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We don't learn for school, we learn for life!

When pupils run into school laughing, when parents carefree hand their charges over to our care - then there is much more behind it than just modernly equipped classrooms and home-cooked lunch.

Dedicated educators, green outdoor classrooms, holistic education, excellent career and study preparation, digital infrastructure, digital curricula and all-day opportunities without end, contribute every day to students feeling in the best of hands at our institutions. With us, the joy of learning and the spirit of research thrive through shared experience and experimentation.

We place special emphasis on bilingual education with native speakers from over 30 nations. This makes it possible for our students to obtain internationally recognized foreign language certificates and to participate in language excursions abroad.

The intensive cooperation between parents and students, education providers and school administrators, partners, entrepreneurs, local authorities and sponsors enables school education at the highest level. The many awards, certifications and seals of approval are impressive proof of this.

The future in view

In accordance with the Saxon education and curriculum, supported by international guidelines and scientific findings, our pupils are made fit for life and global competition. They are helped in this by new forms of learning, performance comparisons between the schools in our network and other Saxon schools, creative competitions and extensive additional offers. One of the special features of our schools is that business knowledge is taught at an early stage: Practical relevance is continuously provided by annual company internships lasting several days, practical work experience in a wide range of trades, taking the Entrepreneur's Driving Licence or taster days at study institutions.

Our educational concept

Social competence



Intercultural and foreign language competence

General education and professional knowledge

Our educational concept

What we offer our students

We have a school climate of cooperative and fair interaction between pupils, teachers, school management and parents.

Bilingual teaching in many subjects

Possibility to take internationally recognised language certificates (TELC)

Adherence to Saxon curricula and international guidelines

Digital teaching with notebooks

School with all-day character - large selection of all-day offers

State-of-the-art technical equipment in all classrooms with interactive whiteboards, PCs and tablets

Harmonious coexistence, tolerance and non-violence

International student exchanges

Self-learning time according to the 80+10 principle

A variety of activities in everyday school life such as reading competitions, language camps, sports competitions and much more.

Freshly prepared lunch from our own kitchen

Participation in regional and national competitions

ERASMUS Programme
for students and teachers

Healthy school:
fit body - fit mind

Guidance counsellors and guidance counsellors

Excursions and exciting projects

Support services and dyslexia support

Worldwide school partnerships

More offers at IGN

  • Take internationally recognised language certificates (TELC English and Spanish)
  • Student exchange programmes (Czech Republic, Egypt, Manila)
  • English language camp in class 5
  • Company internships from grade 5
  • High level of practical orientation, practical lessons, practical advisors and support for pupils and parents in the process of finding a career and applying for a job, career orientation from grade 5 with annual work placement
  • Intensive exam preparation (additionally one hour each of mathematics, German, English in grade 10)
  • Fit For Life
  • Dyslexia Officer
  • Freshly prepared lunch (choice of two main courses)
  • Varied class projects and interesting class trips
  • various all-day activities
  • From grade 8, choice between language (3rd foreign language Russian) & science profile
  • Learning harmonica from grade 5 onwards
  • Participation in regional and national competitions

Fit for life

We don't learn for school, we learn for life! Therefore, in addition to the Saxon curriculum, we have changing modules that make the students fit for their later lives. We offer maximum practical relevance through topics such as financial coaching, programming, presentation, craft activities, healthy nutrition and many other areas.

We offer musical, artistic and cultural education across all grades. In seasonal and regional performances, we not only show our skills, but also our social commitment in the region. A detailed list of the points is available at the school.

The physical development of our pupils is also important to us. True to the motto: "fit body - fit mind". That's why we not only have a wide variety of sports on our programme, but also regularly take part in extracurricular competitions, thus promoting cohesion and team spirit.

* Course formation from a minimum of 10 students per course.

The following is an exemplary representation of the structure of our Fit for Life programme.
The contents are subject to a certain dynamic and are adapted according to the development of our time.

Grade 5

  • Team building
  • Traffic Education ADAC
  • Media use and media technology
  • First craft activities (e.g. tools, manufacturing processes)
  • 3-day company taster
  • Language camp
  • Finance Coach

Grade 6

  • Team building (conflict resolution, anti-bullying, cyberbullying)
  • Craft activities (work with machines, technical drawing)
  • 3-day company taster
  • Finance Coach

Grade 7

  • Prevention projects violence and drugs
  • Technical skills (Circuits, Electronics)
  • Internship or comparable Vocational orientation projects
  • Career potential and inclination analyses
  • Finance Coach

Grade 8

  • Recognised language certificates - TELC up to class 10/12 (various levels)
  • Course "Good Behaviour"/Knigge
  • Internship or comparable Vocational orientation projects
  • Finance Coach

Grade 9

  • Fit in Office applications
  • Internship or comparable Vocational orientation projects
  • Woodwork in and around the school building, Household crafts
  • Financial coach, payroll, Budgeting, Formalities, Taxes
  • Job application training and Job interviews
  • Insurance during studies/training, Provision

Class 10

  • Information on courses of study and Training paths
  • Fit in Office applications
  • Application situations and assessments
  • Career aptitude tests (grammar school)
  • Career fair/career orientation
  • Creative projects in the school building and school building, crafts in the home, Renovation
  • Finance Coach

Class 11

  • Job application training and Job interviews
  • Presentation day of companies in our School for career orientation
  • Study fair e.g. Vocatium
  • Participation in the inter-class Project day
  • Workshops or projects with Universities/Studies
  • Genial Sozial / social projects

Grade 12

  • Studying and living, Dealing with money and formalities
  • Application to universities and universities, mode of enrolment, BAFÖG applications

Self-learning time

Since 2019, our secondary schools and grammar schools have had the action-oriented and contemporary self-learning time for all pupils, known as SLZ or 80+10 for short. Of the 90 minutes of a double lesson, 10 minutes are now reserved to deal with topics outside the pure teaching of the material, for example, for complex, interdisciplinary and/or inter-class projects. This is a new form of teaching, processing and grasping material. Students work out their learning material independently and gain independence and personal responsibility.

Notebook project

Our schools score with digital infrastructure, digital curricula and digitally competent teachers. Through digitalisation and the development of artificial intelligence, we will be in a constant process of transformation.

We would like to provide each and every one of our pupils from grade 2 onwards with their own notebook at a reasonable price, which will be their personal work tool. We have decided on a uniform, universally usable 2-in-1 device (laptop and tablet), which fulfils all the requirements of a modern digital everyday teaching life. A notebook that can be used both electronically and with a pen, which contains electronic textbooks, has access to the school cloud (LernSax) and contains all the applications that are necessary in everyday school life. We will provide special support for families with several children or limited financial resources!


Language diversity

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