Our Locations

Josef-Schwarz-Schule is the international school in the north of Baden-Württemberg. We want our students to be enthusiastic and open-minded with an excellent education.

You can find us at two locations: Since 2012 in Erlenbach and since the school year 2020/2021 additionally at the Bildungscampus in Heilbronn.

The Dieter Schwarz Foundation is currently realising the largest school construction project in Germany at Neckarbogen in Heilbronn. One day, 1000 children and young people will be taught at the Heilbronn site. A tour of the construction site by STIMME.tv shows what the school will look like one day. In September 2023, the first pupils of the upper secondary school will move in. The primary school and the first 5th graders will follow in September 2024.

Our Profile

Our school is distinguished by its approach to bilingualism, its specific focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and its international focus.

As alternative school, we follow the curriculum of Baden-Württemberg, complementing it with international elements. We work in two languages (German and English), with most lessons being conducted in English. Teachers from English-speaking countries provide children with authentic interaction in another language in accordance with the immersion principle.

Currently, students from reception level to year ten are studying at the school. With the growth of the students also the school will continue to grow, so that starting from 2022 the first students will be entering the upper secondary level.

Focus on the student

We are an attractive place of learning and work with committed teachers. Our reception and primary school staff are highly professional and passionate about what they do. In class, we usually work with two teachers with reasonable class sizes of about 22 students. Diversity is put into practice every day at our school. We create a unique atmosphere with a broad range of learning activities and materials as well as a highly varied afternoon programme. The latest findings in brain research guide our approach: students need first and foremost a culture of positive relationships with each other and with their teachers, and it is important to provide a space for them to realise their potential without fear or anxiety.

Our students work independently on their learning goals, which include both individual targets and common goals to be achieved by the whole group. They enjoy achieving personal success in learning, and this motivates them to reach for greater things. We attach great importance to recognising and appreciating the strengths and achievements of our students.

Especially talented students are supported by a comprehensive talent coaching programme.

Fun & Food

With a diverse afternoon and holiday programme, we aim to let students learn about a wide range of topics so that they can discover their own interests and talents.

At our school, food is cooked fresh every day on-site. Our chef and his team pay attention to healthy whole foods that are both regional and seasonal, using only fresh quality products.