Lower Secondary

In September 2016, we opened our secondary school which has been state-approved since 2019. Our offer is aimed both at our primary school students and children from other primary schools. We are guided by the following six principles:

I. Orientation at international schools

The Josef-Schwarz-Schule is an internationally oriented school in the north of Baden-Württemberg. Cosmopolitanism and respectful interaction with each other are anchored in the school concept and guide us in our everyday school life. As is customary internationally, the students continue learning together after primary school.

We offer different school types of the German school system, such as secondary school and Realschule, but work predominantly at the Gymnasium level. Nevertheless, our school adapts to your child's interests and needs. This applies both to the level of difficulty of the subjects and to the possibility of setting your own priorities through numerous profiles.

II. Bilingualism

The teachers of our school come from Germany and abroad. In this way, we continue the bilingual learning of the primary school, which is embedded in an intercultural context. German and English are equal learning and colloquial languages. At secondary level, about half of the lessons are taught in English. 

III. Secondary school level and G9 upper school College

All subjects of the lower secondary level are predominantly taught at secondary school level. The college is an integral part of the school concept. Our college level will start in in the school year 2022/2023. From 2023/2024, classes will be held in the newly opened school building at Neckarbogen.

We are convinced of the G9 system because it gives young people more time to learn and live, and they graduate from the secondary school as mature young adults.

IV. Reliability

"Lessons at the Josef-Schwarz-Schule take place. Always.", is our claim. Through progressive staffing concepts and good technical equipment we ensure that our students are taught consistently.

V. Focus on science, technology, mathematics, and computer science (STEM) and economics

In addition to our bilingual profile, the focus of our learning programme is on natural sciences and computer science. In our secondary school, the focus is also on economics as a possible performance subject.

VI. Personality development and fun at school

It is our aim to look at learning from the children's and young people's perspective and to enable them to successfully shape their professional and everyday life. Therefore, in addition to knowledge and skills, we primarily promote the personality of our students. Our pedagogues guide the students step by step to organise themselves, to form their own opinions and to master the challenges of everyday life.

Through our afternoon activities, we add a free-time component to school life.