High School in Germany

Once your children reach the age of six, they must go to school, as attendance at school is compulsory in Germany.

Most German schools, whether for kindergarten, middle or high schools in Germany, are run by the state and there are no tuition fees either, of course, there are private and international schools that charge fees.

Each state is responsible for its education policy, this means that the school system will depend to some extent on the region where you and your family live, children do not always follow the same curriculum in each state, textbooks can also vary, individual states also have different types of schools, however, the German school system is fundamentally organized and this is what we will learn about in today's article.

High School in Germany
High School in Germany

Names of high schools in Germany

Studying in German schools and colleges can be a far-fetched desire for many, if you do a simple research online on this topic, you will find that German schools are among the best in the world in terms of quality and efficiency.

As mentioned, Germany also has an excellent educational system, schools in Germany are modern and highly advanced, each with its own rules for admitting international students.

Students interested in studying in Germany at German schools and colleges can see the admission requirements and times by visiting the school's website, and can also benefit from consultation with experienced lawyers and immigration agency consultants.

In this paragraph, you can see the names of some of the best schools in Germany to study German and high school:

  • Munich International School.
  • Berlin International School.
  • Stuttgart International School.
  • Hannover International School.
  • St. George's International School.
  • Düsseldorf International School.
  • Leipzig International School.
  • Ben Ryan International Main School.
  • Schloss Neuborn School Frankfurt Intl.
  • Hauptschule School.
  • Realschule School.

Costs of secondary school study in Germany

Unlike local public schools, international schools in Germany charge tuition fees, however, the cost of attending international schools in Germany is much lower when compared to other countries such as France or the United Kingdom.

To a large extent, the question of how much you will pay for your child's education depends on the school you want to send him to, each school charges different fees, so the numbers shown are an average description of what may cost you.

There is a huge range of fees applied in international schools in Germany, on average, tuition fees for children in grades I to VIII are €15,000 per academic year, for students studying in grades 9 to 12, you should be willing to pay more, with an average of €20,000 per year.

Important Note: International schools in Germany are aware that despite their great desire, not all parents can afford to send their children to these schools.  

To ease the financial burden, international schools maintain a so-called "tuition fee reduction program" under which some parents can pay less for their children's education.  

Usually, your eligibility for these reduced fees depends on your income, if your income is below a certain limit set by the school, you can benefit from a reduction in tuition fees.

German courses in Germany

Gesamtschule Comprehensive School

A comprehensive school is a school for children of primary or secondary age whose admission is not based on academic achievement or competence, unlike a selective school system where admission is restricted based on selection criteria.  

The term is commonly used in relation to England and Wales, where comprehensive schools were introduced as public schools on an experimental basis in the forties and have become more prevalent since 1965. With Blair's 2003 education reforms, they may be part of the local education authority, an autonomous academy or part of a multi-academic trust fund.

Around 90% of UK secondary school students now attend basic schools (unlike independent schools or a few grammar schools).  

It is largely compatible with public schools in the United States, Canada, Australia and Gesamtschule in Germany.

Basic schools offer a qualifying curriculum to all children who have no choice, whether for financial or academic considerations, as a result, there is a broader curriculum, including practical subjects such as design, technology and vocational learning, which have been less common or absent in secondary schools.  

Providing education after 16 years at an effective cost becomes more difficult for small comprehensive schools, due to the number of lessons needed to cover larger curricula with relatively fewer students.  

This is why schools tend to expand as well as why many local authorities organize secondary education into 11 to 16 schools, with post-16 colleges and colleges of further education.  

Basic schools do not choose to be admitted on the basis of academic achievement or competence, but there are demographic reasons why achievement levels in different schools vary greatly.  

In addition, government initiatives such as municipal colleges of technology and specialized school programs have made the overall ideal less emphatic.

In these schools, children can be selected on the basis of mastery of the curriculum related to the school's specialization, although schools take quotas from each quarter of the scope of achievement to ensure that they are not selective with success.  

The issue is whether the rations should come from the normal distribution or from the specified distribution to be collected directly from the water collection area.

In the selective school system, which still exists in many parts of the UK, admission is based on selection criteria, often a test or cognitive tests.

Although comprehensive schools were introduced in England and Wales in 1965, 164 selective grammar schools are still functioning.

The most comprehensive are secondary schools for children between the ages of 11 and 16, but in some areas there are full primary schools and in some places the secondary level is divided into two parts, for students between the ages of 11 and 14 and those between the ages of 14 and 14.

This roughly corresponds to the American middle school (or middle school) and high school, respectively, with the emergence of milestones in the national curriculum, some local authorities have moved from the middle school system to 11-16 and 11-18 schools so that the transition between schools corresponds to the end of one stage and the beginning of another, in principle, the primary schools are designed as "adjacent" schools for all students in the designated assembly area.

Master's degree in Germany

Steps to complete high school in Germany

If you are a student already residing on German soil, you can easily apply for admission to a school in the city where you reside, or if you do not live in Germany, you will need:

  • Proficiency in the German language.
  • Do an online search or refer a resident of Germany to discover the best high schools.
  • Translate and certify certificates into German, then write to school and send certificates.
  • When enrolling, you will also need to provide a birth certificate, a valid passport, a letter of recommendation from a teacher, and medical records.
  • Get a study visa from the German embassy in your home country.
  • When your application is accepted by the Embassy, you can then travel and complete your studies.
  • Study in German schools begins in August of each year, but you must arrive well in advance, enough time to find accommodation for students and organize your life.