Frequently asked questions about admission

Most parents want their child to go to a specific secondary school. In some cases, however, the application can get rejected. Depending on the reason, different strategies can be useful. Parents have many options to deal with the decision of the authority, from objections and lawsuits to expanding the search. We have described these in more detail in the article below.

Not enrolled in secondary school yet?

We see the potential of the child, the desired diploma, the school's learning concept, profile and size and of course the question of whether it is a full-day or half-day school as important criteria. Evaluate these points with the help of the article below.

Criteria for choosing a secondary school

Unlike in most federal states, primary school in Berlin does not end after grade 4, but usually after grade 6. In Berlin there is also the possibility of completing the fifth grade as a trial year at a grammar school. You can read about what this means for you and your child in the following article.

The transition to gymnasium in Berlin

In addition to the TU, Charlottenburg is also home to nine primary schools, four gymnasiums and four integrated secondary schools. Apart from the Mentora Gymnasium, there are the Gottfried-Keller-, the Schiller- and the Sophie-Charlotte-Gymnasium. Take a look at the overview of gymnasiums in Charlottenburg by clicking the link below.

Overview of the gymnasiums in Charlottenburg

Each state in Germany determines its own education laws. By law, all children who live in Germany are required to attend school for at least nine years. In Berlin, there are no catchment schools meaning that you can choose your desired school regardless of where you live. Learn more by reading our article below.

What you should know about the Berlin school system as an expat

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