Corona information on school and daycare

From March 9, 2021, alternating lessons will take place for grades 1 to 6.

From March 17, 2021, grades 10 to 13 will also be taught face-to-face in half the class in an alternating model. The compulsory attendance in schools remains suspended, special regulations apply to final classes. From March 9, 2021, the daycare centers will again be open to all children in limited regular operation and for a care offer of at least seven hours/day.

Schooling Hotline +49 30 90227-6000 | Daycare Centers Hotline +49 30 90227-6600


Schools with a Special Educational Focus

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In a school with a special educational focus, also known as a special needs centre or special needs school in common usage, only children and young people are taught who have special educational needs.

Lessons take place in small classes with usually six to thirteen students. In schools with a special educational focus, children and young people with disabilities are among themselves.

There is usually no opportunity at the school for them to learn together with students without disabilities. The teachers and pedagogical staff at the specials needs schools know through their specialist training and many years of experience how to assess which barriers exist for people with different disabilities and how they can be overcome. The schools are spatially and technically geared towards students with disabilities.

In Berlin there are schools with the following special educational support focuses:
  • Sight
  • Hearing and communication
  • Emotional and social development
  • Physical and motor skills development
  • Language
  • Learning
  • Mental development
  • Long-term illness, home schooling
Private schools with a special educational focus:
  • Physical and motor skills development
  • Mental development
  • Learning
  • Long-term illness, home schooling
  • Other support priorities

In the School directory you can find the school for your child with the corresponding support focus under the term “School type”.