Private Bilingual Secondary School

Get to know us virtually: An overview of the German-English Phorms Secondary School in Berlin-Mitte.

Would you like to visit the school or get in touch with us?

You are more than welcome to arrange a personal appointment for a school tour or to meet the head of school. Just leave your contact details and your request and we will get back to you shortly! We look forward to getting to know you!

There is more to us than just a school: Our Campus

The Secondary School is part of the Phorms Campus Berlin Mitte. The premises in the attractive red-brick building in central Berlin are shared with the Phorms Kindergarten and Primary School. Here we offer a community in German and English for approximately 800 children and young people from ages 2 to 18.

Watch our video to see what our campus is all about.

The next step to success: Our Secondary School

We currently have about 180 students in our Secondary School. We are very proud of our graduates who are leaving our school since the very first graduation in 2012 with continously good or very good Abitur results.

There is another Phorms Secondary School in the South of Berlin: Phorms Campus Berlin Süd.

Find out even more about the Phorms Secondary School in our video.

What makes us special

  • Bilingual curriculum taught by native speakers
  • Individual support for students
  • Integration of Office 365 (MS Teams) in the classroom
  • Duke of Edinburgh‘s International Award, Cambridge Advanced English Certificate
  • Many extracurricular activities and programmes
  • Active student council

Getting started in a bilingual school!

In general, it is possible to transfer from a German-speaking Primary School or a German-speaking Secondary School to our bilingual Secondary School...

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How does the admission work?

First we need a non-binding registration via our online form. We will then contact you by phone to discuss the next steps, because the admission process varies depending on the year level and the desired starting date. You can find a good overview of possible steps in the admission process under admission procedure. A time schedule for admission to Year 7 can also be found under Admission to Year 7.

Can my child transfer from a state school to you at any time?

Yes, we teach according to the Berlin framework curriculum, so that a change in one or the other direction is possible at any time, depending on language skills.

Do you also accept students in the middle of the school year?

Yes, if the admission criteria are met and we have free places.

Does my child already have to speak German and English?

Yes, at Secondary School both languages of instruction (German AND English) should already be mastered at an advanced level (B2 in German and B1-B2 in English). Entry into Year 7 is also possible with standard English language skills (normal school English), provided that good to very good academic performance is achieved in the main subject English and in the remaining main subjects German and Math.

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Tuition Fees

How much is the tuition fee?

The monthly contributions are based on the annual gross income of both legal guardians. The exact contributions can be found under School Fee Regulations.

My income is very low. Do you have different school fee regulations for lower incomes?

Yes, the normal school fee is aimed at families with an income of 50,000 euros gross per year or more. For families below this income we offer the reduced tuition fee. You can find the exact fees under School Fees Regulations.

I am afraid that the chances of getting a place are lower when I ask for the reduced school fees. Do I need to?

No, admission is exclusively decided upon by the teachers, who at no time have any information about your income.

What additional costs will I incur?

We charge a once-off administration fee after signing the school contract.

We also provide school materials, for which we charge approx. 80 Euro per year. 

Additionally, the children go on school trips every year.

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School Life

How many students are in each class?

Our guideline is 24 children in secondary school. 

How is the fluctuation in the classes?

We teach mostly resident families, so we are very consistent in our student body.

How long has Phorms Secondary School Berlin Mitte been existing?

The first Year 7 started in 2006.

What are the Abitur results at Phorms Secondary School?

Phorms students achieve continously good or very good Abitur results. For a detailed listing of grades, see Abitur results.

Where do the native English-speaking teachers come from?

From all English-speaking countries in the world.

How does a typical school day at Phorms Secondary School look like?

In our video, you can join Adrian and Lea on a typical school day at Phorms.

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If you have any more questions that have not been answered so far, do not hesitate to fill in our online application form. We will contact you soon after by telephone and you will have the opportunity to ask all your questions.

Apply for admission here!