berlin
International, German curriculum
Bilingual
Ages 6 to 12

Charles Dickens Primary School Berlin

CurriculumInternational, German
Age RangeAges 6 to 12
BilingualYes
International Baccalaureate No
Avg. students per class -
Max. students per class -
First year fees:

School Information

Number of students

450

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

French

Use of technology in the classroom

Charles Dickens has 2 well equipped computer rooms. Building 1 and 3 both have computer rooms with 25 computers. Both computer rooms, as well as the classroom computers have internet connections and a large selection of learning software. Computer skills are integrated into our curriculum at all class levels.

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The school admits children who have English or German as their native language. Teachers meet with each child to assess their present stage of language development before admission. All children are required to have at least a passive understanding of the English language.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Registration dates: 5th – 16th October.

School start time

8:00 am

School finish time

4:00 pm

Supervised care before/after school

Supervision from 6.00 a.m – 7.30 a.m or from 16.00 to 18.00 (extra fee).

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Theatre workshop, computer courses, football, choir, music lessons.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Playground

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Charles-Dickens Elementary School was opened in 1971. In the 1992 school year the Europe School branch was added. The school is named after the famous author and philanthropist Charles John Huffam Dickens (1821 – 1870). Charles-Dickens-Grundschule has both an English-German Europe Branch and a regular German Branch. The school is located between the Olympic Stadium and Berlins’ Grunewald forest, with very convenient connections to the public transportation system. A third building was added to the spacious school grounds in 2007.

EUROPE BRANCH
The aim of our Europe School is to teach German and English speaking children together at the same time. Ideally classes are made up of 50 percent German and 50 percent English mother tongue children.

Teaching approach of the school

In the Europe branch the children develop intensive bi-cultural and multi-cultural contacts. CDS endeavours to strengthen both the self-confidence of the children as well as their tolerance, their understanding and their acceptance of other cultures.

Subjects taught in English by native English speakers:
- English
- Environmental studies
- History/Citizenship
- Geography
- Science

Subjects taught in German:
- German
- Maths
- Ethics
- Religion

Subjects taught in either English or German:
- Art
- Music
- Sport

Location

Get in touch with the school

School's webpage: www.charles-dickens-gs.de/en
Address: Dickensweg 15 14055 Berlin Germany