Below you will find an overview of different types of schools in Berlin.
There are more than 400 primary schools in Berlin, which have to be completed in 6 school years. The 1st and 2nd classes are summarized as the initial school phase. In this time the school beginners are taught together, learn from each other and are optimally prepared by the teachers for the still forthcoming school time. The mixed class ends with the third class and the first foreign language (English or French) is learned. If the 6th grade has been successfully completed, the child has several secondary schools to choose from. All Berlin elementary schools are open or bound all-day schools: In the open all-day primary school, the possibility is offered of participating in various support or care offers before the start of school or after school (1.30 p.m.) if required (early care from 6.00 a.m. to 7.30 a.m., afternoon care from 1.30 p.m. to 4.00 p.m., late care from 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. and holiday care). In the tied all-day primary school, on the other hand, there is an overall school concept of instruction, upbringing, supplementary support and supervision, in which all pupils must take part on at least four days a week between 8.00 and 16.00 hours.