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Bilingual International School in Berlin, Germany

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Platanus Schule Berlin:
Platanus Schule Berlin is a full-time independently-operated bilingual (German / English) educational institution located in the heart of the Berlin-Pankow district in Eastern Germany. comprising a kindergarten, preschool, primary school and secondary school. We provide children and adolescents with all the important skills they need to lead a rich and fulfilling life.

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Our 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. We maintain an open school culture with both internal and external evaluations of teaching quality.

Guiding Principles:

Photo of Bilingual International School in Berlin, GermanyOur pedagogical approach to learning, teaching and working at Platanus Schule Berlin can be summed up in ten guiding principles. These principles enable us to keep our educational goals in sight at all times.

- We believe in lifelong learning.
- We speak more than one language.
- We experience and explore the secrets and the wonders of the world in our school, with a special focus on sciences and mathematics, and apply it to our everyday lives.
- We learn from inspiring teachers, professionals and experts in and outside our school.
- We learn and work in a pleasant and safe environment.
- We show respect to individuals and strive to serve the community.
- We look out for each other and help one another at all times.
- We provide space and time for sport and for games as well as for relaxation.
- We encourage and foster creativity, imagination, courage, optimism, openness, entrepreneurial and inventive talent, vision and discretion.

Bilingual Educational Programs:

- Kindergarten / Preschool
- Primary School
- Secondary School

According to different age groups and interests, students can choose from a wide variety of clubs, activities and courses. They are encouraged to participate for at least one semester.

We provide a safe and secure environment in which children’s natural curiosity and open-mindedness is nurtured. We recognise the individual needs of every child and adolescent and we take these seriously. At Platanus Schule Berlin, 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. Our students discover the importance of taking responsibility for themselves, for others and for their communities in an ever-changing world.

School Location & Facilities:

Platanus Schule Berlin is located in the heart of Berlin-Pankow . More precisely, it is situated at Berliner Straße 12 in the historic post-office building, which dates back to 1923. A Postbank branch is situated on the ground floor of the building.

Our school has its own gymnasium, and whenever the weather permits, sporting activities also take place outdoors. Public sportsgrounds, Schlosspark, Bürgerpark and the outdoor swimming pool in Pankow are all situated a short distance from our school.

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Address: Pankow, Berlin, Germany
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2020-09-30 were from:

Malaysia;   Nonthaburi, Thailand;   Ottawa, Canada;   Athens, Greece;   China;   still looking, likely Mitte or Charlottenbeug-Wilmersdorf, Germany;   Egypt;   Tbilisi, Georgia;   Kyiv, Ukraine;   Berlin;   and more.
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