School Registration Process

Thank you for your interest in a school place at our bilingual primary and secondary school.

The first step in the application process is the non-binding registration via our online registration form, thereby signalling your interest in a school place. Should we be able to offer free school places in the corresponding grade, you can continue by entering all personal data. If all school places are occupied, you will be informed immediately. If school places are available, we will inform you by e-mail about the next step in the application process. Please note our admission criteria, which you will find under “Questions and Answers” below.

If we have free places available, high-achieving and motivated students are welcome in all Years. The prerequisite for admission is that the child’s level of academic performance, work and social behaviour, as well as the motivation within the family, allow us to expect that a possible backlog in the other language can be made up.

After successful completion of the trial days, we also offer admission during the current school year.

If you would like to register your child, please complete this online registration form
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Questions and answers regarding enrolment

Please fill out the online registration form here.

The most important admission criterion at our school is that all students can speak either German OR English at a native level. This applies to all Year levels. It is also important that the parents speak German or English at least well enough for us to communicate without any problems.

In Years 5 and 6, at least prior knowledge of the other language is desirable and increases the chance of admission.

At secondary level, English-speaking students must be able to speak German at least at B1 level from Year 7 in order to successfully complete the Mittlerer Schulabschluss – MSA (intermediate school-leaving certificate) in Year 10 or at B2/C1 level from Year 11 onwards for admission to the Gymnasiale Oberstufe (upper secondary education). German-speaking students should at least have studied English at school and have knowledge appropriate to their Year level, as well as good grades in English.

Bilingual learning can be an additional challenge for students with special learning needs, especially if they already have a diagnosis that makes it difficult for them to learn a language, such as a reading and spelling disability.

Exceptions to the above requirements are only made in the case of very high-achieving, highly motivated students with very good reports and good work and social behaviour.

Basically, it is important that the students are motivated and looking forward to learning German and English at a bilingual school.

If you have any questions, please contact our admission team, Ms Ameti or Ms Prüske-Strutz.

The enrolment period for the new school year always begins on the 1st of September of the preceding year.

There are still a few places in specific classes in the current school year. Please open our online registration form first. If we have free school places in the required year, you can proceed directly with entering your data and you will then receive an e-mail in response to your registration.

We will confirm receipt of your online registration by e-mail and send you our application form as an attachment if we can offer a school place or a place on our waiting list. Please return the completed application form and the required documents to us preferably scanned as a PDF by e-mail. As soon as we have received the complete application documents, we will check whether we can offer your child either trial days/a trial week or an appointment to a get to know each other.

  • For new 1st grades in the 2024/25 school year: The school and waiting list places for our new Year 1 classes have already been allocated and the application process has been completed. Admission is currently not possible.
  • For the new 7th grades in the school year 2024/25: As of 1 September, you have the opportunity to register your child using the registration form. We will then send you an application form. After receiving the application documents, we will make a pre-selection and, if your child meets our admission requirements, invite him/her to trial days or an introductory appointment at our school. The number of places available varies from year to year and depends on how many of our students leave the school after Year 6. Please note that we only admit high-achieving students with a recommendation for the Gymnasium to our secondary school, and we will provide feedback on admission by June 2024 at the latest, when the state schools also send out their notifications.
  • For the current Years 1 to 10 in 2023/24 school year: Please register your child via the application form. If we have free places, you will be sent an application form. After reviewing the application documents received, we will make a preliminary selection and, if suitable, invite your child to at least three trial days or to a trial week or an appointment to get to know each other. We will then decide whether your child will be admitted.

If we can offer you a school place, the last step is to sign the school contract with us.

In order to be admitted to our school, it is always necessary for us to get to know the student beforehand.

For our ” Firsties” in the coming school year, we organise a get-to-know-you appointment. Your child will spend a morning with teachers and educators from our school in a group with about 11 other children. Of course, our team is prepared for the fact that some children are shy or reserved with unfamiliar people and in unfamiliar surroundings. With patience and attention, we make the children feel comfortable and playfully carry out various individual and group activities. We are particularly interested in the physical and cognitive development, the social interaction in a group and the language level of your child. In the meantime, our school leadership and admissions team will hold a meeting with parents to discuss mutual expectations and wishes as well as to clarify any questions regarding admission and our concept. For the trial period, we charge a fee of 25 EUR per day. During this time, your child is insured at our school and can of course take part in lunch. For trial periods, absence from the school the student is currently attending will also be excused.

For applications for a school place in the classes already in progress, it is necessary for the children to complete trial days or, in most cases, a whole trial week with us. During this time, they visit our school like our own students and will also take short one-time tests on their current learning level in Mathematics, German and English. At the end of the week, we collect feedback from all teachers and educators on your child’s academic performance as well as her/his work and social behaviour.

For admission to Year 7, we also offer trial days/a trial week or a get-to-know-you appointment. During this trial visit, we spend time together with the applicants to gain a personal impression and also test their learning level in mathematics, German and English. We also invite parents to a get-to-know-you appointment for a joint conversation.

After the get-to-know appointment or at the end of the trial week, the head of school of the respective Year decides on admission.

The costs for the primary school (Years 1 to 6) consist of the tuition fee, the costs for the full-day care (only for Years 4 to 6), the annual joint fund, teaching materials and other costs such as school trips.

The costs for the secondary level I and II (Year 7 to 13) are made up of the school fees, the lunch costs (optional), the annual joint fund, teaching materials and other costs such as school trips.

Further information as well as a tuition calculator can be found here: Costs for the Gemeinschaftsschule.

We look forward to your online registration and are happy to answer any further questions you may have:

Platanus Schule Berlin

Frau Silke Ameti / Nadin Prüske-Strutz
Berliner Straße 12
13187 Berlin

Tel. +49 (0)30 / 49 00 48 80
Fax. +49 (0)30 / 49 00 48 829

E-Mail: vasb@cyngnahf-fpuhyr.qr