Berlin
International, German curriculum
Bilingual
Ages 6 to 18

Nelson Mandela School

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CurriculumInternational, German
Languages of instructionEnglish, German
Age RangeAges 6 to 18
BilingualYes
International Baccalaureate Yes
First year fees: €0

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Number of nationalities represented in the school

60

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

Extra German lessons bringing them up to partner tongue German level within a period of two years (Deutsch-Anfänger, also called Seiteneinsteiger).

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Spanish

Entry evaluation for students

Test

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Grades 1 - 6: English test
Grades 7 - 10: An interview in English with an admission's offices, written part made up of English, biology and mathematics.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

The registration period for beginners (grade 1) is from 05 October to 16 October.

The registration for grades 2-10 as well as Abitur/IB is from 04 April onwards.

External examinations or assessments available

Bilingual German-English Abitur
International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

School bus service available

Yes

School start time

8:00 am

School finish time

3:50 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school offers wide range of clubs and activities.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Athletics, swimming, gymnastics, inline skating, basketball, football, handball, volleyball hockey, badminton, tennis, rugby, baseball, softball, judo, fitness.

Sports facilities at the school

Basketball court, running track, gymnasium.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Nelson Mandela School is a public (state-funded) international school in Berlin,
Nelson Mandela School provides quality bilingual education to children from a wide variety of backgrounds. English and German are the school’s official languages, but NMS does not stop at introducing its students just to German and Anglo-American values and traditions. As a truly international school and a member of UNESCO’s Associated Schools Project Network (ASP), it is the school's business to acquaint its students with as many different aspects of life on this planet as possible – and to enable them to make a positive difference wherever they go. Being named after Mr. Mandela, sub-Saharan Africa in general and South Africa in particular have a special place in the school's hearts, and NMS tries and lets that show wherever and whenever it can – be it in the school's classrooms or beyond. As a community-oriented school, NMS also co-operates intensively with a large number of local partners beyond the school gates here in Berlin – thinking globally and acting locally. Within the school, NMS fosters the idea of the school community wherever it can. Co-operation between students, staff and parents is intensive on all levels.

Teaching approach of the school

All classes are taught in either English or German. The teaching of those two languages itself is organized in mother-tongue and partner-tongue classes.

The school's specific school curriculum reflects the school's mission and the diversity of the school population. Everything NMS does is done with a global perspective in mind. In all subjects, the school ensures the development of hard knowledge, consummate skills and the greatest possible ability to assess and solve problems. NMS teaching, however, does not just provide for the intellectual growth of the students. The Nelson Mandela School subscribes to the ideal of the 19th century Swiss educational philosopher Pestalozzi: ‘learning with head, heart and hand’. To facilitate that, intensive language and communication skills tuition is provided both on an inter-personal and an intercultural level.

A considerable part of the teaching is cross-curricular and does not stop at the school gate: NMS takes its students on field-trips and excursions, provides them with work-experience opportunities, and NMS is currently developing a community service programme for them. As a UNESCO school and member of the European Union’s COMENIUS network, the Nelson Mandela School regularly brings together its own students and staff with their peers in other countries. The network of partners abroad currently includes educational establishments in Australia, China, the Czech Republic, France, Haiti, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Poland and South Africa.

Summary of prices and fees

Where exactly is this school?

This school has more than one campus in Berlin:
Extension Campus: Ages 6 to 18
Secondary Campus: Ages 12 to 18
Primary School Campus: Ages 6 to 12

Get in touch with this school

School's webpage: www.nelson-mandela-school.net
Address: Babelsberger Str. 24-25 10715 Berlin Germany