School System

Responsibility for educational oversight in Germany lies primarily with the 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 ten to thirteen years. Home-schooling is forbidden in Germany. All children enter in the same program, but at the age of 10, they go to one of the following three types of schools:

  •  Secondary General School (Hauptschule)
  •  Intermediate School (Realschule)
  •  Grammar School (Gymnasium)

red: courses at BBZ am Nord-Ostsee-Kanal