All the details about this school in their own words
|School start time||
Primary school: 8:00 am
|School finish time||
Primary school: 3:30 pm (Wednesdays - 1:00 pm)
|Supervised care before/after school||
After school care.
|School provided lunches||
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
The bilingual Freie Schule Ann-Sophie Berlin is an independently managed private school. It uses the Berlin state curriculum and complies with all statutory requirements – but it is also a school with a difference, because it allows plenty of scope for children to develop not only their academic skills but their personalities. At Freien Schule Anne-Sophie subjects are not only taught in traditional classes, but it has learn teams that are made up of all classes grade 7-10.
Freie Schule Anne-Sophie is bilingual primary and secondary school with an international orientation. The promotion of interdisciplinary competences such as a creative and competent use of digital media is as important for the school as a respectful dealing with each other. The school's aim is that every child leaves Freie Schule Anne-Sophie as a winner. An important prerequisite for this is the promotion of each learning partner based on his/her individual possibilities.
The Freie Schule Anne-Sophie is not a traditional school. The central focus is not so much on imparting knowledge as on providing children with comprehensive individual support and a modern, learning-friendly environment. FSAS helps them to acquire social and academic skills both individually and in groups, in a relaxed but goal-oriented learning situation.
|Teaching approach of the school||
FSAS is a bilingual school covering the full span of primary and secondary education, up to the Abitur (roughly the equivalent of A-levels or Advanced Placement). FSAS provides full-day teaching in German and English, and the students, or “learning partners” as FSAS calls them, learn in a multicultural community. This gives them a global perspective from an early age, and enables them to achieve internationally recognised standards of education. As a state-approved independent school, the Freie Schule Anne-Sophie Berlin offers the opportunity to take the Mittlere Schulabschluss (roughly equivalent to GCSEs) and the Abitur.
Native speakers of both English and German work in the learning houses, so the children have daily contact with both languages. They grow up in a bilingual culture, not just in the lessons, but also in their interaction with one another as they learn to use both languages in their everyday lives. The school is open to children of all ages, from year 1 to Abitur.
If they achieve satisfactory performance at the end of primary year 6, they can enter the grammar school. The primary school consists of four learning houses, and the secondary school of two, with integrated learning studios. Each of these learning houses is divided into “learning families” or learning teams, so that one learning coach coaches 14 to 16 students. Each student also has their own personal coach who is there for them in all phases of learning and life.