Albert Einstein High School (Berlin)

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Albert Einstein High School
type of school high school

Parchimer avenue 109

place Berlin
country Berlin
Country Germany
Coordinates 52 ° 26 '44 "  N , 13 ° 26' 35"  E Coordinates: 52 ° 26 '44 "  N , 13 ° 26' 35"  E
carrier District Office Neukölln of Berlin
student 1,027 (as of 2019/20)
Teachers 105 (as of 2019/20 =
management Wolfgang Gerhardt

The Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium ( AEO for short , since the school was called the Albert-Einstein-Oberschule until 2007 ) is a bilingual high school in the Berlin district of Britz , which is named after Albert Einstein .

History and architecture

The school was built in 1947 as the 5th secondary school in the scientific branch in the immediate vicinity of Park Britz-Süd , Gutspark Britz and the Hufeisensiedlung . When the Hufeisensiedlung was built, the master plan by Bruno Taut and Martin Wagner provided for a school on the site.

In 1954, students at the school began exchanging letters with Albert Einstein. Einstein gave the school permission to use his name. In his letter of approval, Einstein added the wish that "such conditions may not arise again that could give rise to a renaming epidemic." In doing so, he referred to the Nazi rule in Berlin and Germany, which had driven him into exile. The Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium Berlin-Britz is, besides the Einstein-Gymnasium Angermünde, the only German institution that gave Einstein permission to bear his name during his lifetime. Einstein's visit was no longer possible due to his poor health. All high school graduates receive a copy of Einstein's letter with their high school diploma.

The Leonardo-Da-Vinci-Gymnasium and the Hannah-Arendt-Gymnasium were established (1982 and 1994, respectively) as branches of the Albert-Einstein-Oberschule. The high school shares the property with the Alfred Nobel School , which is also a state German-Italian European school.

In 1993 the extension built according to plans by Stefan Scholz (BJSS office) was inaugurated. The extension was awarded the BDA Berlin Architecture Prize in 1992 .

School program

At the Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium, around 1000 students were taught by 115 teachers (105 teachers and 10 trainees) in the 2019/20 school year. It is the first school in Berlin to offer Italian as a second foreign language. Four regular classes and two bilingual classes are accepted every year . In the bilingual classes, history, geography, biology and art or music are taught by Italian teachers in their mother tongue. Since the 2001/2002 school year, the grammar school has been the only location of the State European School in Berlin , which leads to a bilingual Abitur in German and Italian .

Since 2007, the bilingual German-Italian Abitur at the Albert Einstein Gymnasium has been recognized as being equivalent to the Italian university entrance qualification. Graduates are the only German students who can study in Italy without a language test and are exempt from study place restrictions for non-Italian students.

The foreign languages English , Italian, French and Latin are offered in the regular classes . For the 1999/2000 school year, the musical focus was recognized as a school profile.

Well-known alumni

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d Information on the Albert Einstein High School at the Berlin Senate Administration
  2. a b Ariane Bemmer: In the name of genius. In: Tagesspiegel , October 29, 2004.
  3. ^ Expansion of the Albert Einstein High School in Berlin-Neukölln. In: Architecture + Competitions , No. 145 (March 1991), p. 14.
  4. Architecture Prize of the BDA Berlin. December 1992, ZDB -ID 1291276-1 , pp. 22-25.
  5. Jens Möller, Friederike Hohenstein, Johanna Fleckenstein, Olaf Köller, Jürgen Baumert (eds.): Integrating successfully - the State European School Berlin. Waxmann, 2017, ISBN 3830985770 , p. 329 f.
  6. In Berlin at the school, in Rome at the university: Italy recognizes bilingual Abitur from Britz. In: Tagesspiegel , March 6, 2007.