bilingual, international all-day schools
Josef-Schwarz-Schulen, named after the father of Dieter Schwarz, are bilingual, international all-day schools. The alternative independent schools operate on a non-profit basis; they received state recognition in 2015 and are supported and funded by the Dieter Schwarz Foundation. Josef-Schwarz-Schulen were established by the educational organisation Phorms Education based in Berlin, which operates bilingual private schools and nurseries throughout Germany.
The schools follow the Baden-Württemberg curriculum, which is complemented by international elements. The focus of teaching is on the STEM subjects as well as on modern languages. The schools are divided into three sections: reception class (pre-school in the last year before starting school), primary school and secondary school.
Josef-Schwarz-Schulen support independent learning as much as the ideas and decisions of each pupil. Bilingual learning not only helps develop and improve linguistic skills, it also encourages cognitive development and creativity in all areas. Since their foundation in 2012, the schools have been very well received and continuously expanded and improved. To cope with the growing number of pupils and the increasing demand, another international school is currently being planned in Heilbronn, which might open its doors in 2022 following the model of the existing Josef-Schwarz-Schule. The schools currently have over 700s pupils.
In response to the high demand, another location of the bilingual, international school is started at the Bildungscampus in Heilbronn in September 2020. The institution starts as a primary school with capacity for up to three first classes and will be accommodated at the Bildungscampus until the new building for the Josef-Schwarz-Schule Heilbronn is completed.