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CurriculumsGerman and International
Languages of instructionEnglish and German
Age RangeAges 6 to 10
Yearly fees: Not public

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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and German
Native English and German teachers
Extra languages (other than English and German)
Class sizes Average 24 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:

This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2020/2021.

Address: Kaflerstr. 14, 81241 München, Germany
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All the details about this school in their own words

We have organised the information available for this school into 6 sections and 39 questions. Click or tap on the name of each section to read more.
Number of students

We have four classes of 24 children. That's a total of 96.

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Although most of our children are German, we have lots of nationalities represented at our school--East Indian, Spanish, Greek, French, US American, Syrian, and Russian to name the most common ones.

Most common nationality

Most of our children are German.

Ratio of local students to international students

All of our kids are local.

Max. number of students per class

24

Average number of students per class

24

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English and German speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English and German

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, French, Greek

Use of technology in the classroom

We have a classroom set of Snappets, a tablet that works well for independent learning and review in math and German. Classrooms have laptops with projection capability. We also have a classroom set of Chromebooks.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

We have weekly plans that kids need to accomplish during each week. If they don't finish the plan, they take it home on Friday (or during the week if they get significantly behind). We build work time into our instruction.

Approximate hours of homework given

Because we build work time into our instruction, it's difficult to say. The rule of 10 minutes per grade per day is a good rule of thumb.

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

Always

Entry evaluation for students

From the many inquiries we receive, we invite about 80 families to an informational meeting in the fall. From those we invite a smaller number of families to a personal interview with the school director to fill the 24 spots we have to offer each year.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Although we don't have an official deadline, the form for indicating interest in a first grade spot appears June the year prior to the school start. From those interested, 80 families are invited to a meeting in October. After that a smaller number are interviewed. The director has the process finished by early January of the calendar year that the first grader would start school.

Students can join after academic year begins

This is possible only if a spot opens up in a classroom because a family moves away.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

All of them as we are a primary school.

External examinations or assessments available

In grades 2 and 3 the children complete the VERA tests in German and/or math.

Results in these examinations

We are always pleased with the results as it compares our school to all other schools, in Bavaria and wider Germany. You can check our website out for results.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We offer the typical Catholic and Protestant religion sections along with Ethics. Along with those two branches we have some Orthodox, Muslim, and Hindi families.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Most of those children opt for the Ethics course.

School bus service available

No

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, each classroom has two teachers, a native English and a native German teacher. This allows for more small group and one-on-one work. We also have a teacher's aide in the classroom very often during the day, many of whom have trained as teachers. Our school also has a school psychologist.

Learning support offered

Depending on the child, the support differs. Some children simply need a little extra support, which the second teacher or teacher's aide can offer. Our school psychologist offers pull out training for those with reading and math challenges. Our system of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), a classroom management philosophy, helps children with behavioral challenges.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

When we know children need more challenging work, having a two teacher per room system allows for working with those kids. If the situation calls for it, moving a child up a class for certain subjects is a possibility.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

Basically, we have somewhat of a staggered start; children must be in the classroom between 8:20 and 8:45 AM, depending on the grade level.

School finish time

We all finish at 3:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Friday is a short day with the noon break finishing at 2:00 PM.

Supervised care before/after school

We provide both--before school from 7:30 AM and after school until 6:30 PM.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We offer many activities, but the most popular are cooking, DIY crafts, chess, Roberta Lego robot building, stop action digital film making, and sport club to name a few.

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Sports activities included

We follow the Bavarian curriculum for physical education.

Sports facilities at the school

We have a multi-purpose room for some sport time, but we borrow a gymnasium from two different schools for our longer sport times.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Because we are a primary school, our families organize sport activities outside of the school day.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Although we are a private school, we have "staatliche Anerkennung" and follow the Bavarian curriculum. We have several aspects that characterize our school: English/German bilingual learning with 2 native speaking teachers per classroom plus an aide, a focus on learning values, a special subject called "Europa," an emphasis on healthy eating and living, and great opportunities for music and drama with curricular choir and theater time.
If you're interested in further details, you can check out this section on our website: https://grundschule.comenius-muenchen.de/index.php/schulprofil/paedagogisches-konzept

Teaching approach of the school

Although we follow the Bavarian curriculum, our educators come from various countries with a variety of teaching and learning philosophies. In a typical week at our school, you might see traditional lecture approach, individually paced station work, partner or cooperative learning, and project learning. We also think field trips and outdoor learning are very important. In fact we spend a good number of days in the Aubinger Lohe with staff who have a special outdoor learning training. Most importantly, the kids are actively involved in their own learning.

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