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, our bilingual primary and secondary school offers ideal learning conditions, 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 02.09.2021 +++ The mask requirement for students and school staff has been extended for level Green until the 3rd of October for the time being. All other measures and requirements from the update as of 06.09. (see below) still apply. mehr


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Are you ready for some Spirit?

After all the exhausting last weeks and months, we were in the mood for variety, fun and craziness. Our Ganztag team then declared Spirit Weeks for all students and our entire team with the following motto … mehr "Are you ready for some Spirit?"
Abitur bei Platanus ab Schuljahr 2024/25

From 2024/25: Upper Secondary School!

We have great news: Starting in the school year 2024/25, all students at Platanus Schule Berlin will be able to study bilingually from 1st to 13th grade and receive their Abitur (High School diploma) at… mehr "From 2024/25: Upper Secondary School!"
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Our Art Lessons: At Platanus, we TAB!

What is TAB? TAB is an art education concept which allows students to take more ownership over the art making process. TAB is an acronym for Teaching for Artistic Behaviors. In a TAB classroom, … mehr "Our Art Lessons: At Platanus, we TAB!"
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Diversity@Platanus School

Why do we present a restroom sign on our website? Because it’s a symbol for diversity in our school, and that’s what we want to talk about. In order to live even more tolerance, openness, acceptance, and … mehr "Diversity@Platanus School"


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Come around: Get to know our bilingual school!

On Thursday, September 30th, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., you will have the opportunity to get to know our bilingual primary and secondary school. We can offer you two different options:… mehr "Come around: Get to know our bilingual school!"
We are hiring

15 good reasons for your application at Platanus

you can find in our job postings! At the Platanus Schule Berlin, we are proud to have created a place where people from all parts of the world are able to meet and grow together as a team … mehr "15 good reasons for your application at Platanus"

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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.

Wir versuchen stets besser zu werden, stellen uns gerne neuen Herausforderungen und freuen uns über diese besondere Art der Anerkennung unserer Arbeit. Am meisten inspirieren und motivieren uns aber immer unsere Schüler*innen, denn durch sie lernen wir täglich dazu, sammeln neue Ideen und entwickeln uns weiter.

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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.
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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.