German Schools

Letter to Frau

Dear, Frau March 24, 2009

This is what the grade schools look like.
This is what the grade schools look like.

Hey, I've been in Germany for a couple of weeks now. The landscape is beautiful and it has tons of tourist sites. But right now my main focus is to getting into a good school.

In Germany there are four types of schools, Gymnasium, The Realschule, Hauptschule, and Gesamtschule.

I want to go to Gymnasium school because it prepares students for university studies and its for gifted students. They have the worlds' best and most extensive schools and universities. But what I think is weird is that they start kindergarten from 3-6. But when there 3-6 they also have to go to church. You can choose when your child starts school like if you want them to go to school when there 5 then they could go to school if they wanted to but if they are 6 they have to go to school or they don't get an education.

But when you get into high school you can choose what classes you want to go to like some are easy and some are really hard. When they get out of high school they can either go to school for 3 to 6 years or they could just go to collage afterwords. Well that's if they want a full time job. Some things that they do in school is they learn different languages like one main one is English. Some of the highest acedemic majors are Ecomomics, German, Biolagy, law, and medicine. They learn English cause there is a lot of Americans that are going there to see what it is like. A lot of people in the school are really nice but other people are mean but they get in trouble for doing that to other people. Most of the teachers in the school are really nice to me like they help me on my homework and they help me with a lot of other stuff. The homework we get isn't that easy it's kinda hard but you get use to it after a while. Since I've been here for a while I have been meeting new friends. All of my new friends are really nice to me they help me with my homework if I need it they also play games with me. If the kids don't have good enough grades they have to stay back and do it over again but if they have really good grades they get to chose what classes they want to go to for next year. But there school is a lot like normal schools.
This is what German Schools System looks like.
This is what German Schools System looks like.

The school that I have enrolled in is a public school it has many nice people. In Germany they have public schools and colleges and universities are payed by tax payers so there for they don't need to pay tuition. When Germans are in school they tend to separate their personal lives from their school lives so they can have better studies. They take school very seriously. Schools are mainly for learning not fooling around.
Since i got in the school I've still been researching other schools so I know more about their education system.
Since I've been researching about schools I've found a lot of cool facts. At schools text books and other supplies are usually provided for the students. Most of the majority of students choose public school training instead of private schools. One thing that's really interesting is that 75% of German complete a full three year training in college. Germans are most likely to get education that suites their ability the best. A good thing about going to Germany schools is that the normal school day ends earlier than the normal U.S. school days. It ends around one to two pm.. If a student is way behind in the grade they wont let then move ahead to the next grade level. In Germany, grades 1 to 10 do not change classrooms for certain subjects. Oh, wow its getting late ill finish this tomorrow.
Wow, you probably think that I'm crazy telling you all of this stuff about the schools system but to me it is so interesting. I thought it was cool how when they got into high school they got to pick what school they wanted to go to and what age they wanted to go to school at. They also started school way before everyone else so they also ended early too. But when ever you go to class in every classroom there is a cop just standing there and if there is any fights they will brake it up right away. But all in all this was the best and funnest trip I have ever went on.
This is what it looks like when theres something bad that just happend.
This is what it looks like when theres something bad that just happend.

This is the online directory with the main schools in Germany that offer an Education in English.The International Baccalaureate Organization’s Diploma Programme was created in 1968. It is a demanding pre-university course of study that leads to examinations. It is designed for highly motivated secondary school students aged 16 to 19.

In Germany school, from the age of 6 through 14, is mandatory, and in public state-run school's it's free.The school system in Germany is a little different than it's American counterpart. All children enter in the same program, but at the age of 10, they go to one of four types of schools.

Responsibility for German education system lies primarily with the Bundesländer (states) while the federal government only has a minor role. Optional kindergarten education is provided for all children between three and six years old, after which school attendance is compulsory for twelve years. In the first nine years all students attend school from age six to eighteen or nineteen. The system varies throughout Germany because each Bundesland decides on their own educational policies. Most children, however, first attend Grundschule from age six to nine.Kindergarten (literally “children’s garden”) is both a German word and a German invention. The kindergarten pre-school educational philosophy has been widely adopted around the world. It is thus somewhat ironic to discover that kindergarten in Germany is not usually part of the state-supported school system (except in former East Germany), even though about 85 percent of German youngsters between the ages of three and six attend voluntary community and church-supported kindergartens.

German public education makes it possible for qualified kids to study up to university level, regardless of their families' financial status. There are several varieties of university-level schools. The classical universities, in the tradition of Alexander von Humboldt, provide a broad general education and students usually attend them for six and one-half years. The Technical Universities (Technische Hochschulen) are more aimed at training students for specific careers and are usually attended for four and one-half years. There are also Hochschulen for art and music.