Foundation year: 1985 (campus updated in 2000)
Location: Germany, Cologne
Age of students: up to 19 years old
Type of education: joint
Number of students: 500
Programs: Primary School, Secondary School, High School, IB, GCSE, A-Level
Accommodation: boarding house, from 10 years old
Price: from 8800 euros per term with accommodation
Ranking: is one of the TOP-50 private schools in Germany
St. George's School in Cologne is one of the schools from the famous network. The educational institution in Cologne is known for its family atmosphere. Here all conditions for comfortable studying are created. Foreign students often choose the school in Cologne on a social basis. Today, representatives of 40 nationalities study at St. George School in Cologne. Such a multicultural environment promotes the development of communication skills. Studying at the Cologne school is an excellent opportunity to acquire many new friends and get a quality education that meets international standards.
Studying in the school is a close interaction of students, teachers, curators and parents. The school believes that only joint efforts are capable of producing an excellent result. Teachers of the school practice an individual approach to students. Each student feels supported, receives educational services of appropriate quality. To parents, the school administration regularly sends detailed reports on the achievements of their children.
Studying includes not only the academic program. The school pays much attention to the creative and sport development of children. This is an educational institution for students who are accustomed to lead an active lifestyle.
As an electives students can choose:
For students of secondary, senior schools, clubs of foreign languages, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, geography, art, literature (writing creative compositions), calligraphy, music (choral singing, playing percussion instruments) are open. There is also a theater and chess club in the school.
The college accepts children in junior classes from 7 years. Groups are formed from 15-20 kids. In addition to the basics of studying subjects, children are brought up ethical standards of behavior, respect for their comrades. Creative lessons of music and dance are held every week. For general development, students attend excursions with cultural and educational activities. Parents actively participate in school education of children, visit parents' evenings and exhibitions of inventions and creative works of children.
Learning English, history, geography, the basics of informatics and natural subjects takes place during leisure and games. Additionally, children can begin to learn German or French. Leisure in elementary school includes classes in the choir, in a dance club (Celtic dances), outdoor games, a visit to a theater studio and a circle of art.
In the middle classes it is envisaged to wear a school uniform and a more demanding approach to discipline and the level of mastering knowledge. The teacher's assessments are monitored every month, examinations are expected by the students twice a year. Individual approach to each student allows to assess the quality of education and vary the load. The main attention is paid to the assimilation of English, computer science, mathematics and history. The natural science complex (biology, chemistry, geography), English literature and physics take less academic hours a week. Also studying the second foreign (French), theatrical art and music.
Schoolchildren spend their leisure playing chess, in class at the club of young geographers, mathematicians or physicists. Children learn to play drums, create a wall newspaper or sing a cappella. For everyone there is an opportunity to organize your personal leisure and do what you love.
After completing the GCSE program (grades 8-9), students can qualify for a certificate of compulsory secondary education. To do this, they pass a national unified exam in two of the three compulsory disciplines (foreign, mathematics, English) and three priority (selective) exams. As subjects of choice students can give up to 70 possible: accounting, media, business, the basics of law, physics, economics.
St George's School in Cologne pays a lot of attention to the practical component of the courses: the children spend hours in chemistry, biology and physics in laboratories. During lessons in classes, teachers give the bulk of the material, but independent work is also included in the curriculum. Progress is assessed by activity in the classroom, testing, group activities and self-training.
As a foreign language under the GCSE program, it is permissible to study French, Spanish or German, and a choice of up to 5 subjects can be chosen if they are necessary for further admission to the university. Schoolchildren often prefer to choose information technology, English literature, art history, or music.
Children spend their free time studying an optional foreign language. Students learn to write essays and essays, study online media, sports leadership and engage in thematic clubs and circles. For sports, the school offers trainers for more than 10 kinds: badminton, fitness, rugby, football, tennis, sports dances.
The A-level program is considered the world standard of pre-university education, its diploma opens the doors of the universities of the world. In Germany, the content, organization and academic requirements of the A-level correspond to the classical British.
Beginning with the children from the introductory course. For two years, students are intensively engaged in 4 subjects (in the second year - in three) and are preparing for university specialization. Of the 4 modules that are passed at the standard level, students choose those that will be studied especially in-depth (maybe up to 6 modules). The choice of subjects is dictated by the future profession and the requirements of the university, where the enrollment is planned.
The greatest number of future applicants attend courses of foreign (Spanish, French) and history. There is an in-depth study of physics, theatrical art, economics, English literature, mathematics, and chemistry.
The IB program allows you to equalize the secondary education of foreign students with English classical. Obtaining IB Diploma after the completion of the course confirms that the student has sufficient knowledge and skills to enter one of the leading universities in the world.
The program was developed more than 50 years ago, but is still considered one of the most optimal, since Develops critical thinking, independence, responsibility, commitment and necessary academic skills.
For two years on IB students pass 6 subjects: three under the standard program, 3 - fundamentally (HL). Courses of creativity and social activism (CAS), writing essays and theory of knowledge are universally binding and do not include 6 subjects. To receive a diploma IB, you need to choose one discipline from each block: foreign (English, German, French); Art (theater or music); Humanitarian subjects (history), geography or economics; mathematics; Basic language (English, German); Physics, biology, chemistry.
Mathematics is studied at a general level, for English and German A1, A2 (entry level) are provided. Level B is also available for studying French and German by European standards.
St George's School in Cologne considers the availability of high quality English-speaking education in the German-speaking environment to be its main advantage. Most of the school's teachers are English-certified teachers with extensive experience in teaching.
School education allows a choice of three types of boarding houses (full, 5-day, if necessary) and accommodation in 2-bed rooms. Girls and boys live on separate floors (or in separate buildings). Residence in the residence is possible from 11 years. Visiting interest groups and sports activities occupies an important place in the school life of all levels of education. Children can learn calligraphy and drama, art and German, hockey, running, dancing or cricket. The St George's School of Music attracts most students to music classes. Learning to play the instruments is done individually. The school often hosts concerts and performances by children.
As St George's School receives children from more than 40 countries, joint classes introduce the culture of other nations and foster tolerance and mutual respect.
Students are offered accommodation in a residence on campus. The building has comfortable double rooms. Girls and boys live in hotel buildings separately (or on different floors). Also, there are self-studying and rest rooms. Meals are organized according to the principle of full boarding.
The cost of living in the George's School - € 4.400 per term and € 13.200 per year.
The campus of the school occupies a vast territory in the picturesque district in Cologne. In the main building there are spacious classrooms, scientific laboratories, a computer center, a library. In a separate building there is a music studio, which is called the center of creative life. On the territory there are also residential buildings. In the U-shaped courtyard students are offered recreation areas, playgrounds, sports grounds. Also on the territory of the Cologne school there is an indoor sports complex, several tennis courts, a fitness center.
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