Grammar School

Since 2014 we have been participating in an international project that supports the intercultural exchange between China and Germany which is why a group of Chinese students are doing their A-levels at our school. They attend school regularly and attend the same subjects, according to the German school curriculum, together with their German classmates. This fosters an intercultural exchange of knowledge for both sides. 

Welcome to Ecole – International Grammar School Pierre Trudeau

Pierre Trudeau International Schools were established in 2000 by the Ecole association and is now managed by the ECOLE Foundation. That foundation acts as a maintaining body for the school.

The schools consist of an elementary school – Grundschule - as well as of a secondary  school – Gymnasium-. Today these schools offer a unique, internationally- oriented education primarily to German students.

This international education aims at developing cosmopolitan alumni with excellent certificates and graduation. Therefore, a comprehensive training in foreign languages as well as an exposure to global cultures is a major part of the daily school life. Students learn to understand global economic and cultural relations between countries and are trained to find their place in a globalised economy.

Since our school program is oriented towards the education of cosmopolitan and intercultural alumni, we provide a wide range of modern learning opportunities. French, English, Spanish and Chinese are focal foreign languages. About one third of the classes are held in foreign languages by qualified native language teachers from all over the world. Moreover, our school is very modernly-equipped. The Ecole secondary school provides Smartboards in most classrooms which gives both teachers and students the chance to learn by modern means that help to teach our students to handle and use modern communication systems and modern methods of working as well as teaching. Our natural science classrooms are also equipped with modern equipment and laboratories.

Due to the fact that the quality of a school does not solely depend on the equipment within the school, but also on its students and teachers, we are proud of our young, motivated and qualified teachers. Having been trained in different federal states of Germany and countries all over the world, our teachers have gained the necessary knowledge and experience to cope with today´s expectations of modern, cooperative and innovative lessons. We, as a school, place great importance on professionalism, qualification and friendliness which facilitates the development of a harmonious, professional and advanced teaching and learning atmosphere among teachers and students alike.

In order to keep up with teaching the individual we limit the size of our classes to a maximum of 27 students.

Regarding our everyday life we provide a modern and excellent cafeteria where students and teachers have their lunch every day. There students can find a vending machine for drinks and a water fountain to which they have access to throughout the entire day.  Our school has as well two big school yards. The smaller yard, where you can find a football field, a playground and some spots to relax, is for our classes from grade five to six whereas the bigger yard located in front of the school is reserved for grades seven through twelve.

Intercultural Exchange China – Germany

Since 2014 we have been participating in an international project that supports the intercultural exchange between China and Germany which is why a group of Chinese students are doing their A-levels at our school. They attend school regularly and attend the same subjects, according to the German school curriculum, together with their German classmates. This fosters an intercultural exchange of knowledge for both sides. 

Connecting Classrooms

Since 2014 we have been participating in an international project that supports the intercultural exchange between China and Germany which is why a group of Chinese students are doing their A-levels at our school. They attend school regularly and attend the same subjects, according to the German school curriculum, together with their German classmates. This fosters an intercultural exchange of knowledge for both sides. 

English Class

Our school has offered students the possibility to be in a so called "English class" where students’ primary focus is on the English language. They have a different schedule and curriculum which includes more English lessons from the very beginning (5th grade) and bilingual lessons, for example, Art or Music. Furthermore, students get the chance to deal with different projects within the regular school curriculum which are conducted only in English.  Books are also read in English and class trips are spent in England.

AbiBac

For our school, fostering the name of a French–Canadian politician, it is of great importance to maintain the German - French relationship, which is why we offer a special language program – AbiBac. For students attending this program it is possible to gain the French baccalaurea and the German Abitur at the same time. That enables the students – if it is intended – to start their studies in France without having any difficulties in gaining access to French universities because they have the French A-level. 

In doing so they attend French speaking courses from the ninth grade until their A-level. A selection of those courses, held by native speakers, is Geography and History. 

International Trips and Journeys

For being a school with an international focus we put much effort and commitment into offering different class trips to a variety of countries such as England, France, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Morocco, China and the U.S.A. 

These journeys support our strategy to educate cosmopolitan alumni. Students get to know other cultures, customs and ways of life. Simultaneously they improve their own knowledge of foreign language. 

During their stay abroad they encounter other people and traditions; they live together with native people and experience the country´s culture first-hand for one to two weeks. In addition to the becoming familiar with the way of life in that certain country, they also visit schools and attend a variety of projects to enrich their experience.

Art & Music Projects

In addition to our language programs we also foster the development and education of creativity. That is why our Art and Music courses offer certain projects in which students can live out their creative potential. There are, for instance, a musical project in grade ten, the welcoming project for the new 5th graders which is organized by the 6th graders and the theatre group where students are always eager to participate. Apart from their creative interests and skills students learn to cooperate with one another– they develop social skills – and develop their self-esteem by rehearsing for musical or theatrical performances which encourages them to become independent, self-confident and cosmopolitan human beings. 

Cambridge Test

We offer as well training for several official tests. Among them is, for instance, the preparation for the Cambridge Certificate. Another test is the annual Big Challenge that is for students from age 10 to 15 and takes place every year. Our students always perform very well and achieve good results.

    Bahnhofstrasse 27/28
    D-39179 Barleben

    Tel. +49 (0)39203 565-810
    Fax +49 (0)39203 565-829
    Mail gymnasium@ecole-stiftung.de

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