Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English and German|
|Native English and German teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English and German)|
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|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
The application period for a school year starts on 1 September of the previous year.
|School start time||
|School finish time||
Classes end between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., depending on the year group and day of the week.
|Supervised care before/after school||
PSB offers supervision of students from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in primary school and from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in kindergarten.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Theater club, Spanish, story telling, school newspaper, chess, woodshop club, choir, instrumental club, science club, swimming, yoga, handball, football, tastes around the world, basketball, math, rock band, nature club, origami, comic and layout, art, sports and exercises, photography, hip hop, boulder club, capoeira.
|School provided lunches||
|Sports activities included||
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Platanus School Berlin is a full-time German/English educational institution comprising a kindergarten, preschool, primary school, High School and secondary school. It provides children and adolescents with all the important skills they need to lead a rich and fulfilling life.
PSB provides a safe and secure environment in which children’s natural curiosity and open-mindedness is nurtured. PSB recognises the individual needs of every child and adolescent and it takes these seriously. At PSB, children can learn in peace, without anxiety; they can test out new ideas, discover themselves, develop their talents, make courageous moves, learn to question the world around them, and develop their social skills. The students discover the importance of taking responsibility for themselves, for others and for their communities in an ever-changing world.
|Teaching approach of the school||
The school's modern and integrated educational concept is based on academically endorsed teaching and learning methods that are proven in practice, and is free of educational or denominational dogmas. PSB maintains an open school culture with both internal and external evaluations of teaching quality.