Welcome to our Secondary School

    Dear Families and Students,

    Our private school is located in a listed building in the south-western part of Berlin-Zehlendorf. Our bilingual Kindergarten, Primary School, and Secondary School are located under one roof; currently over 470 children and young adults between the ages of 1-18 experience a German-English community on our campus. We cultivate a cosmopolitan environment and caring tone. Our Kindergarten children, educators, students, teachers, and parents appreciate the family atmosphere we have created on our campus.

    Bilingual Education

    Bilingualism promotes cognitive development in such areas as awareness of language, creativity and flexible thinking. Students who have been learning in a bilingual environment for many years perform above-average in foreign languages, in their own mother tongue and in other subjects.
    Our Secondary School continues the bilingual concept introduced in Kindergarten and Primary School. Teaching takes place in accordance with the immersion method; all content is delivered exclusively in either German or English.


    All our students sit exams for the Intermediate Secondary School Certificate (MSA) at the end of Year 10 and the Upper Secondary School Certificate (Abitur) in Year 12. Students in their last two years at Phorms may participate in the “Advanced Placement Program” or also enroll for the C1 level of English proficiency exam, the Cambridge Advanced English Certificate (CAE), to confirm professional level English for tertiary institutions or future employment.

    Income-Dependent Tuition Fees

    We would like to make our educational resources available to all children; no matter their parental financial backgrounds. For this reason, the tuition is scaled and based on the families’ income.

    More information about our tuition fees can be found here.