We are a
comprehensive school in the county of North Rhine-Westphalia,
Germany. The school’s funding body is the town of Lüdenscheid.
about 100 teachers plus 2 social pedagogues, 2 secretaries, 2
about 1200 students, from class 5 – 13, aged 11 – 19. Students come
to our school after having finished primary school. Most of them
leave our school after class 10 with one of two possible
qualifications and start some sort of vocational training. Those
with better marks can join our “sixth form” and study for three more
years to leave school with the highest possible qualification (the “Abitur”)
to go e.g. to university.
students are ethnically mixed, that means it mirrors the population
in the town of Lüdenscheid, many of our students are of Turkish
Others come from Greece, Italy and Poland.
comprehensive school one of the basic principles of our school is
that children of different origin learn together – so they are not
sorted into different schools after primary school but stay together
at one school where they can obtain different qualifications.
is named after Adolf Reichwein (1898 – 1944), a gifted educator and
professor of education, who fought against the Nazis in Germany and
was murdered by them in 1944.
We teach the whole range of subjects:
German, English, French, Latin
Maths, Biology, Physics, Chemistry
History, Geography, Religious Education, Philosophy, Social Studies,
o Others: world of work, home economics, sport, music
features of our school / awards:
We are a
“school without racism” – there is a project done in this field
every year, racism and what we can do against it is part of the
We got an
award for “job counselling”, trying to prepare our students for the
world of work, organising several weeks of job experience
We got an
award for “language sensitive teaching” and the subject “language”
that was developed at our school and is now standard at many other
schools. Both should help our students with essential basic
linguistic qualifications that will make it easier for him to read,
understand and produce texts of all kinds in all subjects.
together with the German Football Association, having special
football courses. At the moment we are about to start a football
orientated project with a school in Namibia/Africa
four current exchanges running with schools in France, Poland and
England, and with a university/teacher training institute in Russia.
we are just beginning to introduce a European
dimension into our school, e.g. starting with projects on Europe Day
lessons in a new subject called “language”, where we
try to enhance the linguistic competence in the German language of
our younger German and multicultural students, who often have
difficulties in understanding texts/producing texts
we have no
experience with international projects, like Erasmus+