Come in – We’re bilingual!

We are a bilingual educational institution (German/English) based in Berlin-Pankow with Kindergartens in two different locations and a primary and secondary school with a focus on mathematics and natural sciences.

In our kindergarten, we offer holistic and age appropriate care which takes the individual capabilities and talents of the children into consideration. Through an ambitious pedagogical concept, immersive bilingualism and personal attention, we ensure optimal early childhood education.

Under the roof of a distinguished, listed building, as well as in our modern adjacent ‘Second House’, we offer ideal learning conditions in our bilingual primary and secondary school, where natural curiosity and individual needs can find their place from Year 1 all the way through to Year 10. Here, children and young people can learn in a calm environment, test themselves, develop their talents, deepen their interests, learn about cultural diversity and internalise languages. As of school year 2024/25, we will start with Year 11 in our secondary school. In principle, all students will be able to study bilingually for 13 school years and complete their Abitur (high school diploma) at our school.

The time a child spends at kindergarten and school is an intensive and also incredibly important chapter in their lives and we would like to invite you and your child to spend this time with us in an international, caring and open community.


+++ Update as of 05.07.2022 +++ Dear Parents, below you will find all important information for the organisation of the pandemic-related measures after the summer holidays. more


Finally a summer party again – with rain showers!

After a break of 2 years, we were more than happy to finally be able to celebrate our summer festival again and unerringly chose the only day that had been rainy for weeks. Nevertheless, it was great. The opening took place with all classes in the gymnasium, as … more "Finally a summer party again – with rain showers!"
Projekttag Rollstuhlbasketball

Change of perspective – wheelchair basketball with Alba Berlin!

Our Sports Department has organised a mega-cool sports project day and invited Santi, the coach of the Alba Berlin wheelchair basketball teams, to our Platanus School. The students of classes 6a and 7a were able to be active in a whole new way … more "Change of perspective – wheelchair basketball with Alba Berlin!"


Tag der offenen Tür

Come around: Get to know our bilingual school!

On Thursday, October 13, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. you have the opportunity to get to know … more "Come around: Get to know our bilingual school!"
Platanus Virtuelle Tour

Take a look around!

We cordially invite you to take a 360° panoramic walk through selected rooms and the grounds of our school. For more … more "Take a look around!"
We are hiring

20 good reasons for your application at Platanus

you can find in our job postings! At the Platanus Schule Berlin, we are proud to have … more "20 good reasons for your application at Platanus"

Klassenzimmer mit Schulkindern

Platanus Gemeinschaftsschule

Your child can attend our bilingual Gemeinschaftsschule from Grades 1 to 10. With beautiful, bright rooms, small classes with max. 24 students, modern facilities as well as an engaged, international team, we strive to create a pleasant, creative learning environment at our school. We are located in the heritage listed Post Office building in Berlin-Pankow. Learn more about our school here.

We are always trying to get better, enjoy taking on new challenges and are grateful for this special kind of recognition for our work. But most of all, it is our students who motivate and inspire us, because it is through them that we learn something new every day, gather new ideas and can continue to develop.

Logo Platanus Förderverein
The nonprofit association Platanus & Friends is a group of parents, teachers and Erzieher*innen who work on a voluntary basis in the interests of all Platanus children. Platanus & Friends support teaching projects and clubs, organise events and celebrations and are committed to making both our school and kindergartens look beautiful. Learn more about our Parent’s Association here.
Kind im Garten vom Kindergarten

Platanus Kindergarten

We encourage an early education in German and English in our everyday kindergarten life and make our children aware of nature, the environment und numbers through play. Our kindergarten and primary school work together for the best possible preschool development for our children. Learn more about our kindergarten here. Learn more about our Kindergarten here.