Corona information

The compulsory attendance in schools remains suspended. From April 12, 2021, alternating lessons take place for grades 1 to 6 and 10 to 13 in half the class in an alternating model. Pupils are called to use the distributed Rapid Covid Antigen Tests. From April 19, 2021 the grades 7, 8 and 9 will restart in half classes in the alternating model. The Rapid Covid Antigen Tests will be carried out obligatory in the schools.

Since April 8, 2021, the daycare centers offer emergency care only for families in systemically relevant professions .

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


Educational pathways

Berlin's education system is diverse and permeable, because many different paths can lead to the goal. The different types of schools ensure every schoolchild the best possible individual support.

Berlin's school system

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Berlin's education system is diverse and permeable, because many different paths can lead to the goal. The different types of schools ensure every schoolchild the best possible individual support. More information

Early Education in Daycare Centres

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A child's learning in the first years of its life is of great importance for its future path in life. It is the task of daycare centres and children’s daycare to complement and support the education, upbringing and care of the children in families. More information

Primary school

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School enrolment marks the beginning of a new phase of life for children, in which they are not only taught knowledge but also in particular the ability to engage in lifelong learning with all their senses. More information

Where to go after primary school?

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Children and their parents have an important decision to make in the sixth school year: the choice of secondary school. Primary schools help the parents because every child should attend the school that best matches their skills and abilities. More information

Integrated Secondary School

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More support, more equal opportunities, new collaborations: the Integrated Secondary School is a school for everyone. Every single student is optimally supported and challenged, and the secondary school offers all qualifications up to and including the Abitur. More information


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Those who go to the Gymnasium (grammar school) can obtain the Abitur after 12 years of schooling and thus the right to study at a university or other higher education institution. Many Gymnasiums have pedagogical specialisations, for example in the natural sciences, sports or languages. More information

Comprehensive school

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The goal of the Comprehensive school is to create more equality and fairness through longer joint learning and optimal support of the individual abilities of all students. The Comprehensive schools lead to further school qualifications. More information

Schools with a Special Educational Focus

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Schools with a focus on special education offer school education tailored to children and young people who have special educational needs. More information

Vocational training

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After a general school education, many students begin vocational preparation and training. Here you can find information on the vocational training courses and qualifications at vocational schools and upper secondary level centres. More information

After leaving school

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School leavers are confronted with the transition to a job or going to university after they have passed their Abitur. Which subject should I study? Should I first learn a profession? Should it be a course of studies, vocational training or voluntary service? There are many options. More information

Second-chance Education

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The second-chance education offers everyone who wishes to continue their education a wide range of opportunities to complete their school leaving certificate or obtain a higher level certificate. More information