bilingual, international all-day school
Josef-Schwarz-Schule, named after the father of Dieter Schwarz, is a bilingual, international all-day school. The alternative independent school operates on a non-profit basis; it received state recognition in 2015 and is supported and funded by the Dieter Schwarz Foundation. Josef-Schwarz-Schule was established by the educational organisation Phorms Education based in Berlin, which operates bilingual private schools and nurseries throughout Germany.
The school follows 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 school is divided into three sections: reception class (pre-school in the last year before starting school), primary school and secondary school.
Josef-Schwarz-Schule supports 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 its foundation in 2012, the school has 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 school currently has 400 pupils.